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In Business Since 1946, Colvin Friedman Offers Top of the Line Die Cutting for All your Packaging Needs

With decades of unmatched experience, Colvin Friedman has the technical capabilities and know-how to cut a wide variety of packaging for your products. Receive customizable, die-cut packaging from one of the most experienced die-cutting companies in the US.

Commonly Used Die Cut Packaging

We have cut packaging for all types of products and industries. Below we’ve compiled some of the most common types of packaging we’ve cut and their various uses.

Packaging Type/Components Uses
Die Cut Folding Boxes
  • Shipping/Mailing Boxes
  • Gift Boxes
  • Retail Packaging
  • Cardboard Dividers
  • Plastic and Film Shipping Dividers
  • Protective Foam Casing for Shipping
  • Plastic Inserts for Retail Products
  • Paper Inserts for Gardening Products
Labels and Tags
  • Bottle Branding
  • Clothing Tags for Retail
  • Plastic Price Tag Displays
Tri-fold/Hinged Clamshells
  • Retail Packaging for Display on Hooks
  • Personal Hygiene Product Packaging
  • Food Containers
  • Bag stiffeners
  • Rigid parts dividers
  • Bag supports/handles

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Die Cutting Capabilities

Below is a summary of our die cutting capabilities broken down between rotary and flat bed die cutting. Rotary die cutting is ideal for larger production volumes, while flat bed is capable of cutting a wider variety of materials. Our Expert team can recommend the proper process for you.

Category Rotary Flat Bed
Maximum Product Width 16 inches, we can slit down larger jumbos 40 inches
Maximum Product Thickness .015 inches, however, there is flexibility with different materials .5 inches, material dependent
Tolerance Level Can get down to ±0.005 inches ±0.010, material dependent
Maximum Production Capacity 40,000 units/hour (size dependent) 2,000 - 4,000 parts/hour (size dependent)
Average Lead Time 3 weeks 3 weeks

Common Packaging Materials

Along with our expert die cutting services, our team is able to offer design input and help you select the best material for your product if necessary. Below are some of the most common packaging materials we handle and some of their pros and cons.

Material Pros Cons
Corrugated Cardboard
  • Durable
  • Recyclable
  • Easily Cut and Customized
  • Sensitive to Moisture
  • Bulky
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Can be Printed On
  • Recyclable
  • Less Durable
  • Sensitive to Moisture
  • Limited Protection of Product
  • Damage Resistant
  • Water Proof
  • Versatile
  • Price Varies
  • Less Recyclable
  • Lightweight
  • Provide Cushioning for Product
  • Insulates
  • Easily cut
  • Less Recyclable
  • Bulky
  • Price Varies
Thin Metals (Tin/Aluminum)
  • Very Durable
  • Recyclable
  • Protects product from environment
  • Harder to Cut
  • Higher Cost
  • Heavier
  • Cost Effective
  • Can be Printed on
  • Recycled Material
  • Less Durable
  • Sensitive to Moisture

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Our Shipping Capabilities

Following our production of your order, we are able to ship your materials out for distribution or to your base of operations for packaging. For clients interested in close partnership with Colvin Friedman, we offer stocking services, directly integrating into your inventory management system and regularly restocking as necessary.

Best Practices: Die Cut Packaging

We are constantly working throughout our process to provide you with the most efficiently and precisely cut packaging. Below are some pieces of our process to help maintain quality and consistency throughout.

Precise Design and Cutting Specifications

  • Review or create design for packaging, selecting die cutting or converting process and material type
  • Set precise requirements for thickness, tolerance, precision, and depth
  • Create prototype of design as necessary

Quality Dies and Continual Maintenance

  • Utilize Computer Assisted Design (CAD) system to apply specifications to custom die
  • Dies are constructed by world class die toolers using high grade steel
  • QMS continually ensures standard of product is not degraded and that dies remain sharp and precise

Procedural Flexibility

  • Maintain open line of communication with client to meet deadlines and verify satisfaction
  • Adjust design as necessary throughout process for highest standard product

Cost Effective Practices

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) calibrate machine for tight tolerances and to avoid waste throughout production
  • Utilize Waste Tracking and Scrap Reclamation systems to preserve material where possible

Why Choose Colvin Friedman

Based in Petaluma, California, we have the unique advantages of being a small company with large production capacity. Not only have we been die cutting for the better part of a century, but every single one of our clients is never more than a phone call away from Josh Rodman, our Vice President who oversees every production. We combine efficiency, precision, and technical knowledge with totally personalized service, providing you with the smoothest process and the highest quality product.

To contact us, call Josh via the number below, or click on the button to request a free die-cutting quote.

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