There are many people ask me how to make 3D pop up greeting card.
Someone believes that the making process is probably very simple: first of all, you just put the papers in the laser cutting machine and you will get a perfect 3D card as a result. While the others say that the making process is totally handmade, from cutting, assembling to gluing.
Yet the truth is if you just make one card, you will need to do all the above-mentioned processes. But to make some couples of thousand cards per day, the 3D card’s making process is a well-balanced combination of some stages that I will tell you about later.
1. Designing: including drawing the model on the paper and on the computer and testing 3D models until you make a perfect model so you can easily open and close it.
2. Cutting: all of the details of the model, the outside and inside covers are cut by laser cutting machines. To assure the quantity of some thousands cards per day, Maigreetings has 6 laser cutting machines operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
3. Assembling: this is one of the most difficult stages in the process. One team including the most skillful craftsmen will assemble all of the models, from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Notre Dame in Paris to the motorcycle.
4. Sewing: sewing the model to the inside cover. The accuracy of this stage is responsible for whether the models can stand perfectly when you open the card.
5. Gluing: gluing the inside cover to the outside cover.
6. Choosing and checking if the cards is perfect or not.
7. Putting the card into envelope and poly envelope.
8. Packing and exporting: staff finally packs the cards in 5-layer carton boxes and and ships them to many countries all around the world.
In conclusion, I hope that you have better information about how to make a pop up card.