The Difference Between Die Cut Stickers and Kiss Cut Stickers

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It is important to choose the proper sticker design, especially when you’re ordering in bulk. Stickers are an excellent choice to use as branding and marketing. When you are browsing your options, you will likely be given the choice between die cut and kiss cut stickers, so it’s important to know the difference between the two.

Die Cut Sticker

A die cut sticker has a liner that is custom shaped cut and aligned to a 1/8” border around the shape of the sticker. In other words, you don’t have to worry about a lot of excess blank space. Instead, your sticker will look unique and customized to compliment your design as much as possible.

This is achieved by cutting through the vinyl sticker and it’s liner, as opposed to a traditional sticker that only cuts through the vinyl sticker. Die cut stickers can be made in basically all shapes and be made for any design style.

Kiss Cut Sticker

Another option you can go for is a kiss cut style sticker which has a traditional square or rectangular shaped liner and is  slightly larger than the actual sticker’s design. Kiss cut stickers only come with the sticker having a custom cut. With the large liner, you can use the extra

real estate to include a URL, QR code, Instagram handle, or a small piece of other info.

How Are They Different?

There are some key differences in the possible functions provided between die cut and kiss cut stickers.

Die cut sticker is by far a more popular style due to the highly customizable nature of the product. If that’s the case, why would some customers prefer to use kiss cut stickers? The biggest differences lie in the cost. Die cut stickers and kiss cut stickers can vary greatly in cost, but how much usually just depends on the company printing and cutting the stickers.

If you want to know more about how the costs and styles of these stickers differ, you can find all the information you need about kiss cut stickers on the sites of individual manufacturers.

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