Die Cutting Machines

About Die Cutting Machines

Paper crafters need solutions for cutting out shapes, phrases, and project elements, and that's why die cutting machines are a crafters best friend. No matter what kind of craft machine you prefer, know that CraftDirect only offers quality solutions for your projects. Choose from brand names and great prices for paper cutting machines.

Types of Die Cutting Machines

The first thing you should know is that there are two main types of cutting machine and we sell both here at CraftDirect:

Both types of systems require a variety of accessories that will make your projects better. It's good to know all the ins and outs of each so you can be sure to get the best die cutting machine to match your wants and needs. Check out our blog for tons of fun project ideas and professional tips for getting the most out of your machines. Here is more information about each type:


Not only do these die cutting machines precisely make all the cuts for you, but some can expertly draw and professionally score. They are extremely useful for a number of project types, whether you like scrapbooking, card-making, or home decorating. They are great for cutting vinyl, cardstock, heat transfer material, vellum, and all kinds of specialty material. Typically, the accessories you need for these projects include:

  • cutting mat
  • a fresh blade
  • a machine pen (optional)
  • a cartridge or an image file
  • material
  • hand tools for removing your project from the cutting mat and applying it to your project surface
  • and more


These paper cutting machines work with dies and embossing folders. Dies cut with the use of cutting pads. You make a sandwich out of the die, your material, and the cutting pads as the "bread", then you pass it all through your machine so it can make a precise cut. Sometimes it takes more than one pass. Embossing folders work in the same manner, but instead of cutting, they just texturize your paper and give it dimension. Most of these machines are manual but a few of them are offered with automatic options. For these types of projects, you need:

  • cutting pads
  • die(s) or an embossing folder
  • material
  • hand tools
  • and more

Save on Paper Cutting Machines

We are proud partners with some of the best names in the business. If you are looking for a quality die-cutting machine, then you are in the right place. The following is a selection of brand options we carry: