Using Sticker Paper With Your Cutting Machine + Complete Material Cut Settings Guide
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!
You can also find answers to all your sticker paper/cutting machine questions at the end, answered by our team of experts.
Using Full Sheet Adhesive Labels (Sticker Paper)
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:
- It makes for easy peeling when it's time to apply your new labels
- Back slits can be a pain to peel off of the adhesive mats used for cutting
Creating Custom Magnet Shapes
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
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
|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||3||3||4||24||4|
|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|
|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|
|Magnetic White Gloss||MG||4||N/A||N/A||1||30|
|Void Silver Polyester Laser||VS||2||3||4||4||20|
|Weatherproof Vinyl Laser||LV||3||5||4||4||32|
OnlineLabels.com Silhouette Cameo 3 AutoBlade Settings
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.
|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||307||Iron-On||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|
|Weatherproof Vinyl Laser||LV||171||285||Vinyl||Light Cardstock+|
OnlineLabels.com Brother Scan N Cut 2 Settings
|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||6||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|
|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|
|Magnetic White Gloss||MG||N/A||N/A||3||5||3|
|Void Silver Polyester Laser||VS||2||-3||2||4||3|
|Weatherproof Vinyl Laser||LV||2||-3||2||4||3|
Frequently Asked Questions
We addressed questions asked by other foilers so you can make the most out of your electronic cutting machine and OnlineLabels sticker paper.
My cutting machine says "Failed to detect sensor markers," what should I do?
This problem happens most commonly with glossy materials. Because the cutting machines use lights or lasers to detect registration marks, any reflections from the shiny surface can interfere with the process. To work around this issue, try closing the lid on your cutting machine and using it in a place with no sources of harsh light.
Do OnlineLabels sticker paper materials work with the Minc™ foil applicator?
The Minc™ is designed to work with laser-printable materials only. We've been able to produce great results with it on the following laser materials: weatherproof silver polyester, weatherproof white polyester, clear matte, clear gloss, cardstock, and blockout materials.
Can I write on your sticker paper with a pen, marker, etc?
Each material will work differently, but permanent-style markers (such as Sharpies®) work on most of our products. If you want to use a ballpoint or felt-tip pen, our paper-based materials will give you the best results.
Does sticker paper have a back slit?
No, it doesn't so that you can remove your sheet from the cutting mat without peeling off the liner and exposing the sticker paper's adhesive.
If you're having trouble removing the liner, check out some of our peeling tips. If that isn't a concern, you can always try our other full-sheet label options which feature a variety of back slit configurations.
Will sticker paper work with regular scissors?
Our sticker paper can be cut with any standard cutting tool. Scissors, precision knife, paper slicers, hole punches, etc will all work fine.
Can you put sticker paper in a printer?
Yes. Our sticker paper materials are compatible with standard desktop printers. If a material has "inkjet" or "laser" in the title, it's designed specifically for use with that printer type. Otherwise, you can use it in either laser or inkjet printers, or both.
What type of sticker paper is used to make stickers?
Our matte label materials are most common for making custom stickers, particularly our Weatherproof Matte Inkjet and Standard White Matte materials. The matte facesheets works well with cutting machines and offer a high-quality product for your customers to experience.
What's the difference between kiss cut and full cut stickers?
Kiss cut stickers leave the back liner in tact, whereas full cut stickers cut all the way through it. If you're kiss cutting a 2" x 2" square, you'll have your original sheet with a peelable 2" x 2" square cut on it. If you're full cutting that same square, your original sheet will have a 2" x 2" hole and you'll have a separate 2" x 2" square sticker.
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, projects, and FAQs 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.