Copper die material

What should you consider when selecting a die material?

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.

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Pros of Copper

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.

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Extra Info

Copper is used in carton production and for foil embossing. This is another hard wearing material.
Production time: Medium to long

Cons of Copper

However, copper is more expensive to manufacture than magnesium and is more brittle than brass. Copper is also the least environmentally friendly die material.

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