FAQs - Die Cut Business Cards
What is die cutting?
Die cutting is a process where a shape is cut out of a material using a sharp tool. It's often used in the printing and packaging industries to create labels, cards, and boxes.
What shapes can my die cut card have?
Your die-cut card can have any shape that falls within a 3.5" x 3.5" sheet size. This includes nearly any shape you can imagine! Possibilities include circles, stars, hearts, and flowers. You could even get a little bit more creative and go for something like a robot or animal silhouette. The choice is yours! Just make sure to keep the shape within the confines of three and half sq. inches otherwise it will be priced as a postcard which is more expensive.
How are die cut business cards made?
A custom metal die is the key to making die cut business cards. They are expensive, but they produce a high-quality, precise cut that gives your cards a unique look and feel.
Can moo die cut a business card?
No, moo.com cannot die cut a business card. They are a digital print-on-demand company and do not offer die cutting services. If you're looking for a business card that has a unique shape or cutout, you might wanna give us a try :)
How are die cutting dies made?
A die cutting die is made by using a computer numerical control (CNC) machine to carve the desired shape out of a block of metal. The machine uses a high-speed router to remove the material according to the programmed instructions, which can create extremely precise and intricate shapes.
How to design a print ready die-cut business card?
Easy! just make sure you are set to CMYK mode for full-color designs or use PMS swatches for spot color. Keep resolution at 300 DPI and use a bright neon color to show your intended die line, many people use magenta (0 100 0 0). Make sure you leave at least 1/8" or better 1/4" of bleed outside the perimeter of your cut line. And, naturally, keep important items away from the edge, unless your intent is for them to bleed off.
How does Peppermint compare to die cut business cards from Vistaprint
Vistaprint doesn't really offer die cut cards, and we do so there really is no comparison. In some instances rounded corner business cards are technically (or should be) die cut - but, Vistaprint uses an inferior edge trimming machine that leaves the corners asymmetrical.
Where can I get a die cut business cards mockup?
There are a number of websites that offer free and/or paid die cut business card mockups. A quick Google search will turn up plenty of results. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:
- freepik.com (free)
- envato.com/items/business-card-mockups (paid)
- Graphicburger.com (free)
- MockupWorld.co (paid)
Do you offer die cut business cards templates?
Yes, sir. We do have a few available on the site. If you don't find one that suits you, you can always hire our design team to build a custom design template for you. A quick google search shows other resources as well such as template.net, and graphicdesignjunction.com.
Do you ship die cut business cards to Canada?
Yes! We ship die cut orders to Canada via our Texas location.
Do you ship die cut business cards to Los Angeles?
Yes! We ship die cut orders to LA via our Texas location.
How do I make my die cut business cards unique?
Don't choose a boring, overplayed shape for your die cut business cards. Be creative and choose something unique that will set you apart from the competition.
For example, instead of choosing a boring circle shape, try something more creative like a silhouette of your head. Can you make plastic die cut business cards?
Do you ship die cut business cards to the uk?
Yes, we do ship die cut orders to the UK via our Berlin location.
Can my cards be hexagon shape?
Any shape dude! Have you not been paying attention?
Do you make t-shirt die cut business cards?
Yes we do! They seem to be popular with silk screen printers and embroidery shops, so if that's you... maybe think of a more original idea?
Do you offer eco friendly die cut business cards?
We can die cut any kind of paper so YES, we would be happy to help you choose a 100% recycled paper to use for your project.
Where can I see examples of die cut business cards?
Check out the Print Peppermint Instagram, dribbble.com, behance.net, and google image search tab is one of our favs.