Sticker printing is a fun and cost-efficient way to market your shop, brand or event. Use fade-resistant inks for stickers that will last, print in bulk to save money and consider lamination to protect your stickers from water or direct sunlight. Ensure your designs are sized correctly and get a hardcopy proof to check for typos or design flaws.
To make your own stickers, you’ll need a computer with a graphics program like Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Express and sticker paper (which is often labeled “other photo paper” in printer properties). You can also use free online graphic design tools or download a mobile app, such as Canva or PicMonkey, to create simple stickers. When designing your sticker, be sure to choose a template that matches your business or event. This will help ensure that your stickers look consistent and professional.
Once you’ve designed your sticker, print it on a single sheet as a trial run. This is important so that you can scrutinize the quality and color of the stickers before printing more. Check the edges for any smudges, tears or defects and make any necessary adjustments.
Another option for sticker printing is to use a dropshipping service that allows you to upload a design and they take care of everything else, including printing, cutting and shipping your stickers directly to your customers. This is a great option if you’re doing a high volume of sales and don’t want to invest in your own sticker printer or a cutting machine at home.