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Listed below are several different ways of packaging integrated and affixed products. The following information pertains generally to products with unit set or cut sheet carriers. Products with continuous carriers would normally be packaged in a fanfolded stack inside a shipping carton. They could also be packaged in smaller quantities within the fiber cartons and then placed in the shipping carton. 

Bulk Packed Loose

  • Product is packed loose in a carton.
  • They can be packaged with or without chipboard inserted between a specified quantity of labels.
  • It is the least expensive packaging option.
  • Affixed products should have stacks turned opposite from each other within the carton to prevent all of the thickness from the affixed product from being in the same location.

Plastic Wrapping

  • Product is wrapped and sealed in plastic shrink film.
  • Product can be wrapped in specific quantities.
  • Product can be wrapped with a chipboard insert to help prevent labels from curling.
  • Plastic wrapping helps protect the product from damage.
  • Affixed products would generally be wrapped in small quantities due to the uneven thickness of the stacks caused by the extra thickness in the affixed area.


Fiber Cartons

  • The product can be packaged in fiber cartons, sometimes referred to as "inner cartons".
  • Fiber cartons are a better form of protection against damage than plastic wrapping.
  • Fiber cartons help prevent the product from curling.
  • Using fiber cartons to package the product is more expensive than bulk packing or plastic wrapping.
  • Affixed products should have small stacks turned opposite from each other within the fiber carton to prevent all of the thickness from the affixed product from being in the same location.


Note: Product stored outside of a carton should be plastic wrapped or packaged in fiber cartons to protect the product from damage and to prevent curling.

Packaging Carriers for Affixed Products

When sending carriers to the affixing company, be sure to leave room in each carton for the finished product after the affixing is completed. One carton of forms may equal 2 or 3 cartons after the product is affixed. The affixing company should be able to tell you how much room to leave in each carton once they know the construction of the carrier and what type of product will be affixed.


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