Die Cutting Overview

One of our 12″ X 18″ auto paper feed letterpress printing presses is dedicated to die cutting.

Die cutting is done with the use of steel knife-edge strips.  A sheet of wood is laser cut to the shape of your die cut design.  A crafts person bends the knife blades to conform to the shape and inserts them into the wooden base.  Simple shapes, such as rounded corners for a card or circles are easier to make dies for.  More elaborate shapes are more complicated to make the dies for. As the die complexity increases, so does the cost of the die manufacturing.  Die cut items which also have folds within them will have the folding scores applied at the same time as the piece is die cut.

The completed die is placed into one of our letterpress machines, which has been prepared for die cutting, and your die cut pieces are done one at a time.

The most commonly produced items are: die cut wedding invitations, die cut business cards, die cut Mitzvah invitations, die cut announcements, die cut stationery and die cut envelope liners.