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Die cutting

Stahlstichprägung für Visitenkarte
Engraved-steel embossing
11. May 2018
Heissfolienreliefprägung eines Logos in glänzendem Goldener
Hot-foil embossing / fluted foiling
25. April 2018

Cutting edge…


The process


Die cutting is not a printing finish in the true sense of the word. Free forms of printed products can be very eye-catching though: round, die-cut business cards or letterheads with perforations. A more every-day use is the die cutting of folders and other printed packaging.

Normally, a tool is used called a “steel rule die”. Sharp blades are bent into the required shape using bending technology and set into a wooden form. This technique has its limits as regards the sharpness of the contours. We are not particularly happy with that situation, so we use precision-engineered and CNC sharpened AI dies to solve the problem. For more unusual projects, paper and card can be cut using lasers or water.


Examples of successful printed products using this technique:

Figuratively die-cut gift tags

Figuratively die-cut gift tags

Figuratively die-cut gift tags with letterpress (left) / blind embossing (right)

Figuratively die-cut gift tags with letterpress (left) / blind embossing (right)