There are several ways to print stickers: some people print them themselves using a home printer and a cutter, such as Cricut; others send their designs to a professional printing company that prints and cuts them for them. The latter option is a good one if you’re making high volume sales because it saves on shipping costs and eliminates the need to calibrate your printer and cutting machine.
If you’re printing your own stickers, make sure to use sticker paper that is compatible with your printer type. It should also be clear or glossy if you want your stickers to have that extra shine and durability. You can buy sticker paper from any big box store. Then, load your printer with your stickers, double-check that they’re the correct size and centered, then print. If your stickers will be used outdoors, laminating them is a must to make them water resistant and UV protected.
Another thing to consider when printing stickers is the color. If you choose to print with Pantone, the process will give your stickers more consistent solid color but it’s more expensive than CMYK printing. For the best results, try to break up large areas of solid color and avoid designing your stickers with light colors that don’t translate well to CMYK.
You can sell your stickers on a marketplace like Etsy, on your own ecommerce site, or through a website that allows you to upload your art, such as Redbubble or Society6. Some websites will even handle the ordering, printing, and shipping for you.