There are many types of ribbon, each with its own unique characteristics and uses. Some common types of ribbon include satin ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, velvet ribbon, organza ribbon, and sheer ribbon. Ribbons can also vary in width, texture, pattern, and color. The type of ribbon chosen will depend on the desired look and function of the packaging.

The function of a ribbon used on packaging is mainly decorative. It can add a touch of elegance, charm, or festivity to the packaging, making it more visually appealing and attractive. Additionally, ribbons can also be used to tie up and secure the packaging, providing an extra layer of protection or preventing the contents from falling out.