Sticker printing is a fun way to create custom designs for personal use or to sell. The process is easy and requires only a computer, printer, and die cutter. You can print them yourself or use a company that specializes in sticker printing.
To get started, design your stickers in an image editing program such as Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Express. If you are using a die cutter, make sure the file is sized correctly for your machine and the die to ensure accurate cutting. To save time, you can also use pre-made templates that are available online. Once your stickers are printed, laminate them to protect them from water or sunlight. You can purchase clear laminating sheets that are the size of your sticker sheet or a thermal laminator that will protect both sides of the paper.
It’s best to print a single sheet as a test before producing more to check the visual quality of your stickers. The colors that appear on your screen may vary from what is printed, and the lightest colors don’t always translate well in CMYK printing.
If you’re unsure about how to start, look for online tutorials or ask for help from other users in the community. You can also hire a print-on-demand service that will upload your artwork outline and take care of the rest. These companies offer high-quality finishes and are great for high-volume orders if you don’t have the time to calibrate your printer or cutting machine. They’re also an excellent choice if you plan to sell your stickers on a marketplace like Etsy or Society6, as they will handle the transaction and shipping for you.