Sticker Printing Tips – How to Design Profitable Stickers
Creating custom stickers is made easier by the fact that modern technology allows you to print stickers from computer programs that allow you to create high quality graphics that last for a long time. This allows you to print stickers of different sizes and different designs without having to pay large amounts of money to print stickers of low quality.
There are a variety of software applications that you can use when designing your custom stickers. The best quality software will allow you to print stickers in full color, black and white, sepia, or color.
If you’ve decided to print stickers in CMYK color, you’ll need to choose your printers carefully. Each printer will have their own preferred process, so it’s important to find one that works for your sticker printing project. In particular, you’ll want to work with a printer that can handle large orders of stickers quickly and easily.
One of the biggest issues with printing in color is that the colors tend not to smear as easily. If your stickers end up looking blotchy, this can mean that your stickers aren’t going to come out correctly.
If your sticker printing design contains a glossy finish, the paper that is used should also be highly resistant to dust. Some printers use an oil base, which can be less glossy and result in dust buildup. For this reason, you might see an oilier paper mixed with your final order. This shouldn’t pose a problem, however, if the final printer can manage the size of your order.
When your order arrives, it’s important to check each piece very closely to make sure that you received the correct materials, as well as a final finish that you like. There are several common issues that might affect the quality of your sticker printing. Firstly, the type of inkjet printer that you have will have a significant effect. The most expensive and best quality printers use dye-sublimation technology, which means that ink enters the paper fiber in the same way it would if it were printed from an inkjet printer. This results in much higher quality prints and makes for the best quality stickers.
Secondly, the ink used by your printer could have an impact on your final sticker design. Laser printer ink leaves a yellowy residue behind, which can make it difficult to print crisp, clear images. If you are printing a high volume sticker design, it might be worth investing in a high-end laser printer and using its inks instead of a dye-sublimation one. Also, if you prefer a crisp, clear finish but are on a budget, then a dye-sublimation printer might be the best bet for your needs.
Thirdly, some online design tool companies will include edge effects printing option. Edge effects are used to create subtle gradients and enhance color saturation for stickers. Unfortunately, not all printing companies will be able to add this particular feature to their package. Be sure to check with your printer about what features are included in your order to see whether they offer this service. It is usually worth paying a few extra dollars to get this extra printing service, especially if you print stickers frequently.
Fourthly, you need to consider die cutting. Some people will opt for straight die cutting when designing stickers because they believe it produces a better result and will produce a nicer product. However, if you want your stickers to be durable and look professional, then you should stick with using solid color dies.
Lastly, we strongly recommend that you carefully consider how much you plan to print with each order. Printing large quantities of custom stickers can be very expensive, so be sure that you’re only going to use a small percentage of every sticker to maximise your budget sticker printing quantity.
Every little bit of time you save when designing your stickers will help you save money in the long run. This is why we highly recommend that you utilize every great feature that your printer has to offer, such as die cutting and individually cut stickers!