4 Tips for Designing and Printing Personalised Stickers

4 Tips for Designing and Printing Personalised Stickers 

Creating your own personalised stickers is a great way to show off your unique style and let your creativity run free. You can create anything from glitter product labels to custom die cut stickers to support your brand, bring your ideas to life or promote an event.

We are here to share the most important tips when it comes to designing and printing your own stickers with you. By following these four simple tips, you’ll be able to create your very own set of stickers in no time.

  1. Create a high-res design

High-res stands for high resolution and describes the quality of your design. The better the resolution, the nicer your printed stickers will look.

The best way to achieve a high resolution is by submitting a vector file. Vector graphics are created with maths formulae in programs like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. They retain their high quality even if your design has to be re-scaled.

If you do not have access to or any experience with these programs, do not worry. Many sticker makers offer free online design tools that will allow you to personalise your stickers in minutes. Simply browse a library of pre-made templates and edit them until you are happy.

  1. Embrace white space 

White space does not literally mean white space. It is a term for the visual gaps that exist between the individual elements that make up your design.

There are so many designers, generally amateurs, trying to fill every pixel of their stickers with something. Don’t be one of them. Be brave and make white space work for you.

Especially when used on a clear vinyl sticker, white space can create an amazing effect by allowing your design enough space to speak for itself without being diluted by hundreds of secondary elements.

  1. Convert your colours 

This is essential if you do not want to be surprised when you receive your stickers. See, the tricky thing is that your screen operates in a colour code that is different to most printers. This means that the colours you see on screen will not be printed that way.

Screens work with red, green and blue, forming the so-called RGB colour gamut. These colours can be used to create 16,777,216 colours.

On the other hand, printers work with four colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK). Using these four colours, they can print around 16,000 different colours.

So make sure to convert the colours on the screen from RGB to CMYK to have your colours printed just the way you want them.

  1. Reach out to a professional 

There are so many elements that make great stickers, and your design is only one of them. You need a top-quality printed, maybe even a way to laminate your stickers, and for sure a cutter.

When you add it all up, and can often be cheaper to reach out to a professional printing company and outsource the manufacturing part.

By working with a professional, you can be sure that your stickers will be printed correctly and of the highest quality. You’ll also have access to a wide range of materials and finishes, which means you can create stickers that are truly unique and personalised to your brand or message.

And those were our top four tips for designing and printing your personalised stickers. Do have any more tips you would want to share? Then please do so in the comment section below.