Whether you want to print a sticker you made or someone else made, these tips will help you learn how to print stickers. It’s a pretty easy process. You’ll need a couple of supplies first.
In order to print a sticker, you’ll need a printer. Inkjet printers work fine for printing stickers. You don’t have to have a special or fancy printer.
Below I’ll suggest a couple of printers for printing stickers however, the printer you have at home most likely will work just fine.
The other thing you’ll need is sticker paper. In this post, I’m going to discuss a few types of sticker paper, and show you some of my favorites to use.
The Best Printer for Printing Stickers
If you’re printing at home on a budget, the Epson XP-7100 is the one I recommend. It’s fairly cheap to buy however, the cost to print per page is a little high. It has a lot of great features, and the prints are of nice quality.
This printer, the Epson ET-2750 is excellent at printing stickers, it costs a little more but has the cheapest printing costs. This is a printer I recommend for someone who uses their printer a lot. It has a continuous ink supply, which really lends to a more affordable way of printing.
The last printer, Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is something I would suggest for professionals. This printer can print on a whole bunch of different mediums, including CDs and DVDs. It has a ton of features that are perfect for a professional graphic artist.
I used this paper because I really wanted that old label feel. This paper from Avery worked perfectly for the project I used it for. Picture below with labels on bottles for example.
I used vinyl in my DIY Garden Maker Printables because when I first tried using regular paper the ink ended up bleeding when it got wet. These garden markers are outside, and well they tend to get wet. It made more sense to use a waterproof paper.
How to Print Stickers | Printer Settings
Selecting a Paper Type
Most printers allow you to select a paper type. When printing stickers on paper, you want to make sure you have the correct type of medium selected.
For paper stickers, I use the normal setting or default setting.
For vinyl stickers, I use the glossy or matte photo paper setting.
Landscape and Portrait
You might need to adjust the settings on your printer to print in either landscape or portrait.
Preview and Fit Stickers to Page
Use the preview settings while printing can help make sure that your stickers are going to fit on the page. You can adjust the fit setting if it looks off in the preview.
Most of the time, you won’t need to adjust these settings.
Most printers have a “scale to fit” setting and “fit to page” setting, and then you might also have the option to scale in percentages.
Print a Test Page of Stickers First
Before printing on the more expensive sticker paper, I suggest that you print on a regular piece of paper first.
This can help you gage color, size, fonts and more.
Print Stickers on Sticker Paper
Once you get a test page to come out perfect, then you can go ahead and print on your sticker paper.
Depending on your printer, you may only want to load one sticker paper at a time. Sticker paper is a little bit thicker and sometimes tends to get stuck. The best way to avoid this is to load one paper at a time.
Allow Stickers to Dry Before Cutting
Drying should only take a few minutes. You want to make sure before you cut the stickers that they’re dry. Touch them softly, and see if they’re still tacky.
Once the stickers are dry you can cut them, and peel off the backing and place them where you want them.
Also, check out printing troubleshooting tips.
Check out these free printable pantry labels.
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