It is important to understand how to specify the dimensions required to package your products securely.
For example a 400 x 300 x 250mm box has a very different configuration to a box which is 300 x 250 x 400mm in size.
The measurements of a cardboard box always refer to the internal dimensions of the carton (the usable space), not the external dimensions. This is done to ensure a snug and protective fit around your product.
Depending on the grade and ﬂuting of the cardboard, the internal and external dimensions of a box can diﬀer signiﬁcantly, in some cases even 10mm.
Always measure the internal dimensions of your box, score to score, and order your cartons using the internal dimensions.
Remember to leave space for any extra padding, such as bubble wrap to cushion the item. Generally, you should add at least 5mm to each dimension.
Standard box dimensions are given in the order Length x Width x Height. Make sure to give the dimensions in this order.
Many styles cannot be configured with Width x Length x Height. CCP will change the configuration of your dimensions if you place your order in the incorrect configuration.