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Old 08-20-2008, 08:28 AM   #39
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Types of Dies and what they do by Jane in San Diego


Steel Rule Dies (i.e Sizzix Originals, Bigz, Thick Cuts, Cross-Cuts, Accucut retired wood mounted dies for ZEM, etc. All are the same height, but
they are different in width and length.)

* oldest style of die
* can cut through the widest variety of materials
* designs not very detailed

Low Profile (i.e. Sizzlet, Sizzlet border dies and ThinCuts, Cuttlebug*)

* second oldest style of die
* Limited to what type of materials you can cut
* Cuttlebug dies are etched not ruled & can cut thicker materials than the Sizzlet Dies
* Some detailed designs available

Wafer Thin (i.e. Spellbinders, Quickutz, Bosskutz, SAR, ZEM)

* newest style of die
* can cut thin chipboard and pulpboard
* can come with or without a release liner
* Most detailed designs available
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