Diecut stickers meaning stickers that are cut to a specific shape that is usually based on your design. They are available in quite complex shapes that are cut to work round lettering, cartoon characters or logos while rectangular or circular stickers are cut by die. Printer reserve the die cut terminology to men custom shaped stickers that are in the shape of say a sailboat or a dog. Diecut stickers meaning a die or a template used in order to create specific stickers like rectangles, squares and circle may be diecut though printers usually reserve the term to actually mean customcut shapes.
The template or die is used to create the sticker shape which is unique to each of the sticker designs. A diecut sticker resembles an image that is cut out of a magazine if you leave a small border around the actual shape of the image. The die looks like a specialty blade that looks like a cookie cutter that is used to create the sticker shape. Many printers though do not utilize actual dies even in circumstances where they call the stickers diecut. In this case a blade or a laser controlled by a computer is used to slice the intricate shapes out with precision according to the trim lines the designer indicated on the sticker order. Die cut printing is a method on how to make die cut vinyl stickers which is an interesting method that makes unique die cuts using digital photographs, simple shapes and patterns and stock images. Die cut prints can be used in quite a lot of projects from creating homemade cuts and decorating scrapbooks to decorating paper doll and making game pieces. The positive/negative images that are left after the die cuts have been printed out are used to make the projects. Finishing your unique project can be done by creating the die cut print. While on a piece of paper you can use die cut letters to arrange the words you intend to print. When the die cuts are removed, a whole print will show on a colorful background.