A kiss cut sticker is not waterproof by default. The word "kiss cut" only refers to how your stickers are cut.
Whether your custom kiss cut stickers are waterproof depends on the material they are made from.
If you are looking for waterproof kiss cut stickers, opt for a vinyl-based material with a protective laminate. This includes all the materials you can find on our kiss cut stickers page.
Do you want to learn more? Then read on!
What does kiss cut mean for stickers?
Kiss cut stickers are one of the most popular custom stickers options. They are individually cut in a custom shape.
What makes kiss cut stickers special is that they come with a border around your peelable sticker. Other than die cut stickers, kiss cutting means that your stickers will only be cut through the vinyl layer, not the backing paper.
The excess material then forms a border around your design, which allows you to easily peel even delicate designs.
This will be indicated on your design proof. You will see two different cut lines around your sticker design.
You can see this in the below artwork:
- The red line represents the kiss cut line. This part of your sticker will be cut in the exact shape of your design, but only through the vinyl layer.
- The magenta line indicates the thru-cut line. This indicates the edge of your sticker and will be cut through the material and the backing.
What makes a kiss cut sticker waterproof?
You can make your kiss cut stickers waterproof by choosing a water-resistant material and having them laminated.
As a rule of thumb, you can remember that a vinyl-based material is usually more resistant to water than paper materials. When you are looking for waterproof stickers, opting for a vinyl sticker means you are on the safe side.
The best thing about that? Vinyl stickers are available in different colors and effects. With these, you can create great quality kiss cuts.
To make your stickers as durable as possible, we recommend getting them laminated. After printing your stickers, a protective lamination will be applied.
You can think of this as a transparent, glossy coat that protects your stickers from water, sunlight, scratches, tears and oils. This makes vinyl kiss cut stickers perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
How long will my kiss cut stickers last?
If you are after durable stickers, vinyl materials are your best choice.
Apply your stickers to a smooth and clean surface for the best possible result. You can find more in-depth instructions on how to apply stickers here.
The durability of your kiss cut stickers depends on your material choice.
Our standard white and clear vinyls last up to three years. Effect materials like holographic, glitter, gold and silver can last up to one year outdoors.
This is because the metallic effects will show wear and tear sooner than their more traditional counterparts.
When to use waterproof kiss cut stickers
Waterproof kiss cut stickers are among the most versatile sticker options. You can use them indoors as well as outdoors, and they are fit for both, short-term and log-term uses.
We love using kiss cut stickers for custom logo stickers. The kiss cut border around the peelable part of your sticker is an additional branding opportunity you can use to share valuable information with consumers, clients and suppliers.
You can also use your single stickers as merchandise. Sell them to customers as laptop or phone stickers, or hand them out for free. The kiss cut allows you to give customers an amazing design while offering your business information at the same time.
If you are looking for product labels, give sticker sheets a try. These come with all the advantages of kiss cut stickers, but instead of being a single sticker, your labels will be printed on A4 sticker sheets.
You can either have one design printed onto your sheets or have multiple designs printed onto one sheet.
Are you ready to give kiss cut stickers a try? Then head over to our kiss cut sticker page or browse these articles for more information:
- Does the size of a kiss cut sticker include the whole sticker or just the peelable sticker?
- How are kiss cut stickers made?
- The best uses for kiss cut stickers
- What is a kiss cut sticker?
- What is the difference between kiss cut and die cut stickers?
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