Do you know that now the majority of the products around the globe is shipped in corrugated boxes? Corrugated boxes are almost everywhere, they are quite visible and have become the packaging material of preference for lots of brands, and in particular the packaging industry.

Corrugated boxes are made from single, double and multiple layers of corrugated sheets. The proposed content determines the type of corrugated box to select from. Strength, durability, economical and environment-friendly materials contribute to the preference of corrugated boxes for the motive of packaging. Corrugated boxes and cartons are printed upon for several reasons. While identification is the primary reason for printing on corrugated boxes, the other reasons include health and safety concerns, legality, brand uniformness and consistency and for the sales presentation.

In this article, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder and Director of India’s top leading packaging company Packman Packaging talk about the type of printing on corrugated boxes.

Flexo Or Flexographic Print

One of the most common types of printing on corrugated boxes flexo printing is both low cost and highly effective. Simple graphics involving one to even six colors for both small and large consignments are done with flexo printing. You can put company and package content details on the surface of the boxes.

Offset Or Screen Print

Screenprint is of superior quality. It could be relatively more expensive but the quality and finish to the print are certainly good. Screen printing is good for small to medium run quantities. There is a better visual effect in this kind of printing on corrugated boxes.

Litho Print

Litho printing refers to the method of screen printing your design on a coated press sheet and this is then laminated to the corrugated board before it is die-cut and processed into a corrugated box. Litho printing is offset printing with higher quality. You can do better and finer details on this print. While it is good for medium-sized runs, the set-up cost for litho printing is very high.

Pre Print

This is where pre-printed rolls of paper used in manufacturing liner-board are taken by the client. However, this method is most suitable only in very high volume runs because a lot of investment goes into the process. This is one of the most popular modes of printing on corrugated boxes in the food and beverage industry particularly in the packaging of mandarin orange boxes and beer cases.

Light Weight

When you work on low to medium quantity runs, label stickers are one of the best options. Printed sheets are glued to the outer surface of the corrugated material. A glossy finish to the print can be availed and hence a neat professional appearance will be observed. Label laminates are used as 100% coverage or even as spot coverage either by itself or along with flexo printing.


Packman Packaging is the leading 2 ply corrugated rolls, 7 ply, 5 ply and 3 ply corrugated boxes and manufacturer and supplier in India and it offers customized size and printing options on the boxes as per the business requirements.