Folding Cartons

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Custom Folding Cartons and Box Styles

Let Mariano Press, LLC  help you design custom paper boxes to suit your needs! The most frequently used box styles that we can manufacture are listed below. If you don’t see the folding carton style that you’re looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific needs.

FOUR PANEL BOXES: may include end closure panels and flaps which are fastened in a variety of ways to create tuck end, seal end, or lock end closure devices.

Reverse Tuck End (RTE)

  In the RTE box, the top closure hinges off the front panel and tucks to the rear, while the bottom closure hinges off the rear and tucks to the front. This style is preferred for custom cosmetic boxes since it presents a more finished appearance and better graphic design space. This can be customized for food boxes, medical boxes, pharmaceutical packaging boxes, retail boxes, software boxes, and toy boxes.

Straight Tuck End (STE)

  In the STE box, the top and bottom closure panels tuck from the rear to the front or from the front to the rear. It is particularly well suited for products requiring a paper box with a window in the front display panel. The STE is used in many categories, such as  custom beverage boxes, cosmetic boxes, food boxes, medical boxes, pharmaceutical packaging boxes, retail boxes, software boxes, and toy boxes.

*Mariano Press, LLC is capable of producing an insert, divider, or partition for the above custom boxes, which is essentially a separate or attached piece of paperboard which is not an integral part of a folding carton but is used to separate, hold or protect the contents in a certain position.

Straight Tuck End (STE) with Hang Tab

   The STE with Hang Tab box is used for small, light products. It is an ideal point of purchase display to be placed on a peg. This box is often used for custom cosmetic boxes, medical boxes, and retail boxes.

Straight Tuck End (STE) with Side Hang Tab

  The STE with Side Hang Tab box is a common way of developing a header panel or hang card. It can be oriented with the header card up or to the side. Common uses for this box include custom cosmetic boxes, medical boxes and retail boxes.

Seal End

    The Seal End box is typically erected, filled and closed by packaging equipment. It is often used for custom food boxes, custom medical boxes, and retail boxes.

Tuck Top Snap Lock Bottom (TTSLB)

  The TTSLB box is used almost exclusively as a bottom closure, generally in combination with a tuck top closure. This is a hand erected and closed style. The TTSLB is used in most categories, including custom cosmetic boxes, food boxes, medical boxes,  pharmaceutical packaging boxes, retail boxes, software boxes, and toy boxes.

*Mariano Press, LLC is capable of producing an insert, divider, or partition for the above custom boxes, which is essentially a separate or attached piece of paperboard which is not an integral part of a folding carton but is used to separate, hold or protect the contents in a certain position.

Tuck Top Auto Bottom (TTAB)

7.tiff  The TTAB box is glued on the bottom by the custom folding cartons manufacturer. The glued bottom allows the box to support heavier products. The TTAB has many uses, including custom beverage boxes, food boxes, medical boxes, pharmaceutical packaging boxes, retail boxes, software boxes, and toy boxes.

Sleeve

8.tiff  A Sleeve is frequently used as a slip on cover over a tray or directly on the product. It is a low cost packaging solution which allows the product to be viewed from the sides or from the top and bottom. Sleeves are commonly used for custom food boxes, medical boxes, retail boxes, and software boxes.

Gable Top with Auto Bottom

9.tiff  The Gable Top with Auto Bottom is a hand set up, loaded and closed box with its primary use in custom food boxes(fast food industry) and custom cosmetic boxes. It is quick and easy to erect and close, plus it has a convenient carrying handle. Its style attracts a lot of attention.

Bag Box with Auto Bottom

  The Bag Box with Auto Bottom is glued on the bottom by the custom folding cartons manufacturer and allows for quick loading. It is primarily used for custom cosmetic boxes and custom food boxes.

TRAY STYLE BOXES: Many Tray Style custom boxes also include covers or lid components hinge-connected to one or more of the upper edges of the side or end panels.

Four Corner Beers Tray (1 or 2 pieces)

11.tiff  The Four Corner Beers Tray is shipped flat to the customer and typically set up and loaded by hand. A top and bottom Four Corners Beers Tray is commonly used for custom medical boxes, retail boxes (for apparel), and toy boxes.

Four Corner Beers Tray with Lid

12.tiff  The Four Corner Beers Tray with Lid is typically set up, loaded and closed by hand. It is suitable for a broad range of relatively light products and is commonly used for custom food boxes (custom bakery boxes) and custom medical boxes.

Six Corner Beers Tray

13.tiff  The Six Corner Beers Tray is shipped flat to the customer and is typically set up and loaded by hand. It is commonly used for custom food boxes and custom medical boxes.

Roll End Tray

14.tiff  The Roll End Tray is typically erected and locked by hand; no gluing is necessary. It can also be made with a connected lid and is easily assembled and quick to load. The Roll End Tray is used for custom food boxes, medical boxes and pharmaceutical packaging boxes).

Double Glue Side Wall (Simplex Tray)

  The sidewalls of the Simplex Tray are glued by machine, shipped flat to the customer, and then hand erected. It can also come with a lid, either connected or separate. The Simplex Tray is used for custom food boxes, medical boxes, and retail boxes(for apparel).

Frame-Vue Tray

16.tiff  The two longer sidewalls of the Frame-Vue Tray are typically folded and glued by the custom folding cartons manufacturer. It can come with a connected lid. The customer generally assembles it by hand. This box is used primarily to distinguish premium products from those of average quality and price. It is generally used for custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes, and custom retail boxes.

OTHER BOX STYLES: Additional box styles commonly used for custom paper boxes are listed below.

Pillow Box

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A pillow box is a unique shape and is used for custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes(custom candy boxes), and custom retail boxes.

Display Box

18.tiff  A Display Box is designed to provide a point-of-purchase unit for holding a number of individual packages or products. It does not need to be glued. The retailer simply opens the top of the box and folds the lid back for easy advertising. Custom display boxes are commonly used for custom cosmetic boxes, food boxes, medical boxes, pharmaceutical packaging boxes, retail boxes, and toy boxes.

Dispenser Box

  A Dispenser Box is typically placed at the retail checkout counter or near the cash register to stimulate impulse sales. It is typically used for custom food boxes, medical boxes, pharmaceutical packaging boxes, and retail boxes.

Hexagon

21.tiff  On the Hexagon box, all six sides are the same dimension, however it is frequently produced with the front and rear panels greater in length than the left and right side panels. Either way, it folds flat. Hexagon boxes are primarily used for custom cosmetic boxes, food boxes, retail boxes (for apparel), and toy boxes.

Octagon

22 On The front, rear, left and right side panels are the same dimension in the Octagon box and the remaining four panels are a smaller dimension. It may also be produced with all eight sides of the same dimension or two larger than the other six. All three variations fold flat. Octagon boxes are used for custom cosmetic boxes, food boxes, retail boxes (for apparel), and toy boxes.

Straight Tuck End (STE) Connected to a Header Card

  The STE Connected to a Header Card allows for more advertising on the header card.
It is mainly used for custom cosmetic boxes.

Counter Top Easel

24Counter Top Easels are generally used for in-store advertising and sometimes have the product installed on the easel itself, with slits or holes that allow the product to be attached. Counter Top Easels are generally used for custom beverage boxes, cosmetic boxes, food boxes, medical boxes, and custom retail boxes.

Edge Locked Sleeve

The Edge Locked Sleeve is generally used for custom food boxes and is used to hold one or more plastic containers.