Die cutting is a very unique book binding technique that adds a very engaging dynamic and new dimension to your product. Using die cutting, you can cut out windows in pages, dust jackets, or even covers to reveal images or text below. Done correctly, this can create a beautiful and creative effect.
Die cutting can be used in lots of different projects. One possible use is as a nice subtle touch to develop a theme. A bullet hole through the dust jacket makes a murder mystery that much more visceral, for example. But where die cutting really shines is in artistic projects that are heavy on graphics. Photography books are one example of this. Graphic and visual arts books are another, allowing the author to use the book itself as a medium. Children’s books are also great for die cutting, as kids will love the hide and seek effect it creates.
For a few examples of die cutting pushed to its fullest creative potential, check out this list from Brain Pickings. These five books show how die cutting takes the concept of a book as an art form to the next level.
Advantage Book Binding offers professional die cutting for all of your books and paper product. This binding technique will really make your book stand out and catch the eye. Talk to us today about your next publishing project!
Advantage Book Binding has been in the book binding business since 1985, when we were founded on the principle “we do a quality book on time.” Since then we’ve seen plenty of changes both in and out of the industry. While some have sounded the death knell for books and other physical media, we believe that the fact that we continue to be an industry leader into the 21st century is a testament not only to our longevity as a company but to that of our craft. We think it’s important to keep books and physical media on the shelves, which is why we dedicate ourselves to providing you with the highest quality book binding and post press services available.