Cardboard engineering is also called cardboard modeling. It is a kind of modeling method that uses card stock, paper, paperboard, and sometimes corrugated fiber boards. The term itself is also used sometimes to differentiate it from creating decorative cards.
Cardboard engineering is also sometimes considered as paper modeling. In the past, though, this was considered just to be a method of modeling because the method itself is cost efficient.
All these started after World War II, when cardboard was heavily promoted and marketed by new growing companies. One of these was the ERG Ltd. Which made an entire book titled “Cardboard Rolling Stock and How to Build It.”
Superquick was another company that pioneered the use of cardboard.
Since then, entire books of how to cut out pieces from cardboard were made and eventually grew further in popularity. Furthermore, the UK is best known for many cardboard micromodels.
Through the years, their popularity grew, which then gave way to the rise of folding paperboard cartons. Cereal makers were also fast to adapt to this as they incorporated this into their packaging as it was not only economical, but aesthetically pleasing as well.
Now, the hobby of cardboard engineering is on a revival thanks to the many IT based printers available in the market. Laser color printers and ink jet printers have indeed made life easier for everyone.
Now that technology is fast developing, the use of vector graphics is also considered as one of the way that makes cardboard engineering even more popular. There are now a lot of models that even beginners and entire paper bag manufacturers can use.
All that’s needed now is the passion and interest of the person to continue diving deeper into cardboard engineering.
It’s not really difficult to do now especially that we have now all the resources needed.