Custom Box Styles from Custom Boxes Now

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The right box makes a lasting impression. At Custom Boxes Now, we partner with businesses to provide a tailored packaging experience.

Every business has unique needs for storage, transportation and protection of goods. Custom printed boxes do more. Intentional packaging tells your brand story, establishes your name in the marketplace and provides customers with an unparalleled unboxing experience.

We offer a wide range of boxes, including carton styles like the popular C-Series, which has made a name for itself in the subscription box trend. We ensure your personalized packages stand out by providing countless options for customization. Choose from various custom box sizes and finishes to meet your brand goals.

Have a finished design in mind? We can partner with you in the production process. Or, if you need to start from scratch and design your box structure, Custom Boxes Now can help create the perfect brandable corrugated box.

Below, you’ll find the information you need to know to get started building personalized cardboard boxes.

Custom Corrugated Box Styles

For those who are new to custom shipping boxes, you have come to the right place. We have tried to cover the important areas with regard to custom corrugated packaging boxes, but if you still have questions please contact Custom Boxes Now!

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Box Styles

Not sure which box style is right for your product and brand? We’ll walk you through the most common cardboard box styles used to ship and display products to help you choose.

Check out The Ultimate Guide to Corrugated Box Designs on our blog, or contact us to discuss additional box styles that are available.

Kraft Regular Slotted Container

Regular Slotted Container (RSC)

When you think of a box, regular slotted containers are the image that comes to mind. This traditional box style is solid and durable, perfect for your standard shipping needs. This style has two flaps that fold down and meet in the middle. Tape or glue can be used to seal the carton.

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Kraft Full Overlap Container

Full Overlap Container (FOL)

Add a layer of protection to the top and bottom of your parcel with full overlap containers. This box style features extended flaps that overlap each other, providing a more rigid structure with minimal flex. Full overlap boxes are great for stacking and offer added strength for fragile items or heavy objects.

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Kraft Full Overlap Container
Kraft One Panel Folder

One Panel Folder (OPF)

One panel folders are made from a single panel of corrugated cardboard. This style box is then folded to create a flat bottom with end and side flaps forming the carton’s top. OPFs are handy for shipping relatively flat objects like books, magazines and albums.

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C-Series boxes are increasingly popular for brands looking to promote their products. These custom packaging boxes are self-locking for extra secure packing. They feature long, wide panels along the exterior and a spacious interior.

Our C-series containers require tooling with a cutting die, which could incur a one-time additional charge. We do carry cutting dies in a few sizes, so please contact us to discuss your box size and if tooling will be required.

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Kraft Tray and Cover

Tray & Cover

Tray and cover boxes have two parts — a sturdy bottom with a removable sleeve that slides over the top. The hide-and-reveal aspect of this boxing solution elevates any product inside. Stylish and durable, this box style is easy to stack during packaging processes.

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Kraft Half Slotted Container

Half Slotted Container (HSC)

Need a solution that features your logo? Half slotted containers are open-top boxes that allow you to access the carton’s contents quickly. Pair it with a slightly larger tray-style lid to cover it up. This versatile and practical box has countless uses.

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Kraft Half Slotted Container

Box Customization: Choosing the Right Box For Your Needs

At Custom Boxes Now, we create custom cardboard boxes unique to your brand. Make a statement with box customizations. We let you choose from a wide range of details and options to ensure your box’s structural design wows no matter its use.

Box Strength

Understanding box strength can get a little bit complicated. It is measured in two ways: by considering an Edge Crush Test (ECT) and a minimum burst strength.

For our online box configurator, we attempt to simplify box strength by offering the options below. If you have questions or need additional box strength options, please contact us.

Single Wall (left) vs. Double Wall (right) Box Strengths


How Our Order Process Works

Get inspired by looking at our box options – all boxes are 100% customizable

New to custom boxes? Learn about styles, size, material, print, and much more

Adding a logo or other print to your boxes? Learn about the process and what is needed



Place order either through the configurator or by calling and talking to a friendly rep

CBN designs, manufactures, and prints the boxes in-house. Have us arrange freight or use your own carrier

Box Colors

Now it’s time to pick the box color. Our online box configurator offers three of the most common box colors:

Colored Boxes

Make your custom boxes stand out with a striking color. We can flood print your boxes (on white substrate) in the PMS (Pantone) color of your choice. Contact us for details and pricing.

We can also flood print your boxes (on white substrate) in the PMS (Pantone) color of your choice. Contact us for details and pricing.

Kraft Half Slotted Container
Kraft/Kraft White/Kraft

Box Printing

Box printing is the process of adding your logo or printed graphics to your custom boxes. Customized packaging promotes your brand and differentiates your product to make it stand out.

We offer three primary printing methods, depending on your unique needs:

  • Flexographic printing
  • Digital printing
  • Litho laminating

Why Choose Custom Boxes Now?

Our team knows what it takes to create the perfect custom boxes to meet your needs every time.

Order Quantities

Most printed corrugated box manufacturers have a minimum order quantity to offset machine setup costs and other fixed expenses.

Custom Boxes Now has no minimum order for custom shipping packaging. As with all manufacturers, quantity does have a significant impact on price. You can see this by testing different quantities of the same box on our box configurator. Increasing your order quantity dramatically reduces your per-box price.

Eco-Friendly / Recycling

Corrugated containers are the most sustainable, eco-friendly packaging material available. The average corrugated box is made from 43% recycled fiber. Then 85% of the corrugated packaging board produced is recycled and used again.

At Custom Boxes Now, we take it a step further:

  • Our brown (kraft) corrugated boxes are 60% to 95% post-consumer waste, while white corrugated boxes are 30% to 70% post-consumer waste.
  • SFI® Certification – Custom Boxes Now has earned SFI certification to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody standard.
  • FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification – Custom Boxes Now has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as meeting its stringent chain-of-custody criteria.

See our Environmental Advantages of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes section to learn more.

Production Speed and Turn Around Time

Many box manufacturers take weeks to quote, design, print, manufacture and deliver shipping boxes. Complex machines often require significant setup times, and die-cut boxes require tooling to be created.

This is another area in which Custom Boxes Now excels! Our online box builder shows you pricing in real-time, so you don’t have to wait for a quote. If you order non-printed boxes before noon (12:00 p.m. CST), Monday through Friday, and select overnight delivery, you can receive your boxes the following day. Orders received online after 12:00 p.m. CST are not available for next-day delivery. Exceptions to this may be possible by contacting a Custom Boxes Now specialist.

Printed boxes have a longer lead time because of tooling that is required — usually three to five business days after artwork approval. Rush orders may be available for printed boxes, depending on capacity. Contact us to start designing custom corrugated boxes!


Still have questions about boxes? Contact Custom Boxes Now or use our real-time shipping box configurator to start now.

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