Our custom die-cut business cards are printed in full color and can be die cut or laser cut into any custom shape. We require a thickness between cuts of at least 4mm to glue down a cut on a multi layer card.
Not all areas of the cut must be glued down, but we do recommend allowing for that spacing in major connection points of your design for more stability.
Standard Die Cut
A standard die cut should be used to get a basic cut on your cards. A standard die cut cannot get sharp corners, or precise intricate cuts, but more the approximated shape. Standard die cuts are done with a general die creation, and do have limitations in what can be cut. A design done with a general die cut that has sharp corners, such as a square, would give you the general shape of the design, thus giving you a square with slightly rounded corners.
The space between each cut must be 1.2 mm or larger, and the width of the cut itself must be at least 2mm.
Laser Die Cut
Our laser cuts allow for intricate and precise cuts for the shape, or elements of the design on your cards! Laser cuts, unlike general die cuts, allow for sharp and precise corners in your designs.
Please note that we do not recommend doing a laser cut on the following card stocks, as there is a risk of burn marks on the cards: Cotton, Linen, or Suede finish cards that are white in design.
The space between each cut must be 1.2 mm or larger, and the width of the cut itself must be at least 0.6mm.
Premium Die Cut
A Premium cut has very similar capabilities to our laser cuts, but instead of being done with a laser, it is done with a die creation. This option does need to be custom quoted, but it does have benefits for certain designs!
A premium die cut should be selected if you need an intricate cut on a stock that could be negatively affected by a laser cut. This would be stocks such as cotton, linen, or white suede cards, as a laser cut on these stocks could cause some burn marks around the edges of the cut.
The space between each cut must be 1.2 mm or larger, and the width of the cut itself must be at least 1mm.