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Kiss Cutting

Kiss cutting involves making a shallow cut in the top layer of a laminated material. This leaves the upper portion of the laminate affixed to a liner but easy to remove in the manner of a sticker or stamp. Kiss cutting is fast and efficient, can be done on a variety of materials and creates a finished product that can be rolled up for convenient storage and transport.

Kiss cutting is done using a die or laser. It requires a laminated material, whether it's plastic, cork, felt, silicon or adhesive-backed paper. Depending on the material and the process employed, kiss cutting can offer high tolerances, excellent accuracy and fast turnaround times, even for large projects.

The main advantage of kiss cutting is its ability to create products that can be easily removed from their backing layer when needed. Drawbacks to this process include the fact that it is, by nature, limited in scope, and can involve higher set-up costs on projects requiring prototyping or tool development.

Potential Applications

Kiss-cut adhesive stickers and labels are common and illustrate the benefits of the process in its most simple form. However, kiss cutting is also suitable for a diverse range of products in automotive, industrial, packaging and other applications. Some products often manufactured by kiss cutting include pressure relief valves and seals, filters, acoustic insulation and more.

It is possible to perform kiss cutting on materials ranging from 0.002″ to 3/8″ thick. A single stroke can cut shapes up to 16″ wide by 20″ long. On smaller items, this process allows for a high degree of accuracy and fidelity to the original design.

Your Kiss Cutting Experts

The best way to determine whether or not kiss cutting is the right choice for your project is to contact American Micro Industries directly. We’ll review your requirements and provide a detailed quote outlining everything that’s involved in the process.

We kiss cut labels, stickers and other items for a range of clients in various industries and sectors. We offer full customization capabilities as well as a suite of advanced machinery that can quickly turn around even a complex or large order. However, we happily serve clients with all needs and can accommodate short-run orders on request.

The best way to get started is to request a quote. One of our representatives would be happy to assist you via phone or email. Get in touch today to learn more about our affordable kiss cutting services.