Are you printing your own stickers now? Well, color stickers are very easy items to develop and print. However, you should not be complacent about this. There are a lot of things that can still go wring as you design and print stickers. The best way to make sure that everything flows smoothly is to know all the important factors and elements that need to be precisely tuned for your stickers.
Luckily for you, I will provide you with a list of essential tips that should help you precisely fine tune those sticker prints. Just follow through on the list of tips below and you will discover what you need to do.
1. Be original, do not be derivative. Remember to always BE ORIGINAL with your designs. Do not just rip-off another sticker’s designs and add on a few modifications, passing it off as your own. If you do this, then your stickers will not be memorable and you will not get the important sticker message across appropriately.
It is more recommended for you to actually create a design from the ground up. Do a good brainstorming session, sketch out your own designs and then just compose it using design software. Hire someone to do your concept professionally of course if you are not that good with designing. The more original your concept, the better for your stickers.
2. Use standard sizes and templates. You will encounter a lot of problems and in sticker printing if you do not use standard sizes and templates. This is because most printing companies today are already setup to receive standard sticker templates. In fact, some even adjust your designs to fit those templates (leading to some distortions).
So, to be on the safe side, it is best to use standard sizes and templates for your color stickers. This allows you to have a smoother and simpler ride along the sticker printing process. Believe me, the more you can reduce those headaches, the better.
3. Do not forget to research. Knowing your audience and knowing your market environment is key to successful stickers. This is because doing that research allows you to know the precise styles and messages that will be more appealing to your audiences. The more you can adapt your designs for them, the better your stickers will be.
4. Be straightforward. Remember that stickers have a limited space available for printing. So you do not have time to dilly dally with your message. It is best to always be straightforward with what you are saying. The clearer the better as you do not want to bore your readers to death.
5. Be clear with your fonts. Using very creative or detailed fonts is a bit of a no no in sticker printing. Unless it is part of an official logo, it is better to use fonts that are easily read by everyone. So it is good to use only sans serif fonts that will be easily readable for anyone, young and old alike.
6. Be universal with your symbols. Symbols are commonly used in stickers. This allows for an effective communication of the most basic of messages. Unfortunately, not everyone will recognize all the symbols that you know. Make sure that you review the symbols you are using and see if they are more or less universal. The more people who can recognize those symbols, the better.
7. Do not forget to test. Always try to test your stickers. While you might think that your stickers are already good, other people might actually have more adverse opinions. So always test your stickers. Have colleagues or sample audiences check it out and give you your feedback. The more testing you do, the more you can fine tune your stickers for the best possible content and design.
Take all these sticker tips to heart. Apply these to your sticker design and printing process and it will be easier to produce great stickers for your use.
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Lynne Saarte is a writer that hails from Texas. She has been in the Internet business for some years now, specializing in Internet marketing and other online business strategies.