Basic Terms of Cosmetic Packaging
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Glossary of Packaging Terms
Adhesive: The substance used to glue down the die-cut overlap to form a quality box with a rigid feel.
Boxboard: The types of paperboard or corrugated used for folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes.
Die-Cut: A box that is stamped out from a steel rule die that provides accurate design possibilities.
Dimensions: The inside box dimensions that are expressed as length x width x height.
Multiple Layers: Boards glued together to form layered colored designs and a stiff feel of quality.
Panel: When designing your box layout, each panel is a side of the box.
Point or Thickness: Is a term used to describe the paperboard thickness. Each point equals one thousandth of an inch. Typical cosmetic boxes range from 14 -18 point paperboard.
Scoring: Die-cut boxes have scored lines needed to bend the fibers of the board to stop the stock from cracking.
Straight Tuck Box Die: A graphic designer computer generates accurate guide to produce a combination of wood and deep steel framing, sharp, dull and perforated steel edges to cut out the box shape desired.
Blind Embossing: A design which is stamped which gives a raised look and feel without foil or ink.
Deboss: Similar to hot stamping where your design is slightly pressed into the paper without any foil.
Emboss: Similar to hot stamping where your design is slightly raised on the paper without any foil.
Hot Stamping: A printing method where a thin layer of metal or pigmented foil is applied to a sheet with a heated metal die or plate.
Thumbcuts or Thumbholes: A semi-circular cut made at the sides or ends to help with removal of lid.