Envelope Die Cutter

It is possible to disassemble a die-cutting machine into its most fundamental form, which is comparable to that of a mangle. After assembling the plates into a simple sandwich, the die is then inserted into the sandwich with the cutting edge facing the substrate. After that, you give the handle a turn, which causes pressure to be applied throughout the entirety of the die. This causes a cut to be made in the paper or envelope as it passes through the machine.

Whether it’s a normal size envelope, a custom size envelope, or a specialized size envelope, there are a number of steps involved in making an envelope. When you’re not used to doing it, converting envelopes can seem like a bit of a mystery. Envelope converter buyers frequently fret over the product’s inconsistent quality. Variation refers to the unavoidable deviation from the ordered size, position, and orientation of the envelope’s windows and printing. Cutting, folding, and gluing, as well as envelope printing, are the three basic steps in the process of transforming paper into an envelope, and each of these steps might result in a unique product. The raw material itself plays a significant role due to its unique characteristics.

Die-cutting creates clean cuts with sharp shapes and smooth edges, and handle designs are frequently more practical for folding, tabbing, or inset pull-outs. Die-cutting is a process that was developed in the 19th century. The nineteenth century saw the development of a process known as die-cutting. Die-cutting, on the other hand, is not a viable option for high-volume production runs because of the limitations that are imposed by the thickness of the material. It is possible for the metal dies that are used in the printing process to become worn out over time and require replacement.

By making use of dies, the envelope die-cutter creates blanks that have the dimensions of the finished product and this would then include metallic knives, shaped to the size of the envelope before folding. After the cuts have been made, these blanks need to be folded, and the flap that closes them needs to be gummed. Printing on the envelope or including a window in the design are two other alternatives accomplished by punching the window, then patching it.

Envelopes are made from “blanks,” the unfolded sheet of paper used in the construction process. For the blanks, a steel cutting die is used, which looks like a cookie press only on a much larger scale. The cutting machine will continue to apply pressure to the die until the entire stack of paper has been sliced. Paper has a lot of inherent flexibility. Paper reams may bend or bow somewhat as the die cuts through them, but once the die reaches the bottom, the paper “breaks” and lays flat. The number of sheets in the ream, the sharpness of the die, and the thickness of the paper can all play a role. However, in the end, there will always be a little bit of difference due to the die-cutting process.

The following machinery is available by us and suitable for the Envelope Industry:


Swing Arm Clicking Machines, Models SA22, SA27 & SA27L


Hydraulic Automatic Die Cutting Machine, Model 2070


Electro-hydraulic Automatic Crosshead Die Cutting Machine, Model 2071BZ


Electro-hydraulic Cutting & Embossing Press, Model 5230


Electro-hydraulic Crosshead Die Cutting Machine, Model 7072M

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