Custom Shipping Box 18x14x14 (100 Pack) - Special Order Size

Production Lead Time: 7-9 Business Days

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$19.99 $769.00

$2.69 per box

How many boxes do you need?

See File Types:

Include up to four print files. For best quality, upload single-color .eps, .pdf, .ai, or .svg files (.jpg or .png large high-resolution also works).

File not on hand? That’s ok! Send your logo file to design@customboxes.io with your order number and we can update your order, no problem.

BOX SPECIFICATIONS

Interior Dimensions: 18"x14"x14"

Exterior Dimensions: 18 3/8" x 14 3/8" x 14 5/8"

Unit Weight: 1.25 lbs

100 Qty Shipping Weight: 125 lbs

Material: 32 ECT Kraft

Learn more about 32 ECT vs 200#

Introducing our spacious 18x14x14 kraft brown shipping box, designed to hold your merchandise and handcrafted treasures securely. Add a personal touch with your logo or design on one, two opposing, or all four side panels. Proudly made in the USA and 100% biodegradable, these kraft boxes embody environmental responsibility.

A regular slotted container (RSC) is a commonly used shipping box made of corrugated cardboard. Our shipping boxes are recyclable and biodegradable - one of the more eco-friendly options available today.

Our RSC kraft shippers are perfect for deliveries of all kinds:

- Packaging materials
- Heavy machinery components
- Large play kits and outdoor toys
- Camping equipment
- Home decor and accessories
- Bulk foods

Made from strong 32 ECT (Edge Crush Test) material, these boxes ensure secure and reliable protection for your shipments but are 20% lighter weight than 200# boxes. Save on shipping costs (to you and to the customer) by choosing a 32 ECT strength box. Note item ships flat.

What sets our shipping boxes apart is the option for custom printing. We can professionally print your logo, shipping and handling information, and more on these boxes using environmentally friendly black ink. This branding opportunity not only enhances your business's professionalism but also adds a personal touch to every package you send.

Printing shipping and handling information directly on the box reduces the chances of mishandling or misplacement. Clear instructions and labels minimize confusion and ensure smooth handling by logistics professionals, minimizing errors and associated costs.

Choose our 18x14x14 corrugated shipping boxes with sustainable, custom black ink printing to enjoy the perfect blend of functionality, eco-consciousness, and brand excellence. Keep your shipments secure, impress your customers with professional packaging, and contribute to a more sustainable world.

RUSH PRODUCTION

We understand that time is a precious commodity in the business world, and we've got just the ticket to save you some. Upgrade your production lead time from our usual 4-6 business days to lightning-fast 2-3 business days for standard sizes, and from 7-9 business days to 4-6 business days for our special order sizes.

STAY AHEAD OF THE OTHER GUYS

Faster production lead times mean quicker order fulfillment, leaving your competition in the dust. Delight your customers with lightning-fast deliveries and showcase your business as a well-oiled machine.

MEET THE TIGHEST DEADLINES

Our Rush Production is your secret weapon. Whether you need to restock your inventory in a flash or launch a spur-of-the-moment marketing campaign, this upgrade has got your back, ensuring you never miss a beat.

KEEP YOUR COOL AND BOXES IN STOCK

By slashing lead times, we take the stress out of waiting for your printed shipping boxes. Focus on what truly matters – growing your business – while we work tirelessly to deliver your orders with speed and precision.

FOUR PANEL PRINTING

In a world full of mundane shipping boxes, you need something that grabs attention. Our competitors might think one panel is enough, but we know better. With our four-panel printing, your box becomes a work of art. It's a statement that says, "I'm not like the rest, I'm exceptional."

MORE VALUE, SAME PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES

More branding and communication with your customer for less than our competitors. Expect the same production lead times as single or two-panel printing.

EASY TO ADD MULTIPLE ARTWORK FILES

Upload your artwork to create up to four unique panels of printing for all around messaging and branding. Additional cost for more than two unique panels.

SHIPPING ICONS

Whether you're shipping delicate knick-knacks, perishable goodies, or whatever else tickles your fancy, we can hook you up with icons that'll communicate your handling instructions with clarity.

COMMON SHIPPING ICON

Handling icons are essential for shipping boxes as they convey important instructions for proper handling during transit. These visual cues, such as "fragile," "this side up," or "do not stack," minimize the risk of damage, ensure packages are handled with care, and maintain the integrity of the contents, leading to customer satisfaction and efficient logistics.

WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL ICONS

Temperature control icons are crucial for shipping sensitive goods as they provide clear visual indicators of the required temperature conditions. By using these icons, businesses ensure that products such as pharmaceuticals, perishable foods, or chemicals are transported and stored at the optimal temperature, safeguarding their quality, efficacy, and safety.

DIGITAL PREVIEW AND PROOF

We understand the importance of paying attention to the nitty-gritty details, especially when it comes to showcasing your brand identity. Rest assured that your final printed shipping boxes will be an embodiment of your brand's vision, surpassing your expectations and delighting your customers.

Our Digital Preview offers you a prepress proof of your black, single-color logo on a shipping box. This allows you to evaluate the placement, size, and overall quality of your design, ensuring it meets your expectations and aligns perfectly with your vision.

We prioritize your satisfaction above all else. The Digital Preview acts as a safety net, ensuring that you receive exactly what you envision. Rest assured that your final printed shipping boxes will be an embodiment of your brand's vision, surpassing your expectations and delighting your customers.

Receive a preview proof of your printing template within two business days of purchase and confirm print layout and asset quality. Take your time, review it, provide feedback, and make any necessary adjustments. We want it to be just right for you. Business day ends 2pm PT.

FULFILLMENT OPTIONS

Shipping your UPS Ground order in an over box is like a fortress for your boxes. It adds an extra layer of defense that'll keep them safe from any jolts, bumpy rides, or clumsy handling. Your products will arrive at their destination as good as the day they left, keeping their quality and presentation intact. Not available for all large sizes.

STANDARD STRAPPED FULFILLMENT**

To reduce the amount of plastic in our supply chain, we strap orders less than 500 lbs into deliverable bundles with poly strap material using recycled cardboard between straps and your shipping boxes (see policy).

LTL SHIPMENTS

Freight weight orders are not eligible for over box protection.

WHEN WILL I GET MY BOXES?

PRODUCTION LEAD TIME + TRANSIT TIME = TOTAL TIME

STANDARD PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES

4-6 business days

SPECIAL ORDER PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES

7-9 business days

RUSH PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES

2-3 business days for Standard
4-6 business days for Special Order

WHAT GOES INTO PRODUCTION

Production lead time refers to the time it takes for us to complete the printing process and prepare your shipping boxes for delivery. Our production process involves three main stages: prepress, production, and fulfillment.
Note: Orders over 500 boxes will take an extra 3-5 business days.

PREPRESS

This stage involves preparing the digital files, setting up the printing equipment, and making any necessary adjustments to ensure the printed design appears correctly on the shipping boxes. The duration of the prepress stage depends on factors such as the complexity of the design and any specific requirements.

PRODUCTION

Once the prepress stage is complete, we begin printing the black ink on the shipping boxes. The time taken for production depends on factors such as the volume of orders and the capabilities and capacity of our printing equipment.

FULFILLMENT

After the production stage, we inspect, package, and prepare your printed boxes for shipping. Fulfillment includes activities such as quality control checks, boxing the printed orders, and making them ready for handover to the shipping carrier. The duration of the fulfillment stage depends on the volume of orders and any additional packaging processes involved.

SHIPPING OR TRANSIT LEAD TIME

By printing locally in two locations, we reduce shipping distances and transit times, ensuring faster delivery. Our partnership with UPS grants us access to large volume rates, allowing us to pass on additional savings to our customers. Efficient printing and discounted shipping rates translates to significant cost savings for other small businesses - all for the same price as blank boxes.

LOCAL PICK UP

Pick up at your convenience

Once your order is complete, pick up from our Vancouver, WA or Sarasota, FL locations for free pick up. Available at checkout.

UPS GROUND

2-5 business days

Most orders ship UPS Ground - choose from standard strapped bundles or protect your boxes with an over box.

LTL FREIGHT

5-15 business days

Larger quantity orders ~500lbs or more ship LTL freight. Reach out today for a freight shipping quote for your bulk order.

Shipping lead time refers to the time it takes for the shipping carrier, in this case UPS, to transport your packaged orders from our facility to your location. The shipping lead time begins once we create a UPS label for your packages and they are picked up by the carrier for transit.

The shipping lead time is determined by UPS and may vary based on factors such as the destination, chosen shipping method (e.g., ground shipping, expedited shipping), any potential delays in transit, and the carrier's operational efficiency.

Please note that the shipping lead time is separate from the production lead time. The production lead time encompasses the time required for us to complete all the necessary steps, from prepress to fulfillment, to produce your printed shipping boxes. Once production is complete and your packages are handed over to UPS, the shipping lead time begins.

DESIGN ASSETS

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRINT FILE

  • Vector file .eps, .ai, .pdf, .svg
  • or high resolution .png, .jpg
  • transparent background
  • outlined text
  • clear, large barcodes and QR codes

NOT SUPPORTED

  • photographs
  • gradients like watercolors, metallic effects and neon
  • drop shadows
  • multi-color files
  • black backgrounds with white text
  • large sections of black
  • small, overdesigned QR codes
  • low-resolution images
  • photos of embroidered logos or graphics
  • tiny text

FILE RECOMMENDATIONS

SUPPORTED

A great print design consists of one color, without large sections of black fill or graphic effects like gradients or drop shadows. Ideal print files are vector and have a transparent background.

Accepted vector file types:
.eps, .ai, .pdf, .svg

NOT SUPPORTED

Reverse backgrounds to remove black fill. Background saturation can bleed into your reversed logotype and create legibility issues during printing and curing.

Large swatches of ink will transfer well into your boxes’ shipping life leaving ink smudges on hands, products and surfaces.

NOT RECOMMENDED

Our design team can calibrate your logo to have two values using a dot matrix to create black and less black, but we cannot guarantee print will look as expected.

Work with your logo designer to create a single-color version of your logo file to isolate logo elements for screen print or email our design team for recommendations: design@customboxes.io

NOT RECOMMENDED

Gradients are not supported in our production. We recommend removing gradients, watercolor graphics, starburst fades, drop shadows and foil/glitter/metallic elements from your printing artwork.

Our design team will adjust the values in dot matrix to maintain legibility, but for best results submit artwork without these graphic effects.

File Size and Resolution

We strongly encourage high resolution 300 ppi images. Lower resolutions (below 300 ppi) have noticeably lower print quality when converted to half-tone for printing. Ideal files are less than 5MB.

Sizing Graphic Elements Correctly
Text should be at least 10pts at printing size - regardless of how it may look on screen. If designing "knockout text" (where the text is blank on a solid black background), minimum text size is 16pt, but knockout text is not recommended for printing on corrugate.

QR Codes: A minimum size of .9" x .9" is recommended. Barcodes: Minimum width recommended of approx 2.2” wide (150%) for UPC-A type barcodes. Minimum height recommendation is .5".

Printing Black Ink

Black text or linework should have a CMYK value 0-0-0-100 (black ink only), not a combined or “rich” black value. Large areas of solid black, such as a black background, are best set to our “rich” black value (CMYK 60-40-40-100) to avoid banding in the final print.

Convert your file to black ink only if your logo or graphic contains multiple colors. Contact our designers if you need help making sure your logo will print legibly in black ink.

Check Margins and Edges
At this time our printing process does not support bleeds (printing beyond the cut edge of the box) nor print on scored or folded areas of the box. Thus, graphics cannot be printed to the edge or folded around the corners.

Check that your design has a buffer margin of at least 0.5" around the edge of the selected box panel. Anything within this margin is safe and should not be cut-off in printing. Due to the manual nature of this print process imperfections on some edge areas and details are expected.

TEMPLATES

Choosing your design program

Many professional designers have access to Adobe products to create a design from scratch, but with platforms like Canva, anyone can create simple, print-ready designs in no time. Watch our videos below to learn more about how to design your shipping box.

How to Use Illustrator
How to Use Canva

PRINT WARRANTY*

Unprintable Files

For optimal print quality, we require black, single-color files for printing black ink on shipping boxes. Gradients, photographs, black backgrounds, and drop shadows are not supported as they can affect clarity and overall print quality. We do minimal file conversion to maintain design integrity.

If files that don't meet our requirements are submitted, print quality will be compromised and we will not provide refunds or replacements for the printed boxes. While we strive to provide great prints, our capabilities are limited with low-resolution images or colorful files (see policy).

If we contact you with concerns about the print quality of the provided file, offer guidance, and no action is taken, please be aware that we cannot offer refunds or replacements for boxes with suboptimal prints.

To ensure the best results, please upload black, single-color files specifically designed for printing on shipping boxes. If you have any questions, our customer support team is here to assist you.

Thank you for choosing our services, and we appreciate your cooperation in achieving the best possible print results for your shipping boxes.

SUSTAINABILITY

The sustainable printing of shipping boxes using black ink is a game-changer for businesses seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and embrace environmentally conscious practices. By partnering with box makers within the USA and leveraging shorter supply chains, companies can significantly minimize transportation-related emissions.

This innovative approach also offers unique branding opportunities, cost-effective production, and aligns with market demand for sustainable packaging solutions. By making the switch to black ink printing, businesses can not only contribute to a greener future but also establish themselves as leaders in sustainability, gaining the trust and loyalty of environmentally conscious consumers.

Kraft shipping boxes are generally more environmentally friendly than white ones due to their unbleached and natural composition, reducing the need for chemical processes. The unbleached kraft paper is easily recyclable and requires less energy during production, making it a sustainable choice.

SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 20-30% ON THESE STANDARD SIZED BOXES