Summary. The die cutting process at Stephen’s Gaskets involves using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a high-quality finish on materials like paper, rubber, and leather. Our leading die cutting service caters to a range of applications, guaranteeing precision and consistency for each project. Specialising in shims, washers, and gaskets, we provide bespoke solutions using advanced machinery, tailored to meet the specific needs of different products and machines.


Depending on your machine’s requirements, applications may require various die cutting processes. Die cutting uses state of the art equipment, achieving the highest level of quality finish for lower strength materials. For instance, paper, rubber, leather and sheet metal, to name a few. Here at Stephen’s Gaskets, we offer a leading die cutting service for a range of applications. In addition, we pride ourselves on our proficient methods of cutting. When we focus on cutting fragile materials, we are met with intricate accuracy that cannot be matched without a die cutter.

In today’s article, we will discuss the die cutter’s process and how it works to achieve excellent results.

What Is A Die Cutter?

Since the 19th century, die cutting has been renowned for its efforts in shearing flat webs of minimal strength materials. Due to advancements in machinery over the centuries, die cutting has become one of the vastly more sophisticated ways to cut such applications.

A die cutter takes the form of a rotary press that has cylindrical die cutters mounted on top. It requires specialists to operate the machine to ensure we achieve skilful results. Our team understands that no two projects are the same. Consequently, through attentiveness, we will always strive for consistency and precision in every cut, delivering client satisfaction every time.

How Does Die Cutting Work?

The die cutting method is often in use for engraving, embossing, and standard cutting of paper, thin metal, fabric and card. The machine itself can produce both internal and external shapes, depending on your project’s needs. This is due to our expertly-led team’s dedication to achieving brilliance with every cut.

What is the die cutting process? The die cutting process step-by-step is feeding sheets of paper or other minimally dense materials through the machine before they move simultaneously to cut the shape, concluding in the material exiting the cutter. This allows for a high level of precision, due to the die using flat-bed tools.

Why Choose Die Cutting?

The die-cutting process is the ideal choice for mass production. If your project requires consistent shapes, the die cutter guarantees smoothness throughout. It is our number one recommended service for repeat orders where definiteness always needs to be met.

What are the results of die cutting? Not only will you find regularity throughout the die cutting process, but you’ll also notice an immaculate surface to your application. With no indications of laser burn, die cutting is best suited to projects that require pristine qualities. You’ll be delivered with a smooth and flawless surface, keeping your projects on track.

However, if you’re looking for intricacy, we recommend laser cutting as the minimum space between die cutters is 3MM. This means hard-to-reach areas won’t be attended to.

Related: Laser Cutting | The Process & The Advantages

Stephens Gaskets | Get In Touch

If you feel that the die cutting process suits your project’s needs, we’d be more than happy to discuss our competitive prices with you. As leading die cutting services in the UK, we endeavour to always find you the best solution to your project’s needs, no matter how progressive.

Simply get in touch with us today. Call us on 0121 544 5808 and we will have one of our team guide you through attaining excellence for your business.

At Stephens Gaskets we are specialists in shims, washers and gaskets. Therefore, if you need something bespoke our laser or die cutting services are the best choice for you. Naturally, different products and machines require different types of cutting. So, we offer a wide range of options using state of the art machinery. Our decades of experience and expertise to make sure you receive the quality you need.

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