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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Die cut or corner rounding machine?

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  • Nicolas Goosen
    Okay, leaving one side off the die seems like a good idea. I was imagining all four sides being left for the guillotine. Thanks for the tip! Nicolas
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 8, 2010
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      Okay, leaving one side off the die seems like a good idea. I was
      imagining all four sides being left for the guillotine. Thanks for the
      tip!

      Nicolas


      On 09 Mar 2010, at 12:20 AM, Lance Williams wrote:

      > In the case of making something like a round-cornered card, I would
      > use a
      > die that cuts all four corners and three sides, and then trim the
      > fourth
      > side on the cutter to finish off the card.... Still no need for
      > nicks to
      > hold the pieces together, and accurate cutting will give all-around
      > smooth
      > edges.
      >
      > - Lance Williams
      > Williams Stationery Co.
      > Camden, New York
      > APA #785
      >
      > > [Original Message]
      > > From: Nicolas Goosen <nicolas@...>
      > > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Date: 3/8/2010 9:24:22 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Die cut or corner rounding machine?
      > >
      > > I've done that recently when rounding just one corner - works
      > nicely -
      > > the die completely cut two sides and then I guillotined the other
      > two
      > > sides.
      > >
      > > Not sure about using that method for rounding all four corners,
      > > though. Surely that defeats the idea of die-cutting it to get a
      > > perfectly smooth corner? As Barbara put it 'the smooth cut made by a
      > > continuous die.'
      > >
      > > Nicolas
      > >
      > >
      > > On 08 Mar 2010, at 3:06 PM, Lance Williams wrote:
      > >
      > > > Nicolas,
      > > >
      > > > When die cutting round corners, you die cut the curved corners
      > first
      > > > onto
      > > > slightly oversized stock. Then trim it to size, exactly to the
      > size of
      > > > the end of the curve cuts, and there are no nicks needed to keep
      > the
      > > > scrap
      > > > attached.
      > > >
      > > > - Lance Williams
      > > > Williams Stationery Co.
      > > > Camden, New York
      > > > APA #785
      > > >
      > > > > [Original Message]
      > > > > From: Nicolas Goosen <nicolas@...>
      > > > > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > Date: 3/8/2010 1:11:19 AM
      > > > > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Die cut or corner rounding
      > machine?
      > > > >
      > > > > Would have to agree with that. A cheap corner rounder can give
      > > > > horrific results.
      > > > >
      > > > > But die-cutting would have to leave a nick or two on the edges
      > of
      > > > the
      > > > > piece. How to get rid of those? Sand them off?
      > > > >
      > > > > Nicolas
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > On 07 Mar 2010, at 7:32 PM, Barbara Hauser wrote:
      > > > > > Hello ductormanpaperboy,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > It just so happens that I was in the shop of a very
      > experienced
      > > > > > printer this week and we had this discussion. He said that
      > die cut
      > > > > > is the way to go. A a corner rounder cannot match the smooth
      > cut
      > > > > > made by a continuous die.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Barbara
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "ductormanpaperboy"
      > > > > > <ductormanpaperboy@...> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hello everyone
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > I am debating on the purchase of a corner rounding
      > machine. I
      > > > have
      > > > > > a Heidelberg platen so I'm thinking of just having a die
      > made. I'm
      > > > > > not sure what would be the best way. The only thing that
      > worries
      > > > me
      > > > > > about die cutting is that I may loose some of my invites in
      > the
      > > > jaws
      > > > > > of the press. Any advice would be appreciated
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thank yo
      >
      >
      >
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