- File Formats: The best file format for submitting your artwork is a vectorized PDF. Vector files are highly recommended as they ensure the sharpest prints and can be scaled to any size without losing quality. Other acceptable file formats include JPEG, PNG, AI, PSD, or EPS, but vectorized PDFs are preferred.
- Resolution: For raster-based files like JPEG or PNG, make sure your artwork is at least 300 DPI (dots per inch) to ensure crisp and detailed prints. Vector files, on the other hand, are resolution-independent and can be scaled without losing quality.
- Bleed Area: If your design extends to the edge of the sticker, include a bleed area. A bleed is an extra margin of artwork that extends beyond the sticker’s final size. It ensures that there are no white borders or gaps when the stickers are trimmed. Typically, a 1/8 inch (0.125 inches) bleed is recommended.
- Size and Dimensions: Design your artwork in the actual size and dimensions of the sticker you’re ordering. This helps ensure accurate scaling and placement during printing. If you’re unsure about the sticker size, refer to our website’s product specifications or contact our customer service team for assistance.
- Color Mode: Use the CMYK color mode for printing. CMYK represents the four ink colors used in the printing process (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). This ensures accurate color reproduction and avoids any unexpected color shifts. Avoid using RGB or other color modes meant for digital displays.
- Fonts and Text: If your design includes text, make sure to embed or outline the fonts. Embedding ensures that the font information is included in the file, allowing us to accurately reproduce your design. Outlining converts the text into vector shapes, ensuring consistent appearance regardless of font availability.
- Proofreading and Spell Check: Before submitting your artwork, carefully proofread all text and check for spelling or grammatical errors. Once you approve the design proof, we will proceed with printing, and any mistakes in the artwork will be reflected in the final product.
- File Compression: Avoid compressing or downsizing your artwork files excessively. While smaller file sizes may be convenient for uploading, they can sometimes result in a loss of quality. Strike a balance between file size and image quality to ensure the best possible printing outcome.
Remember, a vectorized PDF format is the preferred file format as it allows for the highest quality prints and scalability. If you have any specific questions or need further guidance, our customer service team is always ready to assist you.