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Die Cutting Suggestions

 

For the best die cutting results, the Paperboard Group would like to suggest the following scoring techniques: 

  • To achieve a good crease profile, the female counter groove widths should be kept as narrow as possible. As a guide, the groove width should be equal to the sum of: 
  1. Machine direction: 1.3 x the board thickness plus the width of the scoring rule; 
  2. Cross direction: 1.5 x the board thickness plus the width of the scoring rule. 

Note: 2 pt. scoring rule width is .028". 

 

  • It may be desirable, dependent on the end application, to increase the female counter height by .002” to further enhance the crease profiles. 
  • The height of the creasing rule is dependent on the thickness of the paperboard and the type of counter being used. 

If further information is required concerning the die cutting of the Kallima® grade, please contact your Paperboard Group representative. 

Metric Units

Board Thickness
(mm)

Groove Width MD
(mm)

Groove Width CD
(mm) 

Groove Depth
(mm) 

Creasing Rule 

.250 1.0 1.0 .250 - .300 2 pt.
.300 1.1 1.1 .300 - .350 2 pt.
.350 1.1 1.2 .350 - .400 2 pt.
.400 1.2 1.3 .400 - .450 2 pt.

Imperial Units

Board Thickness
(Inches)

Groove Width MD
(Inches)
Groove Width CD
(Inches)
Groove Depth
(Inches)
Creasing Rule
.010 .041 .043 .010 - .012 2 pt.
.012 .044 .046 .012 - .014 2 pt.
.014 .046 .048 .014 - .016 2 pt.
.016 .049 .052 .016 - .018 2 pt.