Laser Cutting

雷射雕刻 / Laser Cutting

此樣本是著名的巴黎國家歌劇院2015-2016的節目單,每年大約有380場歌劇、芭雷舞或其他音樂會在此演出。這張節目單使用Curious Skin Dark Blue 380g(封面)和Conqueror Wove Brilliant White I00g(內頁)印刷,節目單的封面是雷射雕刻、燙印和網版印刷的組合,內頁採用的是四色印刷。

This sample is the programme book of the prestigious Opéra National de Paris for the year 2015-2016. Each year, the company presents about 380 performances of opera, ballet and other concerts. Made using Curious Skin Dark Blue 380g (cover) and Conqueror Wove Brilliant White I00g (text), the book combines laser cutting, hot stamping and screen printing on the cover, and 4-colour offset for the inside pages.

 

建議事項
雷射雕刻可以呈現複雜精準的切割,其切割效果優於刀模,電腦控制的雷射可以對紙張進行任意形狀的切割,不受刀模的形狀限制。

  • 請使用優質紙板,因為這類紙張較容易切割平整而不會撕裂。
  • 使用有對比效果的紙板會讓雷射雕刻達到最佳的設計效果。
  • 雷射雕刻適合中低數量的製作,包括打樣。
  • 進行切割測試,以檢查紙張的設置。
  • 根據廠商的技術和紙張的選擇,紙張邊緣會有一定的灼痕,尤其是反面,銅版紙更容易留印。

注意事項
須注意雷射雕刻的印刷材料、功能特性、使用壽命。

  • 進行雷射雕刻前,檢查紙張是否適合此印刷方式。
  • 切割間距不要低於材料厚度的五倍。
  • 燙金過的地方若要進行雷射雕刻,請先諮詢印刷人員。
  • 壓線、折疊、壓紋或刀模需要在雷射雕刻前進行。
  • 不要使用含有塑料或薄膜的紙張。

 

DOs
Laser cutting enables to create intricate and precise cuts, beyond the limits of die-cutting. A computer-controlled laser vaporises the paper, allowing any shape to be created without the shape restrictions
associated with metal dies.

  • DO use good quality paper, because it will be more likely to cut cleanly, rather than tearing.
  • DO keep in mind what appears behind the cut. Contrasting papers may bring out the laser cut design the most, while tone on tone will create a more subtle effect.
  • DO favour laser cutting for low to medium volume run lengths, including prototypes, since no tooling is required.
  • DO ensure you perform test cuts to check settings for the paper.
  • DO expect some burn marks on the edges of the paper, especially on the reverse. The effect can be minimized thanks to your supplier’s expertise and your choice of paper. Coated papers, in particular, are more prone to marking.

DON’Ts
If done well, laser cutting can lend a very elegant appearance to your designs. For example, you can bevel the edges of invitation cards, engrave the covers of books or make your business cards stand out by etching.

  • DON’T start a project without considering how the printed application will be used. The possibilities of laser cutting are limitless. but keep in mind the functionality and longevity of the printed material.
  • DON’T embark on the project before checking if the paper is suitable for laser cutting.
  • DON’T plan a space between cuts below 5 times the thickness of your material.
  • DON’T laser cut areas that have been previously hot foiled without consulting with your printer first, as the toil could react with the laser.
  • DON’T forget to crease, fold, emboss or die-cut before laser cutting the paper.
  • DON’T use papers that contain plastic or film laminates.

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