Printing stickers and labels can be a tricky business. You have to get the measurements just right, choose the right materials, and make sure your colors look great. But even with all that taken care of, people still make some common mistakes when printing professional labels and stickers – mistakes that can ruin your design or cost you time and money. So if you want to avoid these pitfalls and create perfect stickers or labels every time, here’s what you need to know!
Choosing the wrong material
One of the most common mistakes people make when sublimation printing stickers and labels is choosing the wrong material. Depending on your needs, you’ll need to select a material that will stand up to wear and tear, resist water or moisture, or stick in certain temperatures. Choosing the wrong material for your project can lead to costly reprints – not to mention wasted time and resources!
Not accounting for bleed, trim, and safety zones
Another mistake that’s easy to make when printing stickers or labels is not accounting for bleed, trim, and safety zones. Bleed is the area around your design where colors will run off the edge of the print; trim is where you’ll cut your piece down to size; and a safety zone is where your design won’t be cut off. If you don’t leave enough of a safety zone, your design can get chopped off during trimming, especially when you want to create a die cut sticker. So make sure you include these zones in your measurements before printing!
Forgetting to set colors to CMYK
Colors are another critical factor when it comes to printing stickers and labels. If you’re not using a professional printing service, always set the colors in your design file to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) before printing them. If you use RGB (red, green, and blue), your colors may come out differently than you originally intended!
Printing too few
The last mistake to avoid when printing stickers and labels is printing too few. It can be tempting to print a small batch of labels or stickers, but if they’re not successful, you’ll have wasted both time and money. So it’s better to err on the side of caution and print more than you need – that way, you’ll always have more than enough!
Getting the wrong size
Finally, be sure to double-check your measurements when printing stickers and labels. Getting the wrong size can throw off your design or make it difficult for customers to use – so always take a few extra minutes to ensure you’re working with the right measurements!
By following these simple tips, you can avoid the most common mistakes when printing stickers and labels – and get it right the first time. So take your time, do your research, and create perfect stickers to sell every time!