Post-print processing of printed products is an important part of the printing process. Without post-press works, literally, all products would have an absolutely unfinished and sloppy look. Post-printing works are able to give each product its own individual, unique look. Cutting and die-cutting belong precisely to these works.
The modern equipment that our printing house “Termoflex-South” is equipped with serves as a guarantee of the quality of first-class printing of your non-standard, exclusive label. You can order label printing with free delivery throughout USA.
When are Cutting And Punching Needed?
Unfortunately, there is not as much talk about punching and die-cutting as, for example, about laminating. Although it is cutting and die-cutting that is the most important part of the printing process, and it is in great demand.
The operation of punching or cutting is used when it is necessary to produce products that have a non-rectangular contour. In other words, cutting or die-cutting is indispensable if you need to round corners during the printing process.
This is the common name for the process of cutting or cutting a through hole from a printed material. In this case, a special cutting ruler of a die-form is used. The scientific name for cutting is punching.
Several processes can be carried out simultaneously with cutting:
- curling iron,
- ribbing, etc.
For high-quality cutting, rotary punches are needed. It should be noted that cutting is performed separately on each sheet, so this procedure is quite expensive.
A striking example of cutting is postcards, which, according to the designer, have a cut-out window. In the simplest version, the window will be rectangular, in the complex one it can be both a circle and an ellipse, and it’s even hard to imagine what it could be.
Die-Cutting is the process of cutting out a shape with a complex configuration using a punch. Sheets from which die-cutting is made must be rectangular, they can be made of various materials. The scientific name for die-cutting is punching.
The main task of cutting is to give the desired shape to the finished product. In this case, as a rule, metal presses are used. Die-cutting equipment can produce any desired shape from a single sheet, which either still needs further processing or assembly, or is already ready for use.
The sheet can be anything from cardboard to plastic.
If you combine the processes of creasing, scoring and knife during cutting, you can create forms of any complexity.
The finished product’s quality during cutting depends on the cutting dies. For cutting, cast dies are used, which are made from a single piece of metal, as a rule, all dies have thick walls.
Unlike punching, not one sheet is involved in the cutting process, but the entire stack of blanks.
Die-cutting is used mainly for manufacturing products with small formats, for example, for labels.
If die-cutting is required in the production of printed materials, be prepared because this will significantly increase the cost of the finished product.
If you plan to produce a large number of products, then the process of making custom stamps will be cost-effective. Although, you can save money and use ready-made stamps.
Ready-made stamps are mostly used when it makes no sense to make designer products.
The company “Zee Custom Boxes” is ready to offer you a large set of ready-made stamps of various shapes and the production of designer labels with cutting and die-cutting. Professional employees of our company will help you decide, and your decision will be the right one. You can order labels on our website.