Have you ever wondered how your custom printed vinyl stickers will be supplied to you? How will they look and how will you use them? I will give you a brief rundown on how we supply the vinyl stickers.We have 2 methods of cutting our custom printed vinyl stickers:
* Die Cut: Die Cut and Supplied Individually
* Kiss Cut: Kiss Cut and Supplied on Sheets
I will explain how we make both types of stickers so you have a better idea of what type you will need:
With our die cutting method we digitally die cut the stickers using a Zund flatbed cutting table. This allows us to cut any size and shape quickly and cost effectively as we don’t have to create physical dies. We just set up the artwork file on the cutting table and it cuts all the stickers to size and shape. It also cuts all the way through the vinyl sticker and the backing paper so that the stickers are all cut individually.
Now the stickers are all cut individually, how are they packed for delivery? We wrap, or shrink wrap (depending on the size), all the stickers together and place them into a cardboard box to protect them from damage during delivery.
When you are ready to use the stickers how do you remove the vinyl sticker from the backing paper? You just pick up one edge of the vinyl sticker and peel it off the backing paper. You are now ready to stick it onto any flat smooth surface.
Here is a photo showing some vinyl stickers cut using this method:
This is another method we offer for cutting stickers - this can be selected in our instant online ordering calculator using the “Finish” field.
With this method the stickers are again printed onto a large sheet. We then cut the stickers to shape but we only cut through the vinyl sticker and don’t cut the backing paper. This leaves all the printed and cut vinyl on a large sheet of backing paper. We then remove all the excess vinyl around the cut stickers so just the cut shape of the stickers is left on the large sheet of backing paper.
Now we have sheets of stickers, how are they packed for delivery? We cut the large sheet of stickers down to size to fit into one of our cardboard boxes. The cardboard boxes will fit sheets up to 285mm x 245mm (small box) or 400mm x 305mm (large box) depending on the size of the stickers. They are now ready for delivery.
When you receive the stickers and ready to use them you simply peel each sticker off the sheet of backing paper.
Why would you want to request the Kiss Cut cutting method? If you will be applying the stickers one after the other this might be better for you - as you can peel them off the sheet of backing paper faster and you only have to handle the larger sheets instead of lots of small individually cut stickers. Also you might have stickers with different numbers and this method will save you having to sort through lots of individual stickers to find the right one.
Here is a photo showing some stickers cut this way: