Die Cutting

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Foreground: Arch die 'locked up' in a chase, ready to die cut. Background: Our Die library hangs vertically in rows to maximise space. We use vintage Heidelberg presses (without the ink rollers) for most of our die cutting.


Die Cutting

Die cutting refers to a process in which a machine is used to produce cut-out shapes. We can create the same shape, with the exact same dimensions, over and over without using scissors, stencils, or a craft knife. We can even create intricate shapes and score lines (like our pockets).


Die cut shapes look crisp, professional and consistent every time.

The dies are thin, razor sharp steel blades formed into specific shapes. Ours are mounted into wood which is then carefully fixed into the chase of our press. Each sheet of paper or card is pressed between the die and the platen, punching the shape out with a crisp clean edge.

They're similar in effect to cookie cutters - the shape of the die is the shape that will get cut out on your chosen stock.

Itís a great way to make your printed piece stand out from the crowd, offering a unique option to customise your print job and really make a statement. After all, we all know itís hip to be square Ė but itís WAY cooler to be round, arched, or even geode, right?!

You can even create your own custom die if you have an idea - the options are endless...

Want your own custom die shape? Contact us for a quote.


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A selection of the many in house die shapes we have in our library.