Die Cutting

Advantages

Useful products (tabs, folders) and near unlimited shapes die cutting can provide unique edges and patterns to projects. "Laser cutting" handles fine detail while "Razor cutting" offers relatively inexpensive limitations.

Limitations

  • Can require a "knock out" tab
  • Laser cutting can be expensive
  • Long leadtime
  • Burnt areas

Process

  • Pre Press: Metal blades into type-high wood cut
  • On Press: Cut paper away from sheet
  • Post Press: Cut paper away from sheet