About our Wine Boxes

  • Our wine boxes are assembled using box joint construction, a superior joint which is stronger and more durable.
  • Box joint presentation adds visual sophistication and perceived value to your wine selection versus stapled or nailed construction.
  • Our sliding lids are made via a dual “Y” CNC machine. This process cuts a clean and accurate lid. The corners are rounded for a smooth fit and glide easily.
  • The base of all our wine boxes are inset into a groove and glued in place. This method of construction doubles the rigidity of the box versus stapling a bottom onto a box. Something to consider given the combined bottle weight in carrying or shipping.
  • Our Inset Lid and Hinged wine box styles feature unique pewter finished twists and buttons which are custom-made in Canada exclusively for Quintessential Canada.
  • Wine boxes are made using select Eastern White Pine which is the Arboreal Emblem of Ontario.
  • The cushioning material (wood excelsior) is a 100% natural product made from abundant yet under-utilized aspen.

Branding (hot-stamping)

  • Branding is burned into the wood as a deboss using a 20 ton (40,000 lbs.) machine which produces high quality detailed images.
  • This branding process ‘cauterizes’ the wood and permits for oiling or staining as an option. Laser engraving (see below) cuts the wood and is generally not suitable for staining as the stain will bleed into the wood grain.
  • All of our wine box styles are constructed to present your logo/artwork. For optimal results, artwork must be submitted as a one colour (black) EPS, Illustrator or PDF vector file with text converted to curves. For more information click Artwork Requirements

Laser Engraving

  • For optimal results, artwork for laser engraving should be submitted as a one colour (black) EPS, Illustrator or PDF vector file with text converted to curves. Vector based files can be enlarged without compromising quality. Vector artwork does not have a resolution or “dots per inch” measurement. Alternatively, a high resolution jpeg may be used with good results.
  • The run charge (cost per unit) for laser engraving is higher than branding. However, laser engraving has no die charge and a lower setup cost. This process makes laser engraving more economical for smaller runs which do not require a stain treatment.
  • Unlike branding, laser engraving run charges depend on the size of the logo/artwork. Please contact us should you require more information.
  • Laser engraving cuts the wood. This process is not suitable for boxes which will be stained because the stain will bleed into the wood grain. Natural colour oil treatment is an option.

Oil Treatment

  • Oil finishing offers some degree of protection for the wood. It is available in Natural, Antique Pine and Walnut colours.
  • Our oils are custom made for Quintessential Canada in the colours indicated above. They are environment-friendly, non-toxic, all-natural and do not contain mineral spirits.
  • Oil embellishes the joinery construction of our boxes. It increases the perceived value of your box and is available as an option for all styles.
  • When choosing to oil your boxes, the outside of the box and both sides of the lid are oiled. Hinged boxes are oiled inside and out including the yokes.

Aniline Stain

  • Aniline stain is a cost-effective way to apply colour to your box. Unlike oil, it adds no protection value to the wood.
  • Aniline Stain is a water-based, eco-friendly stain that creates a rustic appearance with notable colour variations. However, it is important to note that because of its water base, it will raise the grain of the wood and will not have the same smoothness as oil finishes. Some discolouration around branding may occur.
  • Similarly to oil finishing, the darker the stain applied, the less contrast you will see in the logo/artwork. See our portfolio section for examples.

Quoting Page

  • Standard wine boxes as noted in our catalogue are usually in stock to offer you shorter lead times. There are no setup charges for standard boxes making them a cost effective option to the client.
  • The box estimator under most circumstances will give an accurate quote. There may be circumstances where the quote may be different. For example, you are creating a quote as a repeat order and a branding die is on file from a previous job. The quote will be adjusted and confirmed with you when placing an order.
  • Overruns (max 5%) one non-standard wine boxes will be accepted by customer. Standard Wine Boxes are not subject to overruns therefore exact quantities will be shipped. 
  • You may use the quoting tool for multiple quantities and for other box types by scrolling up and making the appropriate changes.
  • Pricing is in Canadian dollars. USA and international customers pricing is in USD.
  • Our discount structure is as follows and is automatically calculated per box style.
    1. 12-249 boxes – no discount
    2. 250-500 boxes – 5%
    3. > 500 boxes – 10% (January – August only)

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