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Tuck Box Printing FAQ

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

What sizes are available?

We offer custom Tuck Boxes for online printing in three different sizes: 1/2″W, 1”W and 2”W. 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

To understand how many custom playing cards (or other Collated Printing projects) will fit in each size box, please see the chart below.

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 12pt. and 14pt. paper weight, where the larger the number, the heavier the paper. 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?

No. You can print in black or full-color ink on the outside of your custom packaging, but we are not able to print on the inside.

We recommend adding package inserts like thank you cards, business cards, how-to or care instructions, loyalty program postcards or coupons to boost branding, promote and engage with customers. Learn more: Black vs. Full-Color Printing, Packaging Inserts: 7 Ideas (& Tips) to Increase Engagement

What coatings are available?

You can finish your custom product packaging with matte or Soft Touch laminates. Matte disguises fingerprints from handling, while Soft Touch feels velvety smooth and tactile.

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

How are tuck boxes assembled?

Our tuck boxes are also called reverse tuck boxes. This means the top and bottom flaps secure in opposite directions. They ship flat, so all you have to do is fold them together and tuck in the flaps.

Do you have tuck box templates?

Yes. You can find tuck 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: link to templates

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 this for inspiration:

Tips:

  • 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.

Can I ship my products in tuck boxes?

No. Think of tuck boxes as part of the product packaging. For mailing, place your tuck boxes inside shipping boxes.

What is the minimum order quantity?

The minimum order quantity for tuck boxes is 100, with the maximum quantity all the way up to 5,000. For quantities outside this range, you can request a Custom Quote.

Will I get a proof for my tuck 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: Proofs

Can I create tuck 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

For decks of cards, how many cards fit in each box?

This depends on what paper stock, paper weight and finish you used to print your cards and what size box you plan to use. You can compare all of that and find the right combination for you on this handy chart:

Card Paper Stock
Card Paper Weight
Card Finishing
Max Cards in Box

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

52

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

40

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

50

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

45

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

35

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

43

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

40

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

32

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

38

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

70

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

50

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

65

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

54

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

42

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

52

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

44

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

34

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

42

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

54

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

47

1/2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

130#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

31

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

77

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

60

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

74

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

66

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

53

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

64

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

55

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

47

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

54

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

103

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

73

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

100

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

80

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

64

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

78

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

63

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

50

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

62

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

78

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

69

1″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

130#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

49

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

186

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

145

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

10pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

174

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

155

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

125

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

12pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

147

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

133

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

110

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

C2S

Card Paper Weight

14pt

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

127

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

260

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

183

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

237

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

200

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

152

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

187

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

154

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Soft Touch

Max Cards in Box

124

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Coated Matte Cover

Card Paper Weight

120#

Card Finishing

Flat Matte

Max Cards in Box

145

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

80#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

168

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

100#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

152

2″ Tuck Box

Card Paper Stock

Uncoated Smooth Cover

Card Paper Weight

130#

Card Finishing

None

Max Cards in Box

113

 

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