Have you ever tried pulling a sticker off of the liner and noticed the ease with which you were able to do so? That’s because the sticker was kiss cut instead of being individually die cut. The difference between these two processes is how the stickers are cut.
Now you can forget the sticker part of the equation and apply that thinking to our own custom cut parts with pressure-sensitive adhesive here at Atlantic Gasket. These products include gaskets, cabinet bumpers, coaster corks, and many other materials suited for your needs.
When individually cut, a die within our machines stamps out the part needed into its final form cutting through both the material and adhesive liner (as shown below). This produces the final product cut to shape along with the adhesive and release liner all cut to that same form. This can sometimes cause a hassle during the final application with trying to peel away the liner.
However, kiss cutting takes away that annoyance. The die will cut the material and adhesive but leave the full adhesive liner intact allowing the final applicator to peel away the part easily like a sticker. The excess webbing of material is removed which leaves behind the final form of the part on a full sheet of release liner (as shown below). This makes the final application a breeze!
If you believe that this process sounds perfect for your next project, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak with a member of our Atlantic Gasket sales team who would be happy to assist you.