We offer a free Custom Sticker Maker that will instantly convert your logo into a custom sticker shape. Simply upload your logo, preferably in a vector format or with a 300 dpi resolution, and a print-ready PDF file will be produced for you!
File Setup - Adobe Illustrator
If you are an advanced user and have Adobe Illustrator, create the following layers and save the finished file as a PDF. Here's a link to our blog which explains these steps further.
Layer 1: Name this layer "Artwork" - place your finished full color artwork here.
Layer 2: Name this layer "Kiss Cut" - place kiss cut line here. This is the inner outline of your sticker that takes the shape of your logo / design (after it is peeled off the backing). It should be contained entirely within the through cut line and the layer should also appear before the through cut line.
Layer 3: Name this "Through Cut Line" - place through cut line here. This is the outer outline of your sticker that indicates how the individual sticker or finished product will be cut. Place this last in the Layers list.
The through cut line should be offset from the kiss cut line by a minimum of 0.2".
Bleed is the artwork that extends past the trim line or finished size of your product. If any element of your artwork is designed to be printed to the edge, it must be extended past the trim line and into the bleed area by a minimum of 0.1".
The addition of bleed compensates for uncontrollable shifts that occur during the printing and trimming process; and ensures that any content touching the edges does not leave unwanted gaps or borders.
The stroke of the kiss cut line and through cut line must be a minimum of 0.25pt.
The finest detail we recommend is 0.5pt line-weight; however, please note that light colors or lines that are not solid (such as dotted lines) should be made thicker.
Artwork can be supplied in CMYK or RGB.
All images should be 300 PPI or higher (at 100%).
See: Image Quality
Our preferred file format is PDF.
By default, we offer CMYK digital printing which consists of Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Black inks. When supplying your print-ready (design) files or viewing the Online PDF proof we provide with your print order, please note that the white areas are considered transparent - they represent the color of the stock.
White ink is available on our Super Matte Transparent and Super Gloss Transparent stocks only. Unless one of these stocks and the specialty ink, White Ink, are selected, then your stickers will only be printed in CMYK.
Due to the translucent quality of ink, when printed over a transparent stock, the colors will be see-through and might look a lot lighter than they do when viewed on screen.
The surface which your transparent sticker will be placed on will greatly affect the overall look of the sticker. For example, when a transparent sticker is adhered to a white surface, the colors will appear more vibrant, opaque and closer to how they look in your proof. If the sticker is placed over dark colored surfaces, it may reduce the visibility of your printed design. Additionally, when a transparent sticker is placed on a clear glass or a window, the colors can appear very light and will be the most see-through.
We recommend using dark colors when designing for transparent stickers and to avoid light colors as these will appear more translucent when printed.