From simple door hangers to complex presentation boxes: your printed product is given a figurative or three-dimensional shape on our Easymatrix 106 flatbed die cutter. We mainly process cardboard in full sheet format here, which was previously printed on our Speedmaster CD 102. For smaller runs and formats we have correspondingly smaller machines. For example, our OHT (A3 platen press) also allows you to punch or blind emboss your digital print jobs.
If you have a somewhat more complicated cutting die, you are welcome to involve us in its development. Either you provide us with a sketch of the principle and we draw the mould. Or you create the drawing yourself, but hand it over to us in advance for verification by a white sample and possible detail corrections. This is especially important for objects that are assembled or glued together to form a three-dimensional shape, because you also have to take the material thickness and stiffness into account.
With blind embossing we always achieve a haptic, often also a visual effect. It is a print finishing using a die-cutting technique that deforms the sheet without simultaneous material application, i.e. without ink, foil or varnish. The term is therefore independent of whether the embossed motif was previously printed or, for example, partially varnished.
Of course, the visual as well as the haptic effect is mainly determined by the embossing depth. On a thick and soft paper and with a high-quality brass embossing stamp, we achieve a particularly clear embossing.
We are not packaging printers for industrial sizes. What we are good at, however, is the realisation of special packaging ideas in a combination of offset printing on cardboard up to 1 mm thick and large-format die-cutting, including print finishing and possible personalisation. For reinforcement or filling, we can double the cardboard by gluing or punch up to 4 mm thick corrugated cardboard and incorporate it in several layers.
This can involve individual trade and gift packaging in relatively limited runs, i.e. if your production is more on the scale of a manufactory. Or presentation packaging, for example carrier bags or three-dimensional folders for your product samples. We also often print very elaborate invitations or conference materials as a personalised collection of printed products including their packaging in boxes or slides.
Due to the high production speed and multiple use, we achieve an output of over 400,000 copies per shift on our Easymatrix for DIN A4 format, for example. Therefore, for example, we can effectively provide OCR forms with angular perforation of the payment slip even in very high print runs.
For smaller jobs we have other solutions, namely our bar creasing machine for parallel perforations and our GTO 52 for forms glued onto the cylinder without tools.
We can punch or die-cut round, rounded or figurative stickers. Especially for small or filigree shapes, it is easier to use if we only punch the sheet down to the backing and then cut it to a handy format, usually containing several copies.
In this case, the backing material is unslit and can, by the way, also be printed. An example of use are discount stamp sheets, which are printed with an advertising page on the carrier and contain the punched discount stamps on the front. We can do this effectively with our Easymatrix, even in extremely high print runs.
In our download area we have compiled punching templates for you, which may save you the effort of individual development and realisation, as we keep the associated tools available free of charge. Please take note of the information texts for the individual templates, especially the tolerance range of the material thickness in which the respective tool works. In addition, this offer is not necessarily suitable for arbitrarily large print runs, as the order may possibly become more cost-effective on balance through a tool with higher utility.
With up to 500,000 A4 units per shift, this machine represents the upper end of our capacity for die-cutting and embossing. It processes offset printing in full or half format, from simple creasing to complex presentation boxes.
Two of our platen presses are used specifically for punching and blind embossing of smaller formats, both from digital and offset printing. All stamping and embossing work can be carried out with an optimal fit.