Cutting Forme

Cutting Forme

A die cutting forme is essentially like a template that stamps out the shape of your cardboard packaging. In a plain analogy, a forme cutting works in a similar way to a cookie cutter: it is the plate that presses out the dough in to its correct shape!. The ‘die forme’ in reference to cardboard packaging is made on a wooden backing with a thick foam sheet covering all but the areas where the shaped blade is mounted. The blade outlines the required box shape as per the Keyline design so when the cardboard is pressed very firmly into the foam, the parts that are pressed into this blade are cut out; as mentioned before, it is very much like a cookie cutter!