Custom Stickers

Custom stickers are used as a way to personalize, customize and add personality to everyday objects. A lowcost, high margin product that is the perfect addition to any store.

make your own stickers

Make your own stickers

Glossy paper finish

Scratch-resistant surface

Vibrant colors

Printing with environmentally friendly eco-solvent inks provides extra ordinary bright colors

Long lasting

Vinyl surface stickers with permanent acrylic adhesive back-side, perfect for smooth flat surfaces (like laptops, journals, windows, etc.)

custom stickers with design

Why create your own custom stickers?

Custom stickers are big business, really big business in fact. In 2018, the global self-adhesive sticker industry was worth an eye-watering $31.2 billion.  The forecast is for this to increase to $47.02 Billion by 2026, clearly showing a huge demand for self-adhesive stickers. 

Granted, this includes markets like food labels and other mass industry label requirements, however, there is a growing market for customized stickers that can be used across multiple applications. 

You don’t require any investment to make your own stickers with Printify, there is no minimum order, all you need to do is get creative with some designs and start selling. Stickers are a great product to sell on their own, or as part of your existing brand. 

Our custom stickers

Kiss-cut

Square-cut

If you are looking to make your own stickers that look truely custom made, then kiss-cut will most likely be the direction you take. Unique shapes that will lift your custom stickers to the next level.

  • Generic brand
  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Four sizes to choose from
  • White or transparent
  • Only PNG design format supported
  • Grey adhesive left side for white stickers

If your designs are all about retro vibes, uniformed shapes, and clean lines, square-cut stickers are for you. Although square-cut stickers are a little more limited by shape, they do pack a punch in terms of the amount of space you have to design.

  • Generic brand
  • For indoor or outdoor use
  • Four sizes to choose from
  • Grey adhesive left side for white stickers
make your own square cut stickers

Square-cut stickers

Square cut stickers are one of the original kids on the custom sticker block. This type of sticker looks exactly as described, its a 1:1 ratio cut sticker, so no matter what shape you design, it will only ever print on a square blank. 

The reason that square-cut stickers are so popular is simply down to the fact that with the right designs, you get a lot of sticker real estate. Using edge to edge designs will really help your stickers jump out from any surface they are applied to. 

Our square cut stickers are made from a vinyl that can be used both indoor and outside, which opens up a number of additional applications compared to stickers that can only be used inside. The glossy surface is also scratch-resistant, which again makes these stickers perfect for exterior use. 

Available in 4 different sizes 2×2″, 3×3″, 4×4″ and 6×6″ your stickers can be designed with each size in mind, or simply apply your design across the range.

Kiss-cut stickers

When it comes to custom printed stickers, it’s hard to look past kiss-cut. This method of cutting the sticker to the shape of your design helps to create a more custom, personalized appearance. 

The term kiss-cut comes from the way the sticker shape is cut from the material. A cutting die cuts through the adhesive ‘sticker’ part, but only kisses the backing paper, allowing you to peel your custom sticker from the non-adhesive paper in the desired shape. 

You can achieve any shape you like with kiss-cut stickers. One thing that is important to remember is your design will be followed by either a white or transparent ‘edge’:

  • 2×2 sticker – Kiss-cut will be 20 px away from the edge of the image
  • 3×3 sticker – Kiss-cut will be 30 px away from the edge of the image
  • 4×4 sticker – Kiss-cut will be 40 px away from the edge of the image
  • 6×6 sticker – Kiss-cut will be 50 px away from the edge of the image

Just like the square cut stickers, our kiss-cut stickers can be used both indoors and outside. Giving you endless applications and design options while making your own stickers. 

make your own kiss-cut stickers

Top 7 questions about making custom stickers

In a word, inexpensive. Our stickers start from $1.34 plus shipping, here is the great news, both square-cut and kiss-cut are the same price. This allows you to keep your pricing consistent across your designs and styles. 

Stickers are one of the highest margin products we offer, with merchants achieving as high as 50% and more on some sizes. 

All our stickers can be used both on internal and external applications, this is because the vinyl material they are made from is both water and scratch-resistant. The adhesive backing is made from a strong acrylic surface, which helps it adhere to smooth flat surfaces like laptops, windows, and books.

Shipping varies from each provider, you can always check the average time for production, however the shipping time will depend on where your customer is located in relation to the provider.

Shipping costs are always clearly stated by each provider. They can vary from region to region, for example delivery within the US could be cheaper than international delivery. This is always calculated for you, however you should always be aware, especially if you plan to ship worldwide.

No, there is no MOQ (minimum order quantity) when you order with Printify. That means you can keep the spare room free from boxes of stickers and stock. This is a fairly unique way of printing stickers, where many other providers will require even a minimum run of 1 sheet of stickers. We on the other hand only expect you to place your order when you get a sale.

We would suggest ordering samples of your designs, this is good practice and will also help you understand what your customers can expect to receive when they place their orders with you. 

It’s hard to say exactly as each application can vary the strength of the sticker bond. However, for an internal application, for example on a laptop or window, the sticker will stay in place for a long time…As people look to customize their belongings, the number of sticker-covered laptops is increasing.

To keep the stickers in their best condition, it’s best to use a soft, clean and dry cloth to gently brush any dust or dirt off from the center of the sticker outwards.

Easy peasy, simply peel the backing paper off the sticker and slowly apply the sticker to the surface. There are some tips to make this process even easier. 

  1. Clean the surface first, ideally with a damp cloth and then dry with a dustfree coth. 
  2. Peel off the backing paper in 1 corner
  3. Apply one edge and with the dry cloth slowly move the sticker down while removing the backing paper as you go.

This will give you a bubble-free sticker application that will stand the test of time.

Why design and sell custom stickers?

Stickers have been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill created adhesive paperback in 1839 however, stickers have been mainstream.

Self-adhesive stickers have been used as part of marketing campaigns, postage stamps and to warn people against danger. In more recent times, custom print stickers have become a part of modern pop culture, creating unique ways for people to share their love for a brand, to share a little quirk about their personality or to simply show support to a cause they believe in.

Custom stickers are big business, really big business in fact. In 2018, the global self-adhesive sticker industry was worth an eye-watering $31.2 billion.  The forecast is for this to increase to $47.02 Billion by 2026, clearly showing a huge demand for self-adhesive stickers. 

Granted, this includes markets like food labels and other mass industry label requirements, however, there is a growing market for customized stickers that can be used across multiple applications. 

You don’t require any investment to make your own stickers with Printify, there is no minimum order, all you need to do is get creative with some designs and start selling. Stickers are a great product to sell on their own, or as part of your existing brand.

Make your own stickers with these design ideas

We are surrounded by stickers every day, so much so that we can sometimes get sticker blind. With that said, there are plenty of customers out there looking for that perfect sticker to customize a personal space, surface or device. For some merchants, design inspiration comes easy, for others, it can be more of a process that requires careful planning and thought – so to make it easier for everyone we have come up with some of the best sticker design categories on the market now so that you can make your own stickers with ease. 

Custom stickers with memes

We have all used meme stickers on our online chats, so why not take them into the physical world. Memes and characters made famous by memes are one of the best selling stickers, they are perfect when using the kiss-cut style, especially when using the white border. Meme stickers are a great way to personalize everything from a laptop to a skateboard, they transcend most age groups and can add both humor and individuality to any surface.

Fun relatable stickers

Customers are always more likely to buy stickers that they can relate to. From a funny quote or a design that sums up their personality. When designing these types of stickers, the application is not so important. Many customers will use these types of stickers on their laptops, phones and other devices that are used daily. They are personal to the user and therefore they feel the need to customize it to stand out from the crowd.

make your own meme custom stickers
qr code custom stickers

Go beyond the sticker

QR codes are still a thing of mystery for many, however this is a truly unique way to deliver a sticker experience like no other. By using a QR code, people can scan the sticker with their phone, this will then take them to a predetermined destination online, it might open up an app, it might take them to your online store, the possibilities are almost endless.

Lifestyle stickers

For some customers, lifestyle is about belonging to a group. Take for example skateboarding and alternative sports, by showing up with a deck covered in awesome customized stickers, you going to stand out.   

For others, it’s about reminiscing. A period in time when game boys and Tamagotchis were in fashion, this style of retro is in fashion, and will likely stick around for years to come.

Window stickers

Window stickers include everything from your car window to your living room, each application can have multiple uses. Let’s take a look for example at a cars rear window, this is the perfect opportunity for your customers to show their support to a local football team, or to tell other drivers that they are carrying precious cargo.

make your own sticker for car

Making custom stickers - the process

The process to make your own stickers with Printify could not be easier. In fact, it can be summed up in three fairly easy steps, especially when using our design tool and mock-up preview. Usually it is getting started part what is the hardest, but if you have got this far you are already in the right frame of mind. When it comes to making your own stickers, you should try to identify what you want to achieve with them? Once you are clear on your direction, you can start to think more closely about your designs and those who are most likely to benefit from them.

Stickers to supplement your store

Dedicated custom sticker store

Some merchants aren’t looking to create a store dedicated to stickers. In fact, they are looking to use stickers as a clever way to market their brand. As a last-minute check-out addition, or a free giveaway as part of larger orders.

Then we have those dedicated to the movement of stickers. These merchants love stickers and can build an entire store around all the different sticker styles. Anyone who has been to an underground bar bathroom can attest to the level some people go to decorating entire walls with stickers and decals.

How to make your own stickers in 3 steps

Step 1 - Choose sticker style

Once you have decided on the sticker style (square-cut or kiss-cut), you will need to upload your awesome design to our free design tool. Both sticker blanks are square, so your design will appear to look the same. Here is the first, most important difference between square-cut and kiss-cut stickers.

To achieve the ‘kiss-cut’ effect, you will need to upload the file as .png rather than .jpeg. Although both file types are accepted, we recommend .png for the best results. 

Stickers additional info:

  • JPG and PNG file types supported
  • Maximum file size 50MB
  • Recommended size 559 × 559 px

Step 2 - Make your own sticker design

With your design uploaded, you will now be able to choose the size of the sticker you would like to make. Here is one of the really cool elements of our design tool, you can choose to upload different designs to different sized stickers. This feature means that you can rescale your image, or even upload a variation depending on the chosen size. 

For kiss-cut stickers, you can also choose the color of the border. This is an important step of the design, as a white border will help your design stand out from the surface it’s applied to. On the other hand, a transparent border will help your design seamlessly blend into its surroundings.

Custom sticker sizes available; 2×2″, 3×3″, 4×4″ and 6×6″

Step 3 - Start selling

Now you have your sticker sizes chosen, you can check our preview tool. This will allow you to get a good idea of what your sticker will look like for real.  If at this point you see some design flaws or problems, or simply want to tweak your design, you can simply return to the design tool and make your amendments.

If you are happy with your design, the next step is to confirm the design, sticker selection and border (kiss-cut). 

The next steps depend on what integrations you have with Printify. Did you know that you can connect EtsyeBayWooCommerce, and Shopify, as well as others. This seamless integration will automatically add products, descriptions and even pricing directly from Printify to your store. 

Don’t worry if you don’t have a degree in accounting, calculating your margins with Printify is perhaps the easiest part of the whole process. You can clearly see the cost price, suggested selling price and the profit you make from each sticker.

Ready to make your own stickers?

Now you are armed with all this inspiration and information it’s time to get make your own stickers. Custom stickers can be a secret weapon in a world that’s constantly trying to be individual, personalized and at the same time part of a community of like-minded people. 

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