How it works

The Die-Cutting Process

  1. Outline shapes of products of all types
  2. Processing method
  3. Die-cutting in a two-up system
  4. Die-cutting with counter-pressure -
    see product information 'Die-Cutting with counter-pressure'
  5. Banding of die-cut products -
    see product information 'Banding of die-cut products'
  6. Material and types of die-cutting

Die-Cutting in a two-up system




For saving on material the pre-cut two-up sheet contains two printed labels, e.g. detergent labels. The prints are composed interlocked, the second print turned through 180°. The distance between the prints shows the normal waste margin !

Waste slitters are positioned in such a way that the waste of the first print is cut off and falls down easily.


The die-cutting process is carried out in two steps.
The label stacks contain approx. 1000 sheets. The lower positioned print is completely cut with the first step, whilst the upper print is separated and moved aside the die onto a special holding device fitted at the feeding tray.


The upper print is removed manually from the holding device, turned through 180° and fed into the machine for the second step. The cutting die remains unchanged in its position.


This procedure is possible on BUSCH die-cutters, as the machine design requires pre-cut sheets with just one square-cut part, which is fed into the angle of the feeding tray.


The two-up system allows the use of normal punching dies, 60-90 mm high.


Using this system printers can achieve saving on material by approx. 20 % and a reduction of guillotining time by approx. 50 %


For die-cutting in a two-up system we recommend our die-cutter model BL or BLS.


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