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.

WH-Skinner Zund Cutting Creasing Routing
Foamed PVC

Our Materials

  • 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

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.

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.

WH Skinner Die Cutting Platen Cutting

Other Services we offer:

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

Our most frequently used Zund tools 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