Your short run solution

My Press Needs, LLC (MPN), is a leader in clamshell press technology, specializing in the development, engineering and sales of platen clamshell die cutters worldwide. Our “no more make-ready” Crest Clamshells accurately die cut virtually any substrate, including styrene, polycarbonates, paper, PVC, corrugated and even thicker materials like Falconboard®, Foam Core and Ultra® Board.

The Crest’s high tonnage capability, precise die cuts and fast make-ready times will eliminate bottlenecks and increase your short-to-medium run production. Applications include graphic overlay, product identification, large format printing, POP displays, digital finishing, thermal die cutting, kiss cutting, embossing and more.

We offer advice and training on die cutting processes, and our service division, MPN Services, provides preventive maintenance, emergency repair and phone consultation for our clamshell presses.

Contact us today for your short run solution.

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Crest Die Cutting 1 Inch Skinless Ultra® Board

The new 20″ x 26″ Crest “Cell” Clamshell

Crest Kiss Cuts with no Make Ready

Recent News

  • MPN Sells New Dual Heater Clamshell Shown at SGIA Expo

    The new Crest, which features heaters on the moving and non-moving platens, expands MPN’s embossing capabilities in the membrane switch and graphic overlay market. Nadine Tripodi, President/Owner of Butler Technologies, said the company purchased the 20”x 26” press to increase efficiency in their processes. Butler focuses on print applications for a variety of industries, providing services that include printed electronics and user-interface solutions such as membrane switches, graphic overlays and more.
  • Cell Manufacturing new Niche for My Press Needs

    My Press Needs (MPN) announces the sale of a third Crest Clamshell to be used in cell manufacturing, a growing niche for the company’s line of platen presses. Empire Screen Printing, Onalaska, WI, recently purchased 32” x 47” and 41” x 67” Crest Clamshells for its large format manufacturing cells. Last year, GM Nameplate bought a 20” x 26” Crest Clamshell to use in its aerospace manufacturing cell.
  • My Press Needs Forms New Service Division

    MPN Services will provide Crest owners preventive maintenance, emergency service and phone consultation through independent servicers nationwide. MPN’s John Stadler has been named director of the new division. Assets of MPN’s previous service affiliate, My Service Needs, have been sold to David Mussi. A veteran clamshell service provider, Mussi has contracted with MPN to be lead technician for the new division.