The best way to supply artwork for sticker printing is to upload an EPS or PDF file online. Set your artwork up at actual size if you can. Images should be 300dpi for the best result. If anything runs over the edge of the label, please give us artwork with 2mm ‘bleed’. Crop marks are not essential.
We will always send you a proof prior to starting your sticker printing run, just to be sure everything looks okay. So don’t worry (be happy!) if you have any initial doubts on whether your artwork is set up correctly.
Do you want a custom shape?
Add a hairline stroke to your custom shape artwork and specify a Spot Colour that you call “CutContour”. This line won’t print but tells us what shape you want as part of your sticker printing. (If you have trouble naming your colours for this process or any of the others listed below just let us know and we’ll help you out. We know everyone isn’t a wizard at graphic design and we want to make your experience as pleasant as possible).
Want to add a perforation?
If you want to include a perforation on your label (say if you’re using it to seal something) then it’s a bit like setting up/making a custom shape. Add a hairline stroke to your artwork to represent the perforation and specify a Spot Colour that you call “PerfCutContour”.
Need a white background?
For Clear labels, if you’d like us to back your artwork with white ink or film, just advise at the time of ordering. Backing your clear label with white ink or film film makes your copy opaque. If you print on clear and don’t use white film, your label will look semi–transparent.
Some of this might sound a bit technical if you’ve never done label or sticker printing before. Don’t worry though, if you’re flummoxed, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and help you out.
If you want to discuss options for your labels, send us an email and we’ll offer as much guidance as we possibly can.