Die Cutting

Die cutting adds interest and texture to your printing projects.

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 die cut a range of substrates: paper, paperboard, corrugated packaging, foam core, Styrofoam(TM), decals, Mylar(TM), vinyls, plastics, magnetic, and more.  We die cut substrates up to 80 pt caliper.  We would want to test new materials (that we haven’t worked with) over 25 pt thickness.  We die cut small to large runs; from 100 sheets to 500,000 sheets or more.  You can feel confident that we are focused on creating the die, and the die cut, precisely to your specification and that the work we do will meet your needs.

We make all our steel rule dies in-house for our die cutting process.

Our die cutting, kiss cutting and creasing services are possible due to our extensive variety of quality equipment; enabling us to supply a wide range of needs.

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.

pocket folder
Small Pocket Folder with Gussets, Die Cuts, Glue and Fold