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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Lords of Seatown IV

The next chapter of Seattle’s Marginal Way Skatepark begins here!

Join us Sunday August 28th and witness the gnarliest locals & legends of the PNW skateboarding their faces off to claim some cash and the famed “Seattle Rattle” trophy. This event also happens to be a fundraiser-BBQ-raffle-thing to benefit the park.

Here’s a look at what happend last year:

Get full event details and RSVP HERE.

Thanks to Lib Tech Skate, Coal Headwear, Evo, and Snowboy Productions and all the sponsors for making it happen!

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Outdoor Retailer 2016

The DCS crew will be in Salt Lake City this weekend to connect with customers, old and new, while spreading the good word of stickers at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

Connect with us on Social Media if you want to meet up and talk all things sticky.


You can also go behind the scenes of our trip on Snapchat. Screen shot our snapcode or search “diecutstickers.”

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James Johnson Pt. 2 | Power to the Makers

Here it is: Part 2 of our “Power to the Makers” spotlight on James Johnson. You can read Part 1 HERE.

DCS: Tell us about N-grained Gallery and your involvement in that.

James: Lando actually founded N-Grained Inc. 5 years ago. It was when he blew out his knee during the filming for Art of Flight, he focused on woodworking and decided to start a business for it. But, it wasn’t until May 2015 that he wanted to make N-Grained Inc. an artist collaboration.

Mark and I grew up snowboarding together in Alaska. As kids, we also played on the same little league baseball and football teams. Over the years we kept in touch and when I started carving masks he’d trade his snowboards for them. He was always a fan of native art. I remember I got a phone call out of the blue from Mark saying, “I have some artists coming up to my house in Bellingham, WA, I’d like you to come up for the weekend.” 2 days later I was on a plane. Jamie Lynn picked me up from the airport, that was pretty wild. He is such a legendary icon in snowboarding. I learned he was really into Native Art as well, and was a huge fan of Charles Edenshaw (one of the all-time greatest Haida artists). That weekend I banged out an Eagle piece on a beautiful piece of live-edge Sppalted Maple. I didn’t realize it, but the trip was like a job interview. When Lando dropped me off at the airport after, he told he wanted me as one of the featured artists for his company N-Grained Inc… Since then, everything took off.

The purpose for N-Grained Inc is to create authentic pieces of art that are rich in culture. I don’t have the words for how appreciative I am for the opportunity. Mark has opened up a lot of avenues for me as an artist, I’m really thankful for that. He’s also learning form-line and carving masks now, too. He’s killing it.

Most people just need someone to believe in them, to give them that little spark to be inspired and Mark did that for me with N-Grained Inc.

DCS: What’s next for you?

James: We have a lot happening this year. This past June 2 of my pieces were selected to be featured at the 2016 Sealaska Celebration Juried Art Show in Juneau, AK at the Walter Soboleff Cultural Center. The show runs thru end of September. Sealaska also just brought me on as an artist, it’s such an honor to be associated with them. Sealaska is working to make Juneau the capital for Northwest Coast Native Art.

I’m also delivering a piece to the Volcom headquarters soon, they have a ton of amazing art inside there. I’m happy to have the opportunity to share Tlingit art with them, it’s great exposure for our culture. We are also going to set up art pieces at Baldface Lodge in Nelson, BC for the upcoming winter season, it looks so beautiful up there. I’m set to paint a mural in Montreal, CA this year sometime, looking forward to that. An architect in Vancouver approached us about carving a totem pole for his client’s house. Lando and I are excited for that one and I want to get Jamie Lynn involved on that one, too. We’ll carve it out in Bellingham. We’re planning a re-launch for with a bunch of new goodies very soon.

Also looking forward to seeing Brainfarm’s new vid, “The Fourth Phase” premiering in September. I know Mark has put a ton of work into that, can’t wait to see it. Other than that, we’ll take things as they come, we’re always open for new ideas.

Thank you to Vans and Volcom for the support. Sealaska Heritage in Alaska. Lando for everything. My wife Gretchen for supporting me thru all this, it wouldn’t be possible without you. My late father Franklin, I miss you everyday. My son Elias, you’re the reason I live.

DCS: Thanks for opening up your incredible world and sharing with us. That. Was. Amazing.

James: Thank you to for the opportunity! Thank you, Daniel

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The Glory of Sticker Packs

The math is simple: Header Card + Bag + Sticker Assortment = next-level stickering.

Take an all-star lineup of your best graphics, best slogans, strongest branding and combine them to create the ultimate sticker offering. Then pass the radness on to your fans, friends, and cohorts.

Get your own Sticker Packs in motion with us by doing these things:

Check out our Art Requirements.
Download the Header Card Template.
Then Request A Quote.

High Fives Foundation Sticker Pack Available here

Shop 412 Sticker Pack available here

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