STE Boxes

Discussion in 'Printing Business Practices' started by RyanMcMaster, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. RyanMcMaster

    RyanMcMaster New Member

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    What is an STE box? I am new to the printing industry and I am curious about their function and uses.
     
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    imageprinting New Member

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    An STE box literally means a straight tuck end box, which is a box with four finished edges on the front. These edges are designed to make a box more visually appealing to consumers. One drawback is that STE boxes do not fit as snugly together as other box types, such as when they are on display. STE boxes allow for simple assembly and loading of a variety of retail products.

    This box type has top and bottom closing flaps on the same side of the box, with a possible window for displaying a product. STE boxes are particularly ideal for such display windows. They can be made from corrugated cardboard or other materials. Different size customizations are available depending on the contents. If you have any more questions, you can visit www.businessimageprinting.com to see if an STE box is right for your packaging needs.
     
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    Excellent definition of a ":" type box STE by "IMAGEPRINTING" ,also one more thing that I may point out ,is that a RTE will actually nest better than a STE.

    Rod (old school)
     
  4. PeterDavis

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    I got this question from my clients all the time, so I think it's great to have it clearly explained here. Once you know what an STE box is, you realize how common a sight it is in retail stores and other similar businesses.

    The lildaddy50 comment about the RTE nesting is a great idea. This is a cost-effective way to produce a box. Hey Ryan, if you have more questions regarding different box types, just bring it up!!! :)
     
  5. RyanMcMaster

    RyanMcMaster New Member

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    Thank you for the response, it was quite helpful. I actually do have another question. What is a TTAB box and what is it most commonly used for?
     
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    A TTAB box stands for a tuck top auto bottom box. These boxes have a stronger bottom than other boxes, yet they are a more costly option as well. It makes more economical sense to produce them in larger quantities. There are also width requirements for manufacturing them.

    This type of box has a cut-out bottom design that fits into place without any need for tape, which speeds up assembly time. You can visit www.businessimageprinting.com if you have more questions about TTAB boxes or other boxes.
     
  7. depackers

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    bravo explanation,thanks for your help that ive learnt the standard terms of there boxes though ive been in box manufacturing for more than a year.Hope we can do business together in the future.By the way, your website is wonderful too.
     
  8. taipeiprinter

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    I think you forgot to mention the RETT. The roll end tuck top box, mostly used for shipper./
    Our company www.asiaprintpackaging.com specializes in this style of box
     

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    too much of advertising here... ;)
     
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