There are many names for mailer boxes. Some people call them tuck and fold mailers, literature mailers, pizza boxes or shipper boxes. As is said in literature "what's in a name"? The reality is that die cut mailers have been around for a long time, regardless of their name. They are once again gaining in popularity because they are very green. In years gone by, die cut mailer boxes were made from virgin board. They were highly popular due to their versatility in terms of storing and shipping. However, the world is going green - thankfully - and these items became a big no-no. Until, that is, they started to be created out of recycled corrugated materials. Nowadays mailer boxes are 100% recycled. This means that they are no longer white. In order for a box to be white, it has to have an outer layer and this outer layer is generally made from virgin board. Boxes that are white on the inside are fully virgin board. So, if you want a fully white die cut mailer box, you aren't being as ecologically friendly as you could be.
You may wonder why most of these mailers have long been white outside and in. Basically, white has always been seen as cleaner, nicer and overall better. Interestingly, however, when you ship and item in one of those boxes, they tend to arrive with a lot of dirt and marks on them, particularly the die cut mailer boxes that are white inside and out. The white outer layer tends to look somewhat okay, but the inside is totally destroyed. So why would you use completely white mailer boxes? Why not step away from the thought that something is better just because it is white.
Very often, these types of mailers look more like presentation boxes and not shipping boxes. The flaps that close and lock the die cut mailer boxes disappear into the front and/or sides of the panels. There is generally no need to use tape to store it even better. Furthermore, die cut mailer boxes give items a very attractive look, a very clean look, whether they are white or not. Anything from pharmaceutical products to collection's items can be stored in these mailer boxes. It is also possible to purchase fully corrugated panel and although these use more material and are hence less environmentally correct, they do store a lot of items and they are significantly stronger than any other type of packaging material. One of the key things with mailer boxes is that they are so easy to use. Whether you are sending a stack of papers, a video cassette or a fragile heirloom, you will know that they arrive safely.