The top features of die cut stickers

Custom die cut stickers are our absolute bestseller – for good reason. Not only are they completely customizable, but they are among the most versatile options of all stickers. However, if you are new to sticker printing or are unsure what die cut stickers are, you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will share all the buzz around die cut stickers, and you can find out whether they are the right product for you.

Read on to find out more.

Cut to shape

The stand-out, defining 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. It is also what differentiates die cut stickers from other types of stickers. You can learn more about that in our article die cut stickers vs. regular stickers.

We display the shape of your custom die cut stickers in your digital proof. You will see a pink line around your design that indicates the edge of your stickers. 

Like this:

Die-cut sticker design proof example


These various shapes are created with a highly accurate digital cutter to create stickers in almost any shape. Like this:

Eco-white die cut sticker sample with a cat design

Individually cut

When you order die cut stickers, your die cuts will arrive individually cut. That means your stickers will be cut through the materials and 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.

Here is a proof example for die-cut labels on sheets:

Design proof example of die-cut labels on sheets


When you order sheets, your labels will have an added border that makes them easier to peel and, therefore, faster to apply – perfect for labeling hundreds of products.

Choose any material

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.

The example below shows a bunch of holographic die-cut stickers:

Die cut holographic stickers with cat art design on a black table

This means you are free to choose your favorite sticker material. Browse our materials page to have a look at the range we offer.

There, you can find 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

Vinyl stickers are a large category that includes all vinyl-based stickers.

Use vinyl stickers if your products come in contact with water or are used outside. These are also perfect if you want to create durable logo stickers.

Special effect stickers

Special effect stickers are a subcategory of vinyl stickers. Other than your standard white vinyl stickers, these sticker materials have stunning effects.

We offer glitter, holographic, silver, gold, clear, and fluorescent effects. Use these to create eye-catching product packaging or add some pizazz to your design.

The honey sticker below is printed on our hugely popular holographic material.

Die cut holographic stickers applied to honey jars

Paper stickers

Paper stickers are the sustainable counterpart to vinyl stickers. They are plastic-free and biodegradable, 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

Eco-friendly stickers are the perfect middle-ground between durable vinyl stickers and biodegradable paper stickers.

Our eco-friendly stickers are available in white, clear, silver, gold, holographic, and glitter. They are waterproof and fully compostable. It is ideal if you are looking for a more durable, eco-friendly option.

Eco friendly stickers applied to glass gin bottle next to a tilted glass filled with a cocktail

Submit your design

The best thing about going custom? Being able to submit your sticker design.

This way, you can create a unique sticker and do not have to opt for a generic design hundreds of others already use.

You can either upload your existing design when placing your die cut sticker order or design your 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 sticker design in minutes – without any design expertise.

Our professional design team created all of the templates. This means they are print-ready and of the highest quality.

Die cut holographic sticker with future in your hands design

What are die cut stickers used for?

Now that we know why die cut stickers are a bestseller, it is time to look at how you can put them to use.

The top business uses

  • 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

The top personal uses

  • Custom place settings
  • Name tags
  • Phone stickers
  • Laptop stickers
  • Water bottle stickers
  • Lifestyle stickers

Are you ready to get your custom die cut stickers? Then head to the die cut stickers page and get your order in.

Our blog is perfect for you if you need more information before deciding.

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