In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a classy and individual gift box out of a simple sheet of corrugated board.
- cardboard, min. 45 x 60 cm, 3 mm thick
- double-sided adhesive tape, extra strong
- covering material
Use the smallest possible cone. This prevents the material from being stained with burn marks.
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|
Position the cardboard inside your laser face down. Cover the rest of the working area so that you get a sufficient vacuum to hold the material in place. Then enter your material settings. Our recommended parameters can vary depending on laser type and available laser 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|
Use the external compressed air (= Gas 1) with 4 bar pressure to blow the smoke through the cutting slots. This ensures clean-cut edges.
Create a "gutter" along 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. Then glue the box together to complete the project.
- For an individual look, you can paint the box after cutting.
- Put a piece of acrylic or wood underneath the cut-out design. An individual engraving becomes visible when you open the box.
- Replace the words "Happy Birthday" with other messages or dates, so you can quickly and easily offer your customers the option to personalize the box.