Designing a sticker may be simple, but making a good sticker design that works is a whole different challenge. There are important decisions that need to be made and several considerations you have to ponder over as you design your stickers so that you can get the best result possible. Learn more about sticker designing and sticker printing in Singapore below:
1. Remember to Match the Color Processing
Generally, there are two most popular color processing for design and printing. Frist is RGB that stands for red, green, and blue, which are the primary colors used to make more colors. The three colors are mixed and as a result, you will get more colors to choose from for your sticker design. The next is CMYK, where it uses four primary colors of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. CMYK colors are richer compared to RGB colors and it is popularly used by printer inks. To make sure that the printer of your choice creates the colors that you see on your display monitor after you finish the sticker design, then you have to make sure that the setting of color you use to create the sticker design is changed to CMYK instead of RGB. If you use RGB colors to design and print in CMYK, then you won’t be able to get accurate colors, meaning that there will be differences between what you see on the computer and what you get after printing.
Some cases of printing require different color processing. If you have a large solid color area, then CMYK colors won’t be able to get you a good result. Instead, you have to use Pantone colors. However, it is a more expensive option and if you don’t want to allocate too much money on it, then you should definitely break up the solid color area in your sticker design and stick to using CMYK colors for printing.
2. Sticker Permanence
Some paper stocks can only be processed by some type of inks. Meaning that not all inks work for all types of paper, and you have to know which ink can work best for which type of paper.
You have to also consider the use of the sticker as some paper and ink have different durability for different purposes. For example, some papers and inks are less resistant for outdoor purposes. So if you want to use your stickers outdoors, you have to find the right type of ink and paper stock.
3. Sticker Finishes
If you want to make your sticker more durable and look more interesting, then you can choose to add finishes after the printing process is complete. The popular finishes are a coating that adds an extra shine to your sticker design. But you have to be aware that not all types of finishes can be done on all types of paper. You have to know the basic requirements for a certain type of finishes. For example, whether it needs a thicker paper or a certain type of ink to make it work.