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What is die cutting?

Die cutting allows us to create unique and custom shapes


If you've ever seen paper that was cut in to a unique shape (oval, star, shape of a state, etc), chances are it was die cut.



die cut oval with initials letterpress printed
die cut oval with initials letterpress printed

Paper is normally cut with a traditional paper cutter with straight edges. Special tools must be used to create shapes that are different from a square or rectangle.


Letterpresses can be set up easily to die cut. We can design the shape using software programs and place an order with a company that specializes in die cutting. Instead of setting up the press with a photopolymer plate to imprint a design, the sharp edge of the die will punch out the desired shape during the printing process.


If you're interested in incorporating die cuts in to your stationery, reach out here!

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