Die Cutting is a process to cut paper or card into a specific shape using a steel cutting die. It can be used to cut out a decorative shape or pattern to incorporate within a larger piece, or it can be used to create the main shape of an object by cutting the entire sheet of paper in a distinct/designed way. More simply put: for us it's a way of making a hole in the paper in a desired shape using the same press that we use for letterpress printing.
Creasing is another process that our versatile machinery is able to achieve. Please see below a selection of options for creasing that either be folded and stuffed into envelopes or left flat for transit.
4-page single fold
A single fold parallel to the short edge, in the centre of the long edge. This fold is commonly used for wedding invitations, thank-you cards, Christmas cards and other greetings cards.
Double gate fold
Starting with a landscape sheet, two folds are made parallel with the short edge. The standard gate fold is with each fold made one quarter of the long edge away from the left and ride sides, making the 'gates' meet in the centre. Moving the folds further apart leaves an opening, while closer together creates an overlap. The double gate fold is mostly used for contemporary wedding invitations and often with custom die-cutting to create an interesting overlapping section or a fastener.
This popular fold combines two or more parallel folds in opposite directions, allowing many pages to collapse into the size of just one.
Most commonly used on labels, drilling is an excellent addition to invitations too. Drilling is usually uses a 6mm drill bit but other sizes are available.
This involves inserting either a coloured piece of card or coloured tissue paper into a envelope to make an envelope lining. This is very popular to compliment 'At Home cards' and Invitations.