Laser cutting is an old technology among large industries, but in recent decades it has started to make its way among small entrepreneurs and hobbyists. Due to the large number of materials that can be laser cut, laser cutting has become one of the favorite production methods.
Cardboard is one of the most popular and versatile materials that you can use when you want to make different personalized products. Being a cheap but lasting material, cardboard can be used successfully in creating original greeting cards, perfect to reflect emotion and greetings.
At the same time, it is a 100% recyclable and biodegradable material, an excellent way to develop a product of the highest quality and to positively contribute to reducing the consumption of non-reusable materials.
Greeting cards are a very creative way in which a person can express his feelings and wishes. Therefore, creating a personalized 3D cardboard card must be done in such a way that the recipient will appreciate and enjoy it when he/she receives it.
Sketch the card
The model must be made in a program specially designed for this type of work, such as AutoCad or Adobe Illustrator. If you want, you can find already built projects on specialized websites to make your work easier and save precious time.
Optimize the parameters
Cardboard is a soft material that is easy to work with. Most of the time you don’t need a lot of power to make the cut, and the cutting speed can be around 40mm/s. This value must be higher in order to reduce the risk of burning. As in the case of other delicate materials, you can use compressed air to minimize the temperatures and make the cut without leaving annoying marks.
Add the final details
Considering the cutting speed, the cutting will not take long, the card will be ready in just a few minutes. Depending on the chosen model, the 3D cardboard card will have an embossed structure that will surely impress your loved one.
You can choose a colored paper to stick on the background, an excellent way to personalize the card with the favorite shade of the person who will receive it. Now that the card is ready, all that is left to be done is to give it along with your feelings to your loved one.
Creating an original 3D greeting card can be one of the most creative and interesting projects you can work on. Cardboard is a cheap and lasting material, therefore it is suitable for designing different projects, regardless of your experience and it is an excellent way to learn the secrets of laser cutting.