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Die cut stickers vs. kiss cut stickers

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What's the difference between a die cut sticker and a kiss cut sticker? Although they look similar, a die cut sticker has a backing that is cut to the exact shape of the design. A kiss cut sticker typically has a square backing around the design that's bigger than the sticker.

When using the same artwork, both types of sticker can be cut into any shape and they both look exactly the same when applied to a surface. So, which should you choose?

Die cut stickers are cut straight through the vinyl and paper backing to fit the exact shape of your design. This makes for a great looking sticker even before it's applied.

Kiss cut stickers are only cut through the vinyl -- the paper backing stays intact. You can print on the vinyl around a kiss cut sticker to add extra style to your design.


When should you order die cut or kiss cut stickers? Die cut stickers are more popular because people tend to prefer their presentation.

Kiss cut stickers are ideal for delicate designs as the backing helps protect your sticker while it's being transported. Kiss cut stickers also tend to be easier to peel so they're worth considering if you need to quickly peel lots of stickers. Because you can print on the vinyl around the sticker, they're great for adding extra design detail or information.

What is a kiss cut sticker?

A kiss cut sticker is a type of sticker that has been cut into a specific shape using a die-cutting process. This process involves using a sharp blade to cut through the vinyl material of the sticker, leaving the adhesive backing intact. The result is a sticker that is easy to remove from the backing and apply to any smooth surface. One of the most popular uses for kiss cut stickers is for labeling and branding. These stickers are great for companies to put their logo or product name on and it can be used for items such as laptops, water bottles and more. They are also popular among artists, as they can create intricate designs and shapes that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. They are versatile and durable and can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Examples of kiss cut stickers

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What is a die cut sticker?

A die-cut sticker is a type of sticker that is cut into a specific shape using a die-cutting process. In this process, a sharp metal die with the desired shape is used to cut through the vinyl material of the sticker, removing the excess material and leaving the design in its specific shape. This allows for a wide range of possibilities when it comes to the size and shape of the sticker, as the die can be custom made to cut the sticker into any shape. This process is the opposite of kiss-cut, where the backing is not cut, just the top vinyl.

Examples of die cut stickers



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