5 common packaging paper types

There are 5 common packaging paper types including corrugated paper, boxboard(kraft paper), whiteboard, white cardboard, gold and silver cardboard, etc. Different papers can be used in different fields due to different needs, to protect the goods.

Corrugated paper

First, the corrugated paper is light and sturdy. Then, it has strong load, pressure, and moisture resistance. Most importantly, it is low in cost. Second, we can make corrugated paper into corrugated cardboard. And then to make various styles of cartons at customer orders and needs.

First, single-sided corrugated paper suits for a lining protective layer. And it is for commodity packaging or to make lightweight cardboard & pads. Then, it can protect the goods from vibration or shock during storage and shipping.

Corrugated paper

Second, three or the five-layer corrugated paper is used to make sales packaging of goods. Third, seven or eleven-layer corrugated paper works for making packaging boxes. Meanwhile, we also use it to make furniture or large household appliances.

5 packaging paper types of corrugated paper

According to the strength, corrugated paper can be divided into 5 categories: A flute, B flute, C flute, E flute, and F flute.

How to choose the corrugated paper?

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  • In general, corrugated paper made of A-type flutes has better buffering and elastic properties.
  • The B-type flute has good stability, a smooth surface, and can withstand high plane pressure. So it is suitable for printing and used for outer packaging.
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  • The C-type flute is second to the A-type flute.
  • E-type flute is thin and dense, and the printing effect is better. But the strength is poor, and it suits exquisite inner packaging.

Boxboard

Boxboard paper is known as Kraft paper. We can divide it into three grades: excellent products, first-class products, qualified products. Kraft paper is tough and cheap, with good folding resistance and water resistance.

boxboard

Besides, we use it for making shopping paper bags, envelopes, cement bags, paper boxes, etc. Also, it suits food packaging paper. The texture of the paper must be tough. In addition, it must have high water resistance.

Whiteboard

There are two categories of whiteboard paper. One is for printing, which means “whiteboard” for short. And the other category is writing paper that suits whiteboards.

whiteboard paper

The fiber structure of whiteboard paper is uniform. And the surface layer has the components of filler and sizing material. So, the texture of the cardboard is a little tight. And the thickness is uniform.

Difference between whiteboard paper and coated paper, offset paper

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The difference between them is that the paperweight of whiteboard paper is heavy. Its paper is thicker and the color of the front and back is different. Whiteboard paper is gray on one side and white on the other. So, it is also known as gray-coated white.

Application of whiteboard paper

Whiteboard packaging paper type is white and smooth and has uniform ink absorption. And, it is stronger and has better folding resistance. But, its water content is high. So, it suits for single-sided color printing. And then we make it into cartons for packaging. Or use it for design and handmade products.

White cardboard

packaging paper types: white cardboard

White card paper is a single or multi-layer bonded paper made of bleached chemical pulping. In general, it has 3 types: blue & white single and double-sided coated cardboard; white-coated cardboard; gray coated cardboard.

Blue and white single and double-sided coated cardboard

We divide it into sika paper and copper sika.

Main uses:

Sika paper is mainly used for business cards, wedding invitations, postcards, cards, data cards, etc.;

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Copper Sika is ideal for book and magazine covers, postcards, cards, wedding invitations. At the same time, we use it for hang tags, cosmetics, paper boxes that need beautiful printing.

Making hang tags

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  1. Plate making;
  2. Printing;
  3. Mounting paper;
  4. UV;
  5. Film; (single-sided bright film; double-sided bright film; single-sided matt film; double-sided matt film);
  6. Concave and convex;
  7. Cutter;

White-coated cardboard

It is perfect for making more advanced cartons and vacuum blister packaging. So, the paper surface must have high whiteness and a smooth paper surface. Then it needs to have good ink acceptance and good gloss.

Gray coated cardboard

Its top layer uses bleached chemical pulp. And it is suitable for color printing of high-grade cartons. Thus, we often use it to make various cartons and hardcover book jackets.

Gold and silver cardboard

Gold and silver cardboard

Gold and silver cardboard is a printing process that uses for color printing packaging. It belongs to emerging anti-counterfeiting skills in the industry.

Applications

The paper is ideal for color printing packaging. It is suitable for box-making and carton-making printing and packaging. Such as cigarettes, alcohol, food, cosmetics, toothpaste boxes, medicine, and gifts.

How to choose custom packaging solutions for clothing?

There are many custom packaging solutions for clothing e-commerce, like plastic packaging, custom box, custom wrapping paper, muslin bags, and paper bags. And many customers currently choose green eco-friendly packaging solutions. But how do customers choose a packaging solution that suits them? Next, I will introduce 5 main packaging solutions for you to choose from.

Custom plastic packaging solutions

When packaging a piece of clothing, the most common e-commerce packaging is custom plastic bag packaging with printed logos. Usually, we divide plastic packaging bags into the following categories:

  1. Flat bag
  2. Tote bag
  3. Self-adhesive bag
  4. Vest bag
  5. Zipper bag
  6. Self-sealing bag
  7. Slanting bag
  8. Drawstring bag

According to the material, we can divide it into:

  1. PE bag (ldpe)
  2. PO bag (hdpe)
  3. OPP bag
  4. PP bag
  5. EVA bag
  6. PPE bag
  7. CPE bag
  8. PVC bag

And how to choose the plastic packaging bags and customize them? Some tips are here for you.

Most clothing brands will use self-adhesive plastic bags and zipper bags to store clothes. These two types of packaging bags are the most common. And you can customize them to print personalized brand logos and names.

Self-adhesive bags

Self-adhesive bags are relatively cheap and convenient to use. However, it is generally a one-time packaging product. And it is not recyclable for the second time after tearing the seal.

custom packaging solutions: self-adhesive bags

Therefore, self-adhesive bags are mainly used as express bags and outer packaging bags. After the customer receives the parcel, they can tear and open the bag, remove the clothing. Then, throw away the outer packaging of the clothing.

Zipper bags

When choosing zipper bags, you can choose PE zipper bags and PVC zipper bags. PE zipper bags can be made frosted and transparent. Even the transparency is that fuzzy translucent texture. But, the PVC zipper bag is relatively hard and has high transparency. Customers who mind privacy can choose PE frosted zipper bags. So, customers generally use zipper bags to directly package clothes as inner packaging bags. And they aren’t directly using it as an express outer packaging bag.

Plastic zipper bags

Thus, if you want to pack clothes and use the bag again, please choose the PE zipper bags. If you want economical plastic bags as courier bags, please choose the self-adhesive bags.

Custom box solutions

Many clothing brands use custom packaging boxes to pack clothes, shirts, scarves, belts, pants, and more. It will also have the brand logo printed on it.

Common custom box in e-commerce custom packaging solutions:

  • Auto-lock bottom box
  • Corrugated boxes
  • Crash bottom box
  • Lid and tray box
  • Reverse tuck box
  • Straight tuck box
  • Tuck top box

Among them, in the field of clothing packaging, tuck top boxes, and lid & tray boxes are the most common.

Tuck top box

The One-piece tuck top box is foldable and cheap. And a large number of clothing brands will choose it to store clothes. And it support customize many colors and sizes.

Tuck top box

In addition, it can be laminated or printed first and then mounted. After mounting, cut it into various shapes. Then, the customer can take it back and fold it in half.

Lid and tray box

The lid and tray box are very hard and sturdy. But, it is not foldable. Many customers use it as a gift box. So, they are ideal for medium and high-end products. Meanwhile, we can use them when the product inside is heavy and needs extra support. But their volume is large, and the shipping and storage fees are also expensive.

Lid and tray box

So, If you use it in offline retail stores, you can choose a foldable tuck top box. Because its shipping is cheap. And it does not take up area and space. Besides, it can save money and store easily.

If you run an online store and pursue a high-quality customer experience, you can choose a lid and tray box. Because it is beautiful, durable. And the goods inside are not easy to be damaged during transportation.

Custom wrapping paper solutions

In the field of clothing, brands use wrapping paper mainly for packaging clothes, shirts, shoes, scarves, etc. Usually, it is used for inner packaging. And there will be a box to protect it on the outside. The wrapping paper can be printed with the brand logo and other information. In this way, information is transmitted, products are introduced, and consumption is guided.

Second, high-quality and fashionable clothing with novel, lively and colorful outer packaging can directly arouse the interest and love of consumers. It acts as a “silent salesman”. At the same time, it can also meet the aesthetic and psychological requests of consumers.

So, almost all clothing brands design their personalized wrapping paper with brand names or logos.

Custom printed wrapping paper mainly include 4 types as follows:

  1. Tissue paper
  2. Wax paper
  3. Typing paper
  4. Cotton paper
  5. Kraft paper

Tissue paper

The tissue paper often is a 17g thin printable tissue paper. And it has good transparency and is cheap. Then, it is moisture-proof, breathable.

tissue paper

So, if you are a clothing, shoes, cosmetics, wine brand, you can use tissue paper to wrap.

Wax paper

Wax paper is a semitransparent paper and it has 24g, 26g, 28g, 30g by the gram. And it has off-white wax paper and bleached wax paper. You can customize different colors and sizes by the requests of your product. Off-white wax paper has a certain oil-proof effect.

wax paper

So, you can choose to wrap food, hamburgers, bread, etc. Bleached wax paper suit for packing for high-end clothing, shoes, watches and leather straps, etc.

Typing paper

Typing paper is a kind of very thin paper (less than 0.05mm). Besides, 28g is a common weight. And it looks smooth and clean and has a better shaping effect. So, you can use it to pack food, gift, fruit, snack, etc.

Cotton paper

Cotton paper is soft and ductile and has slender fibers. It has 17g, 22g, 28g by the gram. And also, it has good tension and moisture-proof, air permeability. Most importantly, cotton paper has a more exquisite printing effect. Hence, it is perfect for high-grade garment packaging.

Kraft paper

Kraft paper is tracing paper that is anti-aging and has high strength; scratch-resistant. And it is ideal for clothing and clothing paper bags. 30g craft paper suits for wrapping paper. Yet the price is a little expensive. But, it has better toughness.

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So, if you want to customize kraft paper to wrap coats, jeans and don’t mind its price, you can choose kraft paper.

Custom muslin bags solutions

Some small items, jewelry, snacks, socks, underwear brands, etc. will also use custom muslin bags & pouch as inner packaging. And they will print the product name or logo on it. That will promote a brand. Of course, some clothing brands will also consider large drawstrings muslin bags, or cotton tote bags.

In addition, it can use not only for the inner packaging of online e-commerce products. But also for direct packaging of offline store products. Therefore, some fancy offline stores will choose custom cotton bags as a product custom packaging solution.

Custom paper bags solutions

Offline clothing stores generally use paper bags directly as outer packaging. Then, many clothing brands will customize reusable eco-friendly paper bags here. After the customer buys the clothes, the shopping guide will directly fold the clothes. And put them into the paper shopping bag. So, it’s very convenient, just pick it up and go.

Shirts packaging solutions

Online packaging:

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Inner packaging:

  • Using wrapping paper to wrap it or not; then put it into plastic packaging zipper bags;
  • Using one-piece tuck top box/lid and tray box;
shirt gift box

Outer packaging:

  • Using poly mailers & courier mailing bags;
  • Using corrugated paper box/Container board;

Offline packaging

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  • Direct put it into paper shopping bags;
  • Use wrapping paper to wrap it, then put it into the zipper bags or hard box & foldable box; then, put it in shopping bags;

Scarf packaging solutions

scarf paper box
  • Inner packaging: plastic packaging bags/scarf box/foldable box;
  • Outer packaging: poly mailers/paper box;

Coats packaging solutions

Online packaging:

  • Inner packaging: using PE zipper bags or non-woven bags;
  • Outer packaging: 1. poly mailers 2. mailing bags in paper box 3. in hard foldable box;

Offline packaging solutions:

  • Using wrapping paper in shopping bags(paper or plastic tote bags);
  • Fold it up and put it directly in the shopping bag.

Wholesale gift box packaging

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Foldable paper box for garments

A foldable paper box is a folding box made from cardboard or corrugated paper which can be flat shipped to save space and shipping cost for garments, etc. Most of these custom paper boxes are consist of deep-density cardboard, and they are with lamination to make them stronger as well.

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Face mask boxes for packaging

We supply custom face mask boxes with logos for packaging, and protected your fragile face masks from all the possible damages during the transportation.

Nowadays, people use face masks to prevent themselves from local transmission because of the coronavirus crisis. Our face mask boxes ensure the security of the face mask. Moreover, you can change the shape and size of the boxes as per the intensity of your face masks. We are also well-equipped with a wide range of sample designs, and you can choose which one is suits your needs best. If you have a new design in your mind, please let us know, and we will be at your service at any time.

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