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Paper, Coating, Finishes, and Embellishments

Unboxing a package can be a source of joy. However, the initial impression of the packaging matters most, rather than the product inside. The appearance of the packaging has a significant impact on how we perceive the brand.

By browsing our page, you can discover how our various laminates, coatings, and additional features can elevate your packaging to a superior level, captivate your customers, and drive profits for your business.

Your box's journey begins with

Quality Paperboard

The foundation of our company is built upon using quality paperboard as the basis for all of our products. We recognize that with a high standard of the paper, we can deliver finished products that meet our customers’ expectations. As a company that promotes sustainability, we recognize the significance of being responsible stewards of nature’s limited resources. We must uphold human rights to renewable fiber sourced from sustainably managed forests. That’s why we’ve carefully selected a paperboard supplier that shares our commitment to environmental sustainability.

We’ve made significant investments in advanced machinery and cutting-edge technologies that allow us to maximize the potential of paper while minimizing waste. As a result, our recycling process is extremely efficient and eco-friendly, as all our production waste is recycled weekly.

Moreover, we’re proud to support reforestation efforts by planting four new trees for every tree used to produce our paper.

White Board 17.2pt

Our 17.2pt White Board is made from premium SBS paperboard that’s sustainably produced.

White Board 19.2 pt

Our 19.2pt White Board is crafted from a sustainably produced premium SBS paperboard.

Brown Kraft Board 18pt

Our 18pt Brown Kraft Board is an ecological option made entirely from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

Metallized Board19.2pt

Our 19.2pt Metallized Board features an additional silver substrate that enhances the shine of any color.

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Coatings And Laminate

Our Coatings and Laminates offer a protective layer for your packaging needs. These post-print processes involve applying film laminates or liquid coatings that alter the appearance and texture of the final product.

You can create a truly one-of-a-kind box by combining coatings and laminates with other features like gold foil, embossing, or debossing.
In addition to enhancing the visual appeal of your packaging, coatings, and laminates can also boost its durability by providing added protection against scratches, abrasions, and other forms of manipulation.

Our Gloss Laminate is a film applied to the box after printing, creating a sleek, shiny finish that enhances color vibrancy. In addition, the surface is incredibly smooth and reflects light, adding to the visual appeal of the packaging.

Gloss Laminate

In addition to its aesthetic benefits, Gloss Laminate increases the box’s thickness and strength.

Furthermore, it can be combined with other features such as embossing, debossing, and foil stamping.

Gloss UV Coating

Gloss UV Coating is a liquid coating applied to printed paperboard and then dried using UV radiation.

This coating is ideal for products that require enhanced protection against external factors, such as humidity or sunlight. It can also be utilized for embossing, debossing, and foil stamping.

Matte Laminate

Matte Laminate is a premium finish that provides a smooth, non-reflective surface for your box. This luxurious finish is complemented by its velvety feel, which can be combined with various design elements such as embossing, debossing, foil stamping, and spot gloss.

Our matte Laminate options include scuff-proof and soft-touch matte, providing outstanding durability and an exceptional tactile experience.

Spot Gloss Coating

Spot Gloss coating is a post-print method that uses heat and pressure to apply a glossy coating to a specific box area.

This technique contrasts the glossy coated section and the remaining paperboard, colors, and graphics, causing the coated region to stand out with a heightened shine.

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Utilizing Our Additional Choices

Although packaging can appear impressive even without extra embellishments, incorporating small details such as a luxurious gold foil or an embossed logo can significantly enhance the overall image of your brand.

As packaging plays a crucial role in driving sales, allocating a little extra budget towards your packaging upfront can elevate the perceived value of your products and establish your reputation as an expert in your industry.

Foil Stamping

Foil Stamping is a technique that involves using a heated metal die and press to apply a metallic foil onto the surface of a box. The foil adheres to the surface, creating a shimmering effect.

Foil Stamping is particularly effective when highlighting a logo or a design element. It can also be combined with embossing to produce a more impressive 3D image.


Embossing is a post-print method that produces a raised, three-dimensional pattern on a box. It involves placing an embossing die in contact with the paperboard at high heat and pressure.

This technique is commonly utilized to accentuate brand logos or specific design elements on the box, enhancing its tactile appeal and imbuing it with a luxurious feel.


The debossing process involves creating a three-dimensional depressed pattern on your box using a post-print technique. This is achieved by applying a debossing die on the paperboard under high heat and pressure.

Debossing can be used with other techniques, such as embossing, hot foil stamping, and different finishes, to improve the tactile experience for your clients.

Choosing Wisely

Metallic Paper vs Foil Stamp

While foil stamping and printing on metallic paper may appear similar, crucial distinctions can result in different outcomes. Therefore, we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for each option to assist you in determining which is ideal for your project.

Foil Stamping

Foil stamping involves using a heated metal die and a press to apply a layer of “foil” onto the box. The foil is positioned between the die and the surface of the material to be stamped, and the die is heated before being applied to the surface.

The foil adheres to the surface during the process, producing a metallic appearance.



Metallic Substrate Paper

Metallic substrate paper is a unique option that uses a white paperboard with a metallic silver film substrate instead of a traditional white or brown paperboard. This substrate provides a metallic appearance to any color without a die and hot foil stamping.

White ink is applied to areas where a glossy effect is not desired. The silver substrate can be printed with any number of colors.



A 360° Experience for Your Clients

Inside Printing

Adding a custom design to a box’s exterior and interior can enhance the value of your product’s packaging without requiring a substantial investment. In addition, interior painting allows you to extend your branding narrative into the box’s interior.

When consumers open the box, they are presented with an exceptional product and visually appealing colors, text, and graphics that align with your brand and reflect your product’s values. In addition, this space can convey a brief message, describe your brand, provide instructions for product usage, or even feature an inspirational quote.

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Customized Cutouts

A cutout is a shape removed from any panel of your box, allowing customers to view the product inside and even sample its scent. Cutouts are suitable for various products and markets, including food items, pet food packaging, candy packaging, cosmetics and makeup boxes, nutraceuticals, vitamins, candles, and soap boxes.

Cutouts can be created in any shape and size that does not compromise the box’s structural integrity and can be applied to the paper of any type – white, kraft, or metallic.

Our extensive box library offers free design templates that enable you to explore and identify whether our pre-existing cutouts match your product’s needs. If you have a specific cutout shape or size in mind, we can create a custom die to suit your unique box.

Printing and extras for
Kraft Paperboard

We take pride in offering versatile kraft boxes as an exciting product. The brown color may seem limited initially, but we view it as an opportunity to take a unique approach to design and packaging. Below are some important considerations when designing for this type of paper.

Color Appearance On Kraft Paper

Ink Colors on Kraft Paperboard

The use of darker paper stock for kraft paperboard can affect the appearance of ink colors, resulting in a more faded look.

Ink Relativity on Kraft Paperboard

On kraft paperboard, medium to heavy ink shades tends to appear darker, whereas light colors tend to appear more faded.

Colors on Kraft with White Ink Behind

White ink can be applied to the paperboard to maintain the textured appearance of Kraft paper while achieving more accurate colors.

Fine Details on Kraft

Due to being an uncoated paperboard made of 100% recycled post-consumer material, the Kraft paperboard has a highly textured surface that cannot hold fine details, as well as a coated stock.

It is recommended to use a line weight of at least 1pt for the finest detail.

White Ink On Kraft Paperboard

We were among the pioneers in the US to introduce white printing on kraft paper, which has become a highly sought-after style in the current market.

The distinctive texture of kraft paper’s natural fibers contrasts with the white ink.

Cutouts, Embellishments on Kraft

We offer hot foil, embossing, debossing, and cutouts for our Kraft paperboard, but we don’t provide any laminates or coatings.

The natural and organic appearance of the Kraft paperboard speaks for itself and looks great without any added finishes.

Contact our team to give your product the packaging it deserves without breaking the bank or waiting for months. We are ready to make it happen for you.

We consistently strive to exceed expectations by delivering a flawless experience and a finished product representing your brand.