How to Order
Flute direction is particularly important when using AbbeyLite as it is important to feed the litho press with the flute running at right angles to the litho grip edge (see diagram), this allows the sheet to curve around the printing cylinders without breaking the back of the board.
The first dimension given when ordering your material requirements (slit edge) represents the flute direction.
(The flutes run parallel to this dimension)
The dimensions given will influence the way DS Smith Sheetfeeding manufacture your material, as there are sizing restrictions to certain flute profiles.
The diagram below highlights print machine direction in relation to the flute direction. It also shows flute direction when we corrugate.