Conventional Finishing; The Wide Variety of Diecutting
There are many creative and unique ways you can use diecutting to enhance the overall appearance of your printing project or to emphasize a particular element of your printing projects. Here are some simple internal diecut holes that enable graphics beneath them to show through.
A creative way to get some dimensionality and 3D effects is with internal die cut push-outs and push-ins. The key to designing with this effect is to have one of the folds of the push-out or push-in fall on one of the brochure folds.
External contour diecuts
Here are some examples of external contour diecuts that are combined with folding the brochures to create cool layering effects as the panels lay over each other.
Specific design elements can be highlighted and accentuated to create external contour diecuting.
External contour diecut; iron cross format
A popular external contour diecut is the iron cross format. This format may be known by other names such as red cross format or plus sign format. The typical four square wings that fold up into the base panel look great. By changing the wing shapes, the number of wings and or both of those design elements you can come up with some very unique results.
External contour diecuts; full form shapes
Full form external contour diecuts can yield some very creative and unique formats. The sky’s the limit as far as your imagination as to what’s possible. Please keep in mind most of these unusual formats may require partial or full handwork to complete.