Die Cut Business Cards

Die-Cut Analogue Film Business Cards

Die-Cut Analogue Film Business Cards

Show & Tell

Welcome to Show & Tell, where we show you some of the freshest print design in Australia, and tell you how you can print something similar for your brand.

Die Cut Business Cards

We’re a big fan of Dylan Smith’s business cards, which feature a custom die-cut in the shape of analogue film.  Ask your parents kids, if you’re not sure what this is!

When cutting business cards to a custom shape, we use a number of techniques including the traditional die-cut, and a digital cutting technology.  In Dylan’s case we chose an old fashioned die-cut because of the larger quantity of cards to be printed, which will be cheaper and easier in the long-run.  Die’s are reusable, and once the up-front setup fee is paid, the die is stored at the Press for later use.

Read our Artwork Guidelines for die-cuts.

Die-Cut Business Cards

Artwork

Preparing artwork for a die-cut is simple in an application such as Adobe Illustrator.  Create an enclosed path for the shape of the cut, and apply a stroke with a custom spot colour named “die cut”. This will ensure the line does not print with ink.

It’s important to note with all trimming and cutting, a safe margin is required around all trim lines. We recommend 3mm to be safe. The background colour or image in your artwork also need to extend.

Printing your own

Printing your own die-cut business cards is easy.  Follow our Artwork Guidelines, and get an instant price with our online calculator.

Get an instant price for your printing, where the trade buys.

Pricelist

Show & Tell

2018-07-11T15:48:05+08:00