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Different Types of Rigid Packaging

Did you know there are different types of rigid packaging? You might be familiar with some of them, but there are actually several different types that serve different purposes. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of rigid packaging.

rigid box style

Rigid packaging is a type of packaging that is made from stiff or strong materials. This type of packaging can protect your products from damage during transport and handling and can be customized to display your brand logo, colors, and other marketing information. There are many different types of rigid packaging to choose from, each with its own unique benefits. So let’s take a look at some of the most popular options.

Shoulder Neck Style Rigid Box:

This type of packaging is characterized by a detachable neck, it is a 2-piece rigid box with a separate lid and base, but an addition of a tray to this standard 2-piece rigid box gives you the option to display the neck of the box when closed(i.e. the lid is on top), or cover it completely with a lid.

should neck style box

This is a popular type of packaging if you want to create a unique unboxing experience, as it can be further customized to match your brand colors and style.

These shoulder neck rigid boxes offer extra support and protection for the product, which is important for products that are delicate or easily broken. So ,shoulder neck rigid boxes are ideal for cosmetic or candle items .

Book Style Rigid Box:

Book style box look and function like actual books. It opens like a hardcover book, allowing the consumer to see the product and enjoy an exciting unboxing experience when opening the box.

book style boxThis packaging option comes in a variety of sizes and styles, and it’s ideal for products that include a significant amount of information. You can also choose from straight or rounded spines to make sure it feels just like a book. Magnetic or ribbon attachments can also be added for added security.

Drawer Style Rigid Box:

Drawer boxes are also known as sliding boxes. This style of box consists of a sleeve made of cardboard and an internal box in the shape of a drawer; therefore, there are two options for this style of box design style.

drawer style boxOne is a single-drawer box design where the drawers can be pulled out from both sides of the outer sleeve. Another is a double-drawer box design that includes two drawers, which can be pulled out from each side.

drawer box with windowUsually, there will be a ribbon or crystal pull tab that acts as a handle to slide open the inner box. In addition, such boxes can be designed with carry handles or ribbons, which works best for custom chocolate boxes, candle boxes, hair extension boxes etc.

drawer box with handleLid and Base style Rigid Box:

The lid and base style rigid box consist of basically two parts – a lid and base (or top and bottom). There are two options for this style of box design style. One is the lid fully covers the base. Another one is the lid partially covers the base and it is easier to open and close.

lid and base type rigid box

lid and base type box

The lid and base style box is sturdier than most rigid box styles because the lid and base have four sides that overlap together when closed.This makes it ideal for products that are expected to be used multiple times, making it a sturdy packaging option.

Collapsible Rigid Box:

Collapsible rigid box/ foldable rigid boxes are made of rigid cardboard.Different from other rigid box styles. This style of the box can be folded during shipping, saving shipping costs and storage costs. When your orders are small, you can even ship these boxes by air. It only takes 4 to 7 days.

collapsible rigid box

Most rigid boxes are set up box style, so it will cost more to ship, and the collapsible rigid box is an exception. Thanks to its genius construction, collapsible rigid boxes can be folded up for flat shipping, just like corrugated mailing boxes. it can be installed in less than a minute. On the four corners of the base, the box is sealed with double-sided tape or magnets. When it is set up, it looks like a book-style box, however, it can be stored flat and set up with magnets.

Some designs with windows patching, or some designs with carrying handles, can be used as a paper bag. Therefore, it is widely used in subscription boxes, gift boxes, makeup boxes, beauty boxes, clothing packaging boxes, etc.

collapsible box with window

The rigid box packaging is designed so that buyers can reuse and preserve it, rather than just throwing it away after opening the box. Afterwards, they are often used to store jewelry, accessories or any household items.With these benefits in mind, rigid boxes create an embedded element that accompanies your product adding significant value to your brand.

Custom Shape Style Rigid Box:

JML provides free structure design service for our customers. With the help of this service, you can have custom-made boxes in any shape or style which can be some kind of combination of typical box structures or irregular shapes.

custom shape rigid box

Custom-shaped boxes usually cost more because of the extra labor costs, but they will make your brand stand out more. No matter what custom structure you end up choosing. It will become a symbol of your custom presentation and your brand.

There are many kinds of custom-shaped boxes, including house-shaped, heart-shaped, round-shaped, tree-shaped, or coffin-shaped. Below is a selection of these custom-shaped boxes.


As you can see, there are many different types of rigid boxes available to meet your specific needs. If you need help finding the right type of box for your product, Contact Us today! We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your particular application.

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