Custom Food Boxes

Which material should you choose from food boxes?

When it comes to designing your food box, the choice of material can be complex. Cardstock comes in a variety of textures, colors, and weights. Generally, cardstock is a smooth material, but there are also glossy and metallic varieties.

Cardstock is also available in different thickness levels and grams per square meter, so you can pick the type that best fits your requirements. In the end, you will need to determine your budget and how you wish to present your box's appearance.

Intricate material selection such as cardstock will help you create elegant food boxes. Linen is a sturdy, rigid, and luxurious material that is commonly used for greeting cards, invitations, and business cards. Linen cardstock is used in many industries, including the publishing industry. Its rich texture and color makes it a perfect choice for high-end products, such as food packaging boxes.

Which add-on should you choose for food packaging boxes?

Custom food boxes can be adorned with a variety of effects that can enhance the appearance of the product. Spot UV can increase the contrast between colors and make the box shiny. Foiling, meanwhile, can add metallic tones to the layout, which makes the food product look more attractive. Furthermore, spot UV can also enhance the design of the box as well as the safety of the food.

With foiling, metallic colors are pressed onto the surface of the box. Often, the foiling add-on is required for logos and brand slogans. The hot foil stamping add-on can also be used for text and design. These techniques can make your packaging stand out from the competition.

Choose from an array of coating options for custom food boxes

When choosing a coating for your food box, you need to think about the durability and glare resistance of the material. Glossy and matte laminate are the most common finishes used for luxury packaging. However, they are not suitable for every product.

Matte lamination is ideal for foods that are all-natural, since it will stand out more in the supermarket's aisle. In addition, matte lamination is also popular with luxury brands and retailers, since it helps them create a more premium-looking product.

Both gloss and matte finishes add dimension to labels and packaging. They can create a tactile quality, which enhances the appearance and prevents oxidation. Matte coatings are often used for other kinds of labels, as they can blend in with the container to create a 'no-label' effect. Gloss and matte finishes are ideal for protecting foods from oxidation and other harmful effects of light.

Choose an intrinsic box style for custom food packaging boxes

To meet both aesthetic and solid insurance requirements, rectangular food boxes are a great option. Tuck-end boxes are the most popular choice, leaving two sides open for viewing. The fine, curved flap is concealed and offers a firm construction.

Professional packaging designers at Ben Packaging have the know-how to customize these boxes to maximize the chance of procurement. A tuck-end box can be easily constructed in automated or manual assembly lines.

Tuck-end boxes are perfect for packing a variety of different items. Essential oils, cosmetics, electronics, office supplies, apparel, and candies all make great packaging items. These boxes are ideal for retail packaging, offering a cleaner look than straight-end boxes.

Some tuck-end boxes have a tab on one side that tucks in toward the back. Some tuck-end boxes have one end open, while others have two opposite sides.

While tuck-end boxes aren't ideal for packing delicate goods, they are a great way to display your items and create a strong impression on customers. They make your products look more appealing and secure, and you can open them as many times as you like. In addition to making a great impression, tuck-end boxes also help to secure products without falling out.

Which printing mechanism is the best for food boxes?

Offset printing is the most popular printing method in the packaging industry. The process involves the transfer of ink to various substrates. The end result is a high-quality design or image. This process is often used in mass production and is praised for its consistency. These printing methods are most effective for medium to large-scale production.

Offset printing is an environmentally friendly method, though it takes more time and equipment to set up. The cylinders must be washed after each printing process. Another disadvantage of offset printing is the ink used, which is usually oil-based. It contaminates the water used for cleaning.

To avoid this issue, the most sustainable method is flexo. Flexo prints on pliable materials and can accommodate water-based inks. An anilox laser cleaning procedure is another green option for food boxes.

Flexography is an alternative to offset printing, and uses a series of plates to transfer ink directly to a substrate. It requires a large number of plates for high-volume production, but is a less expensive alternative than offset printing. It is also less difficult to achieve the coveted PMS color match, but is limited to single-color printing. It is also limited in the coating options.

Should I choose an insert for my food packaging?

Custom fence partition inserts are an excellent way to separate and protect fragile items. These boxes feature several sections, each designed to hold a specific item. Using a custom fence insert prevents items from mixing and can preserve the item for the longest time possible.

Fence partition food boxes are especially convenient when packing multiple items in the same box. Whether you're shipping a gift or a large appliance, these inserts can protect it from damage and ensure that it arrives intact.

Why work with Ben Packaging?

When choosing a packaging design from Ben Packaging, there are several factors to consider. For example, physical samples are the most effective if they help the consumer to identify the products inside. Also, 2D/3D indications can help the older person open the food box.

So, if you’re interested in buying custom printed food boxes from us, call us at 855 551 1592 or email us at