When choosing the right process for your sticker printing project, color balance is critical. CMYK printing uses a color-balanced process to ensure that each color has the same effect on the printed sticker. Lighter color values do not transfer as well as darker ones. In fact, colors on the lightest end of the spectrum do not translate at all. Even the smallest amount of shading in an image may appear white to the untrained eye. The color balance of your design also determines the ratio of black ink to color ink.
While there are many ways to design stickers, image editing software is a great way to create a sticker design. While it’s tempting to simply copy and paste a design, this can often cause problems with color accuracy and lead to an untimely trip to the store. To avoid this costly mistake, consider using compatible cartridges, which are made with the same components as brand-name cartridges and are tested to produce great results. Compatible cartridges are generally 40-50% less expensive than brand-name ink.
Another option is custom shape sticker printing. While custom shapes are possible, it’s not ideal for long-term use. Using standard shapes, logos, and shapes will reduce your sticker printing costs. Moreover, die-cutting is the fastest way to create custom-shaped stickers. While printing stickers, be sure to receive a proof before finalizing the design. It will help you catch any mistakes before the sticker has been printed. When using custom-shaped stickers, you’ll get an image that is not the same as the one you have on the template.