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Manufacturing Printed Products


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Die Cutting
Presses out the net from the sheet of material using a series of sharp blades shaped into th outline of the net.
Creasing
A curved bar pressed into the surface of a material leaving a dip that can easily be folded.
Scoring
A shallow line cut into the material to allow it to be folded.
Tesselation
Nets arranged carefully to ensure as many products can be made fom one sheet of material as possible.
Guillotine
A large cutting blade that cuts the edge from a number of products at the same time e.g. magazines, newspapers, leaflets etc.
Surface Development / Net
The flat (2D), unfolded version of an item of packaging that can be folded to make a 3D shape.