for unique shapes and packaging to delight your audience.
Advantages of Die Cutting
- Unique shapes help elevate your project
- Can create more engaging pieces
- Used for packaging and presentation folders
- Can be used to create thick envelopes for marketing materials.
- Creates dimensional pieces.
- The printed piece can become more functional.
Limitations of Die Cutting
- It’s a single sheet process. Die cutting a book is not possible.
- Not good for small details due to limitations of die fabrication process
- High setup costs due to die fabrication
File Preparation for Die Cutting
- Vector art required with the cut line in 100% black ink with 1 pt thickness
- Crease lines should be in 100% cyan 1 pt vector art.
- The ideal file would be Illustrator/InDesign with 1 layer containing the print art and another layer with the die cut vector lines.
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Die cutting costs can vary greatly depending on artwork and size. The smaller the size, the cheaper the die cut. The more detailed, the higher the price.
Just 1: Pricing starts at $250 for die cutting only.
100: binding roughly $3/piece
1000: roughly $.50/piece
4-10 business days depending on quantity and printing specs.
1-day turnaround extreme rush options available for die cutting depending on production schedule.
This is packed with info to help you make smart choices for your project.
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