Custom Cosmetic Paper Boxes
Cosmetics range from the everyday products we wear at home and work to those special items made to bring out the best for a special occasion or a great night out. Whatever your brand, we guarantee that our custom-made cosmetic boxes will turn heads.
Custom Cosmetic Folding Carton Boxes
For smaller, lighter cosmetic products, our range of folding cosmetic cartons offer an excellent, classy solution to your luxury packaging needs. While we recommend 300 gsm / 110 lb or 350 gsm / 129 lb paper for its superb qualities, you can design cosmetics paper boxes with the following materials in mind:
C1S paper—with a seductive matte or alluring gloss coating on one side, this paper will make your boxes irresistible
Brown kraft paper—a great option for eco- and animal-friendly cosmetics, the natural look and earthy feel of brown Kraft could be just the thing
Black kraft paper—materially identical to the brown Kraft paper but with a high-class, sexy black coloring
Colored paperboard—for a look to suit a season or an eye-catching flash of color, our range of colored paperboard will leave you dizzy
Soft-touch paper—a smooth and sensual laminated coating which is like velvet to the touch
Textured paper—a textile-like finish, soft and tactile
Other high-quality special paper—such as gold or silver sparkles
All these options are high-quality solutions for your luxury cosmetic box requirements. If there’s anything you’re not sure about or need help choosing, please ask. We’ll be happy to advise you.
Custom High-End Rigid Box for Cosmetics
For larger or heavier products, these are unparalleled among cosmetic boxes. When you want to go the extra mile and create something truly exceptional, our high-end rigid cosmetics boxes are unbeatable for their rich materials and superb, luxurious finishes. For example, we can combine gold or silver foil stamping with an embossed name and a spot UV logo to make your cosmetics fit for royalty. The exquisite combination of top-grade materials and classy, sophisticated finishes leads to a box bound to turn heads in the luxury market.
Cosmetics Paper Box Printing Options
How would you like to print your cosmetics paper boxes? Explore your options:
CMYK offset printing — based on cyan, magenta, yellow, and black this color space gives access to a great spectrum of color printing possibilities.
Pantone color printing—if you have unique branded colors you need to conserve exactly, Pantone printing is a good choice.
UV printing—gold, silver, black, or colored paper are popular choices for cosmetics boxes and UV printing is ideal for these options.
Silk printing—logos, text, and graphics (but not photos) printed on black or colored paper work great with silk printing techniques.
Custom Cosmetics Paper Box Special Finishes
While safety is always our top priority with medical boxes, we believe they should be attractive, too! To make your medical paper boxes uniquely memorable, you can choose one or more of these special finishes:
Gloss lamination adds a shiny, smooth look that elevates the vibrancy and color of your carton’s printed surface.
Matte lamination gives your boxes a charming, more subtle finish than gloss. It also tends to soften the colors on your printed surface, which can be the perfect effect for certain products.
Soft touch lamination is a relatively new technique. The result is similar to matte lamination, but the surface has a delightful, almost velvet feel which speaks of quality and luxury.
Varnishing your carton adds a transparent, tough, protective surface. It looks great and is a good option for boxes that will be in storage for longer periods or spend more time in transit.
Foil stamping adds a metallic effect to lettering or other design elements. Gold, silver and bronze are the most popular choices, but we can use pigments to create a foil stamp in almost any color you’d like.
Embossing is a process by which we raise the surface of an area of the box to make it literally stand out.
Like embossing, only the surface is pressed inward to creative a concave impression rather than standing out.
Rather than coating the whole box, you can highlight a specific area with spot UV. We apply a clear polymer coat to the specified area — which could be a product name, a logo, or an image — which really makes it “pop” and catch the eye. Suitable only for surfaces treated with matte or soft-touch lamination.
This is state-of-the-art technology. Using lasers, we can adhere and build metal foil on the surface of your box, creating a stunning, metallic effect on lettering, logos, or other design elements — or even the whole box!
Cosmetics Paper Box Design Tips and Templates
Ask for our purpose-made cosmetics paper box design template before you get started on the layout; it’s free and makes design a breeze.
Export your files as vectors in PDF format for the best results. Our recommended software option for box design is Adobe Illustrator. Convert your color space from RGB to CMYK.
If you can’t deliver vectors — say, if you’re exporting bitmaps from Photoshop — then make sure the resolution of all graphics is at least 300 DPI. With vectors, you needn’t worry about resolution, but all other images must have a high definition to tolerate resizing without becoming fuzzy and “pixilated”. All images must be embedded and correctly sized.
You’ll need to add a “bleed zone” of 3 mm around all your dielines—the limits at which your box will be cut. A bleed is an extended zone at the periphery of your photo, artwork, or other image, which falls outside the area that your finished panel will cover. Once we’ve printed your cartons, we’ll cut them to the exact size needed for your chosen format. This “bit extra” gets cut off and makes sure that the finished image fills the sheet with none of it being lost.
If you’ve chosen special finishes such as foil stamping, spot UV, or embossing and debossing, you’ll need to create separate layers for each process as they are done separately to printing.
To learn more about preparing your artwork and layouts for printing, please check out our Prepress Artwork information page.
Our Environmental Commitment
We actively encourage reuse and recycling of all our products. We can use recycled or FSC-certified materials on request. FSC-certified means materials from responsibly managed, sustainable forests. And as we said, we only use eco-friendly inks.
Get in touch to talk through your requirements or ask us for a no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to help you make cosmetics paper boxes that will cause a real stir.