How to Create and Print Stickers
Stickers are small "papers" that can be pasted. Do you remember them? We used to stick them all over the place when we were kids.
But they are also very useful for adults. Stickers have various uses that are almost always informative or decorative, and they are everywhere!
Sometimes we can find them in packagings, such as the labels of the cleaning products we buy or the collectible stickers that many people place on their school supplies.
There are even virtual "stickers" that we usually see on social networks.
There are companies that are dedicated to the manufacture of stickers. But, if you want to save money, you can follow some of these simple steps to create them from home just by using your computer.
Create the Layout
To make your stickers and print them, you will need an editing program to create original designs. You can also use a website to help you do it.
One of the most popular options is Canva. It is a web page that has many templates with designs that you can customize by dragging some elements on a canvas.
In Canva, you will find all the tools to make unique stickers since it has different types of fonts, colors, and the option to insert images or logos.
The only disadvantage of this website is that it is difficult to produce stickers in large quantities.
Besides, you have another much more common alternative that you can use, Word. This program has a function specifically for this.
It does not offer as much freedom in terms of design, but it helps you create in large quantities, and thus you will save time adding the information.
To make your stickers in Word, you must do these steps:
- Choose the template you will use.
- Add a message or name that you will put.
- Change the color, font, logo, or image as you see fit. Try to be creative.
- Download the sticker in JPG format.
- Open the Word office program and insert the sticker design.
- Modify the size of the sticker according to your needs.
- Make copies of the stickers as many times as you want to. If there are different stickers, you must insert each one separately.
- Moreover, you can also create label stickers in Excel. To do so, you must follow these steps:
Open a New Document.
Go to the correspondence section and select the option "Tags."
Choose the type of sheet you want to print.
Select the Excel list where the information is located by clicking on "Select recipients" and on "Use an existing list."
In the space for the first sticker, place the fields you want to print, such as the product name or the slogan using the option "Combination field".
Decorate to Your Liking.
When finished with the first sticker, press "Update labels" to make more stickers.
When making adhesive labels (stickers with sales use), a special paper is used so that they can be pasted on smooth surfaces - this paper is called adhesive paper.
This paper has one side with glue covered in wax paper, and the other side is where the printing is made.
If you decide to do it yourself, make sure that the paper you have bought can be used in the printer you have since each adhesive paper is for specific printers.
If you don't have a printer or just don't want to risk doing it on your own, you can hire a professional sticker printing service to do it for you!