The shape of your print marketing piece can play a vital role in your message and it’s effectiveness because it helps it to stand out. Die cutting is a great way to incorporate shapes and new elements of design into your print pieces, as well as give them a whole new perspective. At Lake Printing, we want to help you create a print piece that you're proud to show off, so today we're going to talk about why you want to incorporate die cutting into your next print piece.
You Can STAND OUT!
Most print materials, while they look different in color and design, look rather the same in shape - kind of like billboards. If you've ever noticed, most billboards are the same shape and size, all broadcasting different messages, but they're easy to tune out when you've become accustomed to them. There are some random shapes thrown in occasionally, like a circle or square, but even those don't scream "look at me!" However, have you ever driven down the highway to find a brand new billboard with an entirely new shape? Or a sculpture built beside it to showcase the message? It stands out! This is what die cutting does for your print materials.
They Help Spread the Word
By choosing a unique shape for your business cards, brochures, folders and more, you're increasing your chances of spreading the word. In a world when people will receive hundreds of business cards a year (and also throw out hundreds of business cards a year), you want to do something that will make yours stand out. Sure, you can round the corners, or choose an odd shape - but what really makes a difference is working with your brand and your design to create a shape that is unique. People can't help but keep unique things, and when your business card is shaped like a piece of pizza because you are the best Italian restaurant in town, people will be more apt to keep your card and show it off!
Die Cuts Allow You to be Creative
While there is a level of creativity involved in designing your business card (that's why you hire the best graphic designers at the Lake of the Ozarks!), there is even more creativity at your fingertips when you use die cutting to customize your print materials at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can make your print pieces not just a piece, but interactive with the shapes colors and designs.
Increases Brand Recognition
One of the greatest things you can accomplish with your business is to create brand recognition. You want people to be able to recognize your business at a glance because of the brand. Whether it's a font you use, color scheme, photos, or shapes. This is where die cutting comes in handy - you can create shapes on your print pieces that couldn't be done with regular 2D printing. Anything that helps strengthen your brand even more is a great step in making great impressions!
Makes Your Images and Graphics POP
When deciding how to create your print pieces, you may want to use graphics or photos. Keep in mind that the best way to showcase your brand is not through stock images and clipart, but through actual images of your product and personal photos of yourself. Enhance these photos and graphics by cutting around them with die cutting! This will make them pop and definitely add more character to your images than just a flat image on paper.
Creates Something Touchable and Interactive
Have you ever seen those print pieces that beg to be touched, held, and used? When you incorporate die cutting into your print piece you are giving it that element of being interactive. When talking about business cards, brochures, company handbooks, magazines, catalogs and more, you WANT someone to pick up your piece. You want them to take it home, look at it, remember it, save it, and in the end - call your number when they need what you have. Your print piece is something that goes where your salesmen cannot go, and speak where you cannot on behalf of your business - invest in it.
They’re Versatile and Reusable
One of the best things about die cutting is that it can be combined with so many different printing techniques. You can use it on many different paper types, with different finishes, foils, embossing or more. Die cutting is also reusable. If you choose a standard shape like circles or rounded edges, it can be easier to get because they are most likely in stock - but if you choose a custom shape, we'll keep it and you can use it many times over.
Die Cutting Services
In an age where people are competing to provide the best service, make yours and easy choice by making your promotional pieces unique. At Lake Printing, our specialized staff makes it easy for you to get a great product at an affordable price, from the print products, promotional products, die cutting, and more. Visit our website to learn more about our services, and then give us a call to get a price quote!