Stickers can be cool, cute, and anything you want them to be. They come in various shapes, sizes, and themes and lend themselves to multiple applications. Moreover, custom stickers can be a great souvenir for a gang of friends or a work team. It can bring everyone together and get a sense of unity. But how do you go about the process? Everyone has opinions. How do you make the right decisions? So, this guide is a quick checklist of all the cool things that can make stickers fun.
Choose a Template
It’s easier to make a sticker when you find a premade template and then customise it. Use graphic design software or a website and check out the templates already used; maybe you’ll like one! And if you’re making stickers for, say, a bachelorette, you’ll find templates with colours, pictures, and text relevant to your purpose.
If there aren’t any templates that spark your interest, don’t be disheartened! Designing custom stickers from scratch is not very difficult! With this guide, you can do it yourself, too. So, google a few pictures using keywords, and you’ll find a good image. Meanwhile, make sure it’s fun, perky, and clever!
If your stickers are going to be a bigger deal and are of symbolic significance, you can also create a vision board first. Pinterest can help here a lot!
Do You Want “Text”?
How about the name of your company? Or a catchy dialogue? Or a funny pun about what you work on. Or an inside joke? Besides, you can add text in any font and size. Some people make stickers with just text! So, you can create a unique sticker that pops out and catches attention by playing around with colours.
Remember not to get too carried away. The fact that you can choose any font you want does not mean you choose one that’s not appropriate. A university batch sticker might be more formal, a literature club sticker might have a rusty, ancient look, and a quote from your favourite TV show might have the same font as the show title.
Add a Unique Element
The whole point of creating a custom sticker is that you can personalise it. So, add a unique element that distinguishes your stickers from everyone else’s. Some people love putting stickers on their laptops. Now, how about getting all blue stickers to create the illusion of a laptop skin? This is a fun way to combine multiple stickers, showcase all your interests and hobbies, and still come out looking effortlessly stylish.
Find a Print Shop
Once you’ve put it all together and finalised the design, find a print shop that prints stickers. There are different kinds of papers, and different kinds of glue, so have a detailed chat with the manager. A sticker to be put on a cloth will be processed differently than one to be put on marble. In some places, only specialised places print on transparent sheets, and not all shops make their stickers waterproof. Likewise, always ask about the ink quality and whether the colour in the stickers should be expected to fade with exposure to sunlight.
Ask for a quotation, and if it comes under your budget, give them the green flag. It’ll probably take a couple of hours to a week, depending on the bulkiness of your order. A few stickers might be supplied immediately, but if you’re printing for the whole school or university, give the shop a bit more time to get it right.
Don’t be one of those people who carry around unused stickers hoping to put them in the right place someday. Stickers are about fun and life, so use them recklessly and with heart.