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Tips For The Best Printed Postal Boxes This Christmas

James Simpson Packaging Expert

James Simpson is a leading expert with over 10 years experience in the luxury packaging industry.

The festive period is fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about how to improve your packages for the countdown to Christmas. When looking at sending a product to customers during this time of year, there are several different packing options you can choose from, which often depend on the size of the item being sent. 

In this article we’ll be taking a look at printed Postal Boxes and what key trends you should keep in mind when ordering from ace packaging.

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Sizes of Printed Postal Boxes

There are a few factors to consider when choosing the size of your printed postal boxes. How many items do you need to fit inside the box? Will they be large or small items? How much padding or other packaging material will you need to protect your items during shipping?

Here are a few general guidelines to help you choose the right size box for your needs:

Small items: If you’re only sending a few small items, like cards or jewelry, you can get away with a smaller box. Look for something around 6x6x4 inches.

Medium items: For something like T-shirts or books, you’ll want a medium-sized box that’s big enough to fit everything without being too bulky. Try something in the 10x10x8 inch range.

Large items: If you’re sending larger items like posters or paintings, you’ll need a correspondingly large box. Look for something at least 12x12x10 inches.
Extra large items: For exceptionally large items, you may need to look for specialty boxes. Check with your local post office or shipping company for recommendations.

Padding and packaging material: No matter what size box you choose, you’ll need to make sure your items are well-protected during shipping. Add packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or crumpled paper to fill any empty space and prevent your items from moving around inside the box.

Paper Types: What you should know

There are a few key things you should know about paper types when printing postal boxes this Christmas. Here are a few tips to help you get the best results:

1. Use high quality paper. This will ensure your postal boxes look their best and stand out from the rest.

2. Choose the right weight and thickness. Depending on the size and shape of your postal boxes, you’ll need to select a paper weight and thickness that will support them without sag or bulge.

3. Consider finish options. Glossy or matte finishes can give your postal boxes a unique look, so think about which option would best suit your design.

4. Get creative with colours. printed postal boxes don’t have to be boring – you can really make them stand out by printing them in bold, eye-catching colours.

5. Don’t forget the details! Make sure your postal box design includes all the important details like your company name, logo and contact information.

 Be sure to use high quality paper and choose the right weight and thickness for your postal boxes. Also, consider finish options and get creative with colours to make your postal boxes stand out from the rest!

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Printing Techniques to Consider

There are a few different printing techniques to take into consideration when printing your postal boxes this Christmas. Each technique has its own unique benefits that can help to make your postal boxes stand out from the rest.

Offset Printing: Offset printing is one of the most popular printing techniques used for postal boxes. This technique uses a metal plate to transfer an image onto a rubber blanket, which is then transferred onto the surface of the postal box. Offset printing offers high-quality results and can be used to print large quantities of postal boxes quickly and efficiently.

Digital Printing: Digital printing is another popular printing technique for postal boxes. This technique involves directly printing an image onto the surface of the postal box using digital printers. Digital printing offers high-quality results and is ideal for short runs or when you need your postal boxes in a hurry.

Screen Printing: Screen printing is a traditional printing technique that involves passing a screen covered with an image through ink before transferring the image onto the surface of the postal box. Screen printing is ideal for large quantities as it offers quick and efficient results. However, it should be noted that screen printing can be slightly more expensive than other printing techniques due to the set-up costs involved.

Embossing/Debossing: Embossing/debossing is a popular finishing touch that can really make your postal boxes stand out from the crowd. This process involves creating either raised or recessed images on the surface of the postal box.

Customizing Your Postal Boxes

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but don’t forget that your business’s packaging can be a powerful marketing tool. Here are five tips for making sure your printed postal boxes make a big impression this Christmas:

1. Get festive with your design: Use holiday-themed colors, graphics and even photos to give your boxes a personal touch.

2. Make it personal: Include a handwritten note or gift card inside each box to show your customers how much you appreciate their business.

3. Go green: Use eco-friendly materials like recycled FSC certified paper and soy-based inks to show your customers that you care about sustainable practices.

4. Think outside the box: Get creative with your packaging design to make it truly unique.

5. Be prepared: Order enough boxes to accommodate your holiday shipping needs well in advance so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.

Why order from Ace Packaging?

There are plenty of reasons to order your printed postal boxes from ace packaging. For one, we’ve got years of experience in printing high-quality boxes that will stand up to the rigours of the postal system. Plus, we use the latest printing technology to ensure that your boxes will look great no matter where they end up.

But that’s not all – we also offer a range of customization options that will make your boxes truly unique. Whether you want to add a special message or design, we can help you create the perfect printed postal box for your needs. And because we’re based in the UK, you can be sure that your orders will be dispatched quickly and efficiently.

So why wait? Order your printed postal boxes today and take advantage of our experience, expertise and excellent customer service.