Discover how to set up artwork files cutting to shape or profile cutting. Our example below uses Adobe Illustrator.
1. Set up a new file
Download our artwork templates from any Vinyl product page on our website. Select the required template and adjust to your desired specifications. Alternatively, create a new file with the same dimensions as your label, and remember to add a 3mm bleed on each side.
Create a new layer from the Layers palette, and name it “Artwork”. This layer will be used to place or create your CMYK artwork.
2. Create a cutting guide
Create another new layer from the Layers palette, and name it “KissCutting”. Please note, this is case sensitive.
Create a new colour swatch from the Swatches palette and name it “KissCutting”. Please note, this is case sensitive. Select Spot Colour as the Colour Type and assign CMYK percentages as follows: C:0, M:100, Y:0, K:0.
Create a vector path on the KissCutting layer which corresponds to the cut line for your sticker, and assign it a stroke colour that corresponds to the newly-created KissCutting swatch.
Please ensure that the stroke is a thickness of 0.25pt (0.088mm).
3. Save artwork as a PDF
Prior to submitting your artwork for printing, please save your artwork as a PDF/X-1a or Print ready.