Warehouse / Printing / Added Services

Eco-Friendly Recycled Green Boxes
Post-Consumer Recycled Paper

Warehouse

We provide the highest quality custom paper boxes in adherence to customer specifications. In addition, our large warehouse stocks many grades of paper, including post-consumer recycled paper to ensure quick turnaround times. If space is an issue for you, we can store your product in our vast warehouse.

Printing

We can handle the simplest one-color project to the most demanding eight-color job. As part of our commitment to providing eco-friendly recycled green boxes, we use soy-based ink which is biodegradable. In addition, the colors from soy-based ink are brighter, so less ink is needed.

We have the ability to print your custom boxes on various types of paperboard and thicknesses. The paperboard can be up to 40 point caliper. We use the following grades of paper:

Virgin Board

SBS (Solid Bleached Sulfate): White on both sides with white filler. SBS is generally used for custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes, custom medical boxes, custom pharmaceutical packaging boxes, and high-end custom retail boxes.

SUS (Solid Unbleached Sulfate): White on one side and brown on the other side. SUS possesses greater strength and rigidity than SBS, and can be found in many applications, including custom beverage boxes and custom food boxes.

Poly Board: White on both sides (SBS), and poly (wax) is applied to either one side or both sides. Poly Board is used for custom food boxes when food touches paper.

Ovenable Board: White on both sides with a coating on one side. It is SBS board that can withstand high temperatures and therefore can be used in the oven. Ovenable Board is generally used for custom food boxes.

Blister Board: White on both sides. Semi-rigid plastic is attached to it to form a package, or blister pack. Blister Board is generally made into a hang tab box with a plastic attachment for small, light products. It is an ideal point of purchase display to be placed on a peg. Blister Board is often used for custom cosmetic boxes, custom medical boxes, and custom retail boxes.

Recycled Board

CCNB (Clay Coated News Back): White on the front, with gray on the back. CCNB is one of the most popular grades of paper because it combines a good printing surface with an inexpensive, but bending grade substrate. This product is made up of 80% post-consumer recycled paper and 20% recycled paper. Typical applications include custom display boxes for point of purchase, as well as custom beverage boxes, custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes, custom retail boxes, custom software boxes, and custom toy boxes.

CCKB (Clay Coated Kraft Back): White on the front with brown on the back. CCKB is made from 100% recycled paper. It is used for custom display boxes for point of purchase, as well as custom beverage boxes, custom cosmetic boxes, custom food boxes, custom retail boxes, custom software boxes, and custom toy boxes.

Bending Chip: Brown on both sides. Bending Chip is made up of 100% recycled paper. It is generally used for custom paper boxes which require a natural, ecologically-aware appearance, such as custom cosmetic boxes.

Since Imperial is FSC chain-of-custody certified, customers looking for eco-friendly recycled green boxes can request FSC-certified paper, which is traceable to responsibly managed forests.

Added Services

Added services to your product will increase your product's value and make it stand out from the competition, whether it is coating, foil stamping, embossing or debossing.

Coating

You can add a layer of protection to your box by coating the paper. Choices of coatings include varnish, aqueous, satin finish (soft touch), UV, or blister. These coatings are available in gloss or matte finishes. Spot coating in only certain areas of the box is also an option.

As part of our environmentally conscious philosophy, we offer water-based aqueous coating. This type of coating provides marvelous rub and scuff resistance. It gives protection that far exceeds standard varnishes. It protects the product from harmful elements from the shipment through to end-use.

Foil Stamping

Foil stamping uses heat and metallic film in a specialty printing process that produces a shiny design on paper. With foil stamping, you can achieve a brilliance that cannot be duplicated with ink. A wide spectrum of matte, gloss, metallic, or holographic foils are available in various colors. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to yield a pattern of foil embossings on printed or unprinted custom paper boxes.

Embossing / Debossing

Through embossing, we can add texture by raising your graphics off your box. By debossing, we can leave an image pressed into the surface of the box. Either embossing or debossing may be used as a decorative element and will add value and class to your custom box.