Artwork Tips and Guidelines
This page will provide you some simple tips as to how to design the best custom sticker or label possible using our design online tool.
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When adding text or images to your design make sure everything important remains inside the trim area. Any images that run over the edge of the white canvas into the gray trim area will be cut. Idealy you want any important information kept 1/32” away from the edge of the canvas.
If you are designing a circle, oval or irregular shape, you will see a bold outline. Stay within the outline. Anything that overlaps it will get cut. Again for the best results please keep important elements of your design 1/32th” away from the bold outline.
Make sure your background color extends to all the edges or there may be an unexpected white border that will get printed as part of your design.
If you are uploading a completed design make sure you resize it to fill the canvas.
Check that photos or images you upload look clear. If they look jagged or blurry on the screen they will look even worse once printed. If anything appears blurry it means you have uploaded an image that is low resolution. Your image must be 300 pixels per inch resolution. If you copy and pasted an image from a web page, more than likely that image will only be 72 pixels per inch resolution. While that looks great on a web page, it will look like a blurry mess when it's printed.
Adding a border to your design is risky. It can end up getting cut unevenly and we don't want you to be unhappy. Fill your background with one color or image if possible.
Use high contrast colors for your text and background. Your screen will always look brighter than the print version of your label. Even if you can read it on your screen, once it's printed the letters may not be visible. High contrast means light vs. dark. If your text is light make sure your background is dark and vice-versa.
If you're adding a photo to the corner or edge of your label make sure you push the photo up to the edge of the canvas. Don't leave a gap between the photo and the background or you'll see a strip of the background around your photo.
Don't use any font sizes lower than 8 if you want everyone including your Grandmother to be able to see the text.
In addition to that leave some space between the edge of your design and any text you add because it's possible your text will get cut off. Also, If there's no place for your eye to rest between the text and the edge of the label it looks unprofessional. A simple, clean design is your goal.