The measurement can have a huge impact on the appearance and correct orientation of a box. Here are a few tips if you’re not sure.

How to Measure a Box

Typically the dimensions are given as internal sizes and as Length (L) x Width (W) x Depth (D) (or Height).

Internal sizes can easily be calculated from external sizes once the board type is known. Your Sales Representative can quickly help with this.

The length is the LARGER of the two dimensions of the open face (flap opening), while the SMALLER of the measurements is the width.

The depth is always the distance measured perpendicular to the length and width between the innermost surfaces of the box.

Pads, liners, partition pieces, die-cut pads, scored blanks and sheets only require two dimensions. Their size is specified by the first dimension running parallel to the corrugations or perpendicular to the grain of solid fibre board.

If you have any questions about measuring a box, please contact us for assistance.

NOTE: Always measure panels not adjacent to the tape or glue joint. Measure from the centre of the score to the centre of the score.