How to die cut a magnet

Are you looking for a way to make your magnets stand out? If so, die cutting is the perfect solution! With just a few simple tools and some know-how, you can easily turn an ordinary magnet into something truly unique.

Whether it's with an Xacto knife or a professional cutting machine, die cutting gives you the power to create one-of-a-kind designs that will have everyone asking where you got them. So let’s get started and show off your creative side with die cut magnets!

What is die cutting? 

Die cutting is a process used to cut custom shapes from materials such as paper, foam, vinyl, fabric and magnets. The name comes from the traditional method of die cutting. Manufacturers used custom-shaped metal dies with sharp edges that cut through the material to create the desired shapes. While incredibly quick once made, this was a labour-intense process as each die had to be shaped from scratch.

Today, die cutting has become much more efficient thanks to digital advancements. It is possible to quickly produce complex patterns using a laser cutter or a digital cutting machine. This allows us to cater to large and small runs alike without having to charge a set-up free, making die cutting an ideal choice for any project where accuracy and detail are important factors!

Die cutting a magnet 

The die cut magnet material you choose for your magnet determines if you can die cut it yourself. Magnets made from a thin, flexible sheet can be cut by hand or with a machine. Thick magnets, on the other hand, require more complex tools such as saws and safety equipment.

We will only cover how to die cut thin, flexible magnets.

Xacto knife

An Xacto knife is one of the most essential tools for die cutting magnets; however, it may be more difficult to achieve complex shapes with this tool. To get started, you will need an Xacto knife or craft blade, a ruler, and a cutting matte.

Cutting magnets by hand requires more pressure than stickers or labels, which is why cutting custom shapes can be challegning. We recommend this method mostly for rectangle and square shapes as you can easily cut them using a ruler.

Cutting machine

A cutting machine may be the best option for those looking for more complex shapes. Such machines are precise and can make intricate designs with ease. They also have safety features that prevent injuries from occurring while in use. The most common type of at-home cutting machine is a Cricut which can create any shape you can think of.

Using a cutting machine is simple; all you need to do is design your shape and upload it to the cutter, and it will take care of the rest! Be sure to read the instructions first to check if you chosen machine is compatible with magnetic sheets.

Professional printers

Using a professional printing service to cut your magnets is a great way to get the perfect die-cut designs without all the hassle. Professional printers have the latest technology for cutting and will guarantee precise and accurate results.

Plus, they can handle large orders quickly so you won't be stuck waiting for days or weeks on end. With professional printing, you can create custom shapes and sizes in no time!

Die cutting is an easy and efficient way to make your magnets stand out from the crowd. Whether you go the DIY route or opt for a professional printing service, you'll be sure to get a one-of-a-kind creation that will last for years to come. So get creative and show off your unique style!





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