Cardstock is a very versatile and popular material to use with the laser as it can be both cut and engraved. This Sample Club project features black cardstock that we engraved and cut to create custom packaging for lightbulbs. By adjusting the speed, power and frequency settings on the laser, operators can etch text, cut out shapes, and even create perfectly perforated lines for easy folding and assembly. Read on to learn how we completed this project and consider adding laser cut packaging to your product lineup!

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Materials Needed

We used a 60-watt Helix with the following settings:

Engrave: Raster // Speed 80% // Power 8%

Score: Vector // Speed 60% // Power 10% // 10f

Cut: Vector // Speed 70% // Power 60% // 200f

Step 1: Prepare Artwork

Download the graphics above and import it into your graphic software. Make adjustments as necessary.

Laser cut packaging design files.

Step 2: Send to the Laser

Send the job to the laser with the correct parameters for your machine wattage.

Cardtock being engraved inside an Epilog Laser Helix machine.

Step 3: Assemble

Pop the packaging out of the template, then fold and assemble the boxes. Use glue on the inside flap.

Collage of laser cut and engraved paper packaging images.

Where can you sell laser engraved custom packaging?

  • Weddings/special events
  • Corporate functions/parties
  • To business owners
  • Specialty shops

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