Why A Finish Like Die-Cutting Makes The Difference

There are many ways to give prominence to a job in print thanks to the finishes. And if you think that in the case of the die it is only an extra and that it only fulfills a decorative mission, you are wrong. Because die cutting makes the difference. Here are our tracks on this technique that creates all kinds of forms stamped on the covers of books or folders, and especially prepare the form of a box or packaging.

Cutting and / or creasing die

It is a process in which several blades with straight and curved shapes cut the pages or sheets in the desired silhouette. We can see this die, for example, in boxes, corporate folders …

Marking die

Very similar to the previous process, but without actually cutting the paper or cardboard. Simply, the blades prepare the structures to be stamped – weakening the material or making small holes that mark the shapes – so that the parts can be separated with almost no effort. A common use of this stamping is in coupons, tickets, tickets, or stamps (Does no one think about stamps?).

Dry hit

No, we are not referring to that hit you give the computer when it crashes. The sharp blow is a pressure punch; it is achieved by exerting pressure on the paper so that it deforms to the point of creating a high relief or bas-relief. One of the best resources that explains why die-cutting makes a difference.


Very commonly used for adhesives or stickers, the process is that the strap cuts only the part of the paper with adhesive and does not touch the rest. And so you can make cool sticker sheets. If you prefer, we can also make your digitally die-cut stickers. Be free!


Here is a video with more explanation of the die-cutting finish.