Platen or punch press die cutting is a traditional method for cutting thin materials using a bladed tool. Whilst this method is good for medium to high volumes it does involve the use of a tool. Materials direct never charges for tooling as we figure that if you need a die cutting tool you will be ordering large quantities so the tool will pay for itself over time. You will never be charged for tool from material direct it’s our promise. High speed die cutting machines are a tested method of creating repeatable, high quality custom cut parts.