What Is a Cigarette Box?
Cigarette Boxes are rectangular shaped boxes containing cigarettes. The pack features a flavor-protective foil, paper, or plastic to keep the flavor of the cigarettes preserved while protecting tobacco from dust and dampness. The pack can be opened by pulling the ‘pull-tabs.’ A single pack is generally designed to carry twenty cigarettes. Cigarette boxes must have exceptional design and outstanding packaging to successfully market diverse kinds of cigarettes.
Popular Styles of Cigarette Boxes
The two most popular styles of cigarette boxes available are given below;
- Hard Pack Cigarette Box
- Soft Pack Cigarette Box
Hard Pack Cigarette Box
The hard pack cigarette box is the most commonly employed style of the cigarette box. The flip-top hard pack cigarette box can not only keep your cigarettes safe during everyday wear and tear but also offers resistance against moisture and dust. You don’t have to worry about your cigarettes getting crumpled when you place the cigarette box inside your pocket or handbag. Hard pack cigarette boxes can be closed and opened as many times as is needed, thanks to the lid on top. The lid or tab is joined at the cigarette box’s back and closes on the front. It features flaps on its bottom that can either be glued together or can be tucked in slits to give the box its shape.
Soft Pack Cigarette Boxes
The soft pack cigarette boxes are created using thin paper. The soft packs don’t offer protection against the crumpling of cigarettes and can’t be resealed once opened. However, they do provide the convenience of not having to open the cigarette box every time your customer wants to enjoy a cigarette. Furthermore, they occupy much less pocket space once the count of cigarettes lowers in the pack.
Commonly Used Materials For Cigarette Boxes
Depending upon the kind of cigarettes you’re dealing with, and based on the style of the cigarette box that you opt for, there are different materials that you can use for cigarette boxes. We understand that and offer the following commonly used materials for cigarette boxes;
- Card Stock
This is the perfect choice if you’re looking for high-end cigarette boxes. The rigid material not only offers appreciable strength but also makes your cigarette boxes elegant and stylish. The minimum thickness of the rigid material stands at 32pt.
We offer high-end cardboard material that is sturdy yet ambient and soft enough to cater to all of your packaging needs. By opting for cardboard material, you are opting for the material choice that can make sure that your cigarettes do not break or incur any damage while keeping them safe from heat and humidity. This is the go-to choice for many of the cigarette manufacturers because of its ability to retain its shape.
If you want to opt for the soft pack cigarette boxes, then this is the option for you. Card stock doesn’t offer the rigidity of cardboard or rigid material but offers exceptional printing quality.
How Do You Make Your Cigarette Boxes Unique?
When it comes to cigarette boxes, it is important that your cigarette box stands out from the rest in a retail store. How can you achieve that uniqueness? We offer the following to help your cigarettes boxes stand out;
- Add-Ons For Your Cigarette Boxes
- Finishing Coats For Your Cigarette Boxes
Add-Ons For Your Cigarette Boxes
Cigarette boxes are a type of retail boxes and, therefore, must be designed and manufactured so that they are able to stand out in a retail store and catch the eyes of your customers. With the following list of add-ons, your cigarette boxes are bound to attract customers and leave a lasting impression on them;
- Foiling For Cigarette Boxes
- Embossing Cigarette Boxes
- Debossing Cigarette Boxes
- Spot UV Treatment For Cigarette Boxes
Finishing Coats For Your Cigarette Boxes
We understand that you want your cigarettes to be encased in elegant and durable packaging. That’s why we offer the following finishing coats for cigarette boxes;
- Textured Materials
Offset Vs. Digital Printing For Cigarette Boxes
Printing on your cigarette boxes is an essential aspect of designing your cigarette boxes. You have to cater to the guidelines that the government has imposed while making sure that the printed design is able to resonate with the customers. The two primary printing techniques that can be employed for your custom cigarette boxes are given below;
- Offset Printing For Cigarette Boxes
- Digital Printing For Cigarette Boxes
Offset Printing For Cigarette Boxes
This printing method involves the use of metal plates that are used to layer color onto sheets one after another. This is the ideal choice if you have a huge volume of order to cater to and can provide you with superior image quality. However, it has a higher turnaround time and can prove to be too expensive for low-volume orders.
Digital Printing For Cigarette Boxes
On the other hand, digital printing offers quicker turnaround times and is best-suited for low-volume orders. Although it can’t match the image quality that offset printing offers, it more than makes up for it since it doesn’t require any setup and can complete the order much quicker.
Choosing between these printing methods can be a daunting challenge. However, you need not worry; simply reach out to us at GoTo Packaging, and our packaging experts will help you select the best printing method based on the volume of your order and requirements.
Popular Styles Of Inserts For Cigarette Boxes
Cigarette boxes feature an inner film that is placed to keep the cigarettes fresh and free of dust. There are different styles of these inserts that you can choose from, such as the reusable foil, which features a seal and can be opened and closed, similar to the tuck tab of the hard pack cigarette boxes. The other industry-standard used doesn’t feature a seal and is simply folded – it can be ripped off by the customer for ease of access to the cigarettes or folded back again. We offer this insert in different materials such as foil, paper, or plastic depending upon your needs.
Prototyping Cigarette Boxes
The tobacco industry relies heavily on the packaging style and uniqueness of cigarette boxes to make sales. With that in mind, prototyping becomes crucial since it allows you to get a ‘feel’ of your cigarette box before you place a bulk order. GoTo Packaging offers three options when it comes to prototyping of cigarette boxes;
- Flat View
- 3D Inspection
- Physical sampling
The very first and most basic kind of prototyping option that we offer is a flat view. It is an image file that features a 2D view of the die-card detailing scoring and die-cutting details.
The next prototyping option involves creating a mock-up video – thus its name, 3D inspection. You can watch this mock-up video to observe every angle of cigarette boxes and get an idea of how the final cigarette packaging would look after printing, add-ons, and finishing coats have been added to it.
This is the highest order of prototyping that you can enjoy. GoTo Packaging sends you the cigarette box, and you can feel it in person. Any feedback that you might have regarding the cigarette boxes will be incorporated into the design and manufacturing process before you place the order for a bulk quantity of cigarette boxes.
Custom Cigarette Boxes Are The Way To Go!
Cigarette boxes must be cost-effective, elegant, and sturdy enough to keep the cigarettes inside them safe. The days of the conventional cigarette boxes are long gone, and if you want to hit a home run with your customers, it is high time that you opt for custom cigarette boxes that can cater to your business needs seamlessly. That’s where GoTo Packaging comes in with its packaging experts that can help you in designing and manufacturing the ideal cigarette boxes based on your requirements. Reach out to us today, and let’s get busy!