Forme Cutting

 

Forme cutting and die cutting utilise the same process to cut or perforate image out of paper or cardboard using a block mounted forme or die which incorporates metal blades shaped in the required image; and are used on a letterpress cylinder.

 

The term Forme Cutting is generally used in conjunction with products that require assembly, such a presentation folders whilst die cutting is generally used in conjunction with perforated of full push out image areas. It is not uncommon for either term to refer to both processes.

 

For extremely high volumes of products requiring die or forme cutting, industrial presses are available which undertake the entire process in an automated process and at high speeds.