Q, What does an STE box mean in the printing and packaging industry?
A. An STE box literally means a straight tuck end box, which is a box with four finished edges on the front. These edges are designed to make a box more visually appealing to consumers. One drawback is that STE boxes do not fit as snugly together as other box types, such as when they are on display. STE boxes allow for simple assembly and loading of a variety of retail products.
This box type has top and bottom closing flaps on the same side of the box, with a possible window for displaying a product. STE boxes are particularly ideal for such display windows. They can be made from corrugated cardboard or other materials. Different size customizations are available depending on the contents.