Cutting-off technique is necessary to use to cut a printed sheet in parts when, for example, several items are printed on one sheet.

By the cutting-off method necessary shape and exact size of printed products are achieved.

Cutting-off allows to cut away all unprinted areas on each side of a printed sheet (white edges). This is connected with peculiarities of printing equipment which has some limitations for any type of printing. During cutting-off process two perfectly straight perpendicular sides are obtained and all further operations will be done with regard to those sides.