I want to print and diecut stickers for my business. I use illustrator to design them. What would be the best product for me?
There are two options that we have available for you.
1. If you are looking to use a standard die cut:
The Creatopia with the SHAPEZ module would be the way to go.
You would print your image on your computer printer directly from Illustrator.
Run the paper through the Creatopia with your choice of adhesive backing - this would make the entire page a large sticker.
The insert the Shapez module and use a die (the Creatopia not only supports Xyron dies but all industry standard dies) to cut your stickers.
The products you need for this option are:
2. If you need a custom shape die:
The Xyron Wishblade with and any of our large format adhesive machines would work best. The Wishblade is a printer type cutting machine which has an optical reader which allows you to print from your printer and then cut exactly where needed on your page.
You would import your Adobe Illustrator CS graphic (and die shape graphic)directly into the Create and Cut software program (which comes with all new machines).
Using the Print and Cut option in Create and Cut, you would print the graphic from the software with registration marks. Then place the printed page through an adhesive machine. Insert the page into the Wishblade and use the Cut Contour options to cut your stickers. It will work with both paper and vinyl.
Please let me know if I can help you further.
Xyron Tech Support
Xyron Design Team Member