Aylesbury BOX Company | Why are Rigid Boxes Expensive?
If rigid boxes are more expensive than you expected, it does not mean that you have to forfeit beautiful aesthetics or a quality finish. Aylesbury Box Company can manufacture bespoke boxes to the ideal dimensions for your products.
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Why are Rigid Boxes Expensive?

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Why are Rigid Boxes Expensive?

We regularly receive quote requests for rigid boxes. These are desirable gift packaging as well as being widely used for luxury items. Jewellery, high-end interior fittings, electronic gadgets and perfumes are some of the products which might be sold in rigid boxes.

Rigid boxes and made by wrapping solid board in a layer of paper and laminating. The paper can be digitally printed, embossed, spot glossed or foiled, so the effects can be spectacular. The card is cut to exacting dimensions and once laminated, it forms a solid, weighty box. The look is a step above other packaging options. It instantly delivers a sense of exclusivity.

Where can I Buy Cheap Rigid Boxes?

The challenge is that the manufacture of rigid boxes is a multi-step process, which requires manual application. As such, there is no way to make rigid boxes cheaply. When we send the quote, most customers are shocked by the price. Aylesbury Box Company is competitive, so we know that it isn’t simply a case of them finding a better deal with another supplier.

We understand that all packaging has to be commercially viable. Rigid boxes are out of reach for many businesses, because they are simply not profitable. We are not happy to leave it there.

Aylesbury Box Company works with all customers to explore alternative ways of achieving their vision. This includes those who want something like the quality finish of rigid boxes, but within their budget.

Alternatives to Rigid Boxes

If rigid boxes are more expensive than you expected, it does not mean that you have to forfeit beautiful aesthetics or a quality finish. Aylesbury Box Company can manufacture bespoke boxes to the ideal dimensions for your products.

Printed Packaging

Digital printing, embossing, spot glosses and other stylish finishes can be applied directly to the cardboard. This removes the manual wrapping process, which makes a considerable difference to the cost of production.

Flood printing is another technique that we can apply. This involves coating the entire inside, outside or both with a solid application of colour. The tone can be colour-matched to your branding or an on-trend hue. Flood printed boxes really make an impact and transform standard cardboard boxes.

If you are looking for high quality packaging solution, one option could be to flood print the internal sides and foil or spot printed the outer sides.

Packaging Design

We offer a packaging design service. If you wish to avoid the cut edge of corrugated cardboard in your boxes, we have the answer. By incorporating a fold into the box template, we can further strengthen the box, give it additional weight and provide an uncut edge.

Printed Sleeves

Another option is to opt for a plain or flood printed box and have a separate wrap printed. This is not adhered to the cardboard, as with a rigid box. It would, however, provide an opulent outer sleeve that slides off the box. The advantage of this option is that different outer sleeves can be wrapped around boxes of the same dimension. This can be a cost saving measure in the long term.

Problem Solving Packaging Manufacturers

Our search for alternative solutions is limited to customers requesting cheap rigid boxes. If your packaging quote is higher than anticipated, speak to our knowledgeable team. Call us on 01296 436888 or email enquiries@abcbox.co.uk. We will take time to understand both the functionality and visual impact that you wish to achieve.

We can then recommend different ways in which we can produce packaging that fits your concept and your budget. If sustainability is on your agenda, we are also on hand to help you switch from plastic to corrugated cardboard packaging.

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