How to Measure
for Packaging Sleeves
Measure Packaging Sleeve for boxes, soaps, e-liquid juice, cbd oils, cosmetics, food container sleeves and any containers and objects.
Here are the DIY steps you can take to measure the sleeves you need for your box.*
Box Sleeve Dimensions
We would love to see if we can help you with your box sleeves
To ensure a snug fit we need to know the sizing of your box and box sleeve as per the calculator & image below.
BOX SLEEVE CALCULATOR
Taping Tab: 15mm
Please note that our Maximum Sleeve width is 300MM and This is an estimated size - we still recommend to Send us your product and invest in our Sleeve Fitting / Testing service for accurate measurements.
Option 1. Send us your product and invest in our Sleeve Fitting / Testing service
(Highly Recommended, especially when you have time up your sleeve..)
This is by far the most accurate, safest and easy way to get your sleeves a snug fit for your box.
Send us a sample of your box or package and our friendly team of experts will measure and test your sleeves before we print out and dispatch.
With our precise measuring equipment and a experienced and reliable team we will determine the best size for your sleeves.
If you would like to consider our Sleeve Fitting / Testing service, it starts from $168 and as a base service includes.
Basic Sleeve Fitting / Testing Includes:
- Check of client supplied and or One off key-line creation only (no design or artwork included)
- Based on measuring and test fitting on a client supplied product sample
- Production of a couple of Plain Sleeve sample only
- no revisions
Please note this service is preformed by one of our experienced box designers and includes setting up of our finishing equipment and producing an actual working (trimmed and scored) sample.
While your sample will be plain white It is not us performing option 1 , it is being measured accurately and going through all of our finishing processes.
Please note if you choose to proceed without providing us with a sample product and investing in our sleeve fitting / testing service we are not accountable if any challenges occur with your sleeve not fitting correctly and we have produced your sleeves based on the measurements you have provided.
If you supply your measurements and your sleeve does not fit, we will require you to send a sample of your box to us at your cost. We will provide a complimentary sleeve fitting service to work out what has gone wrong and if it is a result of our pre-press and production processes we will refund the delivery cost and re produce your job.
However if it is found that the measurements you have provided are incorrect, we will apply a discount as we don't like it when things go wrong, although all costs will be yours to bare.
Option 2. Use a sheet of paper as a measuring tool
With this option you need a piece of paper that is big enough to wrap around your entire box, a pair of scissors or kraft knife, and an accurate ruler and or digital Vernier.
This method will help you see how your sleeve will look like and what the best option is for sizing and box coverage.
You can even play around with the sizing in this method until you find the best fit for your box.
Take the box you want to wrap and measure the width you would like your sleeves to be on a piece of paper.
Cut the paper in that size.
This is also the best time to play around with the size of your sleeves, to help you choose the perfect fit.
Wrap the paper band around your box.
You must wrap the band tightly on your box to ensure a snug fit.
Ensure you also run your fingers along and pressing firmly on the edges so the paper band can crease at the edges of the box. (See Figure 4 - This is very important)
Mark where the band meets and cut off the excess paper.
Remove the paper band and measure it's total length.
Measure each side and label them per panel. (Side Panel, Front Panel, Side Panel, Back Panel)
Option 3. Measure the box/product itself
A less technical option is for you to measure the exact dimensions of your box using a high quality ruler that you know to be accurate and or some digital verniers.
You must ensure the dimensions are accurate in order to produce an accurate size for your box sleeves are not to tight and not too loose but fit snuggly.
You will need to measure the Box Depth, Box Width, and Box Height of your box as per the image provided above.
Once you have the dimensions, create a box mock up with reference to the image below and or let our team know and we will help you work out the sizing for your sleeves.
**** Important Note for Options 1 and 2.****
- that without a sample product we can not do a test fit to ensure the snug fit and our print proposal is based on supplying the sleeves pre-creased to fold, with double sided tape pre-applied but unassembled for you to wrap around the boxes.
- Please note if you choose to proceed without providing us with a sample product and investing in our sleeve fitting / testing service we are not accountable if any challenges occur with your sleeve not fitting correctly and we have produced your sleeves based on the measurements you have provided.