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How To Measure A Box

 
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Corrugated boxes are specified by their Length, Width, and Depth. For all shipping boxes such as Regular Slotted Containers (RSC's), Mailers, Garment Boxes, and Variable Depth Folders, the dimensions listed are the inside dimensions of the empty box. Box measurements are given in the following sequence:  length, width and depth.  The length and width are the opening of the box. The  depth is how far you can reach into the box.  
The dimensions are defined in relation to the open face of a box; the longer side of the opening is the length, the shorter side is the width, and the side that runs perpendicular to the two is the depth.  To ensure a proper fit for the product going inside the box, you take measurements from the inside dimensions of the box.
SCORING ALLOWANCES
In order to yield the correct inner dimensions for a box, the thickness of the corrugated sheet must be taken into account when figuring out where to place the scores. Those adjustments that you make are referred to as scoring allowances.

Theoretically, the score made on the surface of the corrugated sheet (1) will penetrate to the middle of the sheet when the sheet is folded (2). This means half the thickness of the corrugated sheet hangs to the inside of the box, effectively reducing the inside dimensions by that amount

Closing the box reduces the inside dimensions further. In this case, count on the dimensions being reduced by the entire amount of the thickness of the inner flaps.
TABLE OF SCORING ALLOWANCES
Different paper grades and carton styles (i.e., RSC, FOL, etc) call for different algorithms for determining how much of an allowance to leave. You can obtain allowances from an allowance table like this one (this one would be used for an RSC). If you subtract the allowances from the score-to-score dimensions, the net dimensions should match the dimensions that you specified on your order.
BOX TOLERANCES
When ordering corrugated boxes, you'll also find there's a slight variation in size from box to box. This is not an indication of sloppy manufacturing; rather, it's a result of several unpredictable factors.
bullet MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES. The corrugated industry commits to a manufacturing tolerance of +/- 1/16", which gives a total range of 1/8" variation.
 

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