Packaging boxes with windows have a unique buying appeal for the customers. I have pondered over it many times. Initially, I used to dislike window packaging boxes. 

Later on, I discovered the effectiveness of such boxes. Now I believe in making at least soap boxes with windows. If you have a home soap business, then windows should be there. 

Windows in packaging boxes enhance the beauty and effectiveness of your soap encasements. So, let me first discuss what windows do with your packaging boxes.

Some Stunning Benefits of Windows

Initially, windows provide a first view of the product to your customers. Hence, if you don’t make windows in your boxes, customers will be unable to see the product’s physical appearance. 

Sometimes it is better for some products to showcase even before selling to customers. It is a customer psyche; they often buy things by seeing them.  

A product visible through a window is better than a product fully enclosed in a packaging box. If customers can see a product, they can make the decision to buy it quickly. 

It is also similar to the Chinese proverb that a picture is worth a thousand words. It also matches our western phrase, “seeing is believing.” 

Product Colors Shine through Windows

One of my friends works at OXO Packaging, they make custom packaging boxes for businesses. He told me a key point to make soap boxes with windows. He said many customers like to see colors.

When we stuff the colorful soaps in packaging boxes, they make it easy for the end users to take a view of them. These soap colors create an impact on customers.

Many times soaps have the ingredients’ colors in them. These colors create a texture on the soap's surface. This colored texture looks good, and soaps look more organic. 

This organic feature of the soaps is their key selling point. Hence, customers know instantly whether this is an organic soap, medicated soap, or beauty soap. 

Because all soaps have different textures, if you buy a beauty soap, you will know it has different textures than organic soap. Usually, it has no texture. It has a single-colored texture.

So, soaps speak for themselves through soap boxes with windows. I firmly believe there should be windows in the packaging boxes for soaps.   

Suitable Materials for Soap Boxes with Windows

Kraft and cardboard are the best materials for soap boxes with windows. The die-cutting process is involved in making packaging boxes with windows. 

Kraft and cardboard have all the capabilities to be die-cut. Die cut machine cuts the paper of a specific sturdiness. If you try to cut 70 grams or 90 grams (PT conversion not available) of paper from a die-cut machine, you will not be able to cut it. 

Die cut machine requires up to a certain degree of durability to cut and excavate the window from the box panel. Contrarily, the machine also does not work for sturdier paperboards.

Here come the two top options; Kraft and cardboard. These both materials have the ideal sturdiness to be die-cut. Cardboard is available in roughly 15 PT, 16 PT, 18 PT, 20 PT, and 22 PT. 

This is the density that die-cut machines acquire before cutting the window slots in the packaging boxes. 

Window Styles to Look For

There are a lot of types of windows that you can ask your packaging company to make. 

Some of the famous window styles are as below.

  • Spherical Windows 
  • Heart Shape Windows
  • Square shape Windows
  • Hexagonal Windows

These are the windows that are simple and effective. If you make some complicated styles of windows, it is possible to slash them. But more complicated shapes decrease visibility. 

Lint to Look at before Making Windows

Windows should be precisely cut according to the shape dimensions. Remember, ask your packaging vendor to use sharp blades for die cutting when you try to cut the windows. 

What is the main feature of soap boxes with windows? Evidently, it is the windows. And if you don’t get clean windows, then there will be no use for them.

Actually, when a die-cutting machine cuts the kraft or cardboard, many times, it leaves paper lint on the edges of the paper. Ask the packaging vendor to remove the lint properly. 

That’s it for today. See you in the next blog. Cheers!