Die Cutting Shapes

WH Skinner can cut your sheet materials and printed sheets to any shape or size within reason.

If you have the knowledge and software you can provide the cutting path and we will arrange the tool and do the die cutting.

Alternatively, we can draw the cutting path for you and provide you with a proof or digitally cut sample before processing the job. When drawing your cutting path, remember to take into account the strength of the material left behind, and ensuring the path is not overly complex for the material and size of the cutting knife. We will be happy to offer advice in this regard upon receipt of your files.

WH-Skinner Zund Cutting Creasing Routing
Rocket Special Project Cardboard Inside

Die Cutting Service

We offer a die cutting service to other printers and manufacturers in the UK. You can send us your sheet materials and drawings – we will arrange the tooling and cut your sheet material quickly and efficiently using our platen machines. We have several manual platens of different shape and size for die cutting and creasing sheet materials. Our platen operators are highly skilled in setting up each job, and quick and efficient during processing.

Die Cutting UK

WH Skinner is based in Maidstone, Kent which is just outside of London. We’re near the M20 for transport links around the UK. You can send your sheet materials to us direct from the mill, or from your premises. Once the job is done, we can despatch the finished die cut items to your premises, or directly to your customers under plain cover.

We’re well practiced in die cutting corrugated cardboard – it’s our favourite material. However, we also regularly cut display board, folding box board (FBB) and Correx. If you have another material to be die cut, just let us know – we’re happy to run tests for you.

Other Services we offer:

Cutting File Types We Can Work With:

DXF – a CAD data file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data exchange between AutoCAD and other programs.
CF2 – a CAD file saved in an open format, which may be recognised by multiple hardware devices and software programs.
PDF –  a vector drawing of lines, curves or other shapes which we can import into our Kasemake software.

Printing File Types:

If you are supplying artwork to be printed please download our artworking guide. If you’re printing and supplying us with printed sheets to be cut, you’ll need to know about our bleed requirements. You’ll find everything you need to know here:
Artwork Guidelines and Other Helpful Info

Waste Material & Offcuts

Disposal of offcuts and waste material is usually subject to additional charge. Please discuss with us at time of quoting.