Build a Box - Custom Boxes | How We Make Your Custom Boxes

How We Make Your Custom Boxes

At Build A Box, we offer the unique chance to create your own custom packaging design for your business’s products. One of the recurring questions we get, however, is how exactly we build the boxes we provide to our clients. In today’s blog, we’ll walk you through the production process we use at Build A Box and how we provide our customers with their own custom boxes.

It starts with the design process when a prospective customer calls in or uses our online configuration tool to generate the specifications of the custom box that they need. From there, one of our design experts will help them further refine their box design, submitting revisions and alterations back and forth until the customer approves the final layout. During this step, we can include everything from custom inserts to refrigeration capabilities depending on the needs of the client. Once everything is finalized, the design is sent to printing. 

The printing machine will print the design of the box onto an enormous piece of cardboard in the chosen color or colors. At Build A Box, we can have boxes printed in solid white or black, or in multiple colors. We can also have designs printed on all sides of the box or just on one side. For larger projects or recurring orders, we can also create specific printing plates that are used for a particular box design. Once the printing process is finished, what you will have is a flat piece of cardboard with all the panels of the box printed in one solid and continuous shape. Of course, a single flat panel doesn’t make a very good box.

Build a Box - Custom Boxes | How We Make Your Custom Boxes

That’s where the cutting process comes into play. The cutting machine uses computers and scanning laser technology to perfectly cut around the printed design, without the chance of human error ruining the cardboard. The machine cuts out both the shape and the folds of the box for assembly later. For now, however, the panels remain flat and unfolded for the sake of easy delivery. 

During delivery, the cut but unfolded boxes are stacked and packaged for safe delivery to the client. Build A Box’s delivery service can drop off your custom boxes at either your business’s office or your home, whichever is more convenient. If you’re worried about the boxes being complex to assemble, don’t be; we design boxes to be simple and easy to build, without sacrificing quality or resilience. 

At Build A Box, we provide every client with a durable, professional, and uniquely appealing custom box design that helps their products stand out from the competition. Whether you need an attractive retail display or a durable shipping box, our team of design experts can help you make the perfect box design for your needs. If you’d like to get started, you can use our online configuration tool or give us a call at (714) 660-7933.