Roll End Box Printing FAQ

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Three roll end boxes in various sizes with their lids open.

Have a question about printing custom Roll End Boxes? Check out these roll end box printing FAQ and learn about our paper stock, coating options, assembly and more.

What sizes are available?

We offer custom roll end boxes for online printing in three different sizes: 1-1/2″D, 2″D and 2-1/2″D. You can find them all on our Custom Boxes page or request a Custom Quote for custom printed boxes in other shapes and sizes. Learn more: Custom Packaging: Digital Die-Cut Boxes

What paper stocks and weights are available?

Our custom product boxes are printed on Coated Semigloss 1 Side (C1S) paper stock. They are available in 24pt. paper weight, which provides a noticeable heft and stiffness. Learn more: Small Format Paper Stocks, Coated Paper Stocks vs. Uncoated Paper Stocks, Text Weight vs. Cover Weight

Can I print on the inside of my boxes?

Yes, you can print in black or full-color ink on the inside and outside of your custom packaging. Just use the Printing on the Front and Printing on the Back dropdowns on the product page. Learn more: Black vs. Full-Color Printing

What coatings are available?

You can finish your custom product packaging with matte or gloss UV coating. Matte disguises fingerprints from handling, while gloss provides unmissable shine.

We recommend using a coating to create a specific look and feel, but it also provides extra durability and ensures less cracking of ink on the folds of your boxes. Learn more: Printing with UV Coating, UV Coating vs. Laminate

How are roll end boxes assembled?

Our roll end boxes are sometimes also called roll end top tuck boxes or simply tuck flap boxes. This is because all you have to do is fold on the scoring and tuck. They ship flat with no glue or tape needed to assemble.

Do you have roll end tuck top box templates?

Yes. You can find roll end box templates for various sizes on the product pages under Project Resources. We strongly recommend using a template as a 3D mockup of your design. Just print it out, cut and fold the template to see the spacing and placement of your designs, font size, etc. Learn more: Layout Guides

Do you have any design advice?

Yes! As a customer-focused online printer, we love providing great products and helping you use them effectively. If you’re unsure how to begin designing custom packaging boxes, consider these tips for inspiration:

  • Keep your product name and branding front and center.
  • Use a paper mockup to see your content’s spacing and alignment.
  • Add labels and stickers for variable info and to secure your box even more.
  • Include a package insert to solidify engagement.
  • Create a whole packaging experience with branded colors and messaging that represents your business and products.
  • Take advantage of printing on the inside and outside of your boxes.

Can I ship my products in tuck boxes?

No. Roll end boxes are another form of product packaging. For mailing, place your roll end boxes inside shipping boxes.

Will I get a proof for my boxes?

Yes. A digital PDF soft proof will be available for your review within one business day after we receive your file upload. You’ll be able to review the project’s content and format and make any changes before it’s printed. Learn more: How to Use a Print Proof

Can I create roll end boxes with different designs in the same order?

Yes. With our Versions feature, you can print various designs to differ content on multiple boxes. Part of our online printing services, it lets you change the designs but your boxes must be the same size and finish. Learn more: Versions

If you have questions about any of these roll end box printing FAQ or other printing services, please contact customer service.