Sometimes you just want to play - cardboard

cardboard

#1

Whether you need to test some cut designs, or just want to play, cardboard is a great, inexpensive medium. With all of the Proofgrade-materials shipping boxes you’re likely receiving, you might have plenty sitting around, but if you want extra cardboard sheets, Amazon has some great options.

I like the 12”x18” sheets but there are many sizes available, and shipping is free if you’re a Prime member.

Check it out!

Smooth, beautiful cuts!


#2

Yep! Highly recommend! I went through cutting up boxes for the birdhouse, and it was tedious to the extreme! :grinning:


#3

What settings are you using?


#4

Thanks for sharing. Another item for my wish list :sunglasses:


#5

My local art store sells pristine sheets of corrugated too. If I ever really want to make that cardboard globe, I know where I’m going.


#6

Unless I’m running a job for someone it’s all play!


#7

Very Cool; I mean Hot…!


#8

Hi!

.1305 thickness
170 Speed
60 Power

Glowforge Pro.


#9

Cut for amazon amazon boxes: .118", 300/80 1 pass. 300/90 if I really want to be 1000% sure it’s cutting through.


#10

Thanks for the settings.

I hope you don’t mind, I changed the title of your post and added the cardboard keyword. That way when I want to find it again, I’ll be able to find it with the search tool.

If you don’t like the change, feel free to change it back.


#11

Great idea, adding the keyword!!


#12

Uline.com sells cardboard flats too. They’re slip sheets for packing. Not sure if they’re different aesthetically but I’d guess they’d be cheaper.


#13

Wow, I’m surprised. I checked that Uline site, and they are about 50% higher. It’s always good to have options, and back up sources; however!

Thanks for the information!


#14

I agree, good to have backups. And thanks for sharing, it’s good to know that Uline is so expensive.


#15

I wonder if anyone has successfully gone to like a Target or Walmart and asked if they have a bin of boxes that can be raided? You gotta figure they have more than they can handle, I wonder if they instantly compact it or what? It’d be a mixed bag of quality and thicknesses, I’d guess, but might be a (practically speaking) limitless source.

There’s a custom box maker in Atlanta (and elsewhere, I think they were huge) that I bought from a while back, I wonder if they would sell sheet stock… let me see if I can figure out who they were…

Ah, Pratt Plus.

Turns out cheaper to go with that original Amazon link there too.


#16

Sam’s club, and you don’t even have to ask. :grinning:


#17

Costco, if you ask, will often give you as much cardboard as you can carry. Used cardboard may or may not have been compressed in use, so it’s not always a uniform thickness

Not quite instantly, but yeah, many big-box stores compact and bale cardboard onsite throughout the day.