Cutter Guides Explained

What are cutter guides? If your print job requires extra finishing, or die-cutting, such as a folder with a pocket, point of sale material, such as shelf wobblers or a die cut business card, you may be asked to supply the printer with a cutter guide. It is essential that these guides are set up correctly to ensure the job ends up as you had planned.

If you are designing a job that will require die cutting there are some considerations to take into account. Timescale and cost being the two main considerations, a die takes time to produce and will add onto the timeframe of your job, dies can also be quite costly. To make our customers lives easier we have range of downloadable die cutter guides for a wide range of products including folders, cards, swing tags, shelf wobblers and many other items. By designing your artwork to fit with our existing cutter guides you will save both valuable time, and money.

 

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How to use a cutter guide

Place the Cutter Guide on a page within a picture box so that the complete Guide can be viewed as a whole. Place some “guides” leaving a healthy border (say 10mm) within the confines of the Guide and enter text etc within the Guides. If an image is to bleed make sure it exceeds the limits of the guide by 5mm. Bear in mind that the flap(s) fold up or in and the image needs to be located so that the orientation is correct when viewing the final finished item.

The cutter guide is only needed on the “outer” image however if it is needed to create the “inner” it needs to be “flipped” to backup the outer. The final PDF can be made with the Cutter Guide in place as we will remove it or recolour it accordingly.

If  you want a more detailed guide on setting up cutter guides, please see our ‘how to’ page here.

 

We have cutter guides available for the following products:
Folders
Hangers
Cards
Wallets
Bottle Neck Tags
Swing Tags & Labels
Shelf Wobblers
Table Talkers

We regularly update our list of cutter guides, these being the most popular. If however you can’t see what you are looking for, please contact us, we have hundreds of cutter guides in stock and may have something suitable for your application.

 

Folders

A4 Capacity Folders
A4 Non-capacity Folders
A5 Capacity Folders
A5 Non-capacity Folders

 

DM17 A4 Folder 220x307mm 10 mm Capacity 1 Pocket Single Glue

DM55 A4 Folder 214x305mm 8mm Capacity 1 Pocket Single Glue

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JM77 A4 Folder 222.5×307.5mm 9mm Capacity 1 Pocket Double Glue

A4 Capacity Folder

 

JM139 A4 Folder 215x305mm 3mm Capacity 1 pocket single glue

 

 

PR43 A4 Folder 220x303mm 23mm Capacity 1 Pocket Double Glue

A4 Capacity Folder

 

JM166 A4 215x305mm 5mm Capacity Single Glue Folder

JM100 Folder 320x230mm 17mm Capacity Double Pocket Single Glue

A4 Capacity Folder

PR162 cutter folder 215x305mm 5 mm capacity 1 pocket interlock

Cutter Guide

 

ZP25 Cutter folder 215x305mm 6mm capacity 2 pockets 2 glues

Cutter Guide

PR271 cutter pocket folder 220x307mm 5mm capacity

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DM105 cutter folder 218x303mm 5mm capacity 1 pocket 2 glue

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JM185 Cutter Folder 220x307mm 10mm capacity 2 pockets triple glue

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DM126 Cutter Folder 215x304mm 6mm capacity 1 pocket interlock

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NM295 Cutter 215x305mm 10mm cap 2 pocket single glue

JM1 A4 Folder 213x315mm Non Capacity 1 Pocket Single Glue

A4 Capacity Folder

 

JM92 A4 Folder 217x310mm Non Capacity 1 Pocket Interlock

A4 Capacity Folder

 

PR1 A4 209x297mm Non Capacity Single Glue Folder

PM2 A4 Folder 220x308mm Non Capacity Interlock

A4 Capacity Folder

 

JM104 A4 Folder 220x303mm Non Capacity Single Glue

A4 Capacity Folder

DM89 Cutter folder 220x303mm no capacity 1 pocket interlock

ZP46 Cutter Folder 220x310mm no capacity 1 pocket interlock

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PR281 Cutter folder 220x305mm 6pp single pocket no capacity 2 glues

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NL61 Cutter Folder 220x152mm no capacity single pocket single glue

cutter guide

NM281 Cutter Folder 220x305mm single pocket non capacity single glue

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JM120 Cutter 215x303mm Single Pocket Non Capacity Single Glue (USE FOR DIGITAL LONGFEED ONLY)

A4 non Capacity Folder

 

JM123 Cutter 215x305mm Single Pocket Non Capacity Single Glue (USE FOR DIGITAL LONGFEED ONLY)

A4 non Capacity Folder

 

DM41 A5 153x215mm 10mm Capacity Single Glue Folder

A5 Capacity Folder

DM57 A5 Folder 148x210mm 5mm Capacity Interlock

A5 Capacity Folder

NM231_Cutter folder 154x220mm 5mm capacity single pocket single glue

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NL80-Cutter 164x215mm – 8mm capacity 2 pockets single glue

cutter guide

JM117 A5 155x220mm Non Capacity Single Pocket Single Glue

A5 Non Capacity Folder

NM273 cutter folder 155x215mm no capacity single pocket single glue

JM190 Cutter Folder 170x240mm single pocket single glue

 

NL90 Cutter folder 166x230mm A5 no capacity interlock

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Hangers

JM32 Hanger 177x297mm

Hanger

 

NL1 Hanger 77x196mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

NL3 Hanger 102x376mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

NL7 Hanger 127x606mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

NL8 Hanger 76x212mm no slit (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

NL10 Hanger 76x212mm with slit (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

NL13 Hanger 114x376mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

PM12 Hanger 89x216mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

PR4 Hanger 99x120mm (20mm hole)

Hanger

 

WF41 Hanger 99x210mm (rounded corners)

Hanger

 

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Cards

DM2 Card 85x55mm Rounded Corners

Cards

 

JM44 Card 84x54mm Rounded Corners

Cards

 

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Wallets

JM20 Wallet 213x152mm Double Glued

Wallet

 

JM90 Wallet A6 Double Glued

Wallet

 

NM3 Wallet 210x148mm

Wallet

 

NM134 CD/DVD Wallet

Wallet

 

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Bottle Neck Tags

JM17 Neck Tag 75mm Diameter 39mm Neck

Neck Tag

 

PR72 Bottle Neck Tag 55x68mm (40mm neck dia.)

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Swing Tags

 

JM6 Circular Tag 130mm Drilled

Tag

 

JM96 Circular Tag 80mm Drilled

Tag

 

JM97 Tag 138.5x80mm Rounded Corners Drilled

Tag

 

NM17 Eliptical Tag 112.5x70mm Drilled

Tag

 

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Shelf Wobblers

 

DM51 Shelf Wobbler 109x210mm

Tag

 

DM52 Shelf Wobbler 150x150mm

Tag

 

JM22 Shelf Wobbler 105x130mm Rounded Corners

Tag

 

JM41 Shelf Wobbler 104x104mm Rounded Corners

Tag

 

JM61 Shelf Wobbler 170x85mm Rounded Corners

Tag

 

JM83 Shelf Wobbler 74mm Diameter

Tag

 

JM99 Shelf Wobbler 85mm Diameter

Tag

 

JM110 Shelf Wobbler 100x100mm Built In Hanger

 

PR45 Shelf Wobbler approx. 142x187mm Speech Bubble Design

Tag

 

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Table Talkers

 

NM1 Table Talker Triangular 210mm wide Interlocking

Tag

 

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