DiecutPaper Die-Cutting Services

  • Bobst 28” x 40” die cutter
  • Stripping capabilities

What is Die-Cutting?

Die-cutting is a process used to cut a thin flat material (in our case, paper) into a specific shape using a steel cutting die. It can be used to punch out a decorative shape or pattern to incorporate within a larger piece, or it can be used to create the main shape of an object by cutting the entire sheet of paper in a distinctly designed way.

die-cut-from-imprint finalA good way to understand die-cutting is to think about how a cookie cutter is used. A cookie cutter is a type of die which is capable of cutting out a potentially infinite amount of blanks. Each blank will be exactly the same shape and size, meaning that the blanks can be cooked uniformly together and decorated at will for individuality. The alternative is cutting out each cookie by hand, a very time consuming process which would result in irregular final products.