Materials of gift box and packaging box —-surface materials

Materials of gift box and packaging box —-surface materials

Materials of gift box and packaging box —-surface materials


Usually, there are two kinds of material for gift box and packaing box surface, paper and fabric. These materials should be glued on the grey cardboard, and make the boxes be different, from gerenal to premium.



Usually, art paper, specialty paper, kraft paper are used for gift box and packaging box .

Art paper, c1s, c2s art paper,

Art papers are one of the highest quality printing papers and are used for illustrated books, calendars and brochures. The grammage varies from 100 to 230 g/m2. These papergrades are triple coated with 20 – > 40 g/m2/side and have matt or glossy finish. Higher qualities often contain cotton.

128gsm and 157gsm c2s art paper are usually printed then glued on the surface of boxes.

this box is covered by 157gsm art paper.

Specialty paper, craft paper, decorative paper,

Specialty paper is for some particular uses with a small production.there are various kinds of specialty papers,and all kinds of papers for special purposes and art papers are collectively referred to as specialty paper. in order to save the confusion of names caused by the variety of papers, dealers now refer to art papers such as crushed paper collectively as specialty paper. special attention should be paid when designers and printing houses choose papers. the price varies greatly with different types of papers. there are different surface textures with both common papers and specialty papers. people have different feelings about the smoothness,roughness ,delicacy, and whiteness and purity.we can make different choices according to different surface attributs. in that way we can make fashionable , personalized works with different styles to embody the theme of design, and to give the printed article both practicality and aesthetic look.

specialty paper is a kind of paper with special qualities,it is made from different fibres crushed together with a crushing machine. for instance, with the raw material of solely synthetic fibre or mixed wood pulp, and with treatment, the papers has different uses and different qualities,  for example:uses in living, construction, electronic products, industrial filtering, mechanic industry, agriculture,information technology, optics, culture and art,biochemical frontier technology etc.   , all those kinds of papers for special uses and purposes are referred to collectively as specialty paper.


this black gift box‘s surface paper is leatherette paper, it looks like leather covered on the surface.



this is a golden gift box, the surface paper is golden paper, with debossing texture and logo.

Kraft paper


Kraft paper is paper produced from chemical pulp processed by the kraft process. Pulp produced by the kraft process is stronger than that made by other pulping processes; acidic sulfite processes degrade cellulose more, leading to weaker fibers, and mechanical pulping processes leave most of the lignin with the fibers, whereas Kraft pulping removes most of the lignin present originally in the wood. Low lignin is important to the resulting strength of the paper as the hydrophobic nature of lignin interferes with the formation of the hydrogen bonds between cellulose (and hemicellulose) in the fibers.

Kraft pulp is darker than other wood pulps, but it can be bleached to make very white pulp. Fully bleached kraft pulp is used to make high quality paper where strength, whiteness and resistance to yellowing are important.


Gerenally, we use yellow kraft paper cover the surface, and because most of the kraft paper is recyclable, so some customers like to choose kraft paper box.


There are three kind of fabric to be usually used for the surface of gift boxes, they are velvet, cotton and pp non woven.


Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel.

Velvet is woven on a special loom that weaves two thicknesses of velvet at the same time. The two pieces are then cut apart to create the pile effect, and the two lengths of fabric are wound on separate take-up rolls. Velvet was expensive to make before industrial power looms became available. Velvet is difficult to clean because of its pile, but modern dry cleaning methods make cleaning more feasible. Velvet pile is created by warp or vertical yarns and velveteen pile is created by weft or fill yarns.



Cotton, cotton cloth

soft and comfortable feeling makes this kind of box very high quality. It also can be printed logo or pattern by hot stamping.

this gift box is a striped cotton box with golden logo.

Non-woven fabric

Nonwoven fabric is a fabric-like material made from long fibres, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. The term is used in the textile manufacturing industry to denote fabrics, such as felt, which are neither woven nor knitted. Nonwoven materials typically lack strength unless densified or reinforced by a backing. In recent years, nonwovens have become an alternative to polyurethane foam.

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