For many reasons you may need a sticker that has been specially customised for your own use, you will need to print it. You can either do it yourself or place an order with the sticker print company. This article includes some sticker printing tips and tricks that might come handy to you. Here are three easy steps in printing your own stickers.
Stickers and their uses
When you hear sicker, you may have to think of a beautifully coloured logo and the intelligent design that expresses a word, sitting in the rear window shield of a car or someone’s closet’s door. But a sticker is much beyond that. There are many types of stickers for various reasons; either it could be putting a humanitarian message out there; like the ones that refer to being kind to animals. They could be also warning us about something; for example, when you are in a hospital and close by the chemotherapy room, you may notice the yellow and black radioactive danger sign; this helps you to keep away from the affected area or take the right measures before you get any closer.
They could also help to save our lives by warning others about us; the rear bumper sticker is an example of this. The reflective fluorescent is the reason others come to see us in the night and moreover, in a thick late night or early morning fog. The uses of sticker could be for promotional reasons; a company that prints beautifully designed logos and hands them out to their customers. This way the general awareness is an increase in their brand name and product. Some even use stickers just as a heartwarming hobby: they collect their favourite stickers in a notebook or attach them all over to be able to see them all the time.
Learn a graphic designing program to create a vector design
Knowing how to create your own logos saves your money and time. You can have an all in-house set-up, without worrying about finding a designer. You can as well find your creative side and just go wild with designing logos, graphics, and symbolic signs for your sticker printing material.
You could take online courses that are short and effective on a specific program such as EZdraw or photoshop. You could also watch YouTube videos and learn all you need about graphic design.
Buy a laser printer
Most of the printable sticker sheets are glossy on the surface. Glossy surfaces may not be printable using a traditional home inkjet printer. Laser printers support most of the sticker sheets materials while creating a sharp image. The secret of this lies within the method of inkjet printers and laser printers.
An inkjet printer dyes the surface of the paper. It requires paper material with a special coating. The ink also requires time to dry as the excess amounts of ink on the printing take longer to air-dry. The glossy paper provides little impermeability that is why printing stickers with an inkjet printer leaves you with a smudge of colour.
A laser printer uses a transfer belt to adhere just the right amount of toner on the surface of printing material. There is no excess of ink and there is also no need for drying. The bonus point that comes with a laser printer is the vibrant solid colours
Find the right printing material supplier
The best suppliers are offering high-quality material and the best prices on bulk purchases, plus slipping in an occasional promotional gift. There are many details involved in the printing business. They have a high amount of expertise and years of experience. A good supplier can offer you the best material that fits your printer and the offer you advice on what material is suitable. There are various materials to address different needs. High tack and permanent adhesives are meant to withstand weather conditions for many years. It is best if you are going to print a sticker for outside uses.
It is important to pay attention to top layers as well as the adhesive. There are paper materials, colourless sticker sets, and water-resistant propylene sheets that are long-lasting for both indoor and outdoor stickers.
If you are planning to print a sticker and you aren’t able to find the perfect match, it is best to ask a printing company for its professional services.
Printing logos and stickers is a fun business if you are enthusiastic about it. You could do extensive research about a printer before purchasing it. Reading other users’ reviews is always helpful in making the right choice.