Updated: Jul 15
When it comes to online printing projects, one of the most eye-catching, stop-them-in-their-tracks design tactics you can employ is digital laser cutting. It immediately elevates a piece into the echelon of “never seen that before” and spurs the question, “How’d they do this?” With Myperfectpack, if you can think, we can design & cut it.
Can’t Take Your Eyes off It
Digital die-cutting uses a laser to cut paper and other materials into shapes. It can also create perforation, crease/score lines and etching. Laser die-cutting is much less expensive than traditional methods because there is no need to create expensive metal dies for individual projects. Instead, a laser simply traces the design on the material and leaves a smooth, precise cut. This allows for short-runs at an affordable price.
myperfectpack’s impressive online printing services and can be added to all kinds of products… you’re only limited by your imagination! So add dimension. Play with negative space. Wow them with artistry and professionalism. Our perfectly clean cuts allow for endless possibilities.
Add an intricate pattern or corporate logo to Cards or Announcements.
Make an unexpected silhouette for a Business Card or Bookmark.
Add perforation to Invitations as tear-offs for RSVPs.
Create a layered effect on a Brochure by cutting its cover to reveal pages beneath.
Fashion unique shapes for Stickers, Decals or Bookmarks.
Design a Self-Mailer with a perforated punch-out for a coupon.
Cut angled slits in Rack Cards to make gift cardholders.
Contact us for a Custom Quote if you’d like to score an item to create specialty envelopes or packaging.
Simple Set-up(Digital laser cutting)
As complicated and cool as it looks, digital laser cutting simply requires you to add a die line layer within your design file; the color of the die line indicates which type of cut is needed
Design Tip: Die-Cut Fonts
Most fonts aren’t made for laser cutting since the cuts create “holes” where the paper would no longer be connected (the holes in “A” or “B,” for example). Fortunately, we have an Approved Font List that accounts for this challenge and thus keeps applicable parts of the characters connected to the paper. If you decide to use your own font, please just keep in mind that certain parts will fall away.
Good to Know
Upon receiving your order, we’ll confirm your file is correct before printing and cutting it. If you’d like some guidance, our Layout Services team is always available to help create your design or add a die line layer. Because it’s an online printing technique that involves a beam of light cutting the material, slight discoloration may occur on the cut edges of white stocks or light colored designs. This effect is minimal and will likely not appear at all – but it’s important to keep in mind amidst your design process.