We design to your specifications, custom made to your:
3. Print Requirements
Corrugated packaging solutions start with your specifications in size, quantity and print requirements. With these in mind, our design team translates your requirements to a product sample. We believe in taking the time to understand your brand and unique packaging needs to provide you with the best outcome for your products.
All of our manufacturing is kept in-house making it easy for us to control our premium quality products and offer quick turnarounds. For your customized packaging needs we source various styles of dyes and offer multicolour printing solutions. All of our corrugated boxes are fully recyclable, made from premium quality corrugated cardboard, to help preserve the environment while meeting your packaging needs. Prices will vary depending on order size, colour printing requirements, shipping location and production time.
With custom packaging any size, shape and print solution is possible. Our experienced team makes it easy for you to find the box that fits your packaging needs. The gallery provides examples of customer products we've designed in house. These products are created using customer specifications as well as our in house design features to create the box that best fits your needs.
A corrugated box consists of two components – liner and medium, these determine the strength of the box. The liners are made up of linerboard the flat sheets that are seen on both the inside and outside of a cardboard box. The medium is made up of fluted paper, - the wavy center - that is sandwiched between the two sheets of liner. The flute when glued to the liner becomes very durable and is able to support tremendous amounts of weight.
The medium and linerboard can be combined in a number of combinations depending on the needs of the customer and the purpose of the box.
Single-Face: One medium is glued to a single piece of linerboard.
Single-Wall: The medium is between two sheets of linerboard.
Double-Wall: Two mediums between three sheets of linerboard.
Cardinal adheres to the new standard of measuring a boxes’ strength - the Edge Crush Test (ECT). The ECT is a measure of the edgewise-compressive strength of a corrugated cardboard box. The ECT test is highly applicable because it is a good measure of the stacking strength of a given box design. To test ECT a segment of fiberboard is compressed between two rigid plates pressed perpendicular to the direction of the flutes until a peak load is established. The calculation is measure in pounds per lineal inch of load bearing edge (lb/in), but is usually reported as an ECT value (ex. 26 ECT, 44 ECT). The strength of the chosen box will also be an important factor to consider when ordering your custom packaging solution.
BOARD MATERIAL AND ECT
COLOUR AND PRINT
The box shape can be designed by our packaging designers or created to your specifications. What’s important is that the product fits inside the box seamlessly and working with our experienced sales reps, they can provide test samples to ensure the best fit.
For custom made boxes we provide two base colour options: Kraft (brown) and Oyster (white). The linerboard usually comes in Kraft however Oyster is used in many pharmaceutical, dental and food packaging industries. Linerboard colour also may change the colour of printing on the box. For printing we use the Pantone matching system to provide the most accurate colour matching for logos, graphics and other images you provide us.