Laser Sharp Printing & Signs,
1420 East 57th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5P 2A9
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Die Cut or Kiss Cut - What's the difference?
Kiss Cut: After printing, our machine gently cuts (kisses) only the vinyl layer of the sticker, leaving the backing paper untouched. These "kiss cut" stickers can be left in groups on the backing paper, allowing you to create sticker sets/sheets, or just to reduce your costs when having individually cut stickers is not necessary.
Die Cut: After printing, the machine cuts around the sticker, but through both the vinyl and backing paper so that your finished product is an individual sticker on its own backing paper. These die cuts can be made in one pass, so the backing paper and sticker are cut to the same size, or in two passes, where the sticker is cut first and the backing paper later, perhaps to a slightly different shape. In some cases, your design will dictate which method is used.