What is Die Cutting?

larkin industries die cutting rochesterDie cutting is yet another popular print finishing technique that can be used for a variety of functions. We thought we would take the time to discuss it since we offer die cutting near Rochester, so here is a basic definition of die cutting as well as examples of what it can be used for.

Die cutting is when you use a die to cut shapes into paper or card stock. The die cut shapes can either be standard or customized based on your specific needs, and die cutting can also be done to other materials besides paper or card stock: leather, foam, vinyl, plastic and more. We can also use die cutting to cut windows into the inside of a sheet.

Some of the most popular items for die cutting include pocket folders, peel-off labels and stickers, DVD sleeves, gift card holders, key holders, product cartons and much more. Die cutting is yet another great way to add some pizzazz to your product or direct mail marketing piece, but it is also often used for wedding invitations, greeting cards and items like that.

We often have clients that want to combine die cutting with some of our other print finishing techniques, like scoring, folding and gluing, perforating and more. If you are unsure of what other print finishing services you need, let us know and we’ll be happy to assist you and guide you through the process.

Die cutting can also be used on business cards. We can round the edges of your business cards to make them more unique and so they stand out more. The only limitation is that it can really only be used to produce flat pieces as the end result. However, the shapes can be quite intricate and detailed, which makes them all the more interesting to look at.

This print finishing process requires meticulous attention to detail. For custom dies, we have to make sure the die is just right and what you are looking for. And we want to be sure that we cut the material and it results in the least amount of waste possible. The dies we use can range in size as well, from smaller pieces to much larger ones.

Do you want to learn more about die cutting near Rochester? Call Larkin Industries at 651-645-6000, or you can contact us to get a Free Quote.