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Print as few as 10 stickers cut to standard shapes in circles, squares, ovals and rectangles on weatherproof vinyl stocks. Your stickers are printed in full color with latex inks on your choice of clear, matte, glossy or reflective vinyl. Then we cut them as single stickers or supplied on sheets for ease of application
Standard shape vinyl stickers are a cost-effective option for full color weatherproof vinyl stickers. You can even print multiple versions of artwork in the same order, making this a great way to brand your full product line with unique stickers.
Be Sure to See a Proof
We strongly recommend seeing a printed proof of your artwork. Due to the nature of the Latex printing, some colors have a grainy appearance. Requesting and viewing a proof is the only way to preview and be sure you are okay with the results prior to printing. Any projects ordered without a proof will not be eligible for a reprint due to color or quality expectations.
Stickers Have Rounded Corners
Due to limitations during the cutting process, we find rounded corners look better so all our standard shape stickers are done with rounded corners. If you wish to have square cut corners, please let us know in the order comments of your order.
What Type of Surfaces?
Our stickers adhere to non-porous, non-textured, smooth surfaces, such as painted surfaces, metal, smooth sanded or finished wood, lacquered surfaces, glass, painted fiberglass, plastic, other vinyl, and leather. Surfaces like vinyl and leather that have been treated with Armor All or any other oily type substance must be thoroughly cleaned before application.
Will These Stick to Plastics?
Although they use a permanent adhesive, these stickers don't stick to 'Low Energy Surfaces' which can include some types of plastics. We recommend testing some samples prior to ordering to ensure these labels will work for your use.
These Stickers Are Weather Resistant
Although these stickers are weather resistant, they will fade over time in the sun and when exposed to friction. If you need fully weatherproof stickers, please ask us for a custom quote of our Flexographic Printed Weatherproof Stickers.
These Stickers May Shrink Slightly on the Backing
Overtime stickers printed with bleed and especially those with heavy ink coverage may shrink slightly. You may notice uneven edges when the stickers are still on the backing. However, the edges will still be straight when applied.
Backing Edges May Be a Bit Rough
Due to the way these are trimmed out into single stickers, you may see some roughness to the edges o the stickers. We try to minimize as much as possible. However, due to the method of trimming, it is unavoidable. If this is a concern, we recommend our Flexographic Custom Shape labels available as a custom quote.
Removable? How Long?
Our 6mil Removable Adhesive stickers allows for easy removing smooth surfaces for a few months. After that, while still easier than removing a permanent adhesive sticker, it can be trickier to remove cleanly. Of course, this depends on the surface it is applied to, we always recommend testing prior to use.
Inks Are not Opaque when Printed on Clear Stock
The inks used to print clear stickers are not opaque, and we cannot backup with white ink. All CMYK inks will be semi-transparent and this can cause visibility issues, especially with light colors such as yellow. If you apply a clear sticker printed with transparent inks over a dark material, it may be difficult to see the artwork. We strongly recommend requesting a printed proof when ordering Clear Stickers to give you an opportunity to preview the colors prior to running the entire job. In most cases, the clear stock is best suited for high contrast artwork with a light background as the intended application (such as something white).
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: if your artwork or background color extends to the sticker edge, you must bleed those graphics past the trim by 1/16" on all sides
Live Area: keep important text and artwork not meant to be trimmed 1/16" inside from the edges
Color: supply artwork in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be automatically converted and may not print as expected)
Resolution: 300 DPI minimum resolution
Fonts: live text should be converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept font files). Minimum recommended font size of 6pt.
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG