We’ve had some customers express confusion about the meaning of “Die Cut” and “Kiss Cut” so we hope to clarify this with the graphic below.
DIE CUT: Custom-shaped stickers. Our cutters cut through the sticker material and the backing material to give your custom sticker a shape that is as unique as the artwork on it!
KISS CUT: Kiss Cut stickers include light cuts within the border of your stickers. When stickers are created with kiss cuts, it means they can be peeled out of the backing material and the backing material remains. Multiple Kiss Cuts on one sticker are usually called a “sticker sheet”.
Below: Examples of die cut stickers:
Above: Custom Die Cut Vinyl Sticker for WMC Fest
Above: Custom Die Cut Vinyl Sticker
Above: Custom Die Cut Vinyl Sticker for Brandiose
Above: Custom Die Cut Vinyl Sticker for Beast Wreck
Below: Examples of kiss cut stickers:
Above: Square Vinyl Sticker with a single Kiss Cut
Above: Square Vinyl Sticker with 7 Kiss Cuts
Above: Rectangle Vinyl Sticker with 4 Kiss Cuts
Above: Rectangle Vinyl Sticker with a whopping 27 Tiny Kiss Cuts (special order)
Hopefully the pictures of different sticker options helps bring a better understanding between the difference between die cut and kiss cut stickers and will help you decide what you need when ordering your custom stickers or sheets of kiss cut stickers from StandOut Stickers!
Kiss Cuts are cuts that go only through the vinyl. Making it possible to have multiple cuts on one sticker which appear to be die cut when they are applied to something.
Die Cuts are cuts that go through both the vinyl and sticker backing paper. These are a great way to help your brand StandOut.
In the photo below you’ll notice that the left image is a kiss cut sticker which still has the rectangle backing behind it. However, once the sticker is removed from the backing it appears as if it were die cut. The image on the right shows a die cut that is around the image so there isn’t excess material.
Example Image (1)
Example Image (2)
Here are a few examples that demonstrate how to get the most bang for your buck when printing your custom stickers with StandOut Stickers.
Show Above is a: 5″ x 2″ Rectangle Sticker with (1) Kiss Cut.
Shown Above is a: 5″ x 3″ Rectangle Sticker with (5) Kiss Cuts.
The possibilities are endless! Each sticker option has a unique way to help promote your brand. If you have any questions just give us a call and we’ll help you make the best choice. (877) 449 – 7703
Here is a recent Die Cut Sticker we did for a customer.
Shown Above is a: 5″ x 3″ Die Cut Sticker with a 3″ Circle sticker shown too.
The question we’ve been getting a lot lately is “What is the difference between die cut and kiss cut stickers?”
The answer is quite simple. As you can view below, the photo compares a Kiss Cut Sticker to a Die Cut Sticker.
Kiss Cut Stickers – As you can see on the left in the photo above – a kiss cut sticker is very similar to a die cut sticker. However, the main difference is the sticker backing isn’t cut to the shape of the sticker.
Die Cut Stickers – A Die Cut Sticker is a sticker that is cut to the shape of the sticker. (view the photo example to the right).
I hope this helps.