From £0.47 per unit
Made from corrugated board, shipping boxes are ideal for sending heavier, bulkier items. Whilst sturdy, they’re still quick to assemble and 100% recyclable. Choose between flute profiles to optimise protection and create a custom-sized box to reduce waste.
- Custom sizing
- Live artwork preview
- Water-based inks
- Flexographic printing
- FSC certified
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FEFCO 0201Made from one piece of corrugated board, FEFCO 0201 is the most common style of shipping box. Its simple, material-efficient design makes it a cost-effective solution for shipping bulky items. FEFCO 0201 is ideal for domestic and international transit and arrives pre-glued, making assembly easy. These boxes require tape to close.
Brown kraft linerFSC certified, unbleached and uncoated liner paper made from virgin pulp. Brown kraft liner is the most sustainable material to print on for these shipping boxes. Colours may appear slightly muted because of its brown colour.
White kraft linerFSC certified, bleached liner paper made from virgin pulp. White kraft liner is a good option for printing bold colours without choosing a coated paper.
Brown testlinerFSC certified paper made from 100% recycled fibres, brown testliner is a cost-effective paper used on the inside of Sourceful shipping boxes. This reduces its carbon footprint and cost.
B-fluteB-flute (2.5-3.5mm) is the most common fluting for shipping boxes. It has good crush resistance and its thickness offers extra cushioning. A high number of flutes per foot also creates a smooth surface for printing on. B Flute is the most sustainable and cost-effective fluting option. B-flute is not available at larger sizes where double-walled boxes are recommended instead.
EB-fluteEB-flute (4.5-5.5mm) combines E-flute and B-flute into a double-walled material. This provides more crush and puncture resistance than B-flute, making it approximately 35% stronger than B-flute. E-flute’s high number of flutes per foot creates an ideal surface for printing on and is best for intricate artwork or designs with a lot of ink.
BC-fluteBC-flute (7.0-8.0mm) combines B-flute and C-flute into a thick, double-walled material, creating optimal cushioning and stacking strength. BC-flute is the most durable fluting option available, ideal for shipping heavy objects or stacking cartons for long transits.
Water-based inksMade with water as their primary base, these inks are designed for flexographic printing. More sustainable than solvent-based inks.
HandlesHandles are pre-cut slots in the sides of a shipping box which make lifting and carrying both safe and easy. As handles only alter the manufacturing process slightly, adding them has minimal impact on the cost and carbon footprint of your shipping box.
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It depends on the size of your shipping box, the fluting you choose, how it's packed and how it's been stored. Incorrect storage, for example, can weaken shipping boxes over time.
As a guideline, shipping boxes using B-flute can hold up to 5kg, EB-flute up to 10kg and BC-flute up to 15kg. But as there are so many variables, we can’t guarantee that a shipping box will safely hold a particular weight. Sending something heavier? Contact us
Fluting is the wavy structure in the middle of corrugated board. It makes corrugated board strong and rigid, and provides cushioning for your product.
Gummed tape or self adhesive tape are the best options to seal a shipping box. Gummed tape is more cost-effective, stronger and more sustainable than self adhesive tape. That said, self adhesive tape is easier and quicker to use.
Yes. Custom box dividers are available. Box dividers are a simple, cost-effective way to prevent products from moving in transit and separate components.
Not at the moment, unfortunately. Our shipping boxes are printed on using flexographic printing, which is ideal for logos, illustrations and graphics. It isn't, however, possible to print images with flexographic printing. If you need to print an image on a shipping box, we may still be able to help. Contact us
Not at the moment, unfortunately. You can print up to 3 colours on a shipping box. For any special requirements, contact us.
We send our shipping boxes for independent testing throughout the year. Shipping boxes are then subject to an Edge Crush Test and Box Compression Test. Learn more