You are working on a packaging project and need to decide on what material you want to make it with? Lets talk about some options.
Paperboard and Folding Board
To help you learn a little more about this material, we borrowed this introduction article from wikipedia:
Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.25 mm, 0.010 in, or 10 points) than paper. According to ISO standards, paperboard is a paper with a grammage above 224 g/m2, but there are exceptions. Paperboard can be single- or multi-ply. Paperboard can be easily cut and formed, is lightweight, and because it is strong, is used in packaging. Another end-use would be graphic printing, such as book and magazine covers or postcards.
So is folding board different?
Short answer: No. There are grades of all paperboard, so a Neenah folding board will be a very high grade paperboard that is made not to crack when folded into a box or pocket folder.
How versatile is a paperboard package or box?
Think origami. Paperboard packaging can be die cut, bent, scored and folded into an amazing array of shapes and sizes. From standard folders, to uniquely folded boxes for luxury packaging and retail applications. Send us a sketch of what you are thinking of and what your are putting in the package and our in-house package designers can help find a way to create it.
On top of the range of the full scale of printing options, paperboard can be combined with cloth or specialty papers to create elegant, unique packaging. With a huge range of cloth (Corporate Image has almost 240 colors in stock through their parent company LBS) and specialty papers (from faux leathers, quilted, wood grain and many many more) – you can find a way to have your brand stand out. These cover materials work great with foil stamping or debossing!
For printed paperboard projects, there are no limits. From 4 color process, spot colors, spot UV, foil and varnishes, what ever art you can devise can be printed on paperboard.