How should I lay out my punchboard sheets, and how does that relate to a die-cut pattern?
Think of 1 die-cut pattern as 1 unique layout design for your punch board sheet. Therefore, the fewer die-cut patterns (unique layouts) you have, the less expensive your punchboards will be. If you only have 1 punchboard sheet, this doesn’t matter, because by definition you only need 1 unique layout for 1 punchboard sheet. But if you have 2 or more punchboard sheets, try to make them all the same size and all have the same layout design. For instance, if you have 20 circles and 20 squares that need to be punched out of your 2 punchboard sheets, don’t design 1 sheet with 20 circles and the other with 20 squares. Instead, design both of them to each have 10 circles and 10 squares. This way, you only need 1 unique punchboard layout design, which will save you money.