Sticker is one item that holds many benefits. Stickers can be simply sold for decorations but beyond that, stickers can even help to promote a business or event. They can also be used for various arts and crafts use. Whatever you choose to make your stickers for, of course, the look of the sticker is important. That means you have to be able to create a good design. Either to promote, to be sold, or to be used as art or crafts, it needs to look appealing.
Basically, you will need to choose the right colors that work well together with each other, select a font that is not too fancy or overly stylized, and use an image or illustration that is of high quality.
However, that is not all. You have to be aware of these few Singapore sticker printing tips that may help you achieve a high quality sticker that stands out among others.
1. Color Processing
In general, there are three types of colors that you can use for designing a sticker. They are RGB, CMYK, and Pantone colors. RGB and CMYK colors basically work by mixing the base colors
(red, green, and blue for RGB and cyan, magenta, yellow, and black for CMYK) to create more colors. Pantone is a solid individual color. The most commonly used color processing is CMYK since printers’ inks use these four basic colors to create colors. Pay attention to the software you design in. Its default is usually RGB colors which are lighter than CMYK colors. If you design in RGB and print in CMYK, there might be color inaccuracies. CMYK color is basic and it comes out good enough. However, one of the main disadvantages is that it is not good for a large area of solid color. Pantone is better suited for that. Although, Pantone coloring costs a lot more than CMYK or RGB.
2. Avoid Large Solid Color Area
As you design, it is better to break up any large solid color area because it won’t look good upon printing due to the limitations of the CMYK color printing and processing. This is especially good if you are trying to save up money. Doing this, you will avoid having to use Pantone colors.
3. Sticker Finishes
There are several finishes that you can choose after printing so that your sticker can look nicer. Some finishes can make your sticker colors pop out more. Some give off a different feel to it. Some create texture, some create certain shine, some make it more durable. Depending on your preference and the purpose of your sticker, the choice of the most appropriate finish may vary.
4. Print in High Quality
Never try to print your stickers with your own home printer. Home printers don’t usually support high quality printing. It can only be done by professionals in printing services. In order to make attractive stickers, you have to make sure that they come in high quality. So invest in printing cost, it is definitely worth the money.