4 Things You Need To Know About Die Cut Cartons

There’s no doubt that Die Cut Cartons look great, especially when it comes to using as gift boxes,
but there’s a few things you need to keep in mind before you start making calls.

Die Cut Cartons

What Is A Die Cut Carton?

As a rule of thumb, if the box has self-locking flaps, walls that fold into each other without the need of tape, or shapes cut out of the board then you can be pretty sure it’s a die-cut box.

Set Up Costs

Die-cutting requires a “tooling” charge. This charge varies depending on the size of the box, the detail, and the run size. This cost can start at around $650 and run into the thousands. So ask yourself do you want to outlay money for the size and style you want?

Run Size

This is no different to any custom made carton, the more you buy the better your price will be. I say as a rule of thumb, 500 units is the best starting point for getting a decent price on your die cut cartons. You could get 50, but your price would be out of this world!

Stock Sizes

Some carton manufacturers will have a range of ‘stock’ cartons available. Unfortunately it’s impossible to range a size that meets everyone’s requirements, but it’s worth asking the questions before you invest in tooling. At the time of writing this, we have a number of die cut “Mailing Cartons” available with height limits of around 7cm. Whether you want custom made, or something in stock, we’d be pleased to talk over your options so get in touch with our team today!