Stickers with contour cutting are another great way to display product information and get the word out about your product or service. A nice looking sticker will draw customers to your product or event. People will want to learn more about your services and buy your products with a good looking sticker on it. If YOU need sticker printing in 1 work day, SLB Printing is THE sticker printing company that can help you fulfill this need. Give us a die line and a press ready PDF fie and we’ll take care of the rest!
Stickers come in many shapes and sizes. We print circles, ovals, square, rectangle, bumper stickers and custom die cut stickers. We offer full color sticker printing for everything from large quantities of small stickers to small quantities of wide format sticker up to 60″ wide. Whether you need a simple sticker for a product label or your company’s logo or a complex custom contour cut, full color printed stickers are the perfect way to instantly launch recognition and peak interest in your business or product. Contour cutting is the process of kiss cutting the label out of the sheet into a shape that is made with a die line. It is similar to die-cutting but only in the result, not the method. The die line outlines the label shape and our contour cutters are great at cutting oval, circle, square & rectangle shapes of any size. With our contour cutter more complex shapes can also be achieved. Email us your unique die line for your project and we will let you know if the cut is possible.
SLB sticker printing is among the highest quality sticker printing services in Los Angeles. One of the most impressive products customers purchase is offset vinyl sticker printing with custom contour cutting. For short run contour cut stickers, we have two options. Our wide format option uses either permanent or removable adhesive vinyl printed in full color. The digital press uses a 13″ x 19″ sheet that is either semi-gloss, kraft, metallic or white and clear vinyl. We can print in either full color or add white ink printing when the job requires. After printing, we use a plotter with custom software to craft your sticker into the custom shape of your design. Our digital presses are a great option for short to medium run lengths of small stickers that can be chop cut into sheeted labels or contour cut to any shape with a die line. Our digital press and wide format press allow SLB Printing to produce stickers with same day service if needed. (rush charges may apply)
Short runs of craft labels, also known as scrapbook stickers, can be printed digitally and then contour cut on a plotter. Once the large press sheet is finished with contour cutting, it will get cut down to the finished size for retail packaging. What you see being cut in the Crafts Labels video link above is a press sheet with 4 retail sheets on it. You are watching the contour cutting process which is kiss cutting the label in order to peel it off the press sheet.
Check out our YouTube Channel for more information on setting up files when printing marketing materials like stickers. We know how tricky it can be to design a print ready file. When submitting your file to our pre-press staff, full color pages should be in CMYK format. Most of all, Images should be at least 300 dpi and have a minimum 1/8″ bleed (see videos). For contour cutting jobs, we need a die line for cutting out your custom shape.
You can find instructions on how to set up a die line on the templates page using this link: Contour Cutting Examples and Instructions
Standard Production: Stickers that do not require special coatings or laminates are made in 1-3 days. Short run jobs requiring contour cutting of special shapes are also included in our standard production. Jobs with special coatings or laminates and/or run lengths greater then 500 have a standard production of 5-7 work days. All jobs with contour cutting require a die line in your press ready file.
Same Day Production: When available, short run jobs with press ready artwork received and approved by 10 a.m. will be ready for pick up by 5 p.m. the same day. When available, label jobs ready to print after 10 a.m. and quoted for “same day production” will be ready for pick up the next work day by 5 p.m. Jobs requiring contour cutting must have a proper die line included in the press ready file. White ink jobs must have the white layer properly designed. (rush charges applicable)
RUSH production: When available, short run jobs with press ready artwork received and approved in the store can be ready in 3 to 5 hours. (rush charges applicable)