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2208 Jetbox What Is Die Cutting

Die Cutting – What Exactly Is A Die Cut Box?

Die cutting is the method of creating custom packaging out of different, pre-designed shapes via machinery. The die itself is crafted into a specified shape and then used to consistently and repeatedly cut the cardboard into your desired product.

Die cutting allows for consistent results, and ensures you get the same design time and time again. There are more than one type of die cutting machine, as well as many benefits to creating your custom boxes with a die.

Your custom cardboard box process at Jetbox starts with a die, but what exactly is a die? Read on to find out!

Die Cutting – What is a Die?

In short, a die is a metal object created with sharp edges for cutting materials. Think of it like a cookie cutter, where the cardboard is the dough. The cardboard box is designed and then mapped out in a flat design, and a die is then created to cut the cardboard.

There are different kinds of dies depending on your needs. Steel-rule dies are used for cutting thicker materials, or for cutting a stack of thinner materials all at once. Steel-rule dies are usually very sharp, and require some form of protection such as plastic or foam.

Different Types of Die Cutting Machines

When it comes to die cutting, there are manual and digital machines.

Manual die cutting machines use a crank to press down the die and cut the material. The metal die is fed through two rollers, which puts pressure on the die and creates a clean cut. Motors are sometimes also used to apply this pressure.

Digital die cutting machines are different in that they do not require steel dies. These machines are controlled by software, and have an inbuilt blade to cut out the desired shape. You can control a digital die cutting machine from your computer, phone, tablet, and more!

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Make Any Shaped Box with Die Cutting

With a die cutting machine, you can create the box shape of your dreams. No matter how strange, or unusual, the team at Jetbox will likely be able to create a die specially for you and your needs.

We are experts in creating the perfect dies for your cardboard creations, and understand the process from start to finish. Our machines are efficient and we work with you through the whole journey to ensure your products fit perfectly inside.

If you want to create custom made cardboard boxes for your business, or home move, then look no further than Jetbox. We pride ourselves on doing the jobs others say aren’t possible!

Benefits of Choosing Die Cutting when Creating Custom Boxes

Die cutting is a very reliable and versatile way to cut and shape your custom made boxes and other packaging. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with die cutting, as you can ensure there will be no errors in your boxes from now into the future. If you are looking for a consistent source for your custom boxes, then die cutting is the process for you.

Our Australian made die cut boxes are designed for all businesses. With a small MOQ (minimum order quantity), Jetbox strives to help businesses big and small achieve their custom boxes dreams.

If you are still unsure about how die cutting works, and whether it is the right choice for your business, be sure to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today. We don’t expect anyone to become an expert overnight, and are ready to help answer your questions and guide you through the custom box process.

What is a Dieline and what is its Role?

Before you start cutting anything with your die cut, you need an outline of everything that is to be cut. This is usually a top down design which includes die-cut lines, aka dielines, fold, bleed and glue lines. When cutting on the die line the product comes perfectly flat, and needs to be assembled.

A dieline is the line used to define the outline of your product and give your box an exact size. Thing such as thickness of the cardboard need to be taken into account when measuring your boxes, to ensure it is a snug fit without being too small.

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Creating Australian Made Custom Cardboard Boxes at Jetbox

At Jetbox we are passionate at provide a quality service to all businesses. Whether you are buying premade boxes, or creating a new design for your custom box, we want to help you and your business thrive. Streamline your shipping and packing process, while better protecting your products, with our Australian made boxes.


Designed to keep products safe and secure, you’ll find a whole range of boxes ready to be purchased.

Our die cut custom boxes are ideal for businesses who want to order large quantities, as once the die is created you simply need to place an order and boxes can be made quickly and easily. Our talented team can create the die to your exact needs – simply contact us to get started!

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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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BOARD GRADES

5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.