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Die-Cut vs Kiss-Cut

What is the difference between die-cut and kiss-cut stickers?

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What is a Die-Cut sticker? 

Die-cut means that we are cutting through both the vinyl sticker material and the paper backing. This cut type doesn't give you a border or edge. Another way to look at it is to think of it like a "cookie cutter." Your stickers are all individually cut out to the contour of your design, so you have individually cut stickers with no border. 

Examples of Die-Cut stickers:

Die-Cut Examples

What is a Kiss-Cut sticker?

Kiss-cut means we are only cutting through the vinyl layer ("sticker material") and not cutting through the paper backing, leaving an edge or border around your sticker. When you choose a kiss-cut sticker, you will have extra material around your sticker for easy peeling.

Examples of Kiss-Cut stickers:

Kiss-Cut Example

Kiss-Cut Stickers or Die-Cut Stickers

Here are some of the advantages for each type of sticker to help you decide which is the best option for you.

Die-Cut Advantages:

- Great for display.

- Unique cut shapes.

- High quality appearance.

Kiss-Cut Advantages:

- Easily removable from the backing.

- Easy to produce in large quantities.

- Can get them as individual kiss cut stickers and as sticker sheets.