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General Specialty Box Information Styles of Specialty Boxes
Introduction Hinged Specialty Boxes
Graphics Book Boxes
Materials Neck Boxes
Specialty Box Design Shoulder Boxes
Plain Stay Boxes
Slide Boxes
Other Specialty Boxes

When you need a truly unique package, allow Brimar to design a specialty box. Since Brimar is a custom specialty box manufacturer, your options are nearly endless.


Specialty boxes are custom boxes that are unique and attractive, yet functional. Brimar's collection of boxes ranges from simple boxes that are great for holding industrial parts to fancy presentation kits. Most aspects of your box will be machine produced. However, Brimar can hand finish almost any detail you require. Any of the paper used to make our other quality products can be used to make your specialty box. Your paper can be plain, theme, patterned, foil, or cloth. Custom graphics, such as a logo or photographic image, can be printed or foil stamped on any paper that is wrapped on a specialty box. Your options are endless, so ask your Brimar representative to explain all the options available. We will help you create the unique box that will help your product sell better than you ever thought possible.


Graphics can make or break your specialty box. Add a simple, one-color line art logo or a vibrant, four-color photographic image to your box. Brimar Packaging offers process printing, foil stamping, and embossing for your boxes, inside and out. Plus varnish, aqueous, UV coatings, and film lamination can be added if needed. The options for your specialty box are limited only by your imagination.

Process Printing
You can add graphics to your box with conventional printing. One or two color line art on white or colored paper is most cost effective. But it's the rich, four-color process, photographic images on your box that catches the consumers' eye.
Foil Stamping
Add a look of distinction to your specialty box 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. Combine the perfect foil color with one of thousands of colored, patterned or theme papers to achieve a look that fits your corporate image.
Through embossing, Brimar can add texture by raising your graphics off your box. You can add any pigmented or shiny foil stamping on top of the embossing, or keep it "blind" for a classic, elegant appearance. Create a picture through texture with blind embossing. Embossing your box will add value and class.

You can add a layer of protection or a gloss or matte finish to your specialty box by coating the paper wrap. Choices of coatings include varnish, aqueous, UV or film lamination. For simple logos, varnish often adds enough extra protection to prevent the printing from rubbing off your box. Aqueous coating is harder than varnish and offers the protection needed on heavy print coverage. UV coating really makes the difference by making the images pop off the paper. Film lamination is used to provide protection when no other coating will do.

Adding graphics will increase your product's value, communicate product information, establish brand recognition, convey marketing messages, and separate your product from your competitors'. Why settle for a plain "specialty box", when graphics can be added for a minimal charge to create a great "package"!


Chipboard is the base substrate we use to manufacturer your specialty boxes. Thicknesses range from 0.030" to 0.100". Ask your Brimar representative what thickness will work best for your box. Knowing the weight of your product and how it will be packed in your box will help determine the thickness of the chipboard used.
If chipboard is the skeleton for a specialty box, then the paper wrap is the skin. Your paper choices are endless. Your paper can be white, gloss or matte solid color, printed with a theme, or printed with a pattern. It can be flat or textured. It can even be a foil paper or cloth. Custom graphics, such as a logo or photographic image, can be printed or foil stamped on any paper or foil that is wrapped on a box. When combining specialty papers with a variety graphics, you can create a unique appearance for your box that will add value and distinction to your product line.


Designing specialty boxes is what Brimar does best. Since we are a custom manufacturer of boxes, we are highly trained in the structural design of our products. Whether you're an ad agency with your own design staff or an inventor with little packaging knowledge, Brimar will help you decide which box options best suit your needs.

Your corporate image and sales demographics, along with your sales outlets and your shipping methods are a few factors Brimar's highly trained staff will use to design your box.

Custom samples need to be produced to ensure that you are comfortable with what you are buying. Will the box being quoted be strong enough? Will your products be laid out correctly in your box? These are a few questions that can easily be answered by creating a custom-made box sample. Most of the time there will be a charge associated with a custom box sample.

Perhaps an existing sample of a box from our sample department will suffice. Since specialty boxes are so unique, samples may be limited. Existing specialty box samples will be sent out free of charge by UPS or FedEx Ground service.

Sample materials will always be sent out free of charge by UPS or FedEx Ground service. If you need to see available papers, foils, or board colors, then we would be glad to send you samples to help you decide what materials will be used to make your box.


Shown below are only a few examples of unique specialty boxes. Since we are manufacturers of custom boxes, ask your Brimar salesperson to explain all the options and styles available.


Adding a hinge can turn a standard set-up box into a presentation. There are several styles of hinges available.
Paper Hinge
The most common hinge on a hinged box is achieved by adhering the lid paper to the bottom of the box. Most often, this style of hinge is used when the cover of the box extends all the way down, or is full telescoping. If extra strength is needed, you may include a reinforcing strip of paper or tape on the inside of the box.
Taped and Stitched Hinge
Our strongest hinge for boxes is called a taped and stitched hinge. This style is made by stapling the cover to the bottom, then adding a piece of paper or tape to cover the staples. You can add a taped and stitched hinge to a box that has a short lid or a full telescoping lid.
Three-Sided Cover Hinged Box
Another hinge for a specialty box is called a three-sided cover hinge. Again, the lid paper is used to adhere the bottom to lid. However, the hinge point is different on a three-sided cover hinge than on a standard paper hinge box. Die cutting is often inevitably required when manufacturing this style hinged box.


Book boxes are a unique specialty box that allows your customer to store your product on a book shelf. A book box is made by gluing a tray into an actual book cover. Our book covers are high quality turned edge covers, just like you would find on an ordinary hardbound book. Ask your Brimar sales representative about the many options available with book boxes.



Neck boxes are three-piece specialty boxes where the lid and bottom do not telescope, or overlap. They "kiss" together or never touch each other. The inner neck, which can be a set-up tray, a glued sleeve, or a platform, is glued or friction-locked into the bottom of the box. The inner neck's function is to guide and hold the lid in place when this box is closed.




Shoulder boxes are three-piece boxes, with a "shoulder" glued or friction-locked into the cover. Usually, the lid of a shoulder box is deeper than the bottom, and the shoulder prevents the bottom from pushing up into the lid


Plain stay boxes are traditionally used as an inexpensive industrial parts box. This specialty box is a standard set-up box with the stay, or tape, on the corners left exposed. Dress up an inexpensive plain stay box by only wrapping the lid.


Brimar also offers slide boxes, or matchbook boxes.


There are many more styles of boxes available from Brimar. Allow us to walk you through the options and create a unique specialty box just for you.

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