paper-packaging

Paper Packaging

Step By Step Instructions

Make beautiful, creative and classy paper packaging using custom coloured paper.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • Uncoated, coloured paper, 130g
  • Paper glue or double-sided adhesive discs

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • Aluminium grit cutting table

You are free to use any machine from the Speedy series to create this sample.

Tips:

  • Use the grayscale matrix to find the correct parameters for your chosen material

Step by Step

Step 1: Import / Create the Design Template

Import our template into your chosen graphics program. Adapt it to yours or your customers’ requirements and send the job to your laser engraving machine. 

Print Settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 333 dpi None
Halftone Others
Black & White -

Step 2: Laser Process

When laser engraving this very thin type of paper, you will only need to use minimal laser power, as the material is only being bleached. Place the paper into your laser engraving machine and begin the process using the following parameters: 

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz:
Black Engrave CO2 10 10 500
Red Cut CO2 2 2 1000
Blue Cut CO2 7 4 1000
Cyan Cut CO2 9 9 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On - -
1 On + 3mm -
1 On + 3mm -
1 On - -

Step 3: Post-Processing

Now that you've finished laser processing your paper, remove it from the machine. You'll need to fold along all the indicated folding lines and stick the packaging together.


Inspirations

Try using various types of paper for impressive, textured effects. Find more designs for paper packaging here.



Trotec Product recommendations