Creative Uses for Custom Branded Pizza Boxes

September 18, 2018 by Erin Behan

Think outside the pizza box. While it's true that two-inch high square boxes tend to be used for pizza, that's not all they are good for. We've got a host of ideas for pizza-sized boxes, in 12-, 14-, or 16-inch sizes, whether for shipping or gifting. Read on for some creative takes on how to use custom branded pizza boxes in your business or for your next event.

Custom Pie Boxes

Foods beyond pizza.
Pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie—drop your low-profile pie into a pizza box for stylish good looks and safe keeping. Really any food that's vaugely pizza-shaped will slip right into the box like it was born for it: giant cookie cakes decorated with icing certainly fit right in, as do a dozen or so croissants or a whole pile of fresh-baked cookies. Design your own "not pizza" box at Distinct Packaging with minimal fuss. And, yes, all of our custom-printed pizza boxes meet FDA regulations for food contact packaging and the USDA's Dairymen's surface swab standard. Keep in mind that while our corrugated material can touch food directly, the ink cannot. This means you should only print on the outside of the pizza box if you plan on using it for food.

Custom Photo Boxes

Paper goods.
Corporate brochures, books, stationery, and other paper goods find a happy home in shallow-depth boxes. Give your corporate or personal paper goods an upper-crust presentation in a box size generally associated with dough and sauce. Tough-as-nails corrugated corners keep your paper goods protected, while the flat shape keeps the presentation of that stack of sales flyers top-notch. Print a special surprise note to your customers on the inside, thanking them for their business or just including an inspirational thought that gets right to the heart of your business or event.

Photography Box

Photos and photo albums.
Photographers looking for a unique way to package and present their client material should look no further than the pizza box. Whether for sending proofs, packaging a finished album, or presenting a framed photo, pizza boxes are just the packaging answer you've been searching for. The ability to fully customize the inside and outside of every box at Distinct Packaging offers an easy branding opportunity.

Clothing.
Whether you need to ship a hand-knitted scarf and glove set from your Etsy shop, or you want a unique way to present an outfit from your online shop, a pizza box could be a top-notch shipping and display option. Jazz it up with some custom tissue paper and you've got a shipment your customer won't soon forget. The smaller size means your items won’t slip and bunch during shipping, and the unusual shape will catch your customer's eye. You can even get creative and riff on the pizza theme by including boxes to check off for the type of goodies inside, much like the toppings are often checked off on a pizza box.

Event swag.
You want your event to stand out, and you want your event gift bag to stand out too. Why not turn the tables on the gift bag and make it a gift box, instead. Choose a pizza-shaped box for extra pizazz—it's the perfect size for branded T-shirts, tote bags, informational brochures, notebooks, coasters, or whatever you're giving away. For more event giveaway ideas, check out 8 Ways to Make Your Event Better With Custom Packaging.

To make your own custom pizza box, head to Distinct Packaging, choose your size (12x12, 14x14 or 16x16) and print area, and get to designing a box that’s just right for you. Need help or want to special order a size? Contact Distinct Packaging through its request a quote form or by calling (877) 464-1959, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m EST.
Erin Behan

Written by Erin Behan

Erin Behan is an L.A.-based writer and editor who considers fine paper one of life's little pleasures.

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