Most people are aware of what corrugated paper is. The same is true for corrugated boxes. These are the types of paper that have ruffles, allowing them to act as a barrier between what is inside and what could impact and harm whatever is in the container or box. When you do corrugated printing or printing on boxes, you are printing on top of this type of paper. It must be run through a special machine with settings designed for a thicker type of paper. Here is an overview of this process, how it works, and why you would want to do this.
How Corrugated Paper Is Made
Corrugated paper is simply a type of paper that is very thick, made up of three different pieces. There are two outer parts, which are called liners, and then the inner part which is called a flute. In today’s world, they typically use recycle paper when making these boxes. It’s not only more cost-effective but good for the environment. Once all of this is put together, they can then make boxes out of this, or envelopes, designed to help protect the merchandise that will be shipped inside of them.
How Is Corrugated Printing Done?
In the same way that regular printing is done, it is run through a printing machine. In the case of large-scale operations, where they will have thousands of feet of corrugated paper, this will be run through, but at a different setting. It is likely that there will be a separate machine for corrugated printing so they do not have to change the settings for regular printing later on. However, small-scale operations will likely have the settings already programmed in so that they can switch over to corrugated paper if necessary.
Whether you are using corrugated paper, corrugated cardboard, or any other material with three layers in a flute inside, you will need a special setting to print on top of it. The reason that you will print on this paper is that you are trying to put the name of the manufacturer outside of the box, or perhaps the name of a company that it is designed for it could be for a special order, or you may be putting a pattern or emblem on the outside. Either way, this type of corrugated material can be run through a printing device to create the corrugated products that we find for sale all over the world today.