At Kentucky Paper Box, we have been providing rigid set-up boxes to some of the most demanding industries for over 75 years.

We specialize in high-end rigid boxes. Also known as luxury packaging boxes, they represent one of the most versatile and cost-effective packaging solutions available. Customers across North America have put their trust in our ability to deliver the optimal packaging solution for their application. We offer a unique combination of a customer-centric culture and some of the most advanced packaging equipment available.

Rigid boxes offer a level of strength and aesthetic appeal that make them ideal for retail applications. Our facility is geared to provide the stunning graphics and robust construction that is required for success in highly competitive retail markets. By using the highest quality materials for construction and features that include die cut windows, wrapped notches, film lamination, foil stamping, embossing and much more, we can provide world-class results for even the most complex projects.

Our team understands the challenges that our customers face; from bringing a new product to market to keeping up with ever changing inventory requirements. To accommodate these needs we provide a level of flexibility and quick turnaround times that allows us to work as a seamless link in your supply chain. We also offer a distinct logistical advantage as our facility is in close proximity to the Louisville UPS hub, as well as a number of major fulfillment centers.

We work with you to maximize your packaging budget, from prototype to production runs that start at 1,000 pieces up to large scale blanket orders that run for months or years. Our responsive customer service and years of experience allows us to help clients with a forward- thinking approach to rigid box manufacturing. For the unforeseen, we have the ability to provide rush or emergency services when required.

All of these services, capabilities, and resources are supported by a robust quality program that extends into every area of our organization and includes ISO 9001:2008 compliance. For more information about rigid boxes, see the table below or contact us directly.

Rigid Box Terminology

Rigid Set-Up Boxes

AKA rigid boxes, gift boxes, luxury box packaging, turned-edge boxes, chipboard boxes, paper board boxes

I.D. Inside Dimension

Rigid box construction is based on I.D.

O.D. Outside Dimension

Length x Width x Depth – Lid Depth if applicable

Per M

Per thousand


Stay tape which is heat applied to all four corners creating a pre-formed chipboard box

Exterior Paper

Referred to as box wrap

Interior Paper

Referred to as liners

Rigid Set-Up Box Types
  • 2-Piece Box – Full Telescoping
  • 2-Piece Box – Partial Telescoping
  • 3-Piece Box (2-Piece Box with Neck)
  • Book-Style Box
  • Slipcase
  • Slipcase Drawer Box Set
  • Clamshell
  • Tray
Custom Packaging for these Product Types
  • Gifts/Stationary
  • Confectionary/Chocolates
  • Cookies/Brownies
  • Board/Card Games
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy Products
  • Greeting Cards
  • DVD Gift Sets
  • CBD Oil/Cannabis
  • Book Gift Sets
  • Collection Items
  • Deluxe Books
  • Medical Device
  • Aftermarket Automotive
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Wardrobe/Apparel
Box Materials
  • Recycled Chipboard Box Wrap
  • Commercial Sheet-fed Printed
  • Specialty Paper
  • Stay Tape
  • Glue
Graphic Design
  • Simple PMS
  • Metallics 4 Color Process


  • Aqueous (Gloss, Dull, Soft Touch)
  • Film Lamination (Gloss, Standard Matte, Scuff Free Matte, Soft Touch)
  • Varnish (Gloss, Dull)
  • UV (Gloss, Matte; Spot Application)

Other Finishing

  • Foil Stamping
  • Raised Embossing
  • Debossing
  • Rigid Construction
  • Maximum Protection
  • Durability
  • High Consumer Appeal
  • Easy Fulfillment
  • Recyclable Materials
  • Cheaper tooling cost than alternative packaging
  • No Labor Cost for Assembly
  • Cost-Effective for Small/Large
  • Production Flexible Custom Design
Value Added Services
  • Simple Fulfillment
  • Post Production Die Cut
  • Pre-Production Die Cut With/Without
  • Transparent Window
  • Thumb Notches
  • Wrapped Wide-V Notches
  • Sloped Panels
  • Lining Interior Box
  • SBS or Simple Chipboard Inserts
  • Custom Foam Inserts
  • Pull Ribbon
  • Supplier Managed Inventory (Depending on Volume)
Packaging Equipment
  • Emmeci Automated Box Equipment
  • Die Cutting Equipment
  • Punch Presses
Production Volume
  • Min: 1000
  • Max: Unlimited Prototype
  • Low Volume
  • High Volume
  • Blanket Orders
Lead Times

Quoted on a Job by Job Basis

Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry Focus
  • Advertising
  • Aftermarket Automotive
  • Bath & Body
  • Book Printing
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Cosmetics
  • Confectionary
  • Chemical
  • CBD Oil/Cannabis
  • Gaming
  • Garment
  • Retail Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Device
  • Dental
  • Toy & Game
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Others
Industry Standards

ISO 9001:2015 Compliant

File Formats
  • Adobe Illustrator CAD Software PDF
  • Portable Document Format BMP Bit
  • Mapped Graphics DXF Drawing
  • Interchange Format, or Drawing
  • Exchange Format
  • GIF Graphics Interchange Format
  • IGES Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
  • ANSI file format
  • JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

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