4 Fundamental aspects of Sticker Printing
The beauty of choosing a professional sticker printing company is that you can lean back and let them do the work. We get that.
But to make sure you get the best possible stickers – and save time and money in the long run – there are a few things that are worth knowing about the sticker printing process.
We will talk you through each step, so you feel 100% once you hit that “order now” button. Are you ready to learn more? Then read on!
- Design the perfect foundation
Creating a great sticker design is essential to getting the most out of the sticker printing process. After all, your design forms the foundation of your sticker.
Submit a file of high resolution. This ensures that your design will print in the best possible quality. Vector files are ideal, but bitmaps can work just as well. If you are unsure about the quality of your design, send it to your sticker maker of trust, they will be able to help you.
- Keep your text legible
Your text should be simple and easy to read. Especially when creating product labels, you are working with a lot of text and limited space. It is essential that your text will be legible when printed. Simply check your design at scale and make sure your text has a minimum font size of 8pt.
Proofread your design carefully before printing! It sounds so simple, but you will not believe how many spelling errors we have come across. Let a friend look over your text or check it online before submitting your design. You will not regret it.
- Choose your ideal material wisely
Custom stickers also mean that you can choose your perfect material. There are a variety of sticker materials, each with its own benefits. To keep things simple, let us look at the broadest distinction to make: vinyl materials versus paper stickers.
Paper stickers are the perfect biodegradable, plastic-free sticker option. Use them to create sustainable paper labels or product inlays. We recommend using them indoors only as they are not waterproof.
On the other hand, vinyl stickers are more durable than paper stickers. They are water- and weatherproof as well as scratch-resistant – perfect for long-term outdoor uses.
- Find a trustworthy sticker maker
Navigating the above elements should be more than easy with the right sticker supplier. When it comes to sticker printing, it’s important to find a company you can trust, as their production environment and equipment can influence the quality of your stickers.
One of the most important aspects to check are:
- Their expertise: What does their website look like? Can they offer additional information about the world of custom printing?
- Their material: Do they offer material samples? This is a great opportunity for you to get up close and personal with their product and shows that they understand your decision-making process.
- Adequate lead times: custom products always come with a lead time. After all, your product is being made from scratch. However, the lead time should be reasonable and work for you.
Now that you know the four fundamental aspects of sticker printing, it’s time to start designing your perfect custom stickers. What are you waiting for? Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments below.