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

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 full-sheet materials we offer are compatible with the most popular electronic cutting machines. Keep reading to see what you can make with some of our sticker paper materials and other products.

You can also check out the types of materials that work best with your cutting machine and use the tables below to get our expert-tested cut settings!

Last but not least, you can find answers to all your sticker paper/cutting machine questions at the end of the article.

About 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. Also known as sticker paper, our full sheet label without a back slit offers the ability to create a unique label configuration. When used with cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette, you can make almost any shape, size, or layout.

Having no back slit on your sticker paper is important when it comes time to peel your sheet off your adhesive cutting mat. Back slits can be a pain to remove from the mat in one piece, but our sticker paper without back slits pulls right up.

Cutting Machine Projects

Discover all the fun things you can DIY with your electronic cutting machine and materials from OnlineLabels.com.

Using Full Sheet Adhesive Labels (Sticker Paper)

full sheet planner labels with custom shapes

Sticker paper is used by crafters and small business owners alike. It's incredibly versatile and can be used for a number of DIY and professional projects. These include:

  • Planner stickers
  • Monograms
  • Illustration stickers
  • Home and pantry organization
  • Coloring sticker sheets
  • Custom shapes
  • Custom sheet configurations
  • Marketing/logo stickers

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 loose pieces from falling into the machine as it cuts.

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.

OnlineLabels.com Sticker Paper 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 23
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 4 24
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 23 4
Clear Matte Laser CX 2 5 21 4
Clear Gloss Inkjet CK 2 5 18 4
Clear Gloss Laser CL 2 4 24 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 200 299 Iron-On+ 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
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 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
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

Frequently Asked Questions

We addressed questions asked by other crafters 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.

Read our foiling sticker paper guide with heat settings!

Can I use the Foil Quill with OnlineLabels sticker paper materials?

Yes! We tested the Foil Quill with both our laser and inkjet-printable sticker paper materials and it worked with all of them.

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 that isn't a concern, you can always try our other full-sheet label options which feature a variety of back slit configurations.

If you're having trouble removing the liner, check out some of our peeling tips.

Will sticker paper work with regular scissors?

Our sticker paper can be cut with any standard cutting tool. Scissors, precision knives, 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?

The different types of sticker cuts you can make with an electronic cutting machine: kiss cut stickers 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, you'll have your original sheet with your design cut into it. If you're full cutting, you'll have separate cut out stickers. Both versions have the liner intact so you can use the full sticker sheet or individual stickers at your convenience.

What is unicorn sticker paper?

Unicorn sticker paper is a term used to identify a bright white, matte, vinyl-like material for inkjet printers. The description matches our Weatherproof Matte Inkjet sticker paper. It's a high-quality product that produces vivid colors and works great with cutting machines.

Are your sticker paper sheets logo-free?

Yes, our sticker paper is unbranded – the front and back are completely blank.

How do I tell the front printable side from the back liner side?

The back liner has a slightly different color than the facesheet, it's slightly off-white where the actual sticker is a true white.




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.