The most beautiful specimen of work can become sub-par if the finishing is not perfect. Although morning shows the day, when it comes to crafting, the finishing is equally, if not more, necessary.
Hence, the emphasis on cutting. There are two different kinds of cutting methods available to crafters. One is Die-cut, and the other is laser cut. You, as a crafter, must know about the difference between this two variables.
Why does it matter? It matters because each one of the two types comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you know that, then you can choose which method to use on your next or even current project.
Let’s dive right in. At first, we will talk about Die cutting.
What is Die cutting:
If you cut the material into unique shapes after printing is done, then you are already using die cutting. If the object has low strength, then die to cut would be the perfect way to go. To know more details about die cutting see this post.
Advantages of Die cutting:
Allow me to tell you about some advantages of Die cutting.
- If you want different and or decorative shape, you must have die cutting.
- You can have flexibility with this process.
- Less costly, affordable for everyone.
- Allows creativity.
- The process is easy, fast and it works.
- You can have multiple cuts with many layers and complex shape.
Laser Cutting is the “other” popular method. The process that uses a laser for cutting is called Laser cutting. Simple, right? Unlike the die cutting process, this procedure uses machines.
Like die cutting, laser cutting also has loads of benefits. Like –
- Ensures efficacy
- The tiny and intricate designs are no longer a hard nut to crack with this.
- More precise than dice cutting.
- The density of the material does not pose any problem.
- Significantly less time-consuming.
- Customization is much easier.
Now, as you are aware of the pros of both laser and die cutting, let us focus on the major differences between the two.
Differences Between Die Cutting and laser cutting:
The first and significant difference between the two process is the use of a computer. While die cutting is manual, the laser cutting machine uses a machine. It can run automatically.
Regarding time, preciseness and production of sophisticated design, laser cutting would beat die cutting every time. The latter type also uses sharp tools that can cause physical damage to the operator. It also needs a new die for each new design, which can prove to be troublesome.
On the other hand, Laser machines are significantly more costly than die cutting. It also produces much smoke and dust which can endanger the health of the crafter, not to mention the chances of burn or other types of injury. Finally, laser machines draw much more power than the manual die cutting machine and also produces much temperature.
The differences between laser and die cutting are marked. Each one has some advantages that the other does not. Both of them perform the same function. So in the end, it boils do