ART GUIDELINES FOR STICKER PRINTING
1.)Vector Artwork: Whenever possible, use vector-based artwork for your sticker designs. Vector graphics can be scaled up or down without losing quality, ensuring sharp and smooth printing results. They are especially useful for logos, icons, and illustrations.
2.)Resolution: Set your artwork’s resolution to 300 DPI (dots per inch) to ensure crisp and clear printing results. High-resolution artwork helps maintain the quality of the design, especially for small or intricate details
3.)Bleed and Trim: Include a bleed area around your artwork to ensure that there are no white borders or gaps when the stickers are trimmed. A bleed of 1/8 inch (0.125 inches) or 3 mm is typically recommended beyond the CUT LINE(trim edge).
4.)Safe Zone: Keep important elements like text or crucial design elements away from the trim edges. Create a safe zone within the artwork, typically 1/8 inch (0.125 inches) or 3 mm from the trim edge, to avoid accidental cropping.
5.)Cut Lines: While we typically create cut lines for a majority of designs submitted, if wanting a specific cut line please be sure to include this on a separate layer within your file. Please avoid super sharp angles. Round off all sharp points where possible.
6.)Embed Fonts and Outline Text: If your artwork includes any text, embed the fonts within the file to ensure proper printing. Alternatively, you can convert the text to outlines to avoid font compatibility issues. This ensures that the text appears correctly on the printed stickers.
7.)Proofread and Preview: Open the file and review it to ensure that all elements are displaying correctly, there are no missing images or fonts and no spelling errors. Preview the artwork at 100% zoom to ensure that it appears as intended, considering the sticker’s final size.
8.)File Format: Save your artwork in a high-quality, lossless file format such as TIFF or PDF. These formats preserve the image quality and provide compatibility with different printing software and devices. If including a CUT LINE, please send your artwork as a PDF please.
9.)File Naming: Give your file a clear and descriptive name that reflects the content or purpose of the artwork, e.g., your name_file description or order#_file description.
10:)Submission: Please submit artwork through google drive whenever possible to avoid any compression issues.Share your files with firstname.lastname@example.org.