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For details on the rigid manufacturing process, see the Paperboard Packaging Council's fine document, How to Make a Set-Up Box. (Developed in part with help from Burt.)

Ballotin Box:
A two-piece, lift-off cover box, with base sides that slant outward at an angle and a regular straight-angled cover.
Base:
The lower or receptacle portion of a paper box.
Bundling:
Wrapping several finished boxes in paper or plastic for shipment or storage.
Chipboard:
The basic recycled paperboard material used for the super structure of rigid boxes.
Closing:
Placing lids on bases.
Easels:
Supports attached to box to sustain same in upright position for display purposes.
Embossing:
Process of imprinting paper to create a raised pattern or design that stands out tactilely and visually compared to the flat printing surrounding it.
Flap Lid:
Lid having no sides or ends and hinged to base.
Hinge:
A method of attaching a lid to a base.
Insert (platform):
Any construction of paperboard or other material placed or sometimes glued in a box to locate and secure product.
Knock-down Box:
A two-piece telescoping box with a rigid cover and a base (also in rigid-weight board) that folds down flat for easy shipping. The base can be constructed in several styles with folding tabs and collapsing corners. The assembled box looks and feels like a rigid box and can be used to protect delicate items.
Label:
A plain or printed piece of paper attached to a box, distinct from top or bottom wrap.
Leaf Stamping:
Process using heat and pressure to apply thin pieces of metal foil to a printed wrap to create a shiny area of design or print. Leaf stamping is often combined with embossing to make a logo or design “pop”.
Lid (cover):
The upper or covering portion of a rigid box.
Lid Support (ribbon stop):
Tape or ribbon to hold hinge lid in position when box is open.
Lifts:
Pieces of ribbon, cloth, tape, or paper attached to trays for convenience in removing from base.
Loose Wrapping:
Process of covering a lid with paper on a wrapping machine or by hand, with the adhesive applied so as to adhere the edges only.
Neck:
A tray inserted in a base to form a shoulder box, attached by adhesive, and extending above the base into the lid when box is closed.
Nesting:
Placing trays or covers of the same size, or boxes of varying sizes, one within another.
Padded Top:
Tops covered with paper or cloth with one or more layers of wadding or other padding material underneath.
Papers:
Various sorts of paper commonly used as wraps in the manufacture of set-up rigid boxes include: book, label, manila, and kraft, and can be finished with UV or aqueous coatings, foils, brush finish, embossing, printing and drum or cast coating.
Partitions (dividers):
Slotted pieces of chipboard fitted together to form a series of compartments, and placed in a base without being attached thereto.
Powder Drum:
A closed rigid box made of lightweight paper that holds powder and can be easily popped or cut by consumer. The drum keeps powder contained and can be made in round or rectangular shape.
Projection Edge:
A narrow, shelf-like protrusion around the base of a box, either round or rectangular, designed to give a unique look or increase the box’s stability.
Pulls:
Metal handles or pieces of tape or ribbon attached to a tray that is to function as a drawer.
Rigid Box:
A paperboard box that is constructed already- formed or "set-up" for use, as distinguished from a folding carton or a corrugated shipping container. Rigid boxes are made of heavier-weight board than folding cartons, giving them more strength.
Scoring:
Making knife cuts on chipboard (score marks) for the purpose of forming a bending line.
Shoulder Box:
Box having glued neck so inserted that ends and sides of base form shoulder upon which lid rests. Neck can be exposed or completely covered by lid.
Sifter Screen:
A mesh screen bordered by rigid-weight board used to filter powder in a cosmetics box. Can be made round or rectangular.
Sleeve:
A tube with one or more ends open and made of SBS, recycled paperboard, plastic, or vinyl material which can be wrapped.
Slide Box:
Box in which a tray is inserted into a sleeve.
Stay:
Material used for reinforcing corners of base, lid, or tray. Material may be paper or milar or a combination of each.
Telescope Box:
A box in which the sides and ends of the lid are cut the same depth as the sides and ends of the base and the lid fits over base is known as a "full" telescope. When the depth of the lid is more or less than the height of the base, lid depth should be stated separately.
Thumbhole:
A semi-circular or triangular cut made in sides or ends to facilitate removal of lid from base or contents from base.
Tight Wrapping:
Process of covering base, lid or tray with paper on wrapping machine, or by hand, wraps being in one piece and with the entire surface covered with adhesive.
Tray:
A receptacle for which no lid is made.
Vacuum Forming:
Forming a plastic part through the use of heat and vacuum.

 

 

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