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Dies Direct

Foxtail Road, Ransomes Park, IP39RT Ipswich
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1473 707224
Fax +44 1473 270705
studio@dies-direct.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
SF Services

Location

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Contact

Victor Britton

Department head/group leader
Manufacturing, production

Ransomes Euro Park
Ipswich Ipswich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 1473 707224

Fax
+44 1473 270705

Email
victorbritton@dies-direct.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.335  Hot foil stamping machines

Our products

Product category: Hot foil stamping machines

Security Dies

Security Dies

Dies Direct are vastly experienced in the creation of dies for the security industry.

Ourexperienced staff can create top quality Securigrafix, Photografix or textured dies.

Securigrafix

Securigrafix is a metallic foil security feature applied to documents, plastic cards, currency or packaging for identification and authentication. The foil used can include specific hologram images as well as random image holograms (more commonly known as wallpaper design). Unique die designs and secure die manufacturing processes are combined to create visually attractive images. Conventional graphicsstamping foils as well as security foils can be used to offer flexibility in both appearance and application.

Photografix

Photografix is a high security metallic foil based photographic image which is primarily used to protect documents and plastic cards from being forged or copies - giving instant visual authentication. Our expert combination of origination, die technology and hologram and foil knowledge produces Photografix. Using greyscale halftone technology, the graphic interpretation of photographs is replicated in foil.

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Product category: Hot foil stamping machines

Embossing Dies

Embossing Dies

Embossing dies with a hard or flexible counter force are a Dies Direct speciality. We have vast experience and all the modern facilities to produce top quality embossing and debossing dies.

As standard we etch or CNC dies to 1.2mm but customers might require deeper finishes depending on the substrate they are embossing onto.

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Product category: Hot foil stamping machines

Brass Dies

Brass dies for hot foiling

Dies Direct are vastly experienced in the production of brass dies for the hot foiling industry.

Our manufacturing unit includes all the modern facilities to create top quality brass dies. Manufactured in-house using CNC machines with a bed capacity of 1000mm x 700mm, we CNC dies to 1.2mm but customers might require deeper finishes depending on the subsrate they are foiling onto.

The benefits of brass CNC dies include:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Good heat retention and transfer
  • Good hardness, making it ideal for long runs
  • Extremely sharp straight shoulders and definition
  • Good for all foil stamping applications
  • Multi-level embossing and debossing available

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Product category: Hot foil stamping machines

Copper Dies

Copper dies for hot foiling

Copper dies are becoming increasingly harder to obtain due to recent trends but thankfully at Dies Direct we've bucked that trend. Copper holds many advantages over its less durable counterparts:

  • Extremely durable
  • Ideal for close-up, intrictae detailed foiling
  • Ideal for adding an embossed, textured finish to a job
  • Gives a more consistent register accuracy due its superior heat retention
  • Long lasting

Dies Direct have vast experience producing copper dies for the hot foiling industry. We've got all the modern facilities and the experienced staff to create top quality foiling dies.

Copper is also perfect for producing Securigrafix and Photografix dies.

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Product category: Hot foil stamping machines

Magnesium Dies

Magnesium dies for hot foiling

Magnesium dies need to be produced to the highest standard and Dies Direct have all the modern facilities and experienced staff to unable us to create top quality hot stamping dies. All our dies are subject to strict quality control to meet any deadline.

Magnesium dies are ideal for producing decorative, short to medium run hot foil effects or adding an embossed textured finish to a printing job.

As standard we etch or CNC magnesium dies to 1.2mm but deeper finishes are available on request depending on the substrate being foiled onto.

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About us

Company details

What we do?

Dies Direct are a leading producer of quality flat and fluted hot foiling dies, embossing dies, counterforces, security dies, multilevel and textured dies and braille dies.

Our manufacturing unit in Suffolk, UK produces thousands of copper, magnesium and brass foil stamping and embossing dies every year.

Who we are?

We are a dedicated team of professionals with vast experience between them of making dies. With this level of experience we have gained a reputation for quality and service to our long standing customer, in the UK and worldwide.

Why choose us?

With Dies Direct's wealth of experience we have a team ready to help you achieve the results you require. From artwork preparation, to die specification, to delivery, the advice from our team is always available so why not use it.

How we work?

We understand that each of our customers has a unique set of requirements from their dies.

Each order is producedto the individual requirement of the customer, and to a stringent quality procedure throughout the manufacturing process. All die orders placed prior to 12 o'clock are despatched for delivery within 48 hours.

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Company data

Sales volume

< 1 Mio US $

Export content

max. 10%

Number of employees

1-19

Foundation

1981

Area of business

materials