Custom die cut stickers are our absolute bestseller – for good reason. Not only are they completely customisable, but they are among the most versatile sticker option. However, if you are new to sticker printing or are not quite sure what die cut stickers really are, you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will share what all the buzz around die cut stickers is about, and you can find out whether they are the right product for you.
Read on to find out more.
The stand-alone feature of die cut stickers is that they are cut in a custom shape. This is why they are often referred to as custom shaped stickers.
This custom shape usually follows the outline of your design and can therefore be in any specific shape you can think of.
If you want to create your own die lines, you can simply add it when you create your artwork. Are you looking for design tips? Then, look at how to prepare your artwork for die cut stickers.
We display the shape our your custom die cut stickers of your digital proof. You will see a magenta line around your design that indicates the edge of your stickers.
These various shapes are then created with a highly accurate digital cutter. If you want to learn more about the die cutting process, read our article “How are stickers and labels cut and what are the limitations?”
When you order die cut stickers, your die cuts will arrive individually cut. That means that your stickers will be cut through the materials as well as the backing paper.
Stickers are usually individually cut, which makes them perfect for handouts and giveaways.
However, if you order die cut labels, they will arrive on sheets. That is the only difference between die cut stickers and labels.
When you order sheets, your labels will have an added border that makes them easier to peel and therefore faster to apply – perfect for labelling hundreds of products.
You essentially order a custom-shaped sticker when you order die cut stickers. This does not include the material your die cut sticker will be printed onto.
This means you are free to choose your favourite sticker material. Browse our materials page to have a look at the range we offer.
There is plenty of information on each material to help you make the right decision. However, here is a brief overview of the different material categories we offer:
Vinyl stickers are a large category that includes all vinyl-based stickers.
Use vinyl stickers if your products will come in contact with water or will be used outside. These are also perfect if you want to create durable logo stickers.
Special effect stickers are a subcategory of vinyl stickers. Other than your standard white vinyl stickers, these sticker materials come with stunning effects.
Paper stickers are the sustainable counterpart to vinyl stickers. They are plastic-free and biodegradable, making them perfect for eco-conscious brands and compostable product packaging.
However, since these stickers are made from paper, they are not waterproof and should be used indoors only.
Eco-friendly stickers are the perfect middle-ground between durable vinyl stickers and biodegradable paper stickers.
The best thing about going custom? Being able to submit your own sticker design.
This way, you can create a truly unique sticker and do not have to opt for a generic design hundreds of others are already using.
You can either upload your existing design when placing your die cut sticker order, or design your own artwork at no additional cost.
We offer a free online design tool called Graphic. It allows you to browse and edit hundreds of pre-designed templates and elements and create your own sticker design in minutes – without any design expertise.
All of your templates were created by our professional design team. This means they are print-ready and of the highest quality.
Now that we know why die cut stickers are a bestseller, it is time to look at how you can put them to use.
Create a quality logo for your company
Hand out free stickers to customers
Sell them as laptop or phone stickers
Include them with every order
Custom merchandise for your brand