Custom Cutting Service

WH Skinner can custom cut your sheet materials and printed sheets to any shape or size within reason. If you have the knowledge and software you can provide the cutting path and we will do the rest of the job. With our custom cutting service, if you’re struggling to provide a cutting path we can draw it for you and provide you with a proof or digitally cut sample before processing the job. If you draw your own cutting path, don’t forget to factor in the strength of the material left behind. Ensure the path is not overly complex for the material and size of the cutting knife. For example, the level of detail which can be achieved with laser cutting cannot be achieved with knife cutting. We will be happy to offer advice upon receipt of your cut path files. We offer accurate digital cutting and creasing (and scoring) for the materials listed on the right, but this list is not exhaustive and we’ll happily perform tests on other materials for you.

  • Single and double wall corrugated cardboard from 0.75mm to 7.5mm (f flute, e flute, b flute, c flute, ee flute, eb flute, bc flute)
  • folding boxboard (FBB) – a thin carton board for making small boxes and packaging
  • display board – a solid flat board excellent for printing and displays
  • foamex – white and coloured solid plastic sheets of varying thicknesses
  • correx and coroplast – white and coloured “corrugated” plastic
  • foamboard and foamcore – lightweight white paper faced plastic foamed sheets
  • di-bond – aluminium composite sheet
  • vinyl and sticker material
  • felt and thick felt made from recycled materials
Zund cutting creasing and routing machine in South East in Maidstone Kent

Completely Customised Cutting Service

Our custom cutting service is completely bespoke to you and your requirements. Generally our lead times are from a couple of days up to a week or so but in the past, with particularly critical jobs our clients have arrived with a van full of printed sheets and we’ve cut while the delivery driver waits. We can even arrange bubble wrapping; custom sized outer boxes, assembly, fulfilment, packing and direct delivery to your customers if required.

Removing a die cut piece of cardboard from platen forme to make point of sale and packaging

Materials

As a custom cutting specialist we’re well practiced in die cutting corrugated cardboard – it’s our favourite material. However, we also regularly cut display board, folding box board (FBB) and Correx. If you have another material to be die cut, just let us know – we’re happy to run tests for you. Read more about the materials we commonly use here.

Why Choose WH Skinner?

Proactive – we’ll offer you advice if you need it, and always tell you quickly if there are any problems at any stage of the process

Responsive – we’ll get straight to work on the quote and the job if you need something urgently

Flexible – our production team run extended hours through the week and weekend to ensure deadlines are met

Approachable – our sales team are super friendly and helpful, ensuring you’ll want to work with us again and again

How can we help?

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Other Services we Offer:

Concept Design
• 2D and 3D visuals
• Creative Approach to design and material selection
• A finished, practical, workable design within your budget

Cardboard concept design 3D visual

CAD & Cardboard Engineering
• Qualified design team with decades of experience
• Industry leading software for speed and efficiency
• Quick in-house sampling facility

Cardboard Engineering UK

Art Working & Graphic Design
• All artwork submitted is fully checked and proofed prior to printing
• Graphic design and artwork placement

Artworker Graphic Design Packaging Maidstone UK

Digital Printing
•  Great quality finish, long lasting colours
•  Suitable full-colour artworks, including white ink and varnish
•  Fast turn-around times
•  Cost effective for short to medium print runs
•  Print direct to board

Screen Printing
•  Excellent quality finish, lasting colours
•  Ideal for one and two colour artworks
•  Cost effective for medium to long print runs
•  Print direct to board

Lithographic Printing
•  Excellent quality finish
•  Suitable for one, two or full-colour artworks
•  Cost effective for long print runs
•  Print direct to board or laminate printed paper to board

Flexographic Printing
•  Packing quality finish
•  Suitable for one and two colour artworks
•  Cost effective for long print runs
•  Print direct to board

Digital / CNC cutting, Creasing,
V-Cutting, Routing
•  Accurate, computer controlled registration to artwork
•  Suitable for short to medium production runs
•  Cuts corrugated cardboard, structural honeycomb board, solid board, plastics and even metals

Zund cutter Maidstone UK manufacturing services

Platen & Die Cutting
• Accurate registration to artwork
•  Suitable for medium to long production run
•  Cuts corrugated cardboard, solid board, and some plastics

Removing cardboard die cut from platen forme

Slot Cutting & Cardboard Box Conversion
• Ideal for packing boxes and cartons
• Suitable for longer production runs
• Cuts corrugated cardboard

Flexo printing and slot cutting machine for cardboard packaging in Maidstone, Kent

Varnishing
•  Gloss varnish or matt varnish
•  Spot varnish to highlight a particular area of artwork
•  Flood varnish

Laminating
•  Lamination of board to board
•  Lamination of decorative materials to board

Gluing
•  Machine gluing
•  Manual gluing
•  Application of double sided tape

Giant Christmas tree-topper made from corrugated card board and glitter vinyl

Finishing & Assembling
• Finishing including fixing embellishments, gluing, applying double sided tape
• Assembly of boxes and point of sale
• Packing of boxes and point of sale

red printed cardboard counter displays to showcase product samples and document folder

Fulfilment
• Packing your products into presentation boxes, boxes with inserts
• Packing your products into retail boxes
• Packging your products into pallet shippers and other retail displays

Assembled printed boxes filled with products showing WH Skinner's fulfillment service

Delivery
• Individual / grouped shipping to various delivery addresses
• Outer cartons for shipping boxes and point of sale displays
• Dedicated transport including pallet and parcel carriers

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Installation
•  On site installation on site of exhibition stands and temporary displays

Cutting File Types We Can Work With:

DXF – a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data exchange between AutoCAD and other programs.
CF2 – a CAD file saved in an open format, which may be recognised by multiple hardware devices and software programs.
PDF –  a vector drawing of lines, curves or other shapes which we can import into our Kasemake software.

Printing File Types:

If you are supplying artwork to be printed please download our artworking guide. If you’re printing and supplying us with printed sheets to be cut, you’ll need to know about our bleed requirements. You’ll find everything you need to know here:
Artwork Guidelines and Other Helpful Info

Waste Material & Offcuts

Disposal of offcuts and waste material is usually subject to additional charge. Please discuss with us at time of quoting.

Cutting and Creasing Tools

The most frequently used Zund tools for our custom cutting service are listed below, however we also have a Kongsberg cutting table. The list is not exhaustive, please get in touch if you have any other questions.

  • Universal Cutting Tool (UCT) – a drag knife for cutting materials up to 5mm thick
  • Electric Oscilating Tool (EOT) – a high frequency oscillating tool for soft and medium-density materials
  • Electric Oscillating Tool 250 (EOT250) – a powerful tool with high-performance electric drive for processing thicker and harder materials
  • Pneumatic Oscillating Tool (POT) – a powerful oscillating tool with extended stroke for cutting tough, dense and thicker materials
  • V-Cut Tool (VCT) – a tool with 7 different cutting angles capable of producing complex structural designs from foamcore, honeycomb and other display materials and wall coverings such as acoustic felt
  • Creasing Tool Type 1 (CTT1) – a creasing tool suitable for single and double wall cardboard, with a adjustable pressure settings
  • Creasing Tool Type 2 (CTT2) – a creasing tool suitable for thinner materials such as carton, folding box board (FBB), polypropylene, transparent plastics
  • Universal Routing Tool

On time,
every time

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Recyclable
materials

We use recycled and recyclable materials.

Quick
delivery

On a tight schedule? Call to see what we can do!

Superb
quality

Great designs, strong board, excellent printing.

Completely
customised

Choose your own shape, size, colour, style!

Plastic-free
designs

Learn more about our corrugated cardboard.