The Importance of Cut Margins

Cut margins are that small, yet critical area that separates great stickers from sloppy stickers. Whether you’re cutting Digital Die-cuts on a plotter or punching out Screen-Prints with a metal die, a small but tolerable amount of shifting is almost guaranteed to occur on the sheet or the roll.

So, how do we mitigate this effect and make sure your stickers don’t come out looking crooked and mis-cut?

This is where Cut-Margins come in to save the day. By adding a 1/8 inch margin between the graphic and the cut-line, any shifting up to 1/32 inch will become virtually invisible to the naked eye. If a Cut-Margin is sized any smaller than 1/8 inch (.125″), we can almost guarantee shifting will be visible.

Two Ways To Minimize Shifting:

1. Setup your own Cutline and make sure there’s a 1/8 inch (.125″) margin between the artwork and graphic.

2. Let us set your Cutline appropriately and approve it via proof.

Don’t forget to read the rest of our Artwork Requirements and Tweet us if you have any questions.

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2016 DCS Food Drive

Seattle, it’s that time of the year again.

DCS is teaming up with Northwest Harvest to collect non-perishable food items and feed the hungry humans of Seattle. Far too many of our friends and neighbors go without food each day and we’re here to do something about it.

You can lend a hand by dropping off non-perishable food items at the DCS HQ in South Seattle. Stop by 503 S. Michigan St. with whatever you can between now and the end of April.

Check out a full list of What To Donate.

Thanks to the awesome friends who have joined in collecting donations with us thus far. Make sure you visit these spaces with your donations: All Together Skatepark, CounterBalance Brewing, the MiiR Flagship Store, and Bad Jimmy’s Brewing.

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The Loon Project | Routed Signs

Snowboy Productions has teamed up with Scott Stevens and Loon Parks to build New Hampshire’s most exciting and progressive snowboard park setup EVER. As we speak riders are tearing it up and stacking some insane footage.

We were happy to contribute some extra-big Digital Die-cuts for the event along with Direct-to-Substrate printed & custom-routed Signs. Check out the video for a short timelapse of the printing and routing in action.

Hit Snowboy Productions and Loon Parks with a follow for all the coverage.

Transworld Snow Recap HERE.

Snowboarder Magazine Recap HERE.

Special thanks to Capita Super Corporation, Crab Grab, Coal Headwear, and the fine people of the great state of New Hampshire.

Photos courtesy of Snowboy Productions on Instagram

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The Washington Bus | Hands-On Democracy

“The Washington Bus engages tomorrow’s leaders on their own terms, and empowers them through education, civic and cultural engagement, and hands-on democracy.”

This excerpt, taken from The Washington Bus web site, is the most succinct and perfect explanation of what they do…and it only gets better from there.

We’ve never met any group of humans so passionate about improving our world and so energetic about getting everyone involved. No matter what your political leaning, The Washington Bus exists to help you participate where you’re passionate.

It’s been our pleasure to create these Digital Die-cut Stickers for roughly 5+ years and hopefully we keep rolling for years to come.

Sign up and get involved at

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Please Remove Your Masking ft. Poler

Friends, there are few lessons in life that bear repeating and what you’re about to hear is one of the most critical.

When applying Vinyl Die-cut Stickers (Decals) ALWAYS remove the masking, whether it be a white paper or clear material. For if you don’t, you’ll be ridiculed and mocked mercilessly by your peer group, ousted from your dream job, and potentially shunned by your loved ones.

Also, you make us look like maroons. Don’t make us look like maroons. Keep your stickers looking their best, and remove that masking.

For further assistance, check out our Guide to Applying Stickers.

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