Box Material , Size & Process Faq

Yes, our boxes are 100% recyclable.

All dimensions given are based on the outside measurements of the usable space.

Length x Width x Depth

  • Length = measure left to right

  • Width = measure front to back

  • Depth = measure from top to bottom

Standard board strength comes in:

  • C Flute (Industry Standard). About 3/16” Thick

  • B Flute (Commonly used for medium sized mailer boxes). About ⅛” thick.

  • E Flute (Thinner material commonly used for smaller boxes under 6”). About 3/32” Thick

  • Standard double-wall and Heavy-Duty double-wall is approx. 5/16” thick or more.

Based on the size and style that you choose, we make an industry standard default selection for you, in order for your box to close evenly.

Yes, we offer glossy finishes and many other finishing options. We can add a stunning visual texture to your box using high-quality four-color process labels, which can be printed with various finishes. We can also use clear laminates over your print that will make your boxes shine.


Kraft (brown) and Standard White both have a natural, matte material feel. Our premium clay-coated Dreamcoat material has a smoother soft-touch feel in comparison, as well as a pure white surface for the most vibrant printed color appearance.

Printed areas on our White and Kraft material options are cured to a durable satin finish to resist scratches and scuffs in transit. Deep and dark colors produce a high-level of satin, while pastels and lighter colors result in a more subtle shimmer or nearly-matte effect.

Printed areas on our premium Dreamcoat material are cured to a semi gloss or HDPrint gloss finish, depending on the option you’ve selected for your order. Deep and dark colors produce a high-level of gloss, while pastels and lighter colors result in a more subtle shimmer or nearly matte effect.

Both Standard White and Dreamcoat are white on the inside and outside. Kraft is a natural brown on the inside and outside. All material options are the same weight. We’ve included a few sample images below for quick reference, but if you would like to see more sample images of our materials just let us know! We’d be happy to share what we have in our archives. 🙂

If you would like to receive pre-printed, pre-sized samples to examine each material, along with our print quality and box structure functionality, please submit your request here

The printed finish on your boxes will largely depend on which Material and Print Finish option you’ve selected when ordering your boxes. Ink density also plays a small part in how the finish looks and feels — deep and dark colors produce a high-level of reflectivity on printed areas, while pastels and lighter colors result in a more subtle shimmer or nearly-matte effect. Here’s a list of our current options and a description of what to expect with each:

-Classic White & Natural Kraft

Our Classic White & Natural Kraft material options will have a paper-like matte finish on any unprinted or blank areas. Printed areas (wherever ink is applied) will appear slightly reflective due to the hardened, scratch-resistant surface of the cured ink — we call this a satin finish.


Our premium Dreamcoat material option has a clay-coated surface for a soft-touch feel on unprinted areas. We currently have two Print Finish options on our Dreamcoat material: Semi Gloss and HDPrint Gloss.

The Semi-Gloss option uses the same printing technology that results in the satin finish on our White and Kraft material options, but the clay-coating makes the surface of Dreamcoat less porous, resulting in a semi-gloss finish and colors that look more saturated and vibrant.

The HDPrint Gloss option uses new printing technology to produce crisp, high definition print quality and a glossy shine on ink-dense areas. 

Depending on the box style you chose to purchase with us we’ll use different boards and papers, you may see all their specifications below:

– Mailer box: E-Flute 32 ECT (200 lbs TEST) – 1/16” thickness.
– Rigid Box: 0.50pt board + 80lbs (160m) litho paper – 1/16” thickness total.
– Shipping Box: B-Flute 32 ECT (200 lbs TEST) – 1/8” thickness.
– Folding Box: 18pt SBS Board.
Do you have a special request for another board thickness?
Contact us and our team will be more than happy to help you!

Our white board is white on both sides and matte. White board is a great option to print colors. Kraft board is brown on both sides; colors will appear muted but it’s a great way to give your packaging a more natural and eco-friendly look. Our SuperGloss board is our glossy board and is the best option to give your colors an added sheen. All our boards are the same thickness.

Yes, they are safe to ship. Even though E-Flute board can seem a bit thin, once formed the box is very sturdy and absolutely safe to ship without any additional protection.

Folding boxes are unfortunately not safe to ship. We recommend that you put your folding box inside a mailer or a shipping box.

All our boxes use a single wall. If you require double-wall corrugated boxes. Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do for you!

The mailers are very sturdy. We use 200 lbs test (32 ECT) board for both our mailers and shipping boxes, generally that means that a box can safely withstand around 40 lbs of weight per box.

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