When manufacturing in China it is imperative to regularly visit factories and keep on top of all aspects of production. This is often a difficult task when you’re located halfway across the world. To make things easier, let’s take a lesson on gift box manufacturing that doesn’t require a plane ticket.


Manufacturing in China – Gift Box Factory

Step One: For gift box manufacturers, the first process is cardboard cutting – to cut the large piece of cardboard down into a smaller piece of cardboard. This process is repeated until the desired size of the cardboard is achieved. After this, the cardboard begins it’s the journey into die cutting.


Step Two: Die cutting is where the design is cut out using pressure. As seen in this video, the worker moves one piece into the die while pulling the die cut piece out at the same time. Meanwhile, the machine keeps moving. This process can be slowed down for different materials, for example, when die cutting PU the machine is slowed due to the PU having less rigidity and therefore being more difficult to place accurately.



Step Three: The printing process is started by creating the desired color of paper and printing a design onto the colored paper. This process needs to ensure that the paper is the correct colour on both sides. The paper is fed through print rollers to apply the logo smoothly.


Gift box manufacturing in China

Gift box manufacturing in China


Step Four: It is then critical to allow the print to dry for the correct amount of time due to the stress put on the print during the following steps.

Lamination is when the paper is passed through rollers and attached to lamination film that is also being fed through. This results in the paper not only having a glossy finish but also having increased strength.


Gift box manufacturing in China

Gift box manufacturing in China


Step Five: Following lamination, the laminated paper is now passed through another machine which coats the inside with glue. Following this, the die cut cardboard is applied to the paper. As seen below, the final process is to smooth the sides and create the finished foldable piece ready for final assembly.



Step Six: The required pieces are then glued inside and shaped for assembly into the finished box.


Gift box manufacturing in China

Gift box manufacturing in China


Step Seven: The final production step is to allow the box to dry thoroughly prior to shipment to the client.


Gift box manufacturing in China

Gift box manufacturing in China

Once fully dry the boxes are ready to be QC’d and packaged into cartons before being shipped out.


How can we help you?

Should you wish to request a quotation for box manufacture please contact us here. If you’re yet to have a finalized design then, Mindsparkz, our sister in-house design company can assist you.

Enquire @ ODM for more ways and explanation on how you can vastly improve your business. Our product designers will be able to provide you with multiple unique and interesting ideas for you to wow your audience and increase brand recognition. The specialists here are capable of assisting you throughout every process to ensure a pleasant experience. Contact ODM now!

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