Sticker Artwork Setup
proper custom shape / die cut setup
Custom Shapes (or Die Cut Stickers)
Custom shapes or die cuts are represented by a 2-3 pixel stroke (in photoshop) or a 2-3 pixel path (in illustrator) on a separate layer from your sticker art.
We prefer that your die line be colored 100% magenta, but any color will do. We will use it as a guide for cutting.
- Make sure your die line is a separate layer, so we can easily remove the layer prior to going to press.
- Make sure your die line is at least 1/8" outside of your important text and graphics.
- Make sure to have at least a 1/8" bleed outside of your die line as well.
Without the 1/8" bleed and safety area, even a slight shift of 3/32" in the cutting process can make your sticker appear to be crooked or off center.