- How do I get a quote on a rigid
box project ?
- Where can I find samples of
- Why doesn't
Four Four Four publish prices of boxes?
- Who is
your primary target Customer for Rigid Boxes?
- What is your production lead
times for orders?
- When is your busy season?
If you have been buying a specific box for
a long time, you likely are very familiar with the specifications we require and
perhaps have a quote sheet from another supplier that should tell us all we need
to know to quote your project. We need to know the caliper or basis weight
of the box board material along with the finish ( white or chip ) We need to
know the dimensions of the bottom tray on score-lines (inside dimensions of the
box). We then need to know the laminate stock. Is it printed litho? that
you supply or we have to print?, is it a standard cover stock from one of the
many paper suppliers? We also need to know the style of box. Is it a
standard two-piece telescope? Is it a three piece shouldered box? Hinged? Tray
Only? etc. Once we have the specs then we simply need the qty in order to
complete a quote and send it to you for consideration. Now if you
are new to rigid boxes we will need to have a longer consultation process in
order to refine your box needs with you. In each case. Call us or
email us to get the ball rolling.
Four Four Four Limited is a full
manufacturing facility and as such we have an extensive collection of prior
production samples. We cannot show all of them here in our website of
course. You will see many of our accomplishments at upscale retailers,
wineries, chocolate stores, florists, and the list goes on. Our packaging
has been used in clothing, chocolates, perfumes, movies DVD cases, books, etc.
Four Four Four does not publish pricing
here sine the vast majority of projects we are involved in are Custom work with
unique circumstances. The key driver in packaging is always the volume of
the production run, as such pricing is indexed by this. The same or
similar style of box will vary in price if a Client orders 100 boxes versus a
Client that orders 100,00 boxes. So we will quote your box requirements
individually. But we will tell you that we are very cost competitive.
Many Creative Directors will perhaps decide rigid boxes are too expensive for a
given project. NOT NECESSARILY SO ! Rigid boxes do not require
tooling or dies. We have flexible machinery that can be adjusted to run
custom size packaging with no steel rule dies that are needed for folding
cartons. As such in short run situations, rigid boxes may actually be
cheaper than folding cartons AND be a much better box.
So do not discount rigid boxes on price
alone, let us show you how rigid boxes can in fact be the better price
performance solution when looking for new packaging solutions.
What makes rigid boxes so interesting is
the wide range of applications that we work in. We have worked with
Clients in any Industry you can imagine. From Cosmetics to Chocolates, from
Automotive to Floor Tiles. We have created sample boxes, product launch kits,
product packaging, retail signature packaging and everything in between.
While rigid boxes are not as popular as they use to be at the turn of the
century before folding cartons were introduced. We continue to innovate and find
our niche in many product verticals. Board Games and Puzzles are one of
our larger segments. In fact we also make our own games that can be found at
license with Nickelodeon and Disney to create premium Kids games that are found
at retailers across Canada.
The answer to this is based on our
relationship. We have long term Clients that we offer virtual stocking
programs so that we can fill an order in just a few days. Our business is
also highly seasonal with the largest demand occurring in the summer to fall for
the Holiday Season retail time frame. As such our lead times may be 2-3
weeks in the January to May time frame, but may be 6 weeks in the fall due to
our heavy loading due to peak orders. Again any lead times for Custom jobs
will be given at the time of order. We do our best to make everyone happy.
If we cannot meet your timelines, we will tell you upfront. Many companies
will tell you what you want to hear to get your order and will then simply be
late with delivery.
Without question our style of packaging is
at its highest demand for the Q4 period. Due to Holiday Seasons in December, we
are busy from June through to November to meet delivery for this all important
fourth quarter as most of our goods are for retailers in one form or another. Be
it jewelry boxes, or retail packaging, or the prestige products our packaging is