What should you take into consideration when choosing a die material

When choosing brass as a die material for your project you should always consider both the positives and negatives to ensure you choose the most effective die material.

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Pros of Brass

Brass is great for foil embossing and microstructures. It also has the best heat transfer characteristics and brass can also be polished/restored without any loss of sharpness of the image.

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Cons of Brass

Brass is more expensive to manufacture than magnesium. Another negative would be that very few die makers offer brass.

Extra Info

Brass is the most popular material for carton houses and trade foilers in Europe. The Image/Design is CNC engraved and has vertical walls.
Production run length: Medium to Long

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