We use steel rule dies, that our craftspeople make in-house, for our automatic and/or manual die cutting process.
Die cutting is also necessary when forming a pocket folder or package or other design that requires more than a straight cut (for example, shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, etc. and slots, tabs, patterns, edges, etc.).
To build the precision steel rule die, we require a die line and a press sheet before we start the project. From the die line, we ‘compute’ the file, laser burn the die board, bend and insert the rule, rubber the rule (for release), and then we’re done. It’s a very exact process and needs to be done with a high degree of accuracy, experience and skill.
When used in other industries, such as packaging, automotive, label, high technology, lighting, and medical services for example, die cutting is an important part of the finishing process.
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We make all our steel rule dies in-house for our die cutting process.
The smallest sheet size that we can accommodate is 2 x 3.5″, with the largest being 28 x 40″.
PBS recommends testing higher thickness materials or substrates not previously used.