Printing or Debossing Your Logo onto Stock Gift Boxes

If you'd like to add your own logo to our stock gift boxes, it's easy and the results can look fantastic! 

Check out the below notes and then progress to our on-line estimator to obtain a quick print price.

Take a look at the image galleries below and ‘Read More’ information to decide which print method suits your needs and logo best.

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At Foldabox we make it easy to add your own logo or printed design to our stock boxes, to create your own unique branded gift box!

If you'd like to add your own logo to our stock gift boxes, it's easy and the results can look fantastic!

Adding a logo enables you to personalise gift boxes without the large volume commitment and long lead time needed for a fully made to order box.

24 is the minimum number of boxes we can print. 144 or more is the most economic quantity due to fixed origination charges that apply no matter how few or how many boxes you print.

All boxes are packed in 12’s so print quantities are in multiples of 12.

Printing is offered on all boxes available from stock. These boxes are already manufactured so printing options are limited to the outside and inside lid of the box.

We cannot print all over the box, this would require the flat paper to be printed before the box is covered and assembled.

We can use foil, print ink to match a Pantone color, or deboss your logo. Multiple print colors and CMYK print are also possible depending on registration, design complexity and box color.

We cannot bleed print over the edges of the box and require a minimum 1cm border from the edge of the print logo or design to the edge of the box.

Allow around 2 weeks delivery for custom printing from receipt of your artwork and payment to delivery of printed boxes. Sooner delivery may be possible but during busy times, especially September - December it can take longer.

Due to the high volume of print enquiries, please allow 3 days for a custom print quotation.

Please submit the completed Jotform to enable Nigel Taylor our Print Manager to best assist you with a quotation.

If you are interested in 1,000 or more boxes in one of our standard sizes but with your custom color paper and print, or one of our stock colors to your own size, please submit your enquiry on our Bespoke Page. You will need to allow around 10-12 weeks for this option.

We also offer fully made to order boxes with many custom options shown in detail on our Bespoke Page on min. 2,000 boxes. You will need to allow 12-14 weeks for this option.

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Printing Sample Gallery


1 Color Foil Blocking

2 Color Foil Blocking

Tone-on-Tone Foil Blocking

Debossing (Impression, no color)

1 Color Screen Printing

2 Color Screen Printing

Multi Color / Digital Print

Also known as foil printing, or hot foil stamping.

  • A process that uses heat and pressure to apply your logo or design with a very thin layer of pre-glued foil film to the surface of the gift box.
  • First, your logo or design is etched into a metal block (also known as a die, plate or stamp).
  • The metal block is fixed into the foil blocking machine and heated to a high temperature.
  • Under pressure the metal block presses your selected foil film color into the box surface in the shape of the etched design.
  • Foil film is supplied on rolls and cut down to the required logo width from larger rolls.
  • Traditionally foil colors were commonly gold or silver but foils are available in a wide selection of colors, including matt finishes. Copper and rose gold are currently very popular.
  • Foil is most commonly used and recommended if you want a metallic shiny effect to your logo and produces a premium quality finish.
  • Foils have their own color references depending on the manufacturer. Kurz, Phillips Foils and Foilco are the most common foils used.
  • Foils are not supplied as Pantone colors but we can usually find a close workable match to a Pantone reference.
  • Foil is a solid color, shading and half-tones cannot be achieved.
  • Due to the application of heat and pressure, the logo is depressed slightly into the surface of the box.
  • Each box is printed individually by hand, this is not an automatic process and requires a skilled printer.

 

Example of Brass Dies

Example of Brass Dies

 

Example of Foil Rolls

Example of Foil Rolls

Pink Foil on Kraft Pink Foil on Kraft
Gold Foil on Black Gold Foil on Black
Black Foil on Silver Black Foil on Silver
Silver Foil on Red Silver Foil on Red
Silver Foil on White Silver Foil on White

Also known as foil printing, or hot foil stamping.

  • A process that uses heat and pressure to apply your logo or design with a very thin layer of pre-glued foil film to the surface of the gift box.
  • First, your logo or design is etched into a metal block (also known as a die, plate or stamp).
  • Each color element of the logo requires a separate metal block.
  • 2 color foil is exactly the same process as 1 color foil, it’s just done twice!
  • The metal block is fixed into the foil blocking machine and heated to a high temperature.
  • Under pressure the metal block presses your selected foil film color into the box surface in the shape of the etched design.
  • One color is applied to all the boxes, the 1st color block is then removed from the machine and is set up with the 2nd color block for the 2nd foil color to be applied.
  • Foil film is supplied on rolls and cut down to the required logo width from larger rolls.
  • Traditionally foil colors were commonly Gold or Silver but foils are available in a wide selection of colors, including matt finishes.
  • Foil is most commonly used and recommended if you want a metallic shiny effect to your logo and produces a premium quality finish.
  • Foils have their own color references depending on the manufacturer. Kurz, Phillips Foils and Foilco are the most common foils used.
  • Foils are not supplied as Pantone colors but we can usually find a close workable match to a Pantone reference.
  • Foil is a solid color, shading and half-tones cannot be achieved. Your logo will need to be modified to a solid color if it normally includes shading.
  • Foil colors cannot touch or overlap because the process of applying the 2nd color will lift the 1st color off the box.
  • We can achieve quite tight registration between colors but some designs are not recommended or suitable for 2 color foil.
  • Due to the application of heat and pressure, the logo is depressed slightly into the surface of the box.
  • Each box is printed individually by hand, this is not an automatic process and requires a skilled printer.

 

Example of Brass Dies

Example of Brass Dies

 

Example of Foil Rolls

Example of Foil Rolls

White and Gold on Black White and Gold on Black
Gold and Grey on White Gold and Grey on White
Copper and White on Black Copper and White on Black
Black and Pale Blue on White Black and Pale Blue on White
Red and White on Black Red and White on Black

Also known as foil printing, or hot foil stamping.

  • Tone on Tone foil printing is simply a description for the use of glossy foil applied to the same color matt finish gift box - black on black, gold on gold, rose gold on rose gold, white on white etc.
  • All our boxes have a matt finish, so tone on tone glossy foil looks especially good.
  • It is exactly the same process and price as 1 color foil printing, it’s just the foil is the color of the box.
  • If you use our on-line price estimate, just select 1 color foil.
  • The print process uses heat and pressure to apply your logo or design with a very thin layer of pre-glued foil film to the surface of the gift box.
  • First, your logo or design is etched into a metal block (also known as a die, plate or stamp).
  • The metal block is fixed into the foil blocking machine and heated to a high temperature.
  • Under pressure the metal block presses the foil film color into the box surface in the shape of the etched design.
  • Foil film is supplied on rolls and cut down to the required logo width from larger rolls.
  • Traditionally foil colors were most commonly gold or silver but foils are now available in a wide selection of colors and match all our box colors.
  • You don’t need to specify the foil color if you want tone on tone, we’ll match it to the box.
  • Foil is a solid color, shading and half-tones cannot be achieved. Your logo will need to be modified to a solid color if it normally includes shading.
  • Due to the application of heat and pressure, the logo is depressed slightly into the surface of the box.
  • Each box is printed individually by hand, this is not an automatic process and requires a skilled printer.

 

Example of Brass Dies

 

Example of Foil Rolls

Example of Foil Rolls

Black Foil on Black Black Foil on Black
Copper Foil on Copper Copper Foil on Copper
Gold Foil on Gold Gold Foil on Gold
Silver Foil on Silver Rose Gold Foil on Rose Gold
Rose Gold Foil on Rose Gold Silver Foil on Silver

Also known as blind debossing.

Debossing presses the logo down into the surface. Embossing is where the design is raised up from the surface. Embossing is not possible on stock gift boxes.

  • A process that uses heat and pressure to depress your logo or design into the surface of the gift box.
  • First, your logo or design is etched into a metal block (also known as a die, plate or stamp).
  • The metal block is fixed into the foil blocking machine and heated to a high temperature.
  • Under pressure the metal block presses your logo into the box surface in the shape of the etched design.
  • Debossing uses exactly the same process principle as Foil Printing but minus the colored foil!
  • Debossing is the same price as 1 color Foil Printing.
  • The block is usually etched deeper for debossing than it is for the application of foil.
  • Large and bold designs work well for debossing. Very thin lines, tiny text and small registration marks can lose definition.
  • Each box is debossed individually by hand, this is not an automatic process and requires a skilled printer.
Debossing onto Black Debossing onto Black
Debossing onto White Debossing onto White
Debossing onto Copper Debossing onto Copper
Debossing onto Red Debossing onto Red
Debossing onto Ivory Debossing onto Ivory

Screen Printing Infographic

Also known as silk screen printing.

  • A process that uses liquid ink pushed through a mesh screen to apply color in the shape of your logo to the surface of the gift box.
  • Mesh is stretched over a wooden frame under tension. Historically the mesh was silk but nowadays is made from fine nylon.
  • Using an emulsion scooped over the screen and exposure to intense light, the logo is burned into the emulsion. This leaves the tiny pinholes in the mesh open for the ink to pass through, while blanking off any areas that are not the logo.
  • The gift box is held securely in a jig to prevent It from moving.
  • The screen is placed into direct contact with the surface of the box.
  • A small amount of ink is flooded into the screen frame reservoir and a flat squeegee is dragged by hand across the screen, forcing the ink through the holes in the mesh and transferring the ink to the box surface.
  • The ink is dried by passing the gift box down a heat tunnel.
  • The advantage of screen printing is it enables specific Pantone color matching.
  • It is a good option if your logo or design covers a large surface area of the box lid, or your logo color is very important to your brand.
  • Screen printing uses matt finish inks. Metallic Pantone inks can be used but they do not achieve a true metallic finish in the same way foil does.
  • The color of the box can affect the outcome color of the print, so true color matching is best achieved on a white box.
  • Colors must be solid, no shades, graduations, tints or half-tones.
  • Screen Printing is a manual process, not automatic. One box is printed at a time and requires a skilled printer to ensure the quality and tension of the screen and to adjust the pressure of the ink application to achieve a crisp and even print on each box.

 

Liquid Ink matched to your Pantone

Liquid Ink Matched to your Pantone

 

Pantone Matched Print Colors

Pantone Matched Print Colors

Black on White Black on White
Black on White White on Red
Red on Pink Red on Pink
Pink on White Pink on White
Purple on Black Purple on Black

Screen Printing Infographic

Also known as silk screen printing.

  • A process that uses liquid ink pushed through a mesh screen to apply color in the shape of your logo to the surface of the gift box.
  • Mesh is stretched over a wooden frame under tension. Historically the mesh was silk but nowadays is made from fine nylon.
  • Using an emulsion scooped over the screen and exposure to intense light, the logo is burned into the emulsion. This leaves the tiny pinholes in the mesh open for the ink to pass through, while blanking off any areas that are not the logo.
  • 2 color screen printing is the same as 1 color but the process is done twice, once for each color.
  • Each color element of the logo/design requires a separate screen.
  • The gift box is held securely in a jig to prevent It from moving.
  • The screen is placed into direct contact with the surface of the box.
  • A small amount of ink is flooded into the screen frame reservoir and a flat squeegee is dragged by hand across the screen, forcing the ink through the holes in the mesh and transferring the ink to the box surface.
  • The ink is dried by passing the gift box down a heat tunnel.
  • This process is repeated for the 2nd color and the boxes must be fully dried between each color application.
  • The advantage of screen printing is it enables specific Pantone color matching.
  • It’s a good option if your logo or design covers a large surface area of the box lid, or your logo color is very important to your brand.
  • Screen printing uses matt finish inks. Metallic Pantone inks can be used but they do not achieve a true metallic finish in the same way foil does.
  • The color of the box can affect the outcome color of the print, so true color matching is best achieved paler color boxes.
  • Colors must be solid, no shades, graduations, tints or half-tones.
  • Colors must not touch and ideally not overlap.
  • Some logos or designs are not suitable for 2 color screen printing and we may recommend digital printing once we see your artwork.
  • Screen Printing is a manual process, not automatic. One box is printed at a time and requires a skilled printer to ensure the quality and tension of the screen and to adjust the pressure of the ink application to achieve a crisp and even print on each box.

 

Liquid Ink Matched to your Pantone

Liquid Ink Matched to your Pantone

 

Pantone Matched Print Colors

Pantone Matched Print Colors

Black and Green on White Black and Green on White
Black and Green on Kraft Black and Green on Kraft
Pink and Black on Silver Pink and Black on Silver
Yellow and White on Black Yellow and White on Black
Red and Grey on White Red and Grey on White

Digital Print Machine

Also known as full color, four color process, or CMYK

  • Digital printing is for the reproduction of photographs, multi-color graphics, or logos that have shades, tones, graduations and fine details.
  • Digital printing works best on white or ivory boxes. Some designs, but not all, can be printed onto black boxes. We will help you with this decision after we see your artwork or proposed design.
  • It can also be used for 2 colors if registration is very tight, or the design requires shading that cannot be achieved with screen or foil print methods.
  • Digital print requires your graphics be in a CMYK format. It cannot use RGB images. Check with your designer for help with this.
  • CMYK means the image is onky made up of 4 colors, Cyan (blue), Magenta (pink/red), Yellow and Key = Black.
  • All images can be reproduced by layering and overlapping tiny dots of these 4 colors. You can see these tiny dots if you look at a digital print through a magnifying glass. The dots cannot be seen by the naked eye and instead you see the dots as a solid color and a complete image.
  • A digital print machine is similar to your office inkjet printer, but much larger and far more expensive. It uses the same four ink colors but is much more sophisticated.
  • If your multi-color image uses Pantone colors we can usually achieve a close match if you specify them as the target colors.
  • Each box is printed individually. The gift box is loaded into the machine one at a time and aligned precisely so that your image appears exactly as you’d like.
  • Each digital print project requires that the machine be set up and calibrated for your design, so there is a one-time cost, called ‘origination’.
  • Digital print does not use physical plates or screens.

 

Linen Tester and CMYK Colors

Linen Tester and CMYK Colors

2 Colour Digital on White 2 Colour Digital on White
CMYK CMYK
CMYK CMYK
CMYK CMYK
2 Colour Digital on Kraft 2 Colour Digital on Kraft