3 Things About Colours for Sticker Printing


If you think that making great-looking stickers only means that you should make an astonishing design, then you are wrong. Aside from the visual itself, there are many other aspects that you need to pay attention to, including the colours for printing.  There are some difficulties in printing a full-colour sticker in Singapore, so you need to be careful about it. Here are few tips on how to get with them to create the best stickers possible.


1. Design in CMYK

To start, you must understand the CMYK colour process. To make various shades, four main ink colours are used. The primary colours are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

These colours can be mixed to make a range of new colours. For example, to make a shade of orange, the ink must imprint tiny dots of magenta, and repeat the process with a certain amount of yellow ink. This technique can result in minor flaws like streaks and spots, but they are usually undetectable to the naked eye. Certain shades of grey, for example, may make flaws more apparent.


2. Use Pantone if needed

A custom Pantone (PMS) run may be the way to go if your sticker style requires flawless colour replication. Pantone colours are especially great if your sticker design has a lot of solid colour area in there because normal printing cannot produce colours as great as Pantone for this case.


You will get accurate colour on paper as you see on the computer screen with Pantone sticker printing. Since Pantone processing is more accurate than CMYK processing, it is more costly. Pantone sticker printing costs vary depending on the number and size of the stickers, as well as labour and other costs. 


3. Understand the colour value

To maximize the look of your stickers, you must also be able to choose the right colour values. Lighter colour tones and fewer CMYK shades are the most complexes to match. This is particularly important to keep in mind when creating full-colour stickers.


This colour value must also be applied to black. The black ink can contain the colours violet, magenta, and cyan to some extent if the colour qualities are right. Combining these shades yields the perfect black.

The best formula for making the ultimate black pigment is 100 per cent cyan, 85 per cent magenta, 85 per cent purple, and 100 per cent black.

If you want a high-quality sticker, you will eliminate large areas of solid colour in the logo. In solid colour zones, it's best to have extra graphic elements and break up the solid background colour. Big solid colours can be divided into smaller areas to allow for slight dithering.


You will need a lot of experience and trial and error to get the best outcome and consistency out of your stickers.

If you continue to play with sticker printing, keep these suggestions in mind; you might even come up with some new ideas that suit your designing preferences and equipment.


You can choose to print your stickers at home, or you can also have them printed at a printing service for higher quality results.