Cut It Out

After varnishing or glossing, the items were taken to another room for cutting.  The factory set up a special cutting device called a “die cut” that would cut the sheets at exactly the right spots.  Then another worker would remove the excess paper.  The work is tedious, repetitive, and time consuming.

The table holds the sheet secure and then folds up, pushing the sheet into the die cut pattern.

Workers remove the excess dangling paper.

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