The number one reason that most diecutters are finding themselves in need of a rerule of their die is the lack of press maintenance. The single most common problem we have found in our many travels to diecutting facilities around the country has been that there is either very little to no press maintenance being done. Without this crucial step, all aspects of one’s diecutting will surely suffer. Although we as diemakers would love nothing more than to assist in improving our customers’ cutting quality, if the issue comes down to press maintenance there is not much we can do to fix the situation. Please remember to routinely maintain your press and ensure that all slugs and scrap are cleaned from the die often, otherwise you will face problems with your diecutting that cannot be resolved without either a rerule of your die or a new die. These are simple steps to save yourself from having to spend unnecessary money!