Masking Fight: Paper vs. Clear

When it comes to laying down Vinyl Die-cuts (decals), having good masking is key. Which kind do you need?

Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of each type.


-Higher tack adhesive
-Holds onto Small, Detail Vinyl Pieces
-Shows off graphic clearly for retail/sales settings


-Lower tack adhesive
-Great for easy install on Large Format Graphics
-Smoother Release and Faster Install on Small Stickers
-Tearable for tough installs/surfaces

The differences are nuanced, but can become critical based on your needs and the nature of your stickers. Make sure you ask about masking options when you Request-A-Quote and our team can make a recommendation if you’re unsure.

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2014 Food Drive: Let’s Go!

Time for another DCS Food Drive!

Every year, right in our back yard, people are going hungry or struggling to scrape by. At DCS we’ve been so blessed with the success we’ve experience and it’s our responsibility to give back to those in need by sharing our good fortune.

Last year we rallied our peers and friends to collect nearly 300 pounds of food. This year we’ve teamed up with Evo Seattle, All Together Skatepark, and Skin and Soul Tattoo in Bellevue, to shatter that previous mark and get food into the mouths and stomachs of folks who need it.

Drop off food items any of the four locations all month long during normal business hours. Also, be sure to check out FULL LIST of items needed beforehand, especially baby items.

Northwest Harvest has been an incredible partner the last two years and we hope everyone gets involved to support this awesome organization and our local community.

Please re-post, share, retweet, and talk to as many people as you can. We need your help to fight hunger!

Questions? Email us:

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The Service Board

The world needs groups like The Service Board. Through their youth-oriented, progression-driven philosophies this local group is taking our youth and shaping them into a dynamic generation of difference-makers in our community.

tSB incorporates their 6 Core Principles into service projects and outdoor adventures, giving kids real world opportunities to overcome challenges and find out what they’re made of.

We’re beyond excited to play a small role in their story, printing and cutting this run of great looking Digital Die-Cut Stickers to help spread the word and identify supporters of their great mission.

Learn more and get involved at…right now.

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Stay Hooked

We recently did a run of screen-printed labels for lifestyle brand StayHooked and the photos they’ve shared (thanks guys!) featuring said labels are AMAZING.

When a brand takes every aspect of what they do seriously, it shows. The clean, evolutionary style of StayHooked comes right through with their choice of a clean, silver foil label with a matte black print. These labels will adorn hats and other products, giving them a high-end finishing touch.

Learn more about StayHooked and their motto “Less is more. More is better.” at and don’t forget to contact us to learn more about printing your own custom labels.

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Morninghead | Which Side of the Bed are you on?

Did anyone catch our pal Max Valverde on ABC’s Shark Tank?

His Morninghead product made quite an impression, and even though he didn’t get the financial backing he was looking for, what he did get was some significant buzz from curious consumers.

After a strong surge on Social Media and even briefly trending on Twitter, Max’s product is gaining some traction. Take a look below for some of the reactions.

Can your bed head be cured? If that’s a serious issue, maybe get it sorted out via fairly soon.

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About Die Cut Stickers

Started in the Spring of 2002,, otherwise known as DCS, has slowly grown into the premier vinyl diecut sticker manufacturer. With over 2,500 clients in 10 countries, we have taken great pride in servicing each and every client as if they were family. No job is too big or too small for us and we have expanded our operations over the years to include full-color diecuts, screen-print stickers, banners and now full or partial vehicle/trailer wraps.

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503 S. Michigan Street
Seattle, WA 98108

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