I am in the stages of building clothing brand and curious to see if anyone has use there glowforge to make product tags? I am looking to make a 2’’ by 3’’ rectangle style hang tags to attach to hats for sale. Thinking of using paper or some type of material that would be cost effective yet eye catching.
Has anyone used cardstock or anything? I am only a few weeks into this machine so haven’t gotten up to speed on all the materials and capabilities?
Hi. Many people have tried and have posted about cutting engraving cardstock, myself included. If you type the word cardstock into the search bar, it should bring up many posts about it. Here’s one to get you started
Best of luck and be sure to show us what you make.
cardstock is great.
I have also made earring holder cards. I decided that engraving my logo was taking too long, so I picked up a little hand-held embossing tool to use instead. In theory I could make my own inserts for it, but I still haven’t ordered any delrin.
Personal opinion: card stock tags are pretty cheap to buy and GF time less so.
Unless you’re doing super short runs or extremely fancy shapes use your awesome GF to cut more interesting tags out of something like thin wood veneers or a cool (laser friendly) Mylar/plastic to set your product apart from others.
Also, agree with @Xabbess that char on card stock is negligible/no-issue.
I think this is a great area for print and cut. And… subsequently, Snapmarks…
But, there are some ways to do it without Snapmarks. Print a boundary, trim it to that boundary, then score the boundary, and you know where it’s going to cut. Probably best to build in a small bleed though.
I could have probably set these up to cut on the vinyl cutter that I use to trim prints, but honestly, I suck at using the thing so it was easier just to set it up on the laser.