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Which Carton is Best for Your Products?

When you package your product, there’s a lot more to it than finding a box, tossing the product inside, adding some wadded-up paper, closing it, and putting it into a box for shipping to your favorite retailer.

You want to make sure it arrives at the destination in perfect condition. That means you have to take a close look at the different types of cartons, how they are meant to be used, what is going inside, and how it is being shipped.

Not to be confused with corrugated paper boxes, cartons are folding boxes made from paperboard. They can be referred to as paperboard, chipboard, or folding carton boxes, and are cut, folded, and possibly laminated or printed.

As a result, you might imagine there are a lot of different cartons out there to choose from, and you would be right. Take a stroll through your local grocery store or pharmacy, and you will see all the different ways manufacturers use cartons.

The Different Types of Cartons

There are several different types of cartons that we carry at Pinnacle Packaging. They include:

  • Folding Cartons: They come in both Kraft and white reverse tuck folding. They are lightweight, positive locking, and perfect for small parts.
  • Gift Boxes: They are made in Kraft, white, black, and red, and come in assortment packs or deluxe versions. They are perfect for gifts and retail goods.
  • Stationery Folding Cartons: These are strong, two-piece cartons designed to store business cards and stationery.
  • Set-Up Cartons: Similar to stationery folding cartons, but these are fully assembled and covered with a gray leatherette paper.
  • Jewelry Boxes: Perfect for jewelry and other small items, they are fully assembled and come with non-tarnishing jewelers’ cotton inside.
  • Apparel Boxes: These are the perfect size for clothing, fold together quickly, and are made using recycled fiberboard.
  • Chipboard Pads: These are often used as envelope stiffeners or as a top layer in boxes to protect contents from box cutters.

Cartons Offer Many Benefits

There are many different reasons retailers and manufacturers use cartons. Some of these benefits include:

  • Customizable
  • Functional
  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive
  • Designed to work with automated packaging
  • Can be used for all different shapes and sizes of products
  • Durable
  • Save space by folding flat
  • Can be stacked
  • Can be made with RFID for tracking and anti-theft

We know first impressions are important when meeting someone for the first time, and the same is true for the cartons you use. They are the first impression customers get for your product and often your brand.

The professionals at Pinnacle Packaging can help you find the perfect carton for your products, including any customization you may need. We are committed to making sure you have everything you need to keep your products safe, secure, and beautifully packaged.

About Us

Pinnacle Packaging, Inc. offers our customers the best product selection, fast delivery, all at great prices. We are proud to offer over 20,000 quality products from well-known and trusted brands like 3M, Sealed Air, Tape Logic, Rubbermaid, Ivex, and many more. Our mission is to be the single source answer to all our customers’ packaging needs.

Through the years we have established a reputation with our customers of providing fast, reliable, and professional service. Our high level of responsiveness to our customers’ needs keeps them coming back.