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What are the different materials used for making rigid boxes?

Crafting Luxury: The Ultimate Guide to Materials Used in Rigid Box Manufacturing

At Bell Printers, we pride ourselves on creating the most exquisite luxury rigid boxes that not only protect but also elevate the value of your products. Our expertise in crafting these boxes stems from a meticulous selection of materials that ensure durability, elegance, and premium quality. Whether you’re packaging jewelry, high-end electronics, or gourmet chocolates, the right choice of materials is crucial. Here’s an in-depth look at the different materials we use in making our top-tier rigid boxes.

What are the different materials used for making rigid boxes?

Grey board (Chipboard)

Grey board, also known as chipboard, is a type of thick paperboard made from recycled paper. It is the backbone of most rigid boxes due to its robustness and eco-friendliness. We use high-density grey board that provides the necessary strength to protect the contents while maintaining a sleek and professional appearance.

Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is known for its strength and durability. It is made from wood pulp and has a natural, rustic look that is perfect for brands emphasizing sustainability. At Bell Printers, we use both brown and bleached Kraft paper to offer a range of aesthetic choices for our clients.

Specialty Papers

To achieve a luxurious finish, we often use a variety of specialty papers for wrapping the rigid boxes. These include:

  • Textured Paper: Adds a tactile dimension to the box, enhancing the sensory experience of unboxing.

  • Metallic Paper: Provides a shimmering effect that exudes opulence and catches the eye.

  • Embossed Paper: Creates a raised design that adds a touch of sophistication and uniqueness.

  • Laminated Paper: Laminated paper involves coating the paper with a thin plastic film, giving it a glossy or matte finish. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also adds a layer of protection against moisture and wear.

Art Paper

Art paper is coated with a fine clay layer, giving it a smooth, high-quality finish. It is perfect for printing detailed graphics and vibrant colors, making it ideal for brands that want to showcase intricate designs and logos on their packaging.


For the ultimate in luxury, we offer fabric-wrapped rigid boxes. Materials such as linen, velvet, and satin provide a plush, upscale look and feel that is unmatched by paper. These boxes are perfect for high-end jewelry, watches, and other premium products.

Leather and Faux Leather

Leather and faux leather offer a premium and sophisticated appearance. These materials are durable and exude a sense of luxury, making them perfect for exclusive products. Faux leather is a great alternative for brands that are conscious about animal welfare.


While not as common for luxury packaging, high-quality plastic materials are sometimes used for clear window displays or inserts within rigid boxes. This can add a modern touch and allow customers to view the product without opening the box.


For an exceptionally unique and premium look, wood can be used to create rigid boxes. These are often handcrafted and tailored for very high-end products, providing a distinct and timeless appeal.

Customization Options

At Bell Printers, customization is at the heart of what we do. We offer a plethora of finishing options to ensure your rigid boxes are a perfect reflection of your brand’s identity:

  • Foil Stamping: Adds a metallic finish that highlights logos and design elements.

  • Embossing/Debossing: Creates raised or recessed designs for a tactile experience.

  • UV Coating: Provides a glossy finish that makes colors pop and protects against scratches.

  • Soft-Touch Coating: Gives a matte, velvety finish that feels luxurious to the touch.

Choosing the right materials for your luxury rigid boxes is crucial in making a lasting impression on your customers. At Bell Printers, we combine the finest materials with expert craftsmanship to create packaging that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Whether you desire the natural beauty of Kraft paper, the elegance of specialty papers, or the plushness of fabric, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to discuss your packaging needs and let us help you create an unforgettable unboxing experience.



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