Stickers are a fun way to grab the attention of your customers to your brand. Stickers are the first thing a customer notices on their parcel and the first impression is very important. If your parcel packaging seems good to your customer, they will probably buy it again.
Printing stickers at home is a good idea when you have all the gadgets required for the work along with your brilliant sticker customizing skill. Moreover, handling printing work yourself can give you more flexibility, and save time, and you can test new designs anytime.
But are you prepared to print customized stickers at home all by yourself? In this article, you will have a full guide on how to print stickers at home without any struggle.
Things You Will Require:
We have made a list of basic things you need to have at home.
- A computer with upgraded software that allows you to design, download, and print
- Suitable size of stickervellen a4
- A good inkjet printer which provides accurate results
- A pair of scissors, or a paper cutter
However, when you step ahead into your printing game you can always add more to it.
Purchase Sticker Paper
Having a good quality printable sticker sheet is vital for a good result. There are multiple types of sticker papers including:
- transparent paper
- glossy finish
- matt finish
- vinyl sticker paper
Each of these sticker papers has a unique quality and cost spectrum. So, know your requirement for a sticker sheet before starting.
Design Your Sticker
There are many software and applications where you can design your sticker. These applications offer free and paid versions of their apps. Try arranging multiple stickers on one sticker sheet but keep check of the space between stickers to have enough space to cut it finely.
Print a Test Page First
Use a plain piece of paper to test the color accuracy and quality. It’s preferable to test printing stickers on inexpensive plain paper until you are satisfied with the product.
Give it Drying Time
Handle freshly printed sticker paper with much care. Do not touch the ink to prevent smear or smudge. Place it on a plain surface to dry, it will usually take a few minutes to dry.
Cut the Sticker Out
When your stickers are perfectly dry, take a pair of scissors or use a sharp paper cutter to cut. Now get ready to peel the sticker and stick it onto your packaging. Make sure to peel your sticker from the corner for it will look neat as store-bought.
Your product might be really good but if you fail to impress your customer it’s not worth the hassle. You can design and print incredibly customized stickers by yourself. But make sure to plan out all the vital elements before you start printing. Minor factors such as the right sticker paper, material quality, size, printer, and ink, everything matter.
Moreover, keep check of your label’s inventory and ink level because if you run out of ink in the middle of printing it can delay your shipment and lead to unstable color tone differences.