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Die-cut: Shape examples

Simon Tranter
by Simon Tranter 18 months ago

If your job is going to be die-cut, and the product allows a custom forme, then it is acceptable to use any combination of cuts, perforations, creases and punched holes, providing that the total number of anchor points does not exceed the maximum allowed, dependant on the flat size of the product.

Flat size Anchor point limit
Simple Complex
Smaller than A4 15 23*
A4 or larger 20 28*

*The complex option is available for products that allow the CF finishing option.

Here are some examples of cut out shapes, along with the number of anchor points used to create the shape:

Perforated plus punched holes

13 anchor points for perforated shape plus 2 anchor points for each punched hole.

Shaped edge

8 anchor points for the shaped edge.

Cut out shape

15 anchor points for the shaped edge.

Cut out shape

12 anchor points for the shaped edge.


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