Cutting Services

Cutting Services

More than just a distributor of adhesive tape products, Carolina Tape and Supply Corporation offers a wide variety of Specialty Tape Services. From die-cuts, to printed tapes, to special services, we have a lot to offer your company.

Kiss-Cutting

kissA Die-cutting process where the die strike depth is controlled down to the release liner, but not through it. For example, pressure sensitive labels in roll form. The usable product is left on the rolls and the matrix (waste) is removed.

Butt-Cuttingbutt

A Die-cutting process where a kiss-cutt is performed, but no matrix (waste) is created. The parts are directly next to each other.

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 Tape Slitting and Other Special Services

Specialty Slitting: Over 20 years of experience in a lathe (normal), score and razor slitting tapes, adhesives, papers, films, foils, foams, etc.

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Rewinding: The method is for producing multiple cuts per cycle. This has a longer set-up time than baloney slitting. The process actually rewinds the material layer by layer across a set of pre-spaced knives and spacers, onto a rewind shaft that is set with pre-slit cores and spacers, with each individual slit roll wound on individual tension-controlled cores.

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Scoring: Creasing or bending line that assists subsequent usage.

Baloney Slitting: The common method of slitting pressure sensitive tapes, producing rolls per step or per cycle. Also referred to as lathe slitting, lever or single-knife cutting. This process features quick-setup and economical per-slit cost.

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Traverse Wound: Also referred to as level winding, spool wound and reel wound.

Pancake Wound: The typical form of a roll of tape where each layer is directly on top of the next one. Also referred to as planetary wound.

Self Wound or Single Wound: Often used in reference to pressure sensitive tape when comparing them to linered tapes. Each subsequent layer has the exposed adhesive in direct contact with the backing of the previous layer.

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Perforating: Produces a series of cuts or holes that allows pieces to be continuous yet separate with ease along perforation.

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