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Shelf ready packaging makes it easy for retailers to stock your product. Instead of shipping your items in boxes that need to be unpacked, shelf ready boxes include perforations that allow a portion of the box to be removed so it can be used as a display. Other types of shelf ready packaging include end cap displays and trays of products that can be stacked one on top of another for maximum efficiency. Shelf ready boxes optimize the stocking process and also give you an opportunity to display additional branding and messaging.

Many retailers have specific requirements when it comes to shelf ready packaging, so it’s important to design boxes that comply with these guidelines. When it’s time to print your design, durable materials, vibrant colors, and sharp images are a must and EnvironPrint delivers. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your shelf ready boxes look amazing and are delivered to you exactly when you need them.


Highlights of our custom shelf ready box printing include:

  • 4 paperboard options available in 3 thicknesses
  • Available in 4 finishes, with gloss, matte, and premium options
  • Printing on one side only or both sides
  • Vibrant, full color digital printing
  • Water-based ink with no chemical solvents
  • Fast turnaround times


Custom Shelf Ready Box Printing Options

When we say custom, we mean it! Download our file templates to design your custom shelf ready box, then choose from the following options:


White Premium Paperboard

White Economy Paperboard

White Recycled Paperboard (Kraft interior)

White Refrigerator Grade (Kraft interior)

Material Thickness

16 pt.

18 pt.

24 pt.


Gloss – Gloss is the most popular choice for shelf ready packaging, with just enough shine to get attention.

Matte – A flat, matte finish complements designs that have a minimalist aesthetic.

Premium Soft-Touch Matte – Soft-touch matte has an upscale appearance and unique tactile feel.

Premium High-Gloss UV – A high-gloss UV finish is sure to turn heads with its reflective shine.

Printing Side

Front Only

Front and Back

Printing Time

10 Business Days

12 Business Days


Uses for Shelf Ready Packaging

Shelf ready packaging is most commonly used for items that are too small to efficiently stock directly onto shelves. Use shelf ready boxes for:

  • Beverage bottles
  • Candy and gum
  • Energy, protein, and granola bars
  • End cap displays
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal care items
  • Snack-size packaging
  • Canned goods


Frequently Asked Questions About Shelf Ready Box Printing

What type of materials are EnvironPrint shelf ready boxes printed on?

Our shelf ready boxes come in your choice of white premium paperboard, white economy paperboard, white recycled paperboard, or white refrigerator grade paperboard. Refrigerator grade paperboard is recommended for products that need to be chilled or frozen.

What sizes of shelf ready boxes are available?

We offer a completely custom printing process—instead of requiring you to select from a few predetermined sizes, we can print shelf ready packaging to your exact specifications. Simply let us know the dimensions you need when submitting your project for a quote.

How can I design custom shelf ready packaging?

We recommend working with an experienced packaging designer for shelf ready boxes. Use one of our downloadable file templates to create the design, then upload it to our website when you’re ready to submit your project for a quote.

How can I order shelf ready boxes from EnvironPrint?

The process of designing and printing shelf ready boxes can be complicated, so we like to provide our customers with a personalized ordering process to ensure that their boxes turn out perfect. To get started, enter your choices for material, thickness, finish, printed side, quantity, and printing time, then upload your design to get a quote. One of our team members will reach out and go over the next steps for starting your project.

How much does shelf ready packaging printing cost?

The cost of shelf ready box printing depends on your choices for materials, finish, printing time, and the size of the boxes you need. When you submit your project for a quote, we will provide you with an exact price.

What is the minimum quantity of shelf ready boxes that I can order?

Our minimum quantity is one. This allows you to order a sample box so you can make sure you’re happy with the design, material choices, and finish before you place a full order.

How long will it take to get my shelf ready boxes?

If you need custom shelf ready packaging printing fast, EnvironPrint will deliver! Choose between 12 business day or 10 business day printing time (for an additional fee), then use our shipping rates and delivery estimates to choose your preferred shipping speed. Our premium shipping option delivers your shelf ready boxes to your business 1–2 days after printing is completed. If you are on a tight deadline and you need your project extremely quick, please call us immediately at 682-252-0578. We are happy to help no matter how tight the deadline.


Why Choose EnvironPrint for Shelf Ready Box Printing

EnvironPrint has been in the business of offering planet-friendly printing for nearly two decades. Our process differs from most conventional digital printers because we use water-based inks that are free of chemical solvents, sustainably-sourced materials whenever possible, and innovative 3D-printed digital dies to minimize environmental impact. We’re proud to exceed customers’ expectations with lightning-fast turnaround times, exceptional quality, and personalized service. Order your shelf ready packaging today to see why EnvironPrint is the leading online destination for greener digital printing.