Buying guide


Types of Boxes

Buying Guide


At our factory in Leicester, we produce most styles of cartons and boxes used for transporting goods throughout the UK. Made from corrugated and solid boards of varying strengths and thicknesses, our packaging is perfect for a variety of uses and can be custom made to your exact specification to ensure you can buy precisely what you need.

When choosing a carton or box style, there are a few things to consider, which you can find in our buying guide. Both the choice of style and the material the packaging is made of will depend on the goods being transported. Consider the size of the object and its weight, as well as how it will be transported – whether that’s by road, sea, air or rail.

If you’d like some help choosing the right box, simply give us a call or fax through a drawing and we’ll be happy to assist you. This service is free of charge with no obligation to place an order.

Once we’ve found the right type of box, it really couldn’t be easier. Simply let us manufacture what you need, and we’ll be in touch once your order is complete. We can even offer local deliveries within a 30 mile radius of Leicester for added convenience; just another reason to choose Bosworth Wright when you are looking for a supplier of top quality cardboard packaging.


Corrugated Cardboard

The 0201 style is a widely used style of cartons, the flaps meet top and bottom in the middle tapes is used to join the flaps together. There are a number of variants on this style the choice of which is determined by the use to which the carton will be used. Typical cost: 18x18x18 (457x457x457) is £1.30 each 12x12x12 (305x305x305) is £1.10 each We can use a thicker board to make a stronger carton.

Covered Solid Board Boxes

This range of boxes and lids are solid board covered by coloured specialist paper mostly used in retail/luxury markets. These are made to order. Once again our machinery enables us to manufacture small runs without the need for tooling costs. We have a hot foil printing facility on site the maximum print area is 100x100mm and is usually printed on the lid. You have a choice of colours for the inside of the box: Natural/White or Black. Typical price for 50 for 500 pieces: 310x65x65mm £2.05 each 410x310x55mm £4.65 each These boxes can be lined with silk type material in a choice of colours.

Die Cut Carton

This type of box takes up less storage space the style of the carton is a 0427. No need for tape as the box self-lock. This box is cut on a metal die so the dimensions cannot be changed without a new die being made. These boxes are ideal for the cost-conscious internet deliveries by mail they are lighter in weight than a carton made in 201 style. We have a wide selection of sizes in stock. Typical cost: 100x100x100mm £0.46 each 420x275x40mm £0.75 each Ask for the ideal size. We can make it for you or choose the nearest.

Die Cut Stock Boxes

We have a range of sizes manufactured in B-Flute and E Flute, cake transit boxes, shoe/boot boxes, storage boxes. All are supplied flat. Typical cost: Shoe Boxes from £0.38 each Cake Transit from £0.42 each.

Solid Board Boxes

This style is usually a wire stitched Box and Lid. Delivered erected which does use up more storage space, these are made to Order our machinery enables us to manufacture small runs without the need for tooling. Board thickness from 0.7mm to 1.8mm is held in stock for immediate conversion. Ideal for engineering parts and Document Storage. The durable board gives these products a longer working life than corrugated board ones. Typical cost: 110x50x50mm £0.62 each 375x250x260mm £6.00 each 509x400x75mm £3.50 each

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