Understanding the Basics of Packaging Fragile Products

If you’re looking for packaging tips on how to make sure your most fragile items arrive fully intact and safely at their destination, look no further. We understand that certain products (like light bulbs, for example) require very specific package design with a focus on extra protection. We also believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the look of your packaging to get it. Let’s examine some ideas on fragile product packaging, in both chipboard and corrugated cardboard packaging forms.

Roll Up the Partition, Please
If you’re looking for light bulb packaging ideas (or really any other fragile packaging solutions), chipboard partitions can be an excellent solution. Chipboard partitions are available in a variety of thicknesses, and individually cradle each item you’re shipping. They are especially useful when shipping and packaging items with non-traditional shapes, or items that are heavy, yet still fragile. They ensure products won’t slide around and collide with one another, but they also give a sleek, ultra-organized look to your packaging.

Best of all? They’re extremely cost-effective, and they’re made from recyclable materials, making them a choice that’s great for both Mother Earth and your wallet!

Fan It Out
Corrugated cardboard boxes are another great way to ship fragile, bulkier individual items. Like the partitions, they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. They also have several different closure options, so you can be certain that no matter what you’re shipping, the box won’t come apart in transit. Fluting, or fan-like folds in between the two layers of corrugated cardboard, help to ensure further protection. Plus, the box’s folds usually interlock together and are secured with strong packing tape to make sure everything arrives in one piece as planned.

Best of all? Corrugated cardboard boxes are tested not just for their resistance to being crushed, but also for any unexpected weather they may encounter along their journey to a customer’s doorstep. What’s not to love about that?

Make It Look Good
Now that you’ve got some ideas on how to keep your products safe, it’s time to turn your attention to the actual look and design of your packaging. Just because your items are of an unusual shape or because you’ve ordered extra-thick cardboard doesn’t mean your packages can’t still be appealing. We recommend creating a custom box design that incorporates your brand’s logo, motto, colors, and even explains the benefits of an item.

Consider designing options for both the interior and exterior of your package, so that the party doesn’t end once a customer opens up their box. For an extra injection of cool, why not include a personalized touch? Write the customer’s name on the box, or include a special quote from the maker of the product. This is an especially great idea for newer businesses looking for ways to connect with their target market.

Hopefully by now you’ve learned a little bit more about the many options relating to cardboard packaging for fragile products. When it comes to functional and beautiful packaging, you can have it all: you just have to know where to find it.

To start your own project, build your custom corrugated shipping boxes or folding carton boxes, or contact us and we’ll help you with all your questions.