Yes, you can use die cut stickers on your car. Die-cut stickers make fantastic car stickers if you choose a suitable material.
Die cut means that your stickers will be custom cut. It does not determine what material your stickers are printed on.
Read on to learn more about what materials are suitable, which size your die cut car stickers should be and some expert tips for applying them to your car.
What are die cut stickers and why are they so popular?
Die cut stickers are custom-shaped stickers that are individually cut. Usually, they are cut in the shape of your design, but you can create any shape you can think of.
When you order die cut stickers, you can select what material they will be printed on, what size they should be and how many you need.
Their custom shape is what makes die cut stickers so popular. They are like a work of art for your car, add a unique, personal touch it and can make your vehicle look much more stylish.
The best materials for die cut car stickers
If you want to apply die cut stickers on your car, you need to choose the right material.
It needs to resist fading in the sun, oils, various weather conditions, scratches and water. Phew, anything else?
As a rule of thumb, vinyl-based materials are usually a safe bet as they fit the above criteria. Avoid paper materials, as they are just not resistant enough.
Our top materials for die cut car stickers include:
- White vinyl
- Clear vinyl
- Holographic vinyl
- Glitter vinyl
- Mirror silver vinyl
- Mirror gold vinyl
We also offer a front adhesive vinyl that is perfect for applying die cut stickers to the inside of your windscreen or car windows.
Since these are applied on the inside, they will be protected from the elements and therefore last longer.
Finding the right size for your car die cuts
When choosing the right size for your car die cuts, it is vital to measure the area you want to attach them to. This will help you select a size that fits properly and looks good. Generally, you should allow a margin of 1/4" around the sticker's design so that it can be applied evenly and flat onto the surface.
Generally, we recommend a range from 7cm up to 20cm for car die cuts, depending on the surface area you want to cover.
We have an entire blog post dedicated to finding the ideal sticker size if you are looking for more input.
How to apply die cut stickers to your car
Once you have chosen a suitable material and size for your die cut car stickers, you can start applying them - and here's how:
- Clean the surface where you want to apply your sticker with a mild soap and water solution
- Make sure that the area is dry before proceeding
- Peel off the backing of the sticker carefully and get ready to apply it
- Position the sticker onto its intended location on your car – use masking tape or a leveller if necessary to ensure accuracy
- Start at one corner and slowly smooth out any bubbles while pressing down firmly
- Let the sticker bond with the surface for 24 hours before washing it
In conclusion, die cut stickers are a great way to make your car look stylish and personal. To ensure that the sticker will last for a long time on your vehicle, it is essential to choose the right material and size.
We can help you find the perfect materials and sizes for all of your custom-shaped die cut stickers, so they fit perfectly onto any surface of your car or windows. Contact us if you need assistance with finding or applying die cut stickers!
You can also learn more about how to use die cut stickers on our blog.