Every die made we make is designed to your specific needs and cutting applications. Using computer controlled water-jet and EDM machines, we are able to cut down production times and also allow tight tolerances for the cutting edge. Then, through our sharpening process, we are able to put the finishing touch to the edge, allowing for the best edge life and label quality.
We make sure to re-sharpen dull dies, along with repair damaged dies to the best of our ability. We understand time is money and we do our best to ship re-sharpened dies out the same day that they are received. To ensure the best quality edge, we ask that any changes to the stock be mentioned prior to sending out dull dies, along with any possible issues and/or number of labels cut per re-sharp. In the ever-changing world of paper stocks, proper communication couldn’t be anymore important in meeting not only your needs, but your customers needs.
Various grades of steel may be used on the cutting edge to fit the application and customers budget. Below is a general estimation of the number of labels cut between sharpenings. (Depends on stock type/thickeness- Uncoated/recycled stocks typically diminish edge life by 40-60%)
R-50 – 500,000 to 1 million