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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Die Cut Stickers

Written by: Nicole Plyler

Published: 21 April, 2022


The digital age is an amazing time! Finding answers to questions on literally every subject is only a click away. Any service or product can be easily found on the internet nowadays. Not only does this provide convenience, it also puts the ball in the customer's court in the ability to research and compare products in order to get the best quality and the best service. When it comes to shopping for die cut stickers, Stickerbeat is here to answer any question you have. Our goal is to provide information on everything you always wanted to know about die cut stickers. If you are in the market for custom die cut stickers, we are here to fulfill your every need and desire!

Custom Die Cut Sticker

What Is A Die Cut Sticker?

A die cut sticker is a sticker where the blades have cut through the vinyl along with the paper backing. The result of this process is a sticker with backing that is the same shape as the sticker itself. This is clearly evident with the unicorn sticker above; you will notice the backing and the sticker are in the same shape. The advantages of using die cut stickers are a clean presentation, or more professional aesthetic and ease of application. 

 die cut sticker custom truck

In essence, custom die cut stickers can be designed to fit any shape you desire. Since the backing is also cut to fit that same shape, these products make great marketing tools for businesses along with personal use.

How Do I Apply A Die Cut Sticker?

At Stickerbeat, we make our products of the highest quality  3M graphic vinyl and can be used indoors or out thanks to their UV resistant capability. This makes application super easy - you just peel and stick!

Die Cut Sticker Application and Removal

 3M Scotchcal vinyl is 4 millimeters thick, which makes for a very strong and sturdy product that won’t tear or rip easily. The specialized adhesive behind our custom vinyl stickers gives you the ability to place them on any dry flat surface. Your personalized sticker will go down without bubbles or peeling up on the edges once it’s down. Our stickers also features our bright inks; and are waterproof and can easily be wiped down with ease.

What Do I Need To Know About Removing A Die Cut Sticker?

When we discuss application of a die cut sticker, it is also important to also cover the aspects of removing one. Inferior and low-cost stickers are made from cheap vinyl or sticker paper. And, it they be a chore to remove.They will not pull up easily and require some type of cleaning agent and possibly a lot of scraping and risking damage to the surface the are adhered to.  Anyone who’s ever had to unstick these from walls or any other surface will understand the struggle.

die cut patriotic sticker

High-quality stickers are a completely different category. While they do have a strong adhesive to ensure they don’t curl or peel, they aren’t impossible to remove. 

To demonstrate in real-time the advantages of removing our die cut stickers, we created a video for our YouTube channel that shows how removal compared to the competition:

What Are The Best Uses For Die Cut Stickers?

As we mentioned earlier in the post, die cut stickers make a great marketing tool, however, they can serve infinite uses! For business owners, impactful results can come from implementing die cut stickers with names or a word on them. You can personalize with your company name, the name of a person, or even words to display on a wall such as “BIG SALE!” You can create a sticker to name your products, or even name your displays so that customers can find a product with ease. In terms of commercial uses for these products, their use can make your logo stand out, heighten brand awareness and boost your bottom line. 

die cut bakery sticker

Some businesses Stickerbeat has worked closely with include woodworkers, artists and graphic designers, tattoo artists, bakeries and breweries just to name a few. We have even created stickers for customers solely for the purpose of sticker swaps -- so the list of uses for our die cut stickers is only limited to your imagination!

Can I Order My  Die Cut Stickers In Different Finishes?

YES! Stickerbeat offers a choice of creating your custom die cut sticker in either a glossy or matte finish. Both finishes will hold color beautifully, feature the same 3M graphic vinyl and are UV resistance. And, both can be used indoors or outdoors. Deciding which finish is just according to your personal taste.

glossy die cut stickers

Glossy: A glossy finish is super shiny which will help make your sticker standout. Special event stickers and retail specials would benefit from a glossy finish thanks to a high gloss shine. You get a lot of color contrast due to the shine, so colors really pop. Glossy die cut stickers and decals have a decidedly modern feel with a lot of energy. If your sticker or decal has a lot of colors in it, go for glossy.

matte die cut stickers

Matte: A matte finish has a soft satin appearance with a very low sheen. It’s ideal for stickers that have a photo image or a lot of detail. This finish provides low glare, so stickers blend in well to any surface it is adhered to. If you prefer a more subtle and muted look or your artwork has few colors—this finish would be a good choice. Matte finishes give an almost vintage feel to your decals thanks to its more eggshell toned coating.

 Ready To Order Your Die Cut Stickers?

Are you searching for die cut stickers "near me"? Are you looking for the go-to place for die cut vinyl stickers? If so, you have come to the right place -- Stickerbeat, of course! We ship globally. So don’t be afraid to order because shipping is always FREE!