Title:
Gift card box for CDs, DVDs and Games
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The Gift Card Box is a single unit designed to combine a ‘greetings card’ and a ‘gift box’ all-in-one. It is able to contain a gift of either a CD, DVD or Game (depending upon the Gift Card Box size) as well as acting as a greetings card. The Gift Card Box is an all-in-one unit made up entirely from a single sheet of carton board or heavyweight paper and replaces the need for a consumer to buy separate greetings card and gift wrapping material when giving either a CD, DVD or Game as a gift.



Inventors:
Clarke, Matthew Kenneth Dameon (Neston, GB)
Application Number:
11/119103
Publication Date:
11/30/2006
Filing Date:
05/02/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
G9B/33.01
International Classes:
B65D85/30
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Primary Examiner:
MOHANDESI, JILA M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Matthew Kenneth D Clarke (Neston, GB)
Claims:
1. The Gift Card Box is a new unit designed to gift package either CDs, DVDs or Games.

2. The Gift Card Box is a new unit designed to act as a combined ‘greetings card’ and ‘gift box’

3. The Gift Card Box is able to contain a gift of either a CD, DVD or Game (depending upon the Gift Card Box size) as well acting as a greetings card.

4. The Gift Card Box is an all-in-one unit made up entirely from a single sheet of carton board or heavyweight paper and replaces the need for a consumer to buy separate greetings card and gift wrapping material when giving either a CD, DVD or Game as a gift.

5. With the ‘Gift Card Box’ these gifts (CDs, DVDs and Games) can be packaged and presented as a greetings card/box in an all-in-one package; thus saving the consumer money and time when compared to purchasing and assembling the older traditional elements of a greetings card and wrapping material which are used to give a media product as a gift.

6. The main appearance of the design is a box with an integral folded flap at the front which acts as the card front and internal writing area inside for ‘greeting's wordings etc’. The box has folding flaps at the top and bottom to secure the gift inside.

7. Traditional greetings cards and traditional folded gift boxes have been available for some time now. The Gift Card Box comprises of improvements that combine these 2 elements in to one single unit, and is also manufactured in an improved way from a single sheet (i.e. without the need to glue those 2 elements together).

8. CD, DVD and Games boxes are sold in various folded formats. The improved element of the Gift Card Box is that it is designed as an end user product for a consumer to gift package any CD, DVD or game in an attractive, easy to use and cost saving form.

9. Folded boxes have been available for some time now. The Gift Card Box is an improvement from existing folding boxes in respect that it is a new concept for Gift Packaging. (i.e. a specific single unit that acts as a greetings card and gift box for CDs, DVDs and Games).

Description:

BACKGROUND

CDs, DVDs and Games are commonly purchased as gifts, they are all of a uniform size and therefore a unit of packaging can be produced economically to contain & present the gift.

VIEW DESCRIPTIONS

FIG. 1.1—Flat plan on card showing the external outlines and internal fold marks for CDs

FIG. 1.2—Same as above but for DVDs and Games sizes. All actions below are identical

FIG. 1.3—Showing the way the unit is folded and glued

FIG. 1.4—Bottom flaps are already folded in, top of the box about to be closed

FIG. 1.5—Final assembled Gift Card Box (will be supplied with 3 crystalline stickers

FIG. 1.6—Top flaps open ready to insert the CD, DVD or Game

FIG. 1.7—Write greeting on the internal card area

FIG. 1.8—Securely fastening the Gift Box Card closed

WRITTEN DESCRIPTION AND SUMMARY

The Gift Card Box is a unit designed to act as a ‘greetings card’ and a combined ‘gift box’

It is able to contain a gift of either a CD, DVD or Game (depending upon the Gift Card Box size) as well acting as a greetings card.

The Gift Card Box is an all-in-one unit made up entirely from a single sheet of carton board or heavyweight paper and replaces the need for a consumer to buy separate greetings card and gift wrapping material when giving either a CD, DVD or Game as a gift.

The main appearance of the design is a box with an integral folded flap at the front which acts as the card front and internal writing area inside for ‘greeting's wordings etc’.

The box has folding flaps at the top and bottom to secure the gift inside.

Construction Process

The Gift Card Box is made from a single sheet of carton board or heavyweight paper.

It will be printed, die cut and folded as per marks on FIG. 1.1 and FIG. 1.2

It will then be machine glued and finished as per folds and glue points on FIG. 1.3

The next stage is a small amount of hand assembly, where the box is pushed out and the folding flaps and secured top and bottom to form the finished product as per FIG. 1.4

The Gift Card Box is then ready for retail sale

Product Use

The Gift Card Box will be purchased by a consumer in a ready made form, upon purchase, the consumer will open the top box flaps as per FIG. 1.5 and place the gift (CD, DVD or Game) inside, then re-close the box. The consumer may then write a greeting in the internal flap area as per FIG. 1.6. Upon finishing a written greeting, the consumer may then securely fasten the contents of the box (top and bottom) and the front ‘card’ flap with the 3 circular crystalline stickers FIG. 1.7 which will be supplied with the Gift Card Box.

The Gift Card Box is now ready to be presented as a greetings card and a gift box all-in-one.

Product Innovations

Traditionally, gifts such as a CDs, DVDs or Games needed to be wrapped in gift wrap/box and a separate greetings card would need to be purchased for the purpose of a gift.

Now with the event of the new invention the ‘Gift Card Box’ these gifts can be boxed and presented as a greetings box in an all-in-one package, thus saving the consumer money and time when purchasing and assembling the elements needed to give a media product as a gift. As far as i am aware no product exists to fill this void until now.