Half Cut is a mechanism which combines ‘die cut’ and ‘kiss cut’ in a single contour. It leaves a few connection points, which holds the image in place after cutting, while the backing sheet can be easily detached.
The advantage of Half Cut explained
Half Cut applied
While holding the images in the media roll, there is no need to pick them up from around the cutting device, saving manual labour and allowing longer production runs.
Half Cut not applied
Since every image is loose from the media roll and will fall from the cutting device, each cut needs to be picked up manually, requiring additional labour and time.