Corrugated Cardboard - Single Layer

0.060 inches 0.157 inches

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What is it

Brown corrugated cardboard.

The 0.060” / 1.5mm thickness is E flute.

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

helen says:

If you need to have a hollow grain of the corrigated cardboard centered in you designs, how would you do that?

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Josh says:

Hi Helen! Unfortunately that's not something we could guarantee for you. The placement of the corrugations will vary from sheet to sheet, and it's not possible for us to specially line up a sheet with your design at this stage. Sorry!

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PM says:

Can you cut the corrugated cardboard so the corrugation holes are on the outside of the cardboard?

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Dayma says:

Hi PM. When you say the 'corrugation holes', are you referring to the two sides on the thickness of the card where there's a wavy layer of card creating hole like slots? And if so, they're technically on the outside already right? Do you mean something else like can we have the cards corrugation direction run horizontally instead of vertically?

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