Die cutting started life as a process for cutting shapes from leather. The process migrated to paper and board in later years. The process uses a cutting forme that has a wood base with a laser cut shape. Into the shape is placed the knife blade, a cutting forme is created. The most commonly used product is a pocket folder which is die-cut, creased and folded. Other applications are rounded cornered business cards, report cover apertures and bespoke designs to be cut into paper and board.