Different Types of Rigid Boxes - An Ultimate Guide

Different Types of Rigid Boxes: An Ultimate Guide

What Are Rigid Boxes?

We produce these boxes from enduring, corrugated paperboard covered on both sides to withstand moisture and damage. They come in variations of sizes, colors, and shapes. Because we make them from rigid materials, they are not flexible and can resist any force. These boxes are rectangular in shape, making them suitable for storing flat, rectangular-shaped items.

Construction of a Rigid Box:

Relying on the particular manufacturer, the majority of the procedures are carried out either by hand or by machine, or a combination of the two in a variety of ways. Chipboard, also known as graybeard and plain board, is the sheet material that is used to construct custom rigid boxes. Its tincture is comparable to that of newspaper (there is also an option for colored chipboard that will give color to the inside of the box). Cutting and scoring dies are utilized in the process of cutting the chipboard to the proper proportions, while at the same time, the sides of the box are scored.

In order to finish constructing the box, the box sides are folded upward at the scored locations. After that, a machine called a quad stayer, or corner pasting machine is used to bond tape to the sides in order to “stay” or secure them. To prepare the wrap, it is first printed on, if desired, and then cut, which is the die-cutting process. Some people might use the word “mitred” as the purpose of this process is also to make the mitred corner at the interior side of the box. After that, the box is put on top of the wrap, and glue is applied in order to bond the two together.

Wraps can be used to either securely or loosely enclose the box. When rigid boxes were previously constructed totally by hand, the wrappings were always done loosely. Although some types of rigid boxes can be wrapped by machine, rigid boxes with loose wrap remain a popular customization option because it provides the impression that the box was hand-made and is thus more high-end.

Different Types of Rigid Boxes:

Rigid boxes, also known as “Set-Up Boxes,” are a popular packaging choice often seen with fancy and high-end products. These boxes are usually four times thicker than regular folding cartons. They are covered with paper that can be plain or very fancy, depending on the desired look and feel.

Unlike other types of boxes, they are not collapsible or foldable. Rigid boxes are known for their eye-catching appearance and are commonly used in the packaging of items such as perfumes, jewelry, electronics, smartphones, and premium gift sets.

1. Hinged Lid Box

This style has a lid attached to the base with a hinge, allowing it to open and close smoothly. Hinged lid boxes are commonly used for luxury products and gift packaging. There is a wide variety of design options available for hinged lid rigid boxes.

A rigid box that has a flip top, sometimes known as a cigar box, is a classic and flexible style. Although it is most commonly associated with the production of luxury cigars, it may be and frequently is used in a very wide variety of contexts. It can also be printed with the desired designs.

2. Telescopic Lid Box

A telescopic lid box is a specific style of rigid box that consists of two separate pieces: a base and a lid. The lid is designed to slide over the base, creating a telescopic effect. This style of box provides a secure and elegant packaging solution for various products. The base of a telescopic lid box is typically slightly larger than the lid, allowing it to fit inside the lid when closed. Covering the full base of the box is what we mean by “Full Telescope,” a term typically used to describe the lids of chocolate and confectionery boxes. This one in particular is designed with a “thumb cut” that makes opening the package easier. Partial Telescope, also known as Partial Cover, these rigid boxes are exactly what you’d imagine, the lid only partially covers the base.

3. Magnetic Closure Box:

In these types of boxes, there are two magnets. There is a snap sound as the box closes firmly. They have a top and lavish look. It makes them store costly gems and studs. Moreover, the magnetic closure gives an enticing unboxing feel. The usual magnetic closure boxes are robust and more stable. The collapsible ones have tape on both sides. So, they stick to the collapsible parts of the box to prevent further collapse.

4. Drawer Style:

Drawer-style boxes are also called slide or match rigid box. Their unboxing is the same as matchboxes. You can pull out the inner box with the help of a tied ribbon or a thumb hole. A box that opens horizontally is safer to open. Accidents are more likely to occur in a box with vertical openings. Also, it can protect children from possible risky items inside.

5. Book Style:

Inspired by the appearance of a book, these boxes open like a book cover to reveal the contents inside. They are commonly used for high-end stationery, photo albums, or special gift sets. Here is another version i.e. Flip Top. When it is closed, the Book Style rigid box has the appearance of a book with a hard cover. This design is frequently utilized for the packaging of a wide variety of products, including but not limited to luxury foods, clothing, cosmetic products, and consumer electronics.

6. Shoulder-Neck Rigid Boxes:

These boxes have many tiers. Likewise, it creates a custom unboxing event with useful add-ons. For a layered look, the neck region can be partially bare. The tiers set a surprise and puzzle for the clients while unboxing a pricey item. Neck Box, Shouldered Box, or Shoulder Box is an example of a half telescope box. The base has a tray adhered inside it, and the tray itself extends above the top of the base. The top edge of the base forms the “shoulder,” while the protrusion serves as the “neck.” The neck-forming tray is sometimes adhered to the underside of the lid rather than the underside of the base. However, the container retains its original functionality.


The Custom Boxes are here to help you achieve this goal. We use Eco-friendly material to create set-up boxes that serve not only as the presentation of your brand, but also the protection, the re-use options as well as sustainability.

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