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cutter guide

A cutter guide specifies the exact size and shape of a piece of artwork that will be printed, allowing for an exact design and artwork to be produced.

For a piece of three-dimensional work, like packaging, the cutter guide will show how the flat piece is cut and folded to produce the final object.

For example:

An example of a cutter guide for a folder with a storage flap.
Category: Artwork
Also known as: die-line