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Using a custom made cutting form both the vinyl sticker and the backing paper are completely cut to the same shape.
Die cut vinyl stickers:
Any shape, size & quantities
We’re here to help if you have any queries or if you’d like some advice about your sticker requirements just call our team today on 01347 823 230.
What is die cutting?
Die cutting is a print finishing method whereby a sharpened, shaped steel blade, set in a wooden backing block is forced with pressure against a printed sheet.
The pressure exerted on the sheet by the blade cuts through the sheet, resulting in a stamped out finished shape.
Die cutting is particularly popular for custom shaped window stickers and vinyl stickers.
Die cut is not be be confused with ‘kiss cutting’. Kiss cut stickers is when the sticker is custom cut to the required shape but the cutting blade does not cut through the backing paper. This process eliminates the need for a die cutting tool to be produced and hence is more attractive when lower quantities of custom stickers are needed.
Can any shape be die cut to shape?
No. the fact that the cutter die is basically a bent and folded steel knife creates restrictions on tight detail, although looser shapes of most descriptions can be created.
Can printed vinyl stickers be die cut to shape?
Yes. If the pressure is set to cut completely through the vinyl sticker and it’s backing sheet, the result is a die cut sticker. If the pressure is only set to half, and only the shape of the vinyl sticker is cut out, but the backing paper remains rectangular or square, then the sticker is termed to be kiss cut.
This description comes from the cutting blade only ‘kissing’ the top layer of the sheet, rather than stamping all the way through.
Is there a size limit for die cut to shape vinyl stickers and graphics?
No. Once a sticker or graphic becomes oversized for traditional die cutting, other shape cutting processes are available such a router cutting and cad cutting, which are more modern print finishing techniques.
Can you reuse a die cutting tool?
Yes. A cutting tool is a physical thing that can be stored for reuse over and over again.
Occasionally the blade will become blunt, and will need to be replaced.
Shape & Size – Stickers can be die cut in any shape or size to suit your designs.
Quantities – We can print & die cut stickers in any quantity. For larger volumes (over 5000+ stickers) contact our team directly for prices.
This process is most cost effective when you are looking to print larger volumes and when the decals are likely to require more of the same printing in the future (repeat jobs).
Express delivery service
Don’t worry if you’ve left it to the last minute to order, call us on 01347 823 230 to discuss your requirements & arrange a fast turnaround and delivery.
If you would like to receive an die cut sticker sample please message email@example.com with your postal address.
Please note the samples are pre-printed and are not samples of your artwork, these are available on request but will be chargeable.
Die cut stickers usually requires ‘vector’ artwork files and should not contain shading or gradients.
You can upload your artwork as part of our online ordering process.
Once we receive your artwork we will send you back a digital proof. This allows you to check that we have received and correctly understood your design before we print your stickers. We will not print your stickers before you have ‘signed off’ on your digital proof.
If you would like us to check your artwork prior to ordering please email firstname.lastname@example.org