Corrugated Cardboard - White One Side

0.157 inches

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What is it

This corrugated cardboard is white on one side and brown on the other.

How fast will this material ship?

Orders using this material will ship as fast as same day. Find out more.

Can I get a sample?

You can get a sample here.

Design Notes

Brown cardboard finish with visible corrugations. Large simple shapes will work best.

Corrugations run vertically as drawn on the computer screen.

Engraving Cardboard

Line engraving is recommended over area engraving. Area engraving can go through the top paper layer and expose the corrugations below.

There are 3 types of engraving possible with laser cutting. Area engraving, line engraving and a combination of both.

Area engraving is great it you need to mark a large area on the surface of the material. To specify area engraving set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0. The way this engraving is performed is like an old dot matrix printer except instead of dots of ink it uses pulses of the laser beam. This is a surface finish not deep enough to be used for pocketing or inlays. The depth of the engraving ranges between 0.1-0.5mm.

Line engraving is like a really shallow cut. To achieve this effect the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0 and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The laser beam follows along the red lines that you have in your design and marks the surface of the material. The result is crisp but it can be a time consuming technique if you have a lot of small details like text.

Using a combination of both engraving types typically gets the best result. Set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0, the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0, and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The line engraving causes the laser beam to trace around the edges of the engraved areas making them more crisp and bringing the details to life.

Construction Techniques

Creating structures from corrugated card can be a great way to test out your complex designs. Slotting, stacking and folding shapes all work well to create 3D form.

Typical Uses

Corrugated cardboard is typically used for packaging, prototyping, Google cardboard VR kits etc

Environmental Information

100% recyclable.

Adhesives, joints and fastenings

Can be easily joined with a wide range of glues and tapes.

Tips from other designers

Laura says:

Hi guys! Anyway you can cut this with the white side down? I wanted to do folds where the white is on the outside of the corner. For instance, if I was cutting a box pattern, I want the white on the outside, so I would want the score on the brown side.

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Dayma says:

Hi Laura,

If you'd like us to cut with the white side down, please add it as a note (eg. "Please cut with the white side facing down") to your special shipping instructions or place the order and email us straight after at service[at]ponoko.com to add the note to your order.

But we were thinking, if we were making a cube, with vector engraving as scoring lines we'd score on the white side. Since we would want the live hinge to be on the inside edge. Technically both surfaces should work, it just depends what type of edges you'd like.


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Laura says:

Thanks Dayma, I see what you mean, but I think I want a slight radius to my corner, and am just worried about collapsing the material on the inside of the corner. Also, in the case where the fold runs across flutes, it will be good to have a guide for crushing or cutting them to allow a nice fold. Glad to hear you can flip it for me!

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