Die Cut Cardboard

Here at Preston Board and Packaging Limited, we offer a range of die cut cardboard products, designed to suit all your needs when it comes to board and packaging solutions. We specialise in conversion services, helping you to achieve the right size and shape of cardboard product for your needs. We particularly pride ourselves on our four different types of die-cutting machines which help us deliver various shapes of cardboard product from sheets up to a maximum size of 1300 x 2000mm.

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Die cut cardboard from Preston Board & Packaging Ltd.

Die cut cardboard machines are used to cut a number of identical shapes from different materials including cardboard, paper, metal, plastic or fabric. The ‘die’ is rather like an industrial cookie cutter – it is a cleverly designed stamp made up of blades that, when pressed firmly against a material, will punch out the desired shape. The flat shapes that are produced can go on to be decorated or printed upon, and are sometimes referred to as blanks. Die cut cardboard machines can be small and used in the home for crafts such as greeting card making, or they can be on a larger scale and used to manufacture high quantities of items used in all kinds of businesses. At Preston Board & Packaging Ltd, we use this cutting machinery to produce items such as box blanks, books covers and presentation boards. They are an effective way of making precise shapes from the die cut cardboard and paper board we manufacture.

How Is Die Cut Cardboard Made?

die cut cardboard machineWhen we die cut cardboard we use sharp blades to create a shape, to your desired specification, out of a sheet of cardboard. We have four machines which help us to create exactly what you want, over and over again. Each machine is also set up to cut through various types of cardboard, meaning that we can offer our die cutting services using a range of different products. It is easy to think of die cutting in a general way, as being a process along the lines of making shapes with a cookie-cutter.

What can we produce for different businesses?
We can make bespoke paperboard packaging solutions for many kinds of business needs. Individual pieces can be cut up to a maximum of 1300 x 2000mm in size. The best dimensions and shape for a product can be achieved, like pizza boxes, vegetable boxes, poultry trays and flower presentation packaging – these are just a few examples of the kind of die cuts that can be made. Unusual shapes, cut-out handles and custom lids can be added to the design as needed. We can also advise on covers for books, vinyls and most point of sale packaging.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Die Cut Cardboard?

Firstly, die cut cardboard machines make identical shapes every time, with no variation. Uniformity is clearly important when you are manufacturing a high number of products. Secondly, when you use a die-cut you can achieve a bespoke product. We can work with you to design a number of different shapes and dimensions to help you achieve the best look for your product. Thirdly, die cutting can be executed quickly and efficiently. Once the die is designed and the material is chosen we will be able to execute your product rapidly, letting you get the product to market quickly.

What Materials Can Be Used To Die Cut?

We are able to use die cutting techniques on our full range of products, which include chipboard, paperboard, and display board. All these different types of board are manufactured by us and can be produced in the right size and thickness to suit your needs. This means that there are no design limitations in regards to the product that you wish to create. Die cutting also means there is less waste material as dies can be lined up in a way that makes the best use of the cardboard. This helps keep costs down for you but is also more environmentally-friendly, something that we take very seriously here at Preston Board and Packaging Limited.

To find out more about on range of conversion services, please fill in the enquiry form below or alternatively, give our conversion specialist team a call now on 01772 253264. We look forward to hearing from you.


01772 254187

Arkwright Mill,
Greenbank Street,

About Us

Preston Board & Packaging supply a variety of solid board products to different industries, from bed manufacturing to cable reels, from point of sale advertising to mounting boards, from cake boards to meat boxes. We offer a diverse range of Paperboard, Chipboard and Display Board products in various sizes and thicknesses to suit all applications.