Die-Cut Stickers: A Cut Above

Die-cut sticker printing creates stickers in the shape you choose. First create your design, then print die-cut stickers in the shape and size that fits your idea. This makes these stickers unique to you and your message.

Use die-cut stickers for promoting your brand or a variety of other popular applications including promotional giveaways for bands, logo stickers, sports teams, and larger organizations. They’re easy to apply to any smooth, hard surface.

The custom shapes work perfectly for applications where you need your stickers to stand out or fit in a very specific space. Sizes are customized to your specifications, making it possible to create high-quality, full-color stickers in smaller or larger sizes than the standard options offered by other printers.

Die-cut stickers come printed on your choice of paper stock, crack-and-peel vinyl, and transparent stickers. Use the vinyl stock for more vibrant colors and applications that require more durability and resistance from exposure to rain, weather, sunlight, and abrasion. Use paper stock for a more muted look and for regular indoor use.

Unlike other printing services, all our print jobs are manually inspected to ensure they’re true to your design specifications. This means your die-cut stickers will always look just as you envisioned them.

How are Die-Cut Stickers Made?

When we make die-cut stickers, we use special blades that punch out custom shapes on sticker paper, similar to how cookie cutters make shaped cookies by punching them into dough.

A similar method is kiss-cutting, where the blades only slightly touch the sticker paper so the shapes are cut on the adhesive top layer, but the backing sheet remains uncut.

A third type is cutting to size, which just means that stickers are individually cut, rather than staying on sheets or rolls.

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Die-Cut Stickers FAQs

What’s the difference between 70 lb. and white vinyl?
70 lb. paper is the sticker material we use for general purposes. This usually means indoor applications with no exposure to water or moisture. White vinyl on the other hand, is one of our strongest sticker materials. It is tear-proof, waterproof, and withstands refrigeration. It also has a UV coating that adds an extra layer of protection from bumps, scratches, and UV exposure.

What’s the difference between individually-cut and roll stickers?
Individually-cut stickers are ideal for orders of small amounts. It is applied by hand. These work great as giveaways during events, concerts, and tradeshows. Roll stickers are best for bulk orders. They come in rolls of 250 stickers or more. With the use of a dispenser, you can rapidly apply the die-cut stickers on hundreds of products with ease.

I’m having trouble with my artwork. Do you offer design services?
Yes, we do. We have a dedicated team of designers who will be able to assist you in creating your own die-cut sticker design. It can be completely from scratch, or building upon an existing artwork. Call 855-898-9870 to contact our design team.


Can I print a sticker in the shape of a circle?

Asked by: M0514
Absolutely! With printed die-cut stickers, we offer circle die-cutting or die-cutting for square/rectangular stickers with rounded corners. You can find these options on the pull down labeled "Die-Cutting" on the pricing calculator.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-12-12

For the die cutting, whatever the shape of our sticker is how it will come out correct? For example if I have a star will it be cut like a star?

Asked by: Darren M
We can definitely do the star shape! If you are ordering roll stickers, you can select "Custom" for the shape so that we can cut the stickers to the shape that you need. We may need to make some adjustments on the final shape to meet production requirements (e.g. round sharp corners and deep curves, create a general outline around texts, etc.). You can request a PDF proof to check if the adjustments will work for you. If you are ordering individually cut stickers, there are specific shape options available for the different sizes (star shape is currently not offered). You can click on "Die-cutting" to check the available shapes for the size you need. Note that "All Rounded Corners" is a rectangle with 1/8" radius round corners. If you need a custom shape for individual stickers (we may still need to make adjustments with the final shape), you can submit a quote request here: https://module.nextdayflyers.com/secure/custom-printing-quote You can also contact our customer service team at 855-898-9870 for assistance.
Answered by: Vanne
Date published: 2020-07-08

Are these made with weatherproof uv coated vinyl?

Asked by: hunter
We offer white vinyl sticker paper as a material option for our die-cut stickers. White vinyl sticker paper is durable white vinyl that’s water resistant and UV coated. If you'll be using your printed die-cut stickers outdoors, select white vinyl sticker paper on the pricing calculator.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-12-17

For a sticker, what is the difference between the 70lb and the white vinyl.

Asked by: MitchGC
Thank you for your question! The 70 lb sticker is recommended for general sticker application it is not water resistant and it has a soft sheen finish whereas the vinyl sticker has a mirror like finish. Also it is the thickest and most durable material that we offer for cut to size as it is water and oil resistant. You can send a request for a sample kit to customercare@nextdayflyers.com--this should help you get a better idea and feels of the materials we offer.
Answered by: Skye
Date published: 2020-12-13

can I print a sticker with my own custom sizing? (for example W: 4" X H: 1")

Asked by: Batman
We offer a variety of custom sizes for die-cut sticker printing. If you're not seeing the size you need on the pricing calculator, feel free to check out our custom product builder or call 855-898-9870 and ask to be transferred to our custom team.
Answered by: Customer Care
Date published: 2019-12-12
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