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Custom cardboard boxes that are as unique as your business

Custom cardboard boxes from Macfarlane Packaging are an ideal solution for personalising your packaging. Whether you need to protect a specific product or you want to show case your brand, bespoke boxes could be the answer.

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We’ve been working with businesses for over 70 years to create bespoke boxes that can protect products and protect brands. If you’re looking for branded cardboard boxes or custom size boxes, you’ve come to the right place. We can provide:

Free Custom Box Estimates

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Get a free, no obligation quote for bespoke boxes. Simply tell us your requirements.

Bespoke Cardboard Box Sizes and Printing

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We can help with custom boxes of all sizes, prints and styles to suit your brand and products.

Expert Custom Cardboard Box Design

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Access our packaging design experts and Innovaiton Labs to create your ideal custom box.

Quality Bespoke Box Assurance

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All bespoke cardboard boxes we develop are made from quality materials.

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FAQs about custom and printed boxes

What are custom cardboard boxes used for?

Bespoke boxes can be used just like standard cardboard boxes. Whether you’re using a custom printed box or custom size box, they can be used for storing, shipping and protecting your products.

Printed cardboard boxes can be a great idea if you want to promote your brand, push a specific campaign or communicate key messages on your packaging.

 What kind of cardboard boxes can Macfarlane Packaging offer?

At Macfarlane Packaging, we can supply a huge range of boxes. This includes corrugated transit boxes, as well as gift and retail boxes. Here’s just a few of the kinds of cardboard cartons we can offer:

  • Single wall cardboard boxes
  • Double wall cardboard boxes
  • Euro modular boxes
  • eCommerce boxes
  • Pallet boxes and export boxes
  • Bottle boxes
  • Postal boxes
  • Gift and retail boxes

We can provide all these different types of boxes in custom sizes, bespoke specifications (e.g. white cardboard instead of brown or performance board grades), plus we can print them with your colours, branding and messages.

How do I know what custom size cardboard box I need?

The size of the box (or boxes) you need will depend on the product(s) you’re shipping. You need to take into account the size, shape, weight, and fragility of your product(s), as these will all influence what size and kind of box you need.

For example, if you ship a range of different size products or pack multiple products you may want to buy a range of different size cardboard boxes that will accommodate all your goods.

To find out what size boxes you need, you should start by measuring the length, width, and depth (or height) of your product(s). At Macfarlane Packaging, we recommend that you measure in millimetres (mm). This measurement will represent the internal dimensions you need for your box or boxes.

If you want to know the external size of a box you’re researching, you usually need to add several mm to the internal dimensions. The exact number of mm will depend on the thickness of the corrugated cardboard used to make your box. For example, if it is a single wall cardboard box or a double wall cardboard box. If you’re not sure, our experts are always on hand to help! Click here to contact us.

What are the advantages for my business using custom cardboard boxes?

There are lots of different advantages to using bespoke cardboard boxes. Here are some of the ways a branded box or a custom size box can benefit you:

  • Enhancing your brand identity: if you choose custom-printed boxes, you can print your logo, brand colours and other branding elements on custom boxes to enhance your brand identity and create a memorable unboxing experience for the customer.
  • Improving how your protect your products: custom boxes can be designed to fit and protect your products to ensure they stay secure in shipping, transport, storage, and ensure they reach the customer in perfect condition!
  • Elevate your customer experience: custom printed boxes can help by elevating your customer experience. Our annual unboxing survey shows that the unboxing experience is key to customer satisfaction and that branded packaging can positively influence repeat purchases.
  • Demonstrate your environmental credentials: choosing eco-friendly packaging materials, or printing key environmental labels on your custom boxes can be a key way to communicate your sustainability positioning to your customers.
  • Lowering costs & environmental impact: bespoke cardboxes boxes can help you reduce your overall packaging costs. By reducing damages and returns, reducing the size of your pack and improving materials you can cut costs across key areas like storage, transport and replacing damaged product. Plus, a custom box can also help you lower carbon emissions and your packaging waste. A win for you and the planet.

Need to learn more about cardboard boxes?

Our FREE guide to cardboard boxes will:

  • Explain how to measure a box
  • Give you a guide to what cardboard boxes are made from
  • Help you understand fluting and board grades
  • Outline popular FEFCO box styles
  • Show you Macfarlane’s extensive range of boxes (including single wall boxes, double wall cartons, pallet boxes, shipping boxes and more!)
  • Discuss custom cardboard boxes and packaging automation
  • Provide a guide to packaging and recycling
  • Tackle frequently asked questions (FAQS) about cardboard boxes

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You can have custom cardboard boxes designed and delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have custom boxes from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.