Perforating and embossing tools

Spikes (perforating tools) and embossing tools

CITO Spikes are metal plates equipped with needles (spikes), also called pinning tools.
They are used to mark corrugated board. In the cutting process, the needles pierce the cover liner of the corrugated board and lead behind a clear, legible character.

CITO Spikes are available as Spikes with groove, as a letter height of 20 mm and as Mini Spikes with a letter height of 10 mm. The needles are arranged as letters, numbers or symbols.

Specific symbols for applying, e.g. legally required markings such as recycling information are available in different sizes.

If you purchase the CITO Spike System, you receive a logical system of Spikes, Spike Strips and Packing adapted to the different corrugated boards. 

Easy and convenient to handle and straightforward to set up on the Spike strips.

  • Simple changeover of the Spikes on the strip
  • Heights in line with European diecutting standards
  • Self-adhesive packing for simple height adjustment
  • Easy-to-assemble strips are self-adhesive
  • CAD templates available for easy design
  • Identical in concept to Mini Spikes and Mini Embossing Tools


Symbols Spikes

Light alloy, with Resy letters, with needles, standardized size

Unit: 20 pcs.
 DescriptionOuter dimensionsLetter sizeNeedle heightOrder no.
BQE00017-Spike-TRIMANSpike "TRIMAN"65 × 65 mm 54 × 59 mm BQE00017
BQE00006-Spike-Pap20-Perf-Size-49x58mmSpike "PAP 20"62 × 66 mm49 × 58 mm BQE00006
BQE00018-Spike-PAP-20-MiniSpike "PAP 20" Mini,
with sink holes
35 × 30 mm25.7 × 24.5 mm BQE00018
BQE00008 Spike PAP 21Spike "PAP 21"62 × 66 mm49 × 58 mm BQE00008
BQE00009-Spike-PAP-20-MiniSpike "PAP 21" Mini35 × 30 mm25.7 × 24.5 mm BQE00009
BQE00016 Spike PP 05-frontSpike "PP 05"60 × 66 mm49 × 61 mm BQE00016
 Resy-Symbol66 × 62 × 6.5 mm55 × 60 mm3.5 mmBQE00001
 Resy-Symbol, mini25 × 25 × 3.5 mm23 × 22 mm2.0 mmBQE00002
 Resy-Symbol, without letters75 × 75 × 5.3 mm65 × 65 mm2.8 mmBQE00003
 Resy-Symbol, mini, without letters25 × 25 × 3.5 mm23 × 22 mm2.0 mmBQE00004
 Green Dot Symbol50 × 50 × 7 mmØ 44 mm3.7 mmBQE00010
 Green Dot Symbol, mini25 × 25 × 5.7 mmØ 22 mm2.0 mmBQE00011

Spikes with groove


Letter height 20 mm.

 DescriptionUnitOrder no.
BQE03000-Spike-0Spike 025 pcs.BQE03000
BQE03001-Spike-1Spike 125 pcs.BQE03001
BQE03002-Spike-2Spike 225 pcs.BQE03002
BQE03003-Spike-3Spike 325 pcs.BQE03003
BQE03004-Spike-4Spike 425 pcs.BQE03004
BQE03005-Spike-5Spike 525 pcs.BQE03005
BQE03006-Spike-6Spike 6/925 pcs.BQE03006
BQE03007-Spike-7Spike 725 pcs.BQE03007
BQE03008-Spike-8Spike 825 pcs.BQE03008
 DescriptionUnitOrder no.
 Spike A25 pcs.BQE04010
 Spike B25 pcs.BQE04011
 Spike C25 pcs.BQE04012
 Spike D25 pcs.BQE04013
 Spike E25 pcs.BQE04014
 Spike F25 pcs.BQE04015
 Spike G25 pcs.BQE04016
 Spike H25 pcs.BQE04017
 Spike I25 pcs.BQE04018
 Spike J25 pcs.BQE04019
 Spike K25 pcs.BQE04020
 Spike L25 pcs.BQE04021
 Spike M25 pcs.BQE04022
 Spike N25 pcs.BQE04023
 Spike O25 pcs.BQE03000
 Spike P25 pcs.BQE04024
 Spike Q25 pcs.BQE04025
 Spike R25 pcs.BQE04026
 Spike S25 pcs.BQE04027
 Spike T25 pcs.BQE04028
 Spike U25 pcs.BQE04029
 Spike V25 pcs.BQE04030
 Spike W25 pcs.BQE04022
 Spike X25 pcs.BQE04031
 Spike Y25 pcs.BQE04032
 Spike Z25 pcs.BQE04033
BQE04034-Spike--Spike "-"25 pcs.BQE04034
BQE04035-Spike-SchrägstrichSpike "/"25 pcs.BQE04035
BQE04036-Spike-PunktSpike "."25 pcs.BQE04036
BQE04037-Spikes-&Spike "&"25 pcs.BQE04037
BQE04038-Spike-Rougher-with-notchSpike "rougher" Spike Flag25 pcs.BQE04038
 Spike "flag" Spike Flag25 pcs.BQE04039

Mini Spikes

Mini Spikes

Letter height 10 mm.

DescriptionUnitOrder no.
Mini Spike 025 pcs.BQE02000
Mini Spike 125 pcs.BQE02001
Mini Spike 225 pcs.BQE02002
Mini Spike 325 pcs.BQE02003
Mini Spike 425 pcs.BQE02004
Mini Spike 525 pcs.BQE02005
Mini Spike 6/925 pcs.BQE02006
Mini Spike 725 pcs.BQE02007
Mini Spike 825 pcs.BQE02008
DescriptionUnitOrder no.
Mini Spike A25 pcs.BQE02010
Mini Spike B25 pcs.BQE02011
Mini Spike C25 pcs.BQE02012
Mini Spike D25 pcs.BQE02013
Mini Spike E25 pcs.BQE02014
Mini Spike F25 pcs.BQE02015
Mini Spike G25 pcs.BQE02016
Mini Spike H25 pcs.BQE02017
Mini Spike I25 pcs.BQE02018
Mini Spike J25 pcs.BQE02019
Mini Spike K25 pcs.BQE02020
Mini Spike L25 pcs.BQE02021
Mini Spike M25 pcs.BQE02022
Mini Spike N25 pcs.BQE02023
Mini Spike O25 pcs.BQE02000
Mini Spike P25 pcs.BQE02024
Mini Spike Q25 pcs.BQE02025
Mini Spike R25 pcs.BQE02026
Mini Spike S25 pcs.BQE02027
Mini Spike T25 pcs.BQE02028
Mini Spike U25 pcs.BQE02029
Mini Spike V25 pcs.BQE02030
Mini Spike W25 pcs.BQE02022
Mini Spike X25 pcs.BQE02032
Mini Spike Y25 pcs.BQE02033
Mini Spike Z25 pcs.BQE02034
Mini Spike "-"25 pcs.BQE02035
Mini Spike "/"25 pcs.BQE02036
Stopper Mini Spike25 pcs.BQE02100 

Mini Embossing Tools

Mini Embossing

Unlike spikes, the CITO Mini Embossing Tools do not penetrate the cover liner of the corrugated cardboard. They are used, for example, with E-flute and F-flute.

Due to their identical basic geometry, the CITO Mini Embossing Tools range is compatible with the CITO Mini Spike system.

Letter height 10 mm.

DescriptionUnitOrder no.
Mini Embossing Tool 0/O25 pcs.BQE07000
Mini Embossing Tool 125 pcs.BQE07001
Mini Embossing Tool 225 pcs.BQE07002
Mini Embossing Tool 325 pcs.BQE07003
Mini Embossing Tool 425 pcs.BQE07004
Mini Embossing Tool 525 pcs.BQE07005
Mini Embossing Tool 6/925 pcs.BQE07006
Mini Embossing Tool 725 pcs.BQE07007
Mini Embossing Tool 825 pcs.BQE07008
DescriptionUnitOrder no.
Mini Embossing Tool A25 pcs.BQE07010
Mini Embossing Tool B25 pcs.BQE07011
Mini Embossing Tool C25 pcs.BQE07012
Mini Embossing Tool D25 pcs.BQE07013
Mini Embossing Tool E25 pcs.BQE07014
Mini Embossing Tool F25 pcs.BQE07015
Mini Embossing Tool G25 pcs.BQE07016
Mini Embossing Tool H25 pcs.BQE07017
Mini Embossing Tool I25 pcs.BQE07018
Mini Embossing Tool J25 pcs.BQE07019
Mini Embossing Tool K25 pcs.BQE07020
Mini Embossing Tool L25 pcs.BQE07021
Mini Embossing Tool M/W25 pcs.BQE07022
Mini Embossing Tool N25 pcs.BQE07023
Mini Embossing Tool P25 pcs.BQE07024
Mini Embossing Tool Q25 pcs.BQE07025
Mini Embossing Tool R25 pcs.BQE07026
Mini Embossing Tool S25 pcs.BQE07027
Mini Embossing Tool T25 pcs.BQE07028
Mini Embossing Tool U25 pcs.BQE07029
Mini Embossing Tool V25 pcs.BQE07030
Mini Embossing Tool X25 pcs.BQE07032
Mini Embossing Tool Y25 pcs.BQE07033
Mini Embossing Tool Z25 pcs.BQE07034
Stopper Mini Embossing Tool25 pcs.BQE07100

Accessories for Spikes

(L × W × H)
ColourUnitOrder no.
xSpike strip for Spikes with Groove, letter height 20 mm, self-adhesive700 × 29 × 5.2 mm
plate thickness 1.9 mm
Black1 pc.BQE04100
xBacking for height adjustment for Spike Strip, self-adhesive700 × 28 × 0.5 mmPink25 pcs.AQE00001
xBacking for height adjustment for Spike Strip, self-adhesive700 × 28 × 0.8 mmYellow25 pcs.AQE00003
xBacking for height adjustment for Spike Strip, self-adhesive700 × 28 × 1.0 mmGreen25 pcs.AQE00002

Spike Strip for Mini Spikes and Mini Embossing Tools, Non self-adhesive

1000 × 16,4 × 3.0 mm
plate thickness 0.8 mm
Blue1 pc.BQE02101

Packing for height adjustment for Mini Spikes Spike Strip and Mini Embossing Tools, self-adhesive

700 × 16 × 0.5 mmPink25 pcs.AQE00011
xPacking for height adjustment for Mini Spikes Spike Strip and Mini Embossing Tools, self-adhesive700 × 16 × 0.8 mmYellow25 pcs.AQE00013
xPacking for height adjustment for Mini Spikes Spike Strip and Mini Embossing Tools, self-adhesive700 × 16 × 1.0 mmGreen25 pcs.AQE00012


Here you can download the template for the respective cutting geometry on a 1:1 scale.
Please ensure that the cutting contour is adjusted accordingly.

The following file formats are available for this:

Spikes "PAP 20" and "PAP 21" Mini