Dorset® Production Guidelines
Dorset features a smooth, sophisticated matte finish in a versatile cover and folding carton material.
|Caliper ||Basis Weight / gsm|
|.017”/0,432 mm||225 / 366|
|.023”/0,584 mm||290 / 472|
For best results we recommend the use of UV inks. Please consult with your printer.
Dorset yields excellent results when foil stamped. and embossing. Consult your foil supplier for recommendation based on artwork.
Dorset is an excellent performer for silk screen-printing. However, it is recommended that in silk screen printing that quick-drying gloss inks be used instead of the more conventional non-gloss inks. The pressboard can be either air dried on racks or through tunnel dryers. However, if tunnel dryers are used, temperatures should be kept at a minimum.
Dorset is ideally suited to screen printing. UV or solvent based inks may be used. Consult your screen printer for ink and screen size recommendations.
Folding and Scoring
Dorset has excellent performance results with folding and scoring. A 3 pt. score is recommended for the 17 pt sheet and a 4 pt rule is recommended for the 23 pt sheet. For packaging applications using Dorset, wider score lines are necessary to handle the additional stress demands of a box hinge where the score may be folded 90° the opposite way.
Scoring rules should be rounded to prevent cutting the board (we suggest rounding to 0.005” radius).
Scoring and folding should go with the grain. When scoring in both directions is required, keep the longest score in the direction of the grain.