business card stand cardboard

Stylish Business Card Display

In this simple tutorial, we show you just one of the many creative applications that cardboard can be used for. Organise and present your business cards, flyers, brochures, pamphlets and any other promotional material with this unique laser cut display. 


What do you need?

Trotec laser used:

  • Speedy 400, 80 watts, 1.5 inch lens
  • Black aluminium cutting grid table

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

We have prepared two unique design suggestions for you to use:

  • Business card rack with name 
  • Display for brochures or city maps with the corresponding skyline

Alternatively, feel free to create your own extraordinary design.

In this video tutorial we show you how to get a drawn skyline from a picture of your choice.

Click here to see tutorial

Step 2: Laser process

It is crucial that you ensure the full extraction power at the processing table is available whilst the stand is being laser cut and engraved. For optimal results, cover the remaining processing area with paper or cardboard. 

The cutting speed should be adjusted depending on how delicate the graphics are.

Laser parameters:

Engraving: Power: 20% - Speedy: 30% - Frequency: 500ppi – Air-Assist: ON – Z-Offset: +0.5mm
Slitting: Power: 6% - Speed: 0.6% - Frequency: 1000 Hz – Air-Assist: ON
Cutting: Power: 15% - Speed: 0.5% - Frequency: 1000 Hz – Air-Assist: ON

Step 3: Assembly

  1. Take the stand and rotate the lower part with the engraving to the left.
  2. Using the scribed lines as a guide, bend the same part inwards.
  3. Insert the tabs into the allocated slits. During this step, make sure that you do not exert too much pressure onto the pattern for the rounding.
  4. For improved stability, slowly bend the top of the tab at the scribed line inward.
  5. Insert your business cards for display!

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