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Express Made in Italy press knives for leather cutting. Custom press knives, cutting formes, ready in one week! Precision steel press knives for handbag cutting, wallet cutting, small leather goods cutting.

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How can I place an order for press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes?
What kind of file do I need to send?
Where is your factory located?
What are the prices of
press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes?
What is the minimum order?
What is the leadtime for manufacturing?
What type of payments are accepted?
How do you ship orders?
What are the advantages of Made in Italy versus made in Asia?
Do you also manufacture other custom items?
Can you manufacture my leather goods as well?


How can I place an order for press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes?                                                  To place an order, first fill in the estimate form and send it to us.  We will then get back to you with an estimate.  If agreeable, we will forward a proforma invoice with request of deposit payment to confirm the order. IMPORTANT: when you receive our proforma invoice, please review the order's technical specifications carefully and inform us immediately if anything is wrong or missing.  Once deposit payment is received, the order cannot be changed and we cannot be held responsible for any missing or different technical specification.

What kind of file do I need to send?                                                                                                               To produce your custom press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes, we ask you to upload the file of the pattern in the estimate form. You can upload CAD files or, if your pattern is in cardboard, upload a good photo of the cardboard pattern/s.  In the latter case, it is important that measurements are indicated.  After we have sent the cost estimate, if you afree, we will ask you to send us the cardboard patterns by express freight (UPS, Fedex, DHL, TNT).  (This step will not be necessary if you use CAD files).  IMPORTANT: we do not edit CAD files or cardboard patterns.  We will make the press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes in the size shown by the CAD file or cardboard pattern.  if you need allowance on the pattern for stitching etc., this MUST be in the CAD file or cardboard pattern.

Where is your factory located?                                                                                                                        Our factory is located in Florence, Italy, a bustling district for luxury fashion goods-making in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.  Our factory is the same that makes press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes,  for Gucci, Bally and other top 20 fashion brands.  This is a guarantee that you will get quality, attention and service.

What are the prices of press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes?                                                            The unit costs of  press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes varies depending on design.  The more components to be soldered, the more expensive the pattern. We will let you know exat costs shortly after receiving the estimate form from you. Let us say that broadly speaking the average cost range for an average handbag is in the range of Euro 200.  Discounts are available for repeat customers.

What is the mininum order?                                                                                                                            The minimum order of press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes, is one full pattern (i.e. the press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes, necessary to cut all components of a certain handbag style).

What is the leadtime for manufacturing?                                                                                                      Leadtime is usually 1 week for most orders.  This does NOT include the time to receive your patterns or transit time to ship the press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes to you.

What type of payments are accepted?                                                                                                   Standard payments for manufacturing orders are bank transfer T/T.  Credit card through PayPal is also accepted for payments up to 5,000 Euros.  In case of payment through PayPal there is an extra charge of 3.8% of the total to cover PayPal fees.

How do you ship orders?                                                                                                                             Orders are shipped according to your instructions.  If you have a particular freight that you work with, we will call them for pickup.  Otherwise we will submit a cost estimate to ship with one of our express freight; like UPS.  If your destination is in Europe we recommend surface shipping to save on costs.

What are the advantages of Made in Italy versus made in Asia?                                                                 Made in Italy custom press knives, cutting dies, cutting formes, have the advantage of being delivered faster than when ordered in Asia, local materials are also notoriously superior to Asian ones, the same applies to the workmanship and quality control.  In Italy we do almost exclusively custom work for the fashion industry so we offer great service to develop your own particular products as well as lots of consulting into the bargain.   Lastly, minimum order quantities tend to be much lower in Italy than Asia. 

Do you also manufacture other custom items?                                                                                              Yes we manufacture all kinds of custom fashion components, from brass hardware to custom logo fabrics, custom leather materials, packaging, dustbags, sleeper bags etc.  Our core business is in fact to manage manufacturing in Italy for many International fashion brands, therefore we are in contact with all the suppliers in Italy for each and every material and process required to bring luxury fashion goods to market. Please see our specific page


Can you manufacture my leather goods as well?                                                                                      Yes we will be happy to!  Our core business is in fact to manage manufacturing in Italy for many International fashion brands. Please see our specific page on our main company website: www.italia-consultant.com  We also offer private label handbags Made in Italy.  Please see catalog at: www.belliniborse.com

Note: to place an order you must be the legal owner or licensee of the pattern/s that you want to be made. 

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