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defining kiss cuts

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2004 at 8:43



I wish to produce a fridge magnet that I want to be "kiss cut" to enable the pieces to be broken out of the main blank. How do I convey the kiss cut requirement within the design pack that i send to the screen printers. I use Photoshop for the design, do I simply produe a layer within Photoshop labelled "kiss cut". If not, how is the information normally conveyed.
Many thanks in anticipation
Regards
Alan

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Anonymous says: Create a separate layer in black with an outline around your printed image that the die maker will form the die on. Indicate it as your die line. Kiss cut usually refers to a cut on a vinyl sheet where ...

Create a separate layer in black with an outline around your printed image that the die maker will form the die on. Indicate it as your die line.

Kiss cut usually refers to a cut on a vinyl sheet where they cut through the vinyl, and leave the backing.
As opposed to a regular die cut where they cut the item right out of the sheet.

Do you want the diecutter to cut the fridge magnet shape but leave it in the backing sheet? Let them know and they will leave a few small tabs in the die line that are broken when the final user removes the magnet from the backing sheet.

posted on: Thu, 10/28/2004 - 3:27am

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