Flexo Printing on Corrugated Boxes

With advances in modern printing innovation and brand competition, packaging now plays a major role in promoting your brand. Many companies are turning to flexography to create eye-catching designs, logos and messaging on their standard mailing or e-commerce shipping boxes. Flexo printing on boxes is a popular choice for jobs requiring high volumes of labels and packaging.

What Is Flexographic Printing?

Flexography involves using flexible printing plates mounted on fast-rotating cylinders. During the process, we wind a flexible, photopolymer plate around a rotating cylinder for each color. The graphics and text for each color are then raised from the surface of the plate. Only the raised portions of the plate get inked.

We use presses during the flexographic printing process to print on a variety of thicknesses of corrugated board and achieve speeds of up to 12,000 sheets per hour! For this reason, flexography has become the standard for many packaging companies seeking to print imaging quickly and on a multitude of substrates. Compared to other printing methods, flexo printing on boxes offers higher quality, more diversity and lower costs.

Materials appropriate for flexographic printing include:

  • Subscription boxes
  • Shipping boxes
  • Jewelry boxes
  • In-store displays
  • Pre-printed liner board
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Bakery boxes
  • Clothing boxes

Why Choose Flexo Printing for Custom Boxes?

The advantages of the flexographic printing process include:


  • Ideal for long runs
  • Uses cost-effective equipment that require little maintenance
  • Runs at incredibly high press speeds
  • Prints on a multitude of materials
  • Uses relatively low-cost consumables
  • Handles all printing, laminating, varnishing and die-cutting in a single pass
  • Compatible with both water-based and oil-based inks

Examples of Flexo Printing on Boxes

At Bolt Boxes, we help customers use flexographic printing on several different box types — C-series mailer boxes, RSC shipping boxes and end-loading boxes. Recent examples of our flexographic work on boxes include:

  • C-series mailer box with two-color flexo print
  • C-series mailer box with two-color flexo print
  • RSC shipping box with one-color flexo print

The Versatility of Flexo Printing on Boxes

Because of its versatility, flexography is the printing process of choice for a wide variety of substrates, including paper, foil, film and corrugated boxes. Products that commonly use flexo printing are:

  • Bags and seasonal candy wrappers
  • Paper towels
  • Craft beer and wine labels
  • Metal panels for siding and roofing
  • Embossed products
  • Pizza labels

Order Custom Flexo-Printed Boxes Online

Are you looking for solutions for printing on a custom mailer or corrugated boxes? If so, Bolt Boxes can help. We specialize in litho, flexo and digital printing designs and can personalize your shipping boxes to reflect your brand.

For almost 60 years, Bolt Boxes has been committed to helping companies take their branding efforts to another level. We are Master G7 Certified and a member of the Fiber Box Association, meaning our boxes are 100% recyclable. Our prepress expertise allows us to deliver superior print quality and consistency on all your packaging.

Do you need help deciding which printing option is best for you? Contact our team online today or use our online configurator to get started with flexo printing on your personalized corrugated box.

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