- cardboard, min. 18 x 24'', 1/8" thick
- double-sided adhesive tape, extra strong
- covering material
Use the smallest possible cone. This prevents the material from being dirtied by burn marks.
Step 1: Import print and laser template
Download our graphic and adapt it according to your requirements. Send the graphic to the laser using the settings below.
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
|Cut job||1000 dpi||none|
|Color||Optimized geometries, inner geometries first|
Step 2: Laser process cardboard
Place the cardboard inside your laser with the right side facing down. Cover the rest of the working area so that you get a sufficient down draft that holds the material in place. Then enter your material settings. Our recommended parameters can vary depending on laser type and power.
|Color||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
|cutting slowly: red||Cut CO2||30||1.5||5000|
|scratching: blue||Cut CO2||10||3||5000|
|cutting fast: green||Cut CO2||50||3||5000|
If you are using the 500, use the external compressed air (= Gas 1) with 4 bar pressure which blows the smoke through the cutting slots. This ensures clean cut edges.
Step 3: Cleaning and assembly
Gutter the scratched cutting lines to achieve a nice fold. You can either use a ballpoint-pen or a folding stick. Apply double-sided adhesive tape on the six flaps. Crease all folding lines to remove the tension from the cardboard. Glue the box together to complete your gift box.
- For an orginal look, you can paint the box after cutting.
- Put a piece of acrylic or wood underneath the cut-out design. That way an original engraving becomes visible when you open the box.
- Replace the words "Happy Birthday" with other messages or dates, such as Merry Christmas, so you can quickly and easily offer your customers the option to personalize the box.