Laminates Explained

Digital Die-cut Stickers are great exhibition of unique designs and custom shapes. We protect those designs using a heavy-duty Laminate that comes in two styles: Matte and Luster.

Matte Lam

This Laminate will make your colors soft and muted with less contrast and almost zero glare.

Luster Lam

This Laminate mimics a semi-gloss finish. Highlights rich, deep colors but tends to attract glare.

Luckily both Laminates feature Abrasion-protection, UV-protection, and Water-resistance at no extra cost. Now that you know the differences, it’s time to start experimenting with your projects. Request samples and a quote now and get inspired.

*Apologies to Wellspent Beer for the upside down sticker placement. It’s the thought that counts, right?

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Heroes for the Homeless | Clothing Drive 2016

Summer is over in the Pacific Northwest.

That’s a tough pill for most to swallow, but the days are visibly shorter and temperatures are already starting a slow descent. While most folks will retreat to their homes or start to add layers to their wardrobe, the homeless citizens of Seattle begin to layer up pensive fears & anxiety over the impending weather change.

Now’s our chance to help Heroes for the Homeless ease the burden of life on the street for our less fortunate neighbors. All September long we’ll be collecting warm clothing donations to be passed out directly at homeless encampments around the city.

Clean out your closets and join us Sept. 8 – Sept. 30 in trying to make winter a little warmer by dropping off items at our South Seattle HQ or arranging donation pick-ups.

Drop Off Location

Diecutstickers.com
503 S. Michigan St.
Seattle, WA 98103

What We Need

Winter Coats/Waterproof Jackets
Winter Gloves
Scarves
Winter Hats/Beanies
Sweaters
Warm Socks
Blankets
Kids Clothing
Snow Pants

Email keith@diecutstickers.com to schedule a pick-up at your business/office.

Learn more about the cause and get involved at HeroesForTheHomeless.org

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The Deal with Split-backing

Split-backing is special process we use to flay open the backing material on our custom vinyl stickers. If this process is utilized, peeling and sticking with speed & accuracy is literally right at your fingertips.

Unfortunately, the process isn’t always 100% flawless. Occasionally pressure from the cutting process can create a visible crease in the material. While this crease is purely superficial and will likely disappear after application.

Unless…

If a crease is still visually detectable, there’s a possibly a cut went too deep. Contact us immediately so we can address this. As with any custom item produced at a high quantity, a certain number will be slightly less than perfect but our team does their best to minimize the amount. The split-backing process is also incredibly accurate, so deep cuts remain a rare occurrence.

As always, contact us with any questions and feel free to Request A Quote.

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Gaymer X | Everyone Games

Their Story, In Their Words

GaymerX, the first ever LGBTQ-focused gaming convention, is an annual convention focused on games and gaming culture. We focus on creating a fun and safe space for gamers and gaymers of all identities to have fun and hang out with like minded folks. GaymerX is a “queer space”, in that many of the panels revolve around queer issues or queer devs, but GaymerX and the GX events are made for everyone and everyone is welcome!

GaymerX was founded in 2012 by Matt Conn via Kickstarter. The campaign was set to be funded at $25,000 but quickly soared over $90,000 causing the event to expand to a much larger venue than originally intended.

4 Years of Making Progress Fun

We’d like to give a HUGE round of applause to everyone involved in Gaymer X who are one month away from celebrating their fourth year of creating an open and positive destination for gamers from all walks of life. Their work has made unprecedented strides in the gaming community and it’s been a pleasure for us to support the cause via stickers and witness that growth.

Gaymer X happens Sept. 30th in Santa Clara, CA. Get details and tickets HERE.

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Transfer Sticker Masking | Paper vs Clear

If you’re ready to get your own Vinyl Die-cuts (Transfer Stickers), choosing the right Application Masking (Transfer Tape) for the job is key.

Here’s what you need to know about each type.

Paper Masking

-Uses Low-tack adhesive for a smooth, effortless release.
-Essential for installing Large Format Graphics.
-Easily Tearable for complex installs in unique spaces.

Clear Masking

-High-tack adhesive.
-Holds onto Small, detailed Vinyl Pieces.
-Clearly displays your graphic for alignment or retail settings.

Even though Application Masking isn’t complex, it can be a critical feature based on your end-use needs and the nature of your graphic. Make sure you inquire about recommendations when you Request-A-Quote and our team can assist.

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