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Helpful Terminology


Set-up or Rigid Box
A chipboard paper box of rigid construction.
It has a base and lid and is usually wrapped with printed paper or bookcloth material.

Base: The bottom part of a set-up box

Blind Debossing: Decoration process where the image is stamped without ink or metallic fill. The image is pressed down below the surface of the plane.

Blind Embossing: Decoration process where the image is stamped without ink or metallic fill. The image is raised above the surface of the plane.

Box: A complete set that includes both a base and a lid

Caliper: The thickness of the paper that is shown in mils (thousandths of an inch)

Clasp: A metallic closure used to securely close a lid or lid flap to a base

Embossed Finish: The texture of the paper or material being used to cover the board.

Flap lid: A lid attached to a box that has no sides or ends

Hinge: The joint where the lid is attached to the base of a one piece box allowing movement.

Hot Stamp or Foil Stamp: Decoration method in which metal or pigmented foils are applied to a sheet with a heated metal die or plate

Label: A plain or printed die-cut paper or board affixed to a box. These are used to enhance or identify the contents

Lid: The top portion of a set-up box

Poly Bag: Clear plastic bag used to pack/protect the finished product

Silkscreen: Decoration process where the image is applied with ink directly to the wrap material.

Slide Box: A box in which the lid is in the form of a shell into which the base is inserted at the side or end

Slipcase: A case into which a product such as a book, binder or other case is inserted

Stay: Material used for securing and reinforcing the corners of a base, lid tray

Telescoping Box: A box in which the lid fits totally over the base, when opening gives the appearance of a telescope.

Turn In: The part of the wrap which shows on the inside of the lid

Wrap: Material that is glued to the base or lid of a box. Wrap can be plain paper, printed paper, book cloth or any other materials that are glueable.


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