It’s been while since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve gotten fairly good at using the Glowforge to make custom boxes for my playing card business. Lately, doing printed artwork and then making use of the Snapmarks (and some tweaking by eye here and there ) I’ve been getting some really good results. Having a box cut in just a minute is fantastic for my short-run limited items.
This is the latest, with a fancy holographic gilded deck inside. The Glowforge made it possible to have those fine holes and precise cuts so you can get a glimpse of the cards inside.
I also developed a wooden slip case for the deck, made from proof grade maple and then sanded and stained for a handmade feel. I swear, if this laser ever breaks I will be done for.
Thanks for the kind words everyone! Here’s another one that used the Glowforge in two ways. First, the obvious box cut out part, but I also made an engraved “plate” that I used with a rubber mat and hand-embossing machine to get a custom emboss on the box.
So the process was: 1. Print the box art 2. Use Glowforge to cut out all the details 3. Carefully align box to emboss plate 4. Run through embosser 5. Assemble
That was a fun challenge to get all those steps to line up!