Custom Die-Cut Paperboard Fabricator (prototype & bulk supplier)

Founded in 1928 and since evolving into a leader in custom die cutting, Ward & Kennedy offers paperboard prototyping and large-scale production solutions for businesses nationwide. Whether you need die-cut paperboard for carton packaging or other applications, our team will bring your ideas to life.

Simplify Your Operations With Ward & Kennedy

Ward & Kennedy specializes in crafting custom solutions for paperboard die cutting. You can rest assured we’ll fulfill your exact requirements for both big and small projects with precision and expertise. Experience the difference of working with Ward & Kennedy, where precision and excellence dictate everything we do.

Paperboard Properties


Paperboard Material


0.5 - 3 mm



Surface Finish



Packaging, displays, promotional materials

Paperboard Manufacturing in Business

Paperboard is thicker than paper and has superior foldability and rigidity. It can be single or multi-ply depending on the intended use. Paperboard is strong and lightweight which makes it ideal for packaging, high end graphic printing, fine art, and book/magazine covers. Various coatings can further specialize paperboard for a wide variety of uses.

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Why choose Ward & Kennedy for your die cutting needs?

At Ward & Kennedy, precision holds immense importance to us. Our skilled team expertly manages delicate procedures such as kiss cutting, stamping, and fabrication with unparalleled precision. Whether it's for short production runs or time-sensitive requests, we'll have you completely taken care of. What distinguishes us is our unwavering commitment to engineered resolutions. Beginning from conceptualization and extending to realization, we provide tailor-made designs and prototype development. Even in the absence of a CAD file, our specialists can engage in collaborative efforts to fashion designs in alignment with your requirements. With the aid of 3D modeling, you gain the ability to preview the product even before it enters the production phase.

In addition to digital cutting, we provide:

Supply Services Design Services Fabrication Services
Warehousing Prototyping CAD Design
Distribution Engineering Skiving
Fulfillment Reverse Engineering Manufacturing
Bulk Production