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Tecre’s Die Cutting Press – A Cut above the Rest

Are you ready to upgrade to the Tecre High Volume Die Cutting Press?  Here are some signs that this cutter may be the right for you:

  1. You are interested in the electric button maker machine and are looking for something with the capacity to cut at the same volume.
  2. Your graphic punch which cuts one at a time just isn’t “cutting it” anymore.
  3. You would like to cut through something other than paper.  (Yes, this die press works fabulously on other materials such as fabric, cardstock, cork, cardboard, etc.)
  4. You are interested in the closed corner effect on the rectangle and square buttons.  (See below):

Button Making Supplies - Die Cutting Press

The following video not only demonstrates this press, but shows you the proper way to set up to maximize the pressure and thus cutting capacity.

With capability to slice through up to 30 paper sheets at one time accurately, you may have to ask yourself, is it time for you to cut down on your graphic setup time?



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22 Responses to Tecre’s Die Cutting Press – A Cut above the Rest

  1. Becky says:

    Does the die cutting press cut the paper more precise than the graphic punch ? I am looking at the 2×3 rectangle button machine . I want the closed corner so why must I have this die press to do it. Can it be cut by hand to achieve the same results?

    • Tecre says:

      Thank you for your inquiry. The Die Cutting Press cuts with the same precision as the graphic punch. The reason the Die Cutting Press can achieve that desired closed corner effect on square and rectangle buttons is because there is a notch in all four corners of the cutting die that works with the press. The other thing the Die Cutting Press offers over the graphic punch is higher efficiency. While the punch will only cut one at a time, the cutting press will cut several sheets at one time.

      Cutting graphics by hand for rectangle and square graphics would prove to be far too cumbersome. Not only would you have to allow for corner radiuses but as mentioned above, there must be a small notch in all four corners of the graphic to achieve the closed option effect. It would be extremely difficult to achieve proper placement of this notch if you were to attempt to cut by hand. If you are looking to produce rectangle or square buttons with the closed corners, the Die Cutting Press really is the most efficient, effective, and durable cutter to meet your needs. Let us know if you have any other questions! Thank you!

  2. Fernando says:

    Do you offer any tips on cutting sheets more evenly? I know the paper cutter cuts up to 30 sheets but the paper moves (even when stapling them) so the artwork comes out uncentered (not good when clients ask for text on the rim for example.). I’ve tried using less sheets of paper but I’m down to only 3 pages if I don’t want the artwork to come out uneven. It almost defeats the purpose of the cutter! Should I used an electronic stapler instead? Thank you.

    • Tecre says:

      First and foremost, registration when printing is extremely important. Once that alignment has been achieved, you can go ahead and fasten the corners of your sheets. We have seen many creative ways to do this but the most practical may be stapling the corners. Be sure to fasten all four corners of your sheets to prevent any sliding. Taking these steps should prevent the movement of the paper. Please feel free to call us if you have any further questions!

  3. Steve Trimble says:

    Do you make custom die’s? What is the price of the press?

    • Tecre says:

      Hi Steve. The price of the Die Cutting Press is $485 (with the cutting board). Dies are sold separately. For information on custom dies, please feel free to call us at (920)922-9168 and ask to speak to Brian for assistance. Thank you!

  4. Elias Gonzalez says:

    Hello, will this work for vinyl or leather?

    Thank you!

    • Tecre says:

      Yes! It will absolutely work with those materials. If you ever want to test a material before purchasing, just give our office a call! We are happy to receive your sample material, test it out with the die cutting press, and return the samples to you prior to your purchase of the cutter. Thank you!

  5. Clay Gullett says:

    How can you staple 30 pages on all 4 corners? Most staplers wont staple that many pages

    • Tecre says:

      Thank you for your inquiry! It’s true that if you are working with a standard stapler to staple your corners, it might not go through 30 sheets. That is what the machine and the cutting dies are capable of. When we make samples here in the office, we like to staple 12 sheets together. It works with a stapler and also we find that we can keep the alignment best when we don’t have too many. We have seen many creative ideas when it comes to fastening the sheets together but if working with an office stapler, trying sticking to 12 sheets! Thank you!

  6. B A Gupta says:

    machine cost ?

  7. Darryl McCaw says:

    With this work with fleece fabric?

    • Tecre says:

      Yes! This is a great cutting option for fabrics. If you would like for us to test a fabric out prior to purchasing you are welcome to send us sample material. After cutting with the Die Cutting Press at our facility, we can return the samples to you for review. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please call or get in touch with us at Thank you!

  8. Brenda Olsen says:

    Will it work on corrugated cardboard with out crushing it? We are looking into a set up for 1,2 & 3 inch dies with a center hole

    • Tecre says:

      Hello! Yes, it will cut through cardboard but depending on what kind of cupboard, you may have different results with the edge. If you would like us to attempt cutting on your sample material, you may send it to us and we would be happy to mail it back to you to review! Please email us at if you’d like to set something like that up! Thank you!

  9. Jim Dockery says:

    Hello, as I’m sure you know, investing in button making equipment is something that one does only after some serious research. Though I’m experienced with round buttons, I know little about the square and rectangle machines which I’m looking to purchase equipment for. I ran across the issue of open corner square/rectangle buttons vs closed and already know that I will look to produce closed corner buttons simply because is a superior product, in my opinion.

    what is confusing me is, what is the thing that actually determines if a button is open cornered or closed cornered??
    Is the determination factor in the button making machine or in the punch which cuts the graphic?
    Do you have a video in your products which shows the difference?

    Most importantly, what would I be looking for in your products to produce closed cornered square buttons ?

    Thanks much, Jim

    • Tecre says:

      Hi Jim! Please feel free to call Tecre to discuss some of these questions more in depth. What actually determines if the button is open or closed is actually a small notch in the angled corner of the cut graphic. The cutting die is able to achieve this small notch, allowing the corners to fully close. The graphic punch, however, cannot. If you would like to have the closed corner in the back of the button, you would need to purchase the die cutting press/cutting die duo instead of the graphic punch. (And of course, if you already had the die cutting press, you would just need to purchase the steel cutting die). I hope this helps! Thank you!

  10. Rana says:

    We are currently in need of a hole punch press machine that can efficiently cut through a stack of up to 30 papers at once. Additionally, we require the hole size to be 1.25 inches, as we will be using it for door hanger flyers.

    Before proceeding with the purchase, we would like to confirm that this machine meets our requirements. Specifically, we would like to know if it is capable of cutting through a stack of 30 papers simultaneously and if the hole size of 1.25 inches is applicable.

    • Tecre says:

      Thank you for your message! While the machine is capable of cutting through 30 papers at once, it is unlikely you would be able to do it without any sliding. You may be able to come up with your own system that would ensure alignment. Please feel free to call this and discuss here at (920)922-9168.

  11. Bob S. Laquer says:

    To solve the problem of papers sliding out of alignment as the press is cutting through them, why not use a 4 sided tray that has the depth to handle 30 sheets? As a follow-up question, what is the projected life of each cutting die before it dulls? How do customers sharpen their dies, or would they need to buy new dies to replace ones that have gotten dull over time? Is there a version of the die press machine that can be foot or switch activated? This would make production faster, without wearing out or hurting someone’s hands after making hundreds of cutouts.

    • Tecre says:

      Thank you for your feedback and inquiries! Many customers have come up with their own systems to prevent sliding! At the office here, we simply staple approximately 10 to 12 sheets together at a time in the corners. But we have seen many other creative ideas! It will take often years before a die would require sharpening and there are lots of variabilities on that (thickness and type of material). But we do offer die sharpening here at our facility, please call if you have any questions on that! We also offer an electric die cutting press that eliminates the manual lowering of the handle. You can see that here: Please call if you have any other questions! We would love to talk through these with you!

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