The die cut corrugated cardboard boxes take longer to make because a cardboard cutting tool has to be made so it can stamp out and cut the cardboard to make the box. The normal delivery time for a corrugated cardboard die cut is 2 weeks. The cost of a cardboard cutting toll depends on the size and quantity ordered. Small quantities and not too large (maximum blank area 1200 X 1200 mm) are made on a flat bed cardboard corrugated die cut machine. For this type of cardboard die cut a cutting forme is made from plywood, with blades cut into the plywood typical cost can be around £250.00+ vat.
Our roller press die cutter can cut any corrugated cardboard the size of 1500mm width x 3 metre in length. The roller press can cut single wall cardboard corrugated, double wall cardboard corrugated, and triple wall cardboard corrugated. Plastic corrugated can also be cut to make plastic corrugated re usable tote trays and boxes. This method of die cutting as well as small quantities is used for high volume milk/drinks/food trays which are often being erected by machines to form the finished trays; the die cutting machine used for this type of corrugated cardboard die cut manufacturing is a Bobst machine. This machine is used for plain un printed die cutting and can produce perfect flat die cuts completely stripped of any cardboard waste.
The larger and printed corrugated die cuts are made on a rotary die cutter, which instead of stamping the corrugated cardboard to form the box impression, rolls over the board using pressure and a large roller effect, this machine also has print stations on it and can print up to 4 cols using a flexographic process to print on the corrugated cardboard. The cost of these formes ban be between £600.00- £1,500, as they are often made from steel rather than plywood.
Typical use for a die cut box is a bread tray used in bakeries as a substitute for the plastic trays when they have all disappeared!, produce cardboard corrugated trays such as lettuce boxes, tomatoes boxes, meat boxes, chicken trays, drinks trays, display boxes, display stands, packaging dispensers. The stationary industry is also a big used of die cuts for archive boxes, ballot boxes, easels boxes,polythene bags boxes, bankers boxes, foil boxes, take away boxes, printing box, wardrobe, lighting (very good for inner die cuts to hold awkward sizes for lamp fittings, and lamp shades), tubes, picture frames, picture boxes, pillow boxes, confectionary boxes, shipping boxes, shoe boxes, mailers (good for sending out DVD and books), record boxes, presentation boxes, favour boxes, leaflet boxes, binders boxes. Cake boxes, cake trays, resalable boxes (re use your corrugated cardboard boxes), gift boxes, promotional boxes, label boxes, moving boxes, cell phone boxes, pallet covers, pallet bases, dress boxes, glass ware boxes, toy boxes (internal components can be held in place with clever die cut fittings.), pottery boxes with internal die cuts for holding plates,crockery,tea pots, saucers, cups, wine bottle box, wine boxes, whisky boxes, automotive boxes, pizza box, pie box, toffee apple box. The plastic corrugated boxes can be used in the food industry, like meat , fish, bakeries.