Did you know: Corrugated boxes are a non-toxic, biodegradable product that can be safely disposed of, or recycled? The benefits of recycling cardboard is that it saves oil and energy. In fact, when you recycle 1 ton of cardboard this saves 46 gallons of oil!

Did you know: Although corrugated boxes are fully recyclable, oil and water can easily contaminate the material, rendering them unusable or non-recyclable. So keep those boxes clean!

Did you know: Corrugated boxes do not contain heavy metals or ozone-depleting substances, giving it one of the highest recycling rates (nearly 3/4) in the US?


Mullens VS ECT

I see a lot of the manufacturers on the west coast switching to ect as opposed to mullens tested boxes. This was a problem about 10 years ago with a lot of the end users as the main complaint with ect boxes were the actual thickness of the corrugated. It seems that is the first thing they noticed and for that reason they were rejected often.

I have noticed that most manufacturers on the east coast and in the south primarily stock ect board. It looks like the corrugated industry is aimed to move towards ect as the initial source of corrugated testing…. but will the end users adapt?

How to create a custom box?

How to create a custom box? That is the question we get from a great number of buisnesses looking to create custom packaging in California.

To make a custom box you will need to determine what box style is right for you product. There are a few styles to choose from like the most popular custom RSC box. You will need to measure your products length, width and depth so your custom size boxes will fit accodingly. Please remember that the dimensions you enter should be the inside dimensions of the box. Samples are available to make sure sizing is correct. If you want to brand your cardboard boxes with print, we can definitely help you with that.You can go with Kraft custom printed boxes or white custom printed boxes. All we would need is your artwork so we can provide you with a quote on print plates. Artwork should be sent as an AI, PDF or EPS file. Once we get your print plates quoted and made we will send them to production. It usually takes 7-10 days after approval of artwork and sample to ship, barring any setbacks.

So if you are in the market for a printed subscription box, custom blank shipping box or a retail box, please use our Free easy-to-use online tool to help you design your very own custom box the right way.