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Die Cutting Services in New York City

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Printing is a fascinating and ever-evolving process which never fails to impress us. If printing is a show-stopper, then print finishing is the one that takes the center stage.

One of the common option adopted by our clients in print finishing is die cutting. You can use it to produce unique shapes, message windows, multidimensional surfaces, boxes and much more. As crude as it may sound, die cutting isn’t an complex process, it is like making a cookie cutter for your printed material.

Our Die Cutting Process

Die cutting is a really crucial part of VSL Print finishing process when creating something for print. It comes after a print-job that has been run through the printing-press and is ready for trimming and finishing in whatever fashion the piece requires.

Our die cutting process entails the use of a specialized thin razor-sharp steel blade tool known as a die. The die is shaped, affixed on a base and mounted to a printing press similar to an antiquated letterpress and is then used to shape the print material using a press.

Our Die Cutting Process in NYC
We provide Custom Die Cutting Services

 We provide Custom Die Cutting Services

You can use die cutting as both a decorative and functional process . It is a reasonably flexible technology which can achieve tons of diverse shapes and purposes for your finishing.

You can create flaps, holes, rounded corners, windows or pop-ups for solely attention-grabbing, or decorative, as well as the core process for creating the shapes of products like boxes, folders, bags, etc.

 We Can Help With Custom Die Cut Projects

If you’ve ever seen an advert in the-shape of a baseball, or a kids-menu in the shape-of an animal, then you’ve seen our die cutting ability.

Other typical examples of our die cutting services include slits in a printed piece to hang on a doorknob, the curved corners of business-cards, or the perforations along the-top of a business form.

Yes, these are all cut with dies. In each of these, we curved the metal and bent them into your desired shape and then placed onto a kind of press that cuts the paper to the form. The limitation relate to the manipulation and bending of the metal itself. 

Die cutting is mostly preferred by clients for larger, less intricate shapes and is therefore not suitable for very complex shapes.

If you’ve a very intricate design in mind, then you can opt for other cutting options, such as laser cutting. But for most print finishing projects, this is the most-straight forward and cost effective technique.

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Besides die cutting services, we also provide other finishing servives such as CoatingEmbossing, Engraving, Foil Stamping, Gilding, Indexing, Laminating, Letterpress and much more.

We Can Help With Custom Die Cut Projects in NYC
Common FAQs

What is the process of die cutting?

Die cutting typically refers to the cutting action of a die press. When a die is pressed into a material such as folding carton board or corrugated board for packaging or leather for making shoes it cuts the material into the shape outlined by the die. It can also refer to the process of making the die itself.


How does die cutting work?

The process is simple – the die is placed onto your cutting material (such as paper or card), often taped down, then the whole ensemble is pressed between two plates. The entire ‘sandwich’ is then passed through your die-cutting machine, sequentially cutting out the design – it’s that easy!


What does die cut sticker mean?

A die cut sticker is a sticker that’s cut into a unique custom shape to fit a logo or piece of artwork. The term “die cut sticker” is actually a misnomer. Until recently, stickers were cut using metal dies that were fabricated based on the design.


Is it die cut or dye cut?

> It is now sophisticated enough to cut through just one layer of a laminate, so it is now used on labels, stamps, and other stickers; this type of die cutting is known as kiss cutting. Die cutting can be done on either flatbed or rotary presses. Rotary die cutting is often done inline with printing


What materials can be die cut?

Plastic and plastic films are among the most common materials used for die cutting. Foam, thin metal sheet, rubber, and fiber are also commonly used for die cutting. The hardness of the material will have the most impact on the methods of die cutting that can be used.


What is die cut design?

“Die cut” simply means cutting material – in this case adhesive paper – into a specific shape using a metal die, either by cutting out shapes or forming the actual shape of the artwork.


How does rotary die cutting work?
Rotary die cutting works by having a custom cylindrical die(s) cut against a hardened anvil roll. The die cutting machines are controlled by servo motors allowing for precise die cutting control and registration of parts.


What is laser die cutting?
What is laser die cutting? Laser die cutting involves using a high-speed laser to cut through substrate. Lasers can be used to make a variety of cuts and do not require any contact with the material.


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