Die Cutting

Die Cutting Shapes

WH Skinner can 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 arrange the tool and do the die cutting. Alternatively, we can draw the cutting path for you and provide you with a proof or digitally cut sample before processing the job. When drawing your cutting path, remember to take into account the strength of the material left behind, and ensuring the path is not overly complex for the material and size of the cutting knife. We will be happy to offer advice in this regard upon receipt of your files.

Die Cutting Service

We offer a die cutting service to other printers and manufacturers in the UK. You can send us your sheet materials and drawings – we will arrange the tooling and cut your sheet material quickly and efficiently using our platen machines. We have several manual platens of different shape and size for die cutting and creasing sheet materials. Our platen operators are highly skilled in setting up each job, and quick and efficient during processing.

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

Die Cutting UK

WH Skinner is based in Maidstone, Kent which is just outside of London. We’re near the M20 for transport links around the UK. You can send your sheet materials to us direct from the mill, or from your premises. Once the job is done, we can despatch the finished die cut items to your premises, or directly to your customers under plain cover.

Materials

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?

For more information or a quotation get in touch using the form below or call 01622 749099

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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

Printed mailing box manufacturer London

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.

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materials

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Superb
quality

Great designs, strong board, excellent printing.

Completely
customised

Choose your own shape, size, colour, style!

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designs

Learn more about our corrugated cardboard.