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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How to cut Clear Sticker Paper

After having made so many stickers with the usual sticker paper, I thought I would try something new. I have been meaning to play with the pack of Silhouette brand printable clear sticker papers that I had bought a while ago. It felt like a good time to finally try it out.

The Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Papers came with instructions on the packaging that tells you how to use it. Basically, it's just print-and-cut as usual. The packaging does not specify if it would work with inkjet or laser printers and so I was relieved when the paper printed fine with my Canon PIXMA inkjet printer.

I am currently using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition v2.9.45d, otherwise known as the Legacy version, and I was surprised to see that the default cut setting calls for a double cut. From past experience, I know that my Silhouette Cameo makes nicer cuts with a lower setting and so I did a guess-timate and made some adjustments to the cut settings.

Default setting for Silhouette brand Printable Clear Sticker Paper

To make a kiss-cut (i.e. only cutting the top layer without cutting through the backing paper), I used the cardstock setting but adjusted the thickness down. I did not use double-cut at all.

These are the settings that I used:

Kiss-Cut: Blade: 3, Speed 3, Thickness 20
Regular Cut (i.e. cut through backing paper): Blade 3, Speed 3, Thickness 33

I used a relatively old blade and a very well-loved mat to cut out today's clear stickers. I have no doubt that with a new blade and/or cutting mat, an even lighter setting would suffice in cutting out the clear stickers.

I'll post more info as I make more stickers with these clear adhesive-backed papers.

File used:
Green is the New Black graphic set


  1. Wonder if this works on contact paper

  2. These look great! Now I have to get some clear sticker paper. I keep contemplating on getting the same inkjet printer as you... =)

  3. Love the way your stickers came out! I have some Avery clear sticker paper and it has a frosted look to it when put on glass or clear plastic which I don't like. Is the silhouette paper actually clear? Thanks Jin!

  4. Thanks for anorher great tutorial! Lovebosll your work

  5. Can you wash (by hand) if you put on a tumbler or something like that or do you need to go the printable vinyl route?

  6. These stickers are looking so beautiful and attractive. This blog is so helpful for the user those want to know about the clear sticker paper. Thanks to sharing the nice information........

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