Die-cutting is a finishing technique that allows us to make cuts and creases of different shapes in various types of paper and poster material (to certain grammages) such as paper, cardboard, foam board or PVC.
Digital die cutting works without the use of a metal-cast die to create anything from packaging, signage, invitations, envelopes, vinyl cut letters, and more. This makes it more affordable and with shorter turnaround time as compared with the traditional die-cutting process.
The technique is done by digitizing the design or creating a vectorized graphic of the contour of the piece to be processed by a software program specially designed to support the die-cutting function with great precision and detail.
File Preparation for Die-cutting
You can import a variety of file types (.svg, .pdf, .jpg or .png) to be processed by our software-based die-cutting machine.
✔ File Format: PDF (.pdf), Adobe Illustrator(.ai), Adobe InDesign (.indd)
✔ Colour Mode: Pantone Colour / CMYK
✔ Artwork Resolution: 300 DPI
✔ Images and Logos must be embedded
✔ Text must create outline or convert to path
✔ Refer to the File Preparation Guide in the description box>