Understanding the Die Cutting Process in Custom Packaging

Die-cutting is a popular manufacturing process in the packaging industry.

Chances are if you’re not a packaging expert, you probably don’t have a good idea of what the die-cutting process actually is.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!

Die-cutting has its origins in letterpress printing, and it evolved to become a more specific manufacturing process.

The die-cutting process in packaging utilizes a die to to cut materials into an array of different shapes, designs and patterns.

It’s most commonly used for, but not limited to, the manufacturing of folding carton packaging.

Die-cutting is used by businesses to create unique custom packaging tailored to their brand narratives and customer experience.

It is a very valuable process as it is easier, faster and more cost effective to produce custom packaging in larger quantities, making it a win-win situation for both manufacturers and businesses.

Here we will cover everything you need to know to get a better understanding of the die-cutting process.

What is a Die?
To understand the die-cutting process, it’s important to understand the components used to carry out manufacturing.

So, what exactly is a die?

A die is a specialized tool used to cut and shape packaging materials using a press.

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