In this application, we were demonstrating the ability of CO2, to provide laser cutting of card and paper. The series of patterns, are then overlaid to produce a 3D image as part of a packaging design. The card reacts to laser cutting very well, normally best to run the process as multiple passes in order to ensure the materials does not burn along the edges. From the image you can pick out some edge burning. CO2 can be processed at very high speed so even when multi pass laser cutting is used, the overall time is still commercially viable.
Laser cutting of card and paper is economical, fast and efficient. By using lasers to cut the material, there’s no physical contact between a cutter and product, which minimises the risk of any damage. There are no chemicals used, and the process is environmentally friendly. Additionally, the materials are simply placed on a surface and do not need to be clamped, again minimising the risk of any unintended damage.
If you would like further information on our laser cutting service, or any other application, please request a call back, or talk to one of our laser marking specialists on 01737 826902.