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Scoring Recommendations

For the best scoring results, Tembec Paper Group would like to suggest the following scoring techniques:

  • In order to achieve a good crease profile, the female counter groove widths should be kept narrow if 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 profile.
  • 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 Tembec Paperboard Group Kallima® grade, please contact your Tembec 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

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