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Understanding Creasing and Scoring

Creasing and scoring are ways to fold board and paper without cracking the material. They are great options when using rotary die cutting. Both scoring and creasing are common when working with thick papers. Before going into the benefits of these processes, it is important first to understand what they are.

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What is Creasing?

Creasing creates a bendable zone that is formed by shaping cardboard or paper. To make this happen, the paper is displaced downwards across the entire crease. Doing this creates a bulge. When the paper is subsequently folded, the bulge begins to bend inwards. The stability of the paper must not be reduced during this process. As a result of creasing, paper can easily be folded at angles up to 180 degrees. For more information on creasing, reach out for the best die cutting CA has to offer you.

Creasing is advisable from a grammage of up to 170 g/m2. The most important factor to consider is the thickness of materials being used (between.0.17 and 0.6 mm. It is recommended to create a bulky paper that has a grammage of around 150 g/m2. Both the thickness and width of the creasing are adjusted to fit the material. Die cutting CA offers a full range of creasing services.

What is Scoring?

Scoring creates a bending point that makes it easy to ben cardboard and paper. It is important to keep in mind that scoring does not reshape the material. It is common for materials to be taken off at the score, which reduces thickness by removing a wedge-shaped chip.

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Creasing results are not perfect for thin materials. For this production method, the thickness of materials should be .65 mm or bigger. Once this forming method reaches its limits, creasing becomes the better option.

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