When selecting a die material such as magnesium you should always consider both the benefits and the negatives to ensure you select the right die material for your project.
Magnesium is the most popular die material and is created by acid etching. Some of the benefits of using magnesium are that it is an inexpensive die material and it provides quick delivery.
Production run length: Short to medium
In order to combat oxidation, you should store the material in sealed packs.
Over time, the material is prone to pitting and oxidation in the air. The material can also easily be marked and the characters are tapered therefore continuous wear increases the typeface.