What Is a Cream Box?
A cream is a preparation that is generally used for application to the skin. They are further categorized into medicated and non-medicated creams. These creams must be protected from the natural elements while ensuring that they remain presentable. That’s where the cream boxes come into the picture. These boxes are meant to elegantly encase the cream products while offering them the required protection and enabling them to help out in marketing campaigns such as brand awareness, brand recall, and brand strengthening.
Popular Packaging Styles of Cream Boxes
In order for the cream boxes to stand out from the crowd and captivate the attention of your customers, it is imperative that they are innovatively designed. Some of the popular packaging styles of cream boxes are listed below;
- Sleeve Cream Boxes
- Mailer Cream Boxes
- Tuck-End Cream Boxes
- Two-Piece Cream Boxes
Sleeve Cream Boxes
Your cream products will look enticing and attractive when encased in sleeve cream boxes. This packaging design not only makes your products look presentable but also offers ample protection to them. These sleeve cream boxes can also be further customized by making use of add-ons and finishing coats.
Mailer Cream Boxes
This particular packaging design is famous because of being functional, user-friendly, and the plethora of branding options that it has to offer. This is an adhesive-free packaging design and enhances the perceived value of your cream products.
Tuck-End Cream Boxes
This is another functional yet simple cream box. It can ensure that your cream products don’t incur any damages as well. Furthermore, it can be created in different sizes to meet your needs. We offer front tuck-end, reverse tuck-end, and auto-lock bottom tuck-end.
Two-Piece Cream Boxes
Want your customers to stop in their tracks and check your cream products out? Consider using this premium packaging design that is eye-catching and sturdy and offers a luxury feel. You can have the front cover customized as well.
Selection Of Material For Cream Boxes
This is perhaps the most important decision that you’ll have to make regarding your cream boxes. The right kind of material can not only help you with the protection of your cream products but also allow for branding options and help you creatively package your cream products. Some of the commonly used materials for cream boxes include the following;
- Rigid Material
- Cardboard Material
- Card Stock Material
- Kraft Material
- Corrugated Material
Do you have high-end cream products that you want to be displayed in luxurious and premium cream boxes? If yes, then this material choice is ideal for you. The rigid material isn’t just a premium packaging option but is also durable, thus rendering itself as capable of surviving shipping.
The cardboard material offers low printability but makes up for that with its flexibility. It can be used to create innovatively designed cream boxes without breaking a sweat.
Card stock Material
The card stock material doesn’t offer protection on par with rigid material or corrugated material; however, it offers exceptional print quality and is the ideal choice when your cream boxes don’t have to be shipped internationally.
The kraft material is environment-friendly on account of being recyclable. Furthermore, it can offer appreciable protection to your cream products.
Do your cream boxes have to be shipped internationally? If yes, then the corrugated material is the perfect choice for you. It offers unrivaled protection to your cream boxes against shipping and retail handling. We offer flutes of different sizes based on your needs.
Using Add-Ons For Cream Boxes
You need to ensure that your cream boxes are unique and grab the attention of your potential customers the moment they set their eyes on it. You can do this by making use of various add-ons. The add-ons are additional features that offer different perks and benefits. They can be used as stand-alone features or can be used in various combinations to achieve the desired outcomes. Some of the popular add-ons are listed below;
- Spot UV
- Window Patching
- Hot Stamping
When you reach out to GoTo Packaging, our packaging experts will help you select the appropriate combination of add-ons based on your requirements.
Finishing Coats For Your Cream Boxes
Much like add-ons, the finishing coats can also help you create cream boxes that are unique. Some of the commonly used finishing coats are given below;
- Matte Finish
- Gloss Finish
- Soft Touch Finish
- Varnish Finish
Cream Boxes And Printing Techniques
It is imperative that you opt for the right kind of printing technique for your cream boxes if you want to entice your customers using your print quality. GoTo Packaging offers the following kinds of printing techniques;
- Digital Printing Technique
- Offset Printing Technique
Digital Printing Technique
The digital printing technique is most suited for low-volume orders and offers quick turnaround times. However, it cannot match the material flexibility and color fidelity that the offset printing technique offers. The digital printing digitizes your image, uses this information when the plotting and printing have to be carried out to achieve the desired outcomes. The artwork is first broken up into the CMYK spectrum, and the digitized versions of these four images are then sent to the printer.
Offset Printing Technique
The offset printing technique is not cost-effective for low-volume orders and is generally reserved for bulk orders. It relies on metal plates to layer colors onto sheets in rapid succession. It offers the best possible print quality for your cream boxes. It is a multiple color printing strategy that requires set up and therefore, cannot as quick turnaround times as digital printing can. Furthermore, any design changes are costly.
Get Prototypes Of Your Custom Cream Boxes
It is important that you ask for prototypes of your cream boxes before you move forward with the bulk order. Why do we say this? That’s because by opting for prototyping, you can identify any oversights in designing and manufacturing of your cream boxes. You don’t want to end up with 1,000 custom cream boxes that all feature a fault, do you?
GoTo Packaging offers the following sampling options;
- 2D Sampling
- 3D Sampling
- Physical Sampling
2D sampling is also referred to as a flat view. It is the basic sampling option that we offer and involves a 2D image file of the die-card that details measurements, artwork that is to be printed, and scoring lines.
We understand if you want more than just a 2D image file. This sampling option offers a 3D mockup video to allow you to check our cream boxes thoroughly before you give the go-ahead for bulk order.
Sometimes, the only way to ensure that you’re getting the right thing is by asking for an actual physical sample. GoTo Packaging also offers physical sampling, which entails us shipping a sample of your cream box to your given address. This cream box can be assembled and tested for its color consistency. You can also place the product inside the cream box to make sure that it fits perfectly and that everything is according to the specifications.
Choosing The Right Color Model For Your Cream Boxes
The color model that you opt will determine, in conjunction, with the printing technique being used the print quality and consistency of colors over different printers. We offer the following two color models;
CMYK Color Model
PMS Color Model
The CMYK color model relies on four colors, namely cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black), to create any other color. The mixing of the colors is carried out on the applied surface. It can be used to create any kind of color, but you cannot ensure color consistency over different printers. On the other hand, the Pantone Matching System (PMS) color model relies on numbers to denote different colors and offer the highest possible color accuracy. The mixing of colors is carried out before application on the intended surface, and the color consistency can be maintained over different printers.
Benefits Of Custom Cream Boxes
Custom cream boxes enable you to carry out a plethora of customizations to your cream boxes. This means that your cream boxes can be designs exactly how you want them to be designed while catering to your packaging needs. Some of the benefits that you will enjoy when you choose custom cream boxes are listed below;
- You Will Be Saving Money
- Branding Becomes A Convenient Possibility
- Your Cream Boxes Will Stand Out
- You Will Be Increasing Your Sales
- Enhancing The Customer Experience & Perceived Value Of Your Cream Products
Give Your Cream Products The Boost They Need!
Do you want to use cream boxes that are designed specifically for your cream products? Do you want your cream boxes to stand out from the crowd while helping you to entice your customers with their creative design, innovative packaging design, and irresistible add-ons along with high-quality finishing coats? If yes, then your search for custom cream boxes ends with GoTo Packaging. Our packaging experts will help you make optimal decisions based on your requirements. We offer different materials that can help you ship your cream boxes without incurring any damages to your cream products. Give us a call today, and let’s transform your cream boxes into something spectacularly amazing!