What is Rigid Stock?

James Clark January 3, 2024

Rigid stock is characterized by its robustness and resistance to bending or folding, which represents the structural integrity and protection of the packaged items. Solid stock is regularly used for high-end product packaging, including luxury gift boxes, electronics packaging or cosmetic packaging where a large and fantastic experience is preferred. 

Why do Luxury Products need Rigid Stock?

Rigid packaging is what most of the luxury brands prefer for their products. It is the best option for luxury product packaging because it is sturdy and gives a vibe of high-quality. The touch materials keep the packaging strong and provide a shield  to your expensive goods. It not only keeps things safe but also makes it feel special by giving a fancy touch and luxury experience which establishes a brand image. 

From birthday presents to wedding rings, this packaging is the most surprising one.  Due to their creative design and a lot of customization that can be made on them, they are out of the box. Using them will make you win the hearts of buyers and consumers. Add ons like foil stamps and embossing and debossing give them a royal look.

Rigid Stock: How Is It Made?

But how do rigid boxes reach this finished stage? The construction process of these high-end boxes is divided into four simple steps that apply to both options:

Step 1: Sizing

Starting off as a flat paperboard, usually at least 800gsm thick, where it is cut and scored to its correct size. The dotted lines show where the paperboard will then be folded up.

Step 2: Folding

The sides of the box are folded up and secured to form the base shape of the box. Once folded, you have the basic skeleton of your packaging.

Step 3: Printing

A design is printed onto a piece of paper (the wrap), gets laminated, and other add-ons such as foil stamping or embossing are also done now. The wrap is then automatically glued to the shape of the box.

Step 4: Wrapping

The wrap covers your box tightly and brings your boxes to life. 

Advantages of Using Rigid Stock for Boxes:

With time competition between brands has increased. Every customer wants a luxurious feel and an unforgettable unboxing experience that lasts an eternity. In this case, satisfying the customer is becoming the priority of every brand. So every brand is willing to spend more and more on their packaging design and quality 

Rigid is among the top quality materials that are stylish and luxurious with lists of add-ons and customization becoming the industry’s choice. Here are some advantages of using rigid stock:

Branding and Advertising

Using rigid stock is one of the most suitable means to add more appeal to your brand to your brand’s logo display. Brands can add their product descriptions, their special messages and QR codes engraved on packaging.

Enhanced Level of Protection 

This type of product packaging is the best means of shipping. Boxes made from rigid stock add more protection and security adding an extra layer of defense to your product. Magnetic closure inside the box makes the product tightly bound inside the box. Using rigid stock eliminates the fear of storage and security of the product to a large extent. 

Special Occasion Packaging

Adding on to the above, rigid is the most suitable packaging for various types of events and for special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Valentine, Thanksgiving, birthday gifts, and many more. Not only for events rigid packaging can be used as a marketing tool by different brands and for other good purposes

James Clark

James is a senior editor, expert in the packaging industry. With a keen eye for detail and industry expertise, he crafts engaging narratives that explore the latest trends and innovations in packaging design and sustainability.


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