Die cutting is a process used to cut sheet materials (paper, cardboard, rubber, plastic etc.) The substrate of the die is usually made of plywood and slitted by a special bandsaw or laser cutter to cut slits for inserting the steel rule die. The steel rule is a special blade with a hardened steel cutting edge.
In order that the the material not to get stuck amongst the steel rules the ejection rubber pads are adhered to the substrate.
Flat bed die cutting
Cylinder die cutting