Corrugated board packaging is used as an information carrier in modern distribution systems be it a bar code printed on the package or a label that replaces other means of information.
Corrugated board packaging is, moreover, becoming an increasingly important aspect of marketing as print quality is constantly improved and adapted to specific sales demands. The sales function has thus actually extended the use of corrugated board packaging.
Just like the reading for a Book Printing job finally, there is the main function of corrugated board for packaging printing. The basic one of it is the same as for any packaging, namely to protect products during distribution until the product is removed from the package. It may also protect the environment from the product, for example, in the distribution of dangerous goods.
The corrugated board package must also be designed to contain products during distribution. Contain ability together with adaption to logistic systems are becoming very important issues in corrugated board transport packaging design, as packaging design influences as much as two-thirds of all logistics costs.