Everything You Need to Know About Making Stickers

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No matter how old you get, there’s still one thing that’s always a delight, and that’s stickers. There’s just something nostalgic and simplistic, but yet so fun about stickers. It’s just one of those fun crafts that’s literally for all ages; it’s safe and overall easy to enjoy, too. Generally speaking, stickers are a versatile and fun way to express yourself, promote your brand (if you’re a business owner), or add a personal touch to various items.

Nowadays, stickers are surprisingly easy to make. At one point in time, you had to have special equipment, something usually only major businesses could get, but it’s not like that anymore. So, even though stickers are far more simplistic to make nowadays, it’s still important to get an idea of the process, storage, and the general ins and outs that are needed. So, here’s everything you need to know!

It All Starts Out with Design

For the most part, there are different ways to make stickers; you can directly draw on label paper and just cut out shapes, press flowers and sandwich them in between clear tape, or even just print some random clip art stickers on label paper and simply cut them out, too. As you can see, these are all incredibly simplistic and easy to do.  But if you’re wanting to take this up a notch, whether it be a serious hobby, you want to express yourself better, or even create a potential business idea, then you could get design software or even use something as simplistic as ProCreate on your iPad and draw and design potential sticker ideas on there too.

Consider the File Format

So, one thing you’re going to want to keep in mind is the file format. So it’s not going to be as simplistic as just printing off a picture on label or sticker paper; there’s actually going to need to be a bit more to look into. So, you’ll need to ensure your design is in a high-resolution format, typically 300 DPI (dots per inch), to guarantee sharp printing quality. So, whether this is going to be nothing more than a fun hobby, easy gift, or for a business, be sure to look at this closely. 

Printing and Materials Count

So, when it comes to printing stickers, you don’t need to stick to just label paper; it’s a great example of paper that anyone could easily use when picking up this rewarding craft, but when it comes to materials, this isn’t necessarily the only one out there either. So, it’s best to keep in mind that there are various methods for printing stickers, including digital, offset, and screen printing.

For the most part, prices range, so if you’re doing this as nothing more than a hobby, getting the cheapest one is best. You’re also going to want to think about mil thickness for the stickers, lamination, and whether or not you want it vinyl, too. So, generally speaking, this is where the quality is going to be at, but it’s also where you’re going to be spending the money at too when it comes to this hobby. 


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