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Re: [BKARTS] dies



You can do this on clamshell presses, too. It works
beautifully and can cleanly cut anything from delicate
tissue-weight paper to Crescent board. It's loads of
fun.
Mel
--- r-evans4 <r-evans4@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU> wrote:
> On platen presses, a metal sheet replaces the tympan
> and the die cuts and
> creases the paper. Cost of a die can run to a
> hundred dollars easily, but
> simple dies can be made at home at low cost.
> Rupert
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> >Don't know about laser cutting, other than Eleanor
> Ramsey used it on a set
> >of boards for a fantastic binding she did a few
> years back.
> >
> >Dies aren't cheap (I think about $5") but allow you
> to do many things. At
> >Gaylord we used them to cut out the blanks for all
> the boxes they make.
> >I've also seen people use them with flatbed
> presses. Perhaps someone else
> >has the details, but my recollection was that they
> were mounted on the bed
> >of the press, and a rubber mat was attached to the
> big roller. With the
> >right amount of pressure they will easily cut
> through a sheet of paper, and
> >possibly even folder stock. An added advantage is
> that not only can they
> >cut, but they can also crease in the same
> operation. Just different metal
> >pieces for that part.
> >
> >p.
> >
> >>Does anyone know about those lovely,
> >>intricate laser cut products?
> >>
> >>Patrice Baldwin
> >
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