W MacCarthy & Sons Ltd, Manufacturer of Cardboard Packaging & Presentation Boxes

Bespoke Wire Stitched Boxes

Wire stitched cardboard boxes which we manufacture are very strong and robust so are ideal for storage, achiving and also sending items in the post. We manufacture bespoke sizes to meet our clients exact requirements using traditional production methods and hand operated machinery in our London based factory. The stitches, which are very similar to staples, are put into the boxes by a specialised long arm stitching machine which allows us to stitch boxes which are very deep. We can use different grades of board to suit the size, weight of the contents and level of protection required, typically from 750 microns up to 1850 microns thick.

Wire stitched box with screen printed design A Vickers long arm wire stitching machine in our factory in London Wire stitched boxes are very strong. I weigh 13 stone!

There are a couple of main styles of wire stitched boxes we can make, rigid, collapsible, lift off lid or hinged lid. Most popular are simple rigid, lift off lid boxes but whilst they are very strong they can be quite bulky to store. If storage is an issue we can make the boxes collapsible by adding diagonal creases to the corners, these fold flat so are easier to store but they aren't as strong as rigid boxes. There are quite a few more very specific styles and features we can manufacture, you can find out more about them in our our blog.

Wire stitched boxes lined on the outside with GF Smith Colorplan paper Gloss red foil blocked logo on top of this small tray & lid Brass Wire stitched box with long stitching tabs

Most wire stitched boxes we manufacture are used for their practicality rather than their looks, but that doesn't mean we cannot make a nice looking wire stitched box. They do have a very functional appearance, which some designers just love, and they are now quite an old fashioned type of packaging so have their own charm. We can print on the boxes, normally a foil blocked logo or a screen printed design and we can also line them with coloured paper.

If you would like to discuss wire stitched boxes please call us or request a quote.