When selecting a die material such as copper you should always consider both the pros and the cons to ensure you select the most suitable die material for your project.
Copper is great for foil embossing and microstructures and it also has good heat transfer characteristics. Copper can also be polished/restored without losing the sharpness of the image.
Copper is used in carton production and for foil embossing. This is another hard wearing material.
Production time: Medium to long