Using Sticker Paper With Your Cutting Machine + Complete Material Cut Settings Guide

By Johnny Nieves
Cutting machine beside variety of colored sticker paper options

If you use an electronic paper cutter like the Silhouette Cameo®, Cricut Explore®, or Brother Scan N Cut®, printable full sheet sticker paper can be your best friend. These versatile tools can help you create custom stickers, label sizes, shapes, configurations, and more. The best part? All of the materials we offer in full sheets are compatible with the most popular electronic cutting machines.

Check out the type of materials that work best with your cutting machine and use the tables below to get all of the cut settings you need for your electronic cutting machine!

Using Full Sheet Adhesive Labels (Sticker Paper)

full sheet planner labels with custom shapes

If you sell or use scrapbooking materials, are a planner enthusiast, or need a custom label layout for your project, full sheet labels can get the job done. The ability to create a unique label configuration is a powerful resource. You can create almost any shape and size layout giving more options on just one sheet.

Our most popular full sheet products to use with cutting machines are our printable sticker paper without a back slit. One of the coolest features about cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette tools, are their ability to cut through the label facestock and not the liner. This essentially gives you the ability to create unique label layouts. Having no back slit on your full sheet labels helps for two reasons:

  1. It makes for easy peeling when it's time to apply your new labels
  2. Back slits can be a pain to peel off of the adhesive mats used for cutting

Creating Custom Magnet Shapes

custom magnet shapes for real estate companies

Many cutting machines also have the ability to cut through magnet sheets. Our full sheet magnetic paper can be used to create custom magnet shapes to dress up your own fridge or to sell. You'll need an inkjet printer for the magnetic full sheets and a cutting machine compatible with the material like the Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Explore. You'll also want to use an adhesive mat with the magnet sheets to keep your cut pieces from falling into the machine as you cut.

Using Printable Cardstock

custom cut designs on wedding invitations

Cardstock material is another great option for those looking for a non-adhesive material to work with. You can create custom invitations, business cards, letters, hang tags, and stencils. We recommend using an adhesive cutting mat to help hold the cardstock steady while the machine cuts. It'll also keep the cut pieces from getting caught in the machine.

Using Iron-On Transfer Material

Our iron-on transfer paper allows you to add custom designs on t-shirts, pillowcases, and other pieces of cloth. Cutting around your transfer design allows you to get a closer cut and eliminate the outline of the background.

List of OnlineLabels.com Material Cut Settings

Below, we've provided a handy settings guide for most of our materials. These materials have all been tested by us, to save you from wasting valuable sheets when testing yourself! You'll find settings to kiss cut your labels (facestock will be cut without the liner being penetrated) and for a full cut through the liner. Note that these settings are for OnlineLabels.com materials only. Cut settings may vary depending on the wear of your blade. If this is the case, continue to slightly increase or decrease pressure settings depending on your desired outcome.

OnlineLabels.com Silhouette Cameo 2 and Silhouette Cameo 3 Rachet Blade Settings

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Material Material Code Blade Kiss Cut Thickness Setting
(Without Cutting Mat)
Kiss Cut Thickness Setting
(With Cutting Mat)
Suggested Speed Full Cut Thickness Setting
(Without Cutting Mat)
Standard White Matte WX 2 2 3 4 16
Removable White Matte WR 2 2 3 4 10
Aggressive White Matte AT 2 4 5 4 11
100% Recycled White RX 2 3 4 4 15
White Gloss Inkjet WG 2 3 4 4 15
White Gloss Laser WS 2 3 4 4 13
Weatherproof Matte Inkjet WJ 2 3 4 4 15
Weatherproof Polyester Laser LP 2 4 4 4 13
Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet WI 2 4 5 4 19
Blockout for Laser BT 2 3 4 4 15
Clear Matte Inkjet CJ 2 4 5 4 18
Clear Matte Laser CX 2 4 5 4 18
Clear Gloss Inkjet CK 2 4 5 4 18
Clear Gloss Laser CL 2 3 4 4 17
Silver Foil Laser SF 2 5 7 4 18
Gold Foil Laser GF 2 3 5 4 16
Silver Foil Inkjet SI 2 5 7 4 18
Gold Foil Inkjet GI 2 5 7 4 18
Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser SP 2 2 3 2 14
Fluorescent Colors FR, FY, FG, FP, FO 2 3 4 4 15
Pastel Colors PX, YX, BX, GX 2 3 4 4 15
True Colors TE, TY, TG, TR, TB, TP, TC 2 3 4 4 15
Brown Kraft BK 2 3 4 3 14
Iron-On Transfer Paper Dark HD 2 N/A N/A 4 13
Iron-On Transfer Paper Light HL 2 N/A N/A 4 7
Cardstock Paper KW 2 N/A N/A 4 9
Magnetic White Gloss MG 4 N/A N/A 1 30
Void Silver Polyester Laser VS 2 3 4 4 20
Chalkboard Labels CB 2 9 12 4 30
Weatherproof Vinyl Laser LV 3 5 4 4 32

OnlineLabels.com Silhouette Cameo 3 AutoBlade Settings

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Material Material Code Blade Kiss Cut Force With Mat Full Cut Force With Mat Suggested Speed
Standard White Matte WX 2 2 16 4
Removable White Matte WR 1 2 14 4
Aggressive White Matte AT 2 5 11 4
100% Recycled White RX 2 2 16 4
White Gloss Inkjet WG 2 4 15 4
White Gloss Laser WS 2 1 18 4
Weatherproof Matte Inkjet WJ 2 2 17 4
Weatherproof Polyester Laser LP 1 2 16 4
Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet WI 2 5 19 4
Blockout for Laser BT 2 2 16 4
Clear Matte Inkjet CJ 2 5 18 4
Clear Matte Laser CX 2 5 21 4
Clear Gloss Inkjet CK 2 5 18 4
Clear Gloss Laser CL 2 4 17 4
Silver Foil Laser SF 2 7 18 4
Gold Foil Laser GF 2 7 14 4
Silver Foil Inkjet SI 2 7 18 4
Gold Foil Inkjet GI 2 7 18 4
Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser SP 1 1 9 2
Fluorescent Colors FR, FY, FG, FP, FO 2 3 17 4
Pastel Colors PX, YX, BX, GX 2 3 17 4
True Colors TE, TY, TG, TR, TB, TP, TC 2 3 17 4
Brown Kraft BK 2 1 19 3
Iron-On Transfer Paper Dark HD 2 N/A 15 4
Iron-On Transfer Paper Light HL 2 N/A 9 4
Cardstock Paper KW 2 N/A 11 4
Magnetic White Gloss MG 4 N/A 30 4
Void Silver Polyester Laser VS 2 2 20 4
Chalkboard Labels CB 3 12 27 4
Weatherproof Vinyl Laser LV 3 4 32 4

OnlineLabels.com Cricut Explore Cut Settings

Materials were tested on a Cricut Explore Air. Each material was tested for exact pressure settings and its Cricut preset equivalent. Presets marked with the "+" indicate the dial must be placed between the referenced setting and the one directly to its right. All materials were tested using a cutting mat.

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Material Material Code Kiss Cut Pressure Full Cut Pressure Kiss Cut Cricut Preset Full Cut Cricut Preset
Standard White Matte WX 200 275 Iron-On+ Light Cardstock+
Removable White Matte WR 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Aggressive White Matte AT 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
100% Recycled White RX 200 275 Iron-On+ Light Cardstock
White Gloss Inkjet WG 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
White Gloss Laser WS 177 275 Vinyl+ Light Cardstock
Weatherproof Matte Inkjet WJ 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Weatherproof Polyester Laser LP 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet WI 177 285 Vinyl+ Light Cardstock+
Blockout for Laser BT 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Clear Matte Inkjet CJ 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Clear Matte Laser CX 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Clear Gloss Inkjet CK 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Clear Gloss Laser CL 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Silver Foil Laser SF 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Gold Foil Laser GF 185 275 Iron-On Light Cardstock
Silver Foil Inkjet SI 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Gold Foil Inkjet GI 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser SP 177 275 Vinyl+ Light Cardstock
Fluorescent Colors FR, FY, FG, FP, FO 200 285 Iron-On+ Light Cardstock+
Pastel Colors PX, YX, BX, GX 200 285 Iron-On+ Light Cardstock+
True Colors TE, TY, TG, TR, TB, TP, TC 200 285 Iron-On+ Light Cardstock
Brown Kraft BK 185 285 Iron-On Light Cardstock+
Iron-On Transfer Paper Dark HD N/A 275 N/A Light Cardstock
Iron-On Transfer Paper Light HL N/A 185 N/A Iron-On
Cardstock Paper KW N/A 275 N/A Light Cardstock
Magnetic White Gloss MG N/A 285 N/A Cardstock+
Void Silver Polyester Laser VS 177 299 Vinyl+ Cardstock
Chalkboard Labels CB 200 311 Iron-On+ Fabric+
Weatherproof Vinyl Laser LV 171 285 Vinyl Light Cardstock+

OnlineLabels.com Brother Scan N Cut 2 Settings

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Material Material Code Kiss Cut Blade Depth Kiss Cut Pressure Full Cut Blade Depth Full Cut Pressure Suggested Speed
Standard White Matte WX 2 -3 2 -1 3
Removable White Matte WR 2 -3 2 1 3
Aggressive White Matte AT 2 -2 2 2 3
100% Recycled White RX 2 -3 2 -1 3
White Gloss Inkjet WG 2 -3 2 2 3
White Gloss Laser WS 2 -3 2 2 2
Weatherproof Matte Inkjet WJ 2 -3 2 2 3
Weatherproof Polyester Laser LP 1 -4 1 1 3
Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet WI 2 -2 2 2 3
Blockout for Laser BT 2 -3 2 2 3
Clear Matte Inkjet CJ 2 -2 2 2 3
Clear Matte Laser CX 2 -2 2 2 3
Clear Gloss Inkjet CK 2 -2 2 2 3
Clear Gloss Laser CL 2 -2 2 2 3
Silver Foil Laser SF 2 -2 2 2 2
Gold Foil Laser GF 2 -2 2 3 3
Silver Foil Inkjet SI 2 -2 2 2 3
Gold Foil Inkjet GI 2 -2 2 2 2
Weatherproof Silver Polyester Laser SP 2 -2 2 0 2
Fluorescent Colors FR, FY, FG, FP, FO 2 -3 2 -1 3
Pastel Colors PX, YX, BX, GX 2 -3 2 -1 3
True Colors TE, TY, TG, TR, TB, TP, TC 2 -3 2 -1 3
Brown Kraft BK 2 -3 2 3 2
Iron-On Transfer Paper Dark HD N/A N/A 2 2 3
Iron-On Transfer Paper Light HL N/A N/A 2 2 3
Cardstock Paper KW N/A N/A 2 2 3
Magnetic White Gloss MG N/A N/A 3 5 3
Void Silver Polyester Laser VS 2 -3 2 4 3
Chalkboard Labels CB 2 2 3 6 3
Weatherproof Vinyl Laser LV 2 -3 2 4 3



If you love your Silhouette Cameo®, Cricut Explore®, or Brother Scan N Cut®, we want you to love it even more. We hope this list of cut settings, prjects, and materials helps you create the best stickers, labels, and more. Love what you made using our materials? Share it in our Customer Ideas gallery!

Cut settings may vary slightly when using a dull blade. OnlineLabels.com is not affiliated with Silhouette®, Cricut®, or Brother® brands. All copyrights belong to their respective owners.

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