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Mounting vinyl to cardboard for packaging boxes

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by willkho, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. willkho

    willkho Member

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    Hi all,

    I got an inquiry to do a short run packaging boxes and cake boxes.
    The cake boxes are not as thick as the packaging boxes.

    I only have an HP Latex 335. I'm not sure if there is anything (cardboard) that I can load into the hp latex directly.
    My idea is to mount vinyl to cardboard and get it cut using flatbed cutter (a friend's company has a flatbed for cutting window film).

    Have any of you've done that?
    Perhaps you have better idea ?

    Thanks
     
  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I'm puzzled. What are you attempting to cut: vinyl or cardboard?

    JB
     
  3. willkho

    willkho Member

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    The idea is to make packaging/gift box but I don't have flatbed printer.
    So thinking to print on self adhesive vinyl, mount the vinyl to a cardboard then bring it to the flatbed cutter.

    Anyone done that? Will the vinyl come off?
     
  4. DAGRIT5

    DAGRIT5 New Member

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    I used to work for a packaging company that mainly produced small batches of prototypes. This is how we always produced them. Print on vinyl, laminate, mount to cardboard. Note that it would be beneficial to cut and crease the box with the vinyl side down on the cutter. I usually would take a thumbtack and put a hole through all my registration marks so I can see them on the back and just mirror the dieline when cutting.
     
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  5. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Or you could sub out the job to a small run dts house.

    Not offering to do the work but we do prototype packaging all the time for our clients before they send the production runs out. I know there are other shops across he country that do what we do.
     
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