10 Killer Die-Cuts for Design Inspiration

A guest post by Brian Morris who writes for the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. 

Die cutting is one of the best ways to make your printed marketing tools and packaging stand out from the crowd. For your inspiration, check out the following 10 killer die cuts.

1. Epson Packaging by Ali Prater

This clever design by Ali Prater not only has a cool look, it’s also functional in that it indicates which type of printer cartridge is in the box. The splash of color underneath adds another dimension to an already-awesome die cut.

espson diecut packaging

2. Super You by Matthew Hawkins

Matthew Hawkins’ die-cut creation makes the perfect attention-commanding point-of-sale flyer.

Super You diecut packaging

3. Brand Card by Brand-It

When you have an outstanding logo, there’s no better way to put an exclamation point on it than with a die-cut business card.

Brand card diecut packaging

4. Big 6 by Tim Hansen

Forget bland white envelopes; brand your company with powerfully designed die-cut stationery.

Big 6 diecut packaging

5. Super Happy Times by Jordan Metcalf

Make your greeting cards more fun and memorable with die cuts.

Super Happy Times diecut packaging

6. Mos Burger Calendar by Andrew Wong

Die cuts help these cool calendars stand up to the competition!

Mos-Burger Die cut packaging

7. Smiley Business Card by Driv Loo

Simplicity sells. This die-cut business card isn’t complicated, but it is attention-getting and memorable for powerful branding.

Smiley Die cut packaging

8. Generation Green Card by Pei Ru Chang

This super-cool business card features a unique die cut that makes it impossible to ignore – and presents an opportunity for guerrilla marketing. Excellent design, all the way around!

Generation-Green Die cut

9. Shirt Business Card by Lemongraphic

This fun-yet-serious business card die cut ties in perfectly to the unique theme.

Shirt-Business card die cut

10. Christmas Tree Card by Steff Geissbuhler

This creative greeting card die cut interacts with the recipient – when opened, it forms a pop-out Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree diecut

Author’s Bio: Brian Morris writes for the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. PsPrint is an online commercial printing company. Follow PsPrint on Twitter @PsPrint and Facebook.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted January 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I particularly like the Shirt Business card! :)

  2. Posted January 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Nice examples. Die cuts can really bring something special to a design.

  3. Posted April 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Great post Brian. Really love the ‘Super You’ character. Very creative as have not seen anything quite like that before.

  4. Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    These are amazing —having a mainly digital practice these days, I miss working with beautiful print finishes.

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