Collector Tin Lunch Boxes

Fans love carrying their lunches in style and retro awesomeness.

Tin lunch boxes are the coolest functional collectibles we can think of. We hope you think so, too!  

Tin lunch boxes are having a second coming. What was popular in decades past is back, with creative designs, eyecatching embossing, and high quality materials.

If you’re interested in a custom order of tin lunch boxes and you’re looking for the highest quality possible, Happy Worker wants to hear from you.

Below we’ll answer the 3 most common questions we get about custom lunch boxes. If you have more questions about how we design, prototype, and manufacture new lunch boxes, please contact us.


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In Brief

  • Lead Time: 16 - 20 weeks from design to delivery
  • Order Size: 2,000 or more of any one print design
  • Pricing: varies – see rough estimates below
  • Happy Service: close collaboration, design support, prototype approvals

Tin Lunch boxes: 3 most Common Questions

1. How many lunch boxes do you make per order?

We can make as few as 2,000 lunch boxes of any one design, or 1,000 or more for lunch boxes if you want to make multiple designs at once.

Or, if you’d like a custom molded lunch box in a unique shape, an order of 5,000 lunch boxes is the best starting point.

p.s. A note about Personalized One-Off Collectibles.

2. What’s the lead time to manufacture lunch boxes?                

It takes about 16 - 20 weeks to manufacture an order of custom printed and embossed lunch boxes. If you’re looking for a custom molded design in a new shape, best to factor in 24 weeks.

Faster schedules are sometimes possible, but additional rush costs may apply. Contact us with your deadline and we’ll do our best!

3. How much are custom lunch boxes? 

Costs vary on your printed design, whether or not you’d like to emboss the lunch box, packaging, and how many lunchboxes you’d like to order.

We Build to Budget

Let us know if you have a budget in mind, and we can help with recommendations for your lunch box. Contact us to start the conversation.

Budgeting for custom lunch boxes includes three parts:

  1. Per-lunch box
    Most lunch boxes are less than $5/ea when ordering 2,000 of one print design. Pricing is better for larger orders.
  2. Setup Costs
    One-time costs for design work, prototyping, embossing, and any new molds are additional. For custom printed lunch boxes these costs amount to around $3,000 or less, depending on the reference artwork/assets available.
  3. Shiping
    Shipping costs are additional and depend on the size of the packaged lunch box, the order quantity, and the destination. We’ll help with a freight estimate as we’re discussing your project.
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