What should you take into consideration when choosing a die material

When selecting a die material such as magnesium you should always consider both the benefits and the negatives to ensure you select the right die material for your project.

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Pros of Magnesium

Magnesium is the most popular die material and is created by acid etching. Some of the benefits of using magnesium are that it is an inexpensive die material and it provides quick delivery.
Production run length: Short to medium

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Extra Info

In order to combat oxidation, you should store the material in sealed packs.

Cons of Magnesium

Over time, the material is prone to pitting and oxidation in the air.  The material can also easily be marked and the characters are tapered therefore continuous wear increases the typeface.

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