Your guide to die-cut stickers

In this guide you can explore what you need to know about die cut stickers; from their benefits and customization options to their durability and applications. Get ready to discover how die-cut stickers can bring joy, elevate your brand, and leave a lasting impression!

What are die-cut stickers?

Die-cut is a method that cuts through the sticker material and backing paper. This means die-cut or contour-cut stickers can be precisely cut to the shape of your design. Die-cut can of course be traditionally square, circular or rectangular. Still, you also have the option to have the cutline follow the contours of your artwork, adding the possibility to make them more visually appealing and attention-grabbing.

Contour-cut stickers can offer several advantages; their possibility of unique shapes has the potential to create a polished and professional appearance, elevating the overall aesthetic of your design. The high level of flexibility, as they can be cut into any shape, adds versatility which enables you to create stickers that perfectly align with your creative vision.

Die-cut stands in contrast to kiss-cut stickers, a technique that involves only cutting through the sticker/vinyl layer and not through the backing paper. Kiss-cut stickers are perfect for creating peel-off stickers, and it’s often used for sticker sheets with multiple designs on a single backing paper.

Vinyl die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Vinyl die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Holographic stickers at StickerApp.

Holographic die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Glitter die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Glitter die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Kraft paper die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Kraft Paper die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Size and shape variations

The key benefit of die-cut stickers is the ability to customize their size and shape. Whether you prefer a small sticker for subtle branding or a large sticker for maximum impact, the choice is yours. Size options range from 1 x 1 inch (2 x 2 cm) to a whopping 47 x 47 inches (120 x 120 cm). Shape options are virtually limitless; square, round, oval, or the intricate contours that follow the outline of your design. The choice is yours!

Material choices

The material choices for die-cut stickers offer a wide range of options. We offer high-quality vinyl material that is durable and weather-resistant, ensuring that your stickers can withstand the elements and maintain their vibrant colors, provided that is your need. Because we do not only offer the highest quality, but the right quality to suit your needs. For a sleek and premium look, you can opt for brushed aluminum or holographic materials. For the homemade feeling and perhaps the ability to tear it apart, you might want the 100% recycled Kraft Paper.

Furthermore, stickers can be finished with either a glossy or matte coating, or different types of lacquer, or even epoxy to create a dome, allowing you to achieve the desired aesthetic for your design.

For us at StickerApp, exceptional print quality is a top priority. Your die-cut stickers will be printed using high-quality inks, and ultra-modern machines, which ensure vibrant colors and sharp details. The combination of premium machines and inks, and durable material, guarantees that your stickers will maintain the features you have chosen, whether it be long-lasting or preliminary branding. Our commitment to the right quality ensures that your stickers will stand out and leave a lasting impression. Read more here about Material and Add-ons.

Durability and weather resistance

Our die-cut stickers are designed to withstand various weather conditions and elements. The vinyl material used for our stickers - whether it be white, transparent, holographic or metallic - is waterproof, ensuring that your designs won't smudge or fade when exposed to rain or moisture. Additionally, most stickers are UV-resistant, which means they won't lose their vibrant colors even when exposed to the sun's rays for extended periods, although this may depend on which coating is selected.

Die-cut stickers are also - except Kraft Paper and those stickers which are uncoated - dishwasher and microwave-safe. The feature allows you to apply stickers to items such as water bottles, mugs, and food containers without worrying about damage or fading. The stickers will stay securely in place even when subjected to regular washing or heating. This durability ensures that your stickers will look sharp and eye-catching, maintaining their impact over time.

Branding, marketing and/or personal expression and artistic projects

Die-cut stickers are an effective tool for branding and marketing. You can use them to promote your business by placing them on packaging, product labels, or company vehicles. The possibility of unique shapes and eye-catching designs of contour cut stickers make them highly memorable, ensuring that your brand message stays with potential customers. Additionally, these stickers can be distributed at trade shows, events, or as part of promotional campaigns to increase brand visibility and engage with your target audience.

Die-cut stickers offer a creative outlet for personal expression and artistic projects. Whether you're an artist looking to showcase your work or an individual who wants to add a personal touch to everyday items, stickers provide endless possibilities. Stick them on your laptop, phone case, skateboard, or notebook to add a unique and personalized flair. With the ability to customize the shape, size, and design of your stickers, you have the freedom to express your creativity and make a statement.

Mirror die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Mirror die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Prismatic die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Prismatic die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Brushed Aluminum die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Aluminum die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Hang tag die-cut stickers at StickerApp.

Hang tag die-cut stickers made by StickerApp.

Easy and fast ordering process

Creating and ordering your custom die-cut stickers is a simple process. Follow this link and follow the step-by-step instructions to upload your artwork. Select your desired size, shape, and quantity, and proceed to the checkout.

We understand that time is of the essence, especially when it comes to promoting events or launching marketing campaigns. That's why we offer fast turnaround times, ensuring that you receive your custom die-cut stickers on time. Whether you need a small batch of stickers or a larger quantity, our efficient production process and shipping options allow you to get your stickers quickly and hassle-free.

If you're not confident in your design skills or need some inspiration, we offer a wide selection of tutorials, guides, tips, and tricks in our Sticker Academy. And if you’re still in need of further assistance, our customer and graphics support team is always here to help you. Write a comment when placing the order, or reach out to us via email.

Die-cut guide summary

Die-cut stickers are a versatile and customizable form of branding or personal expression. They can be cut into any shape, making them eye-catching and memorable. They’re also - provided you choose a regular material - durable and weather-resistant, making them ideal for everyday use and promotional purposes. And with our high-quality materials and processes - fast turnaround and exceptional customer service - it’s both simple and quick without compromising on quality! Try it now!