Die Cut Stickers

Die Cut Stickers

Die cutting stickers is the process where by both the vinyl sticker and the backing paper are completely cut through to the same shape. The process involves producing a custom made cutting form that is used to punch out the sticker shape.

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).

Example Prices

Sticker size250 off500 off1000 off
A6 (105 x 148mm)£339.00£425.00£598.00
A5 (148 x 210mm)£415.00£579.00£920.00
A4 (210 x 297mm)£559.00£860.00£ASK

Prices shown include the production of a simple die cutting tool, and are indicative only.
For a bespoke quotation please get in touch.
All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.

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Further Information

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.


FAQs for Die Cut Stickers


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Artwork

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.


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