What is a die?

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  • May 22, 2017

Do you know what is a die? Are you new to die cutting? 


In die cutting, dies are metal-shaped objects with a raised, sharp area for cutting. They are similar in appearance and effect to cookie cutters - the shape of the die is the shape that will get cut out on your paper. There are a few different types of dies. Steel-rule dies are sharp and protected with foam or plastic material (for your safety). They are typically more durable as they are designed for cutting thicker materials, or multiple cuts all at once. Thin metal dies are not as sharp and can't cut quite as thick of materials as steel-rule dies can. They look more like your traditional cookie cutter- a metal shape, without any surrounding foam or plastic and are lighter and easier to store. Dies come in a wide array of sizes and styles - from circles and squares, to intricate lacy ones, animals, words. With so many dies http://www.china-crafts-supplies.com/search?model=0&expand=1&keyword=cutting+die to choose from, there's a die for every purpose and occasion.


Today, die cutting is increasingly popular in DIY hobby crafts, and more and more people like to use it. It's a good choice for you!