Straight Edge Bevelling Processes

edge bevelling

Edge bevelling is a process that involves cutting the edges or plywood at an angle of 45 degrees. It is done after determining the thickness, shape, and substrate of the finished object. The stationery edge beveling process is helpful in maximizing visibility as well as creating a dramatic effect. These edges are elegant and subtle on thinner stock.

Bevelled edges can be painted using different colours. The commonly used colours range from metallic to fluorescent. The metallic gilded edges come in different foil colours. The corners produced can either be squarely or rounded.

Guidelines for edge bevelling

Many companies specialize in straight edge bevelling. These companies are ready to offer you any help on your projects.

Bevel angle

bevelled angle

Bevelling of a card is done at an angle of 45 degrees but this angle it might be slightly less on certain projects. The angle can be decreased or increased as requested by the clients. However, it is worth to note that additional cost is incurred when this angle is changed.


Sheet thickness

Bevelling appears clearly when it is done or applied to a thick stock. However, it can still be an elegant addition even to the thin stocks.


All the sides of any pre-cut or pre-printed stocks that need to be beveled should have an allowance of 1/32”. This allowance is left to allow easier processing of the design. During this process, very little material is removed from the final size.

Maximum sizesbevelled surface

When purchasing pieces large than 9” × 6”, you should make sure that you have consulted your designer. This will help him or her in making the special considerations needed.

Minimum sizes

The main stock that can be beveled is 1.75”× 3”. Special considerations are made when dealing with such stocks. You should consult your designed when choosing a bevel pieces for advice. The designer will advise you on the best was of handling your project.

Bevelling dark paper

Most of the foils and inks used on edge finishing are opaque. However, you can still apply any colour ranging from pastel to the dark paper stocks.

Determining cost

This is one of the most important considerations that you need to be made. Price mainly depends on the overall size and the card stock’s thickness that is being beveled. The cost is high when dealing with larger and thicker cards. The designer will give you a detailed pricing once you submit your quote.

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