How to calculate paper consumption of box in different types?

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  • June 13, 2017

How to calculate  paper consumption of gift box in different types?


As a common sense, we produce gift box & bag mainly by using paper/paperboard material. The price will be much influenced by the consumption of paper material for each item. So here we conclude some formulas of different types box & bag, better for your understanding about the paper consumption and costs analysis:


1. Double lids box

double lids box 

Formula: [(L + W) x2 + 2.5cm]  x  [H + 2x (W + 1.5cm)]

2. Tuck end box

tuck end lock bottom box 

Formula: [(L + W) x2 + 2.5cm] x (H + 1.5 x W + 1.5cm+2.5cm)

3. Folding mailing box

mailing box 

Formula: (L + Hx4 + 2x 0.5cm)  x  ( 2x W +3 x H)


About cardboard gift box types:

box type 

4. Lid and base box

Gray board formula: (L + Hx2 )  x  ( W +2x H)

Test paper formula: (L + Hx2 + 2x2cm)  x  ( W +2x H + 4cm)

Side wall formula: [(L+W) x2] x H

5. Book shape box

Sleeve formula: L x  ( 2x W +2x H)

Inside box formula: (L + Hx2 )  x  ( W +2x H )

6. Drawer box

Sleeve formula: [L x ( H +2x W) ]+ 2 x W x H

Inside box formula: (L + Hx2 )  x  ( W +2x H )

7. Round box

Tube box formula: πx D x H + π(D/2)²

8. Folding box

Sleeve formula: L x  ( 2x W +3x H)

Inside box formula: (L + Hx2 )  x  ( W +2x H )