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What is the difference between a Basic and Complex Die-Cut Shape?
What is the difference between a Basic and Complex Die-Cut Shape?
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Written by Corey Thompson
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At 4OVER4 we offer instant online pricing for die-cutting a "basic shape" or a "complex shape". The difference between these 2 options is in the level of complexity and how intricate the shape(s) you want to die-cut are. A basic shape die-cut is when there is a simpler-shaped outer outline to cut, ex. a circle or oval, or an outline that forms a shape that doesn't contain intricate details. A complex shape die-cut is when the contour contains more delicate details, twists, or multiple bends, as well as when there is interior die-cutting. As an example, the "JOHN DOE PHOTOGRAPHY" business card below not only has a perimeter die-cut to create the card's four rounded corners, but it also has a circle die-cut in the interior of the card. You can see some examples between the two in the pictures attached below. Our Prepress Team will check your files and advise if anything has to be changed based on the die-cut design you provided and the shape option you chose. https://www.4over4.com/printing/any-shape-size-paper-custom-die-cut

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