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 presses 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 affiliated company, My Service Needs, services clamshell presses of all types.

Contact us today for your short run solution.

We are a proud member of:


Crest Widemouth™ Die Cuts ¼” White Falconboard®

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

Crest Kiss Cuts with no Make Ready


  • ECI Buys Crest Clamshell Shown at SGIA Expo

    ECI purchased the 20” x 26” “Cell” Clamshell because they were looking for value more than price in a new die cutting solution. “In my opinion,” Ed Cook said, “Rob Weidhaas has re-invented the Clamshell die cutter into a resilient, valuable extension to our manufacturing capabilities. There is nothing else like it in the marketplace today.” Read More »
  • My Press Needs Partners with Sales Firm

    My Press Needs (MPN) has signed an agreement with Competitive EDGE Representatives to represent the company’s Crest Clamshell throughout North America. The agreement calls for Competitive EDGE to act as MPN’s sales representative in the large format print, retail graphics, trade shops and architectural markets. Read More »
  • My Press Needs Gains Customer for Life

    My Press Needs’ (MPN) complete replacement of Empire Screen Printing’s 28”x 41” Crest Clamshell has resulted in a “customer for life.” That’s according to John Freismuth, president of Wisconsin-based Empire. “MPN’s reputation speaks for itself. I would tell anyone to buy a Crest,” he said. Read More »