Kisscutting in Printing

When printers talk about kisscutting they are not referring to anything to do with kissing. Kisscutting is a type of diecutting primarily done on label stock. It is designed to make it easy for the label to come off the base stock and can be cut in any shape or form wanted. It uses a steel rule die like diecutting. The only difference is the pressure is adjusted to cut through the first layer and not the base. Thus the name kisscutting. It is only enough pressure to kiss the paper enough to cut through the first layer. This enables labels to be easily removed from the base.

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