What Is a Popcorn Box?
Popcorn boxes are crafted for the sake of securing and holding popcorn. Their major application was for theaters and carnivals, but over time they have also found the use at homes when you’re planning a get-together or a movie night. They are a treat for children and elders alike, thus making them an excellent option for you to promote your business by focusing on your popcorn box style and design. A properly designed and manufactured popcorn box can help you generate more sales while helping you achieve your marketing goals, including brand strengthening and brand awareness.
Common Design Templates Of Popcorn Boxes
Popcorn boxes aren’t something new; rather, they have been around for decades. However, over time specific designs of popcorn boxes have evolved. Each type has its benefits, and when you reach out to GoTo Packaging, our packaging experts will help you select the best kind of popcorn boxes for your business. Some of the standard design templates of popcorn boxes are mentioned below;
- Bag Box With Auto Bottom
- Stand Up Pouch Packaging
- Popcorn Cups
- Conical Popcorn Packaging
- Popcorn Bucket
Bag Box with Auto Bottom
This design template remains user-friendly while offering an auto-bottom feature. It has a handle on top that enables your customers to carry it easily, whereas the auto bottom feature greatly minimizes the assembly time.
Stand up Pouch Packaging
This particular design of the popcorn box is famous because of its elegance and on account of its chicness. The stand-up pouches sometimes also feature a window cut on the front, thus enticing the customers by letting them get a peek inside the box and at the popcorn.
Here’s another famous design option for popcorn boxes. They are easier to manage since the popcorn cups are smaller in comparison to the popcorn bucket. They are also popular because they are cost-effective.
Conical Popcorn Packaging
This is among the oldest and one of the most stylish design options available for popcorn boxes. It can be easily carried anywhere, and the unique shape can always attract customers.
And finally, perhaps the most recognizable design variant of popcorn boxes – the popcorn bucket. These popcorn buckets are synonymous with going out to movies or to the theater. They are capable of holding big amounts of popcorn.
Choosing The Material For Your Popcorn Boxes
The choosing of material for your food and beverage boxes, such as popcorn boxes, is of paramount importance. The selection of material depends on a variety of factors, including what kind of popcorn you will be serving in your popcorn boxes. Some of the commonly used material for popcorn boxes include;
- Card Stock Material
- Eco-Friendly Kraft Material
- Corrugated Material
- Rigid Material
Card Stock Material
The card stock material is lighter than paperboards while being heavier and more durable when compared with standard writing material. The benefit of choosing card stock material is the high-quality color results that it can offer in terms of printing.
Are you an environmentally-conscious business? If yes, then this material is the perfect choice for you. Kraft is a recyclable material implying that it has no implications on mother Nature and can still take care of all your packaging needs.
This kind of material is not generally employed for popcorn boxes. However, low-level flutes can sometimes be used when you want to have sturdy popcorn boxes.
The rigid material can make your popcorn boxes stand out while offering them a premium look and feel.
Additional Features For Popcorn Boxes
Add-ons are employed for enhancing the visibility and quality of popcorn boxes. They can help you add specific touches and feels to your popcorn boxes while adding to their style and elegance. Customers have to interact with the popcorn boxes while they are enjoying the delicious popcorn, and this provides you with an excellent opportunity to let them know why you offer the best popcorn boxes with unrivaled popcorn. At GoTo Packaging, we offer the following add-ons to our customers;
- Spot UV
- Embossing and Debossing
- Window Patching
It is also known as raised ink and is a kind of UV coating. However, as opposed to the UV coating, which is applied to the entire box, spot UV is applied to the only specific spot(s). It can help you to seal the color in on specific areas of your popcorn boxes while adding an enticing sheen to the packaging. It can help your popcorn boxes resist moisture while creating different textures on the surface.
Embossing & Debossing
These two add-ons can help you to either create a raised silhouette of the artwork or leave a depressed imprint onto the popcorn boxes. These techniques are perfect for popcorn boxes since the customer can actually feel these added dimensions while using the popcorn box. Embossing is the name of creating raised images, whereas debossing is the name given to creating depressed imprints.
With hot stamping or foiling, you can create a unique look for your popcorn boxes, thus attracting more customers. There are different kinds of foiling that you can get, including holographic, metallic, gloss, or special effects based on your requirements.
This specific add-on allows you to create a window on your popcorn boxes and cover it using a PVC sheet. This enables the customers to take a look inside the popcorn boxes.
Prototyping Of Popcorn Boxes
It is important to select a packaging expert that takes out the time to listen to your requirements and incorporates those requirements while designing and manufacturing your popcorn boxes. Having found the right packaging expert, the other important aspects to keep in mind include the following; materials used for popcorn boxes, design selection for popcorn boxes, printing techniques, add-ons, and prototyping options available.
At GoTo Packaging, our packaging experts understand the importance of understanding the needs of our customers and making sure that those packaging needs are catered to in our packaging solutions. Furthermore, our prototyping is unrivaled. We offer the following three kinds of prototyping options to our customers;
- Flat View
- 3D Inspection
- Physical Sampling
We understand that you need to see a prototype before you commit to a bulk order. This is the first kind of prototyping option that we offer to our clients. You’ll be receiving an image file with a 2D view of the die-card of popcorn boxes.
If the flat view isn’t enough for you and you want something more, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with our mock-up video or 3D inspection. This is the second stage of our prototyping and allows you to check out the popcorn box in detail while focusing on each angle and edge.
We understand that sometimes even the 3D inspection can’t cut it, and for such cases, we offer a physical sampling. An actual popcorn box will be sent to your shipping address, and you will be able to check it out in person while making sure that it has been designed and manufactured as per our discussions with you!
Top-Notch Color Models
We work with the following two color models;
CMYK is an abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). The alphabet ‘K’ is used to denote black because ‘b’ is already used for denoting blue in the RGB color system. Using this color model allows us to create virtually any possible color. The possible downside is that CMYK uses the ‘dot approach,’ and the print quality might not be the best possible one.
The PMS or Pantone is a standardized color matching system that offers the highest levels of accuracy while relying on numbers for coding colors. The PMS color guide is relied upon quite heavily by designers, manufacturers, and artists. It offers extremely accurate color identification, meticulous design specification, and quality control.
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Popcorn boxes are synonymous with happiness and treating oneself and should be treated as such. At GoTo Packaging, we understand your packaging concerns and offer the best possible, cost-effective, and state-of-the-art packaging solutions that are designed specifically for your business. Get in touch with our packaging experts and sit back and relax while they go above and beyond to create truly unique, functional, and elegant popcorn boxes for you!