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Label Stickers: Where Form Meets Function


Stickers are totally fun, right? We certainly think so. They bring back a sense of childlike wonder, just like when we used to cover our notebooks with everything Lisa Frank and Fraggle Rock in grade school. Stickers are totally cool, super affordable and just plain all-around awesome. But did you know they can also be full of information and instructions?

I'm sure you did, whether or not you're aware of it. Think about it: what would you do without the Poison Control sticker on your fridge, or the sticker on your fuse box that tells you how to safely switch electricity on and off? These are called label stickers, and their function is just what you'd expect - to label something for your information. In this post's sticker example, you'll have all the most important phone numbers for assistance should you ever need that type of service. Again, what would you do without this handy sticker to remind you when you need it most?

f you need a sticker that really stands out in low light conditions, StickerGiant offers reflective labels in a number of colors. Want a sticker for that jar of homemade salsa you started making to sell? Check out the custom product and bottle labels. Any size, any industry, for whatever reason - label stickers are truly where form meets function.

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Die Cut vs. Kiss Cut Stickers

The Difference Between Die Cut and Kiss Cut Stickers.
Die Cutting is the process of cutting your sticker into a certain shape or design by the use of a sharp steel ruled stamp, roller, or highly pressurized blade.
Here are some examples of Die Cut stickers. Every sticker is cut out all the way so that each one has a durable backing. These are a little more expensive than kiss cut stickers and the price will go up as the complexity of the cut increases.
Kiss Cutting is a form of die cutting where a very light impression cuts through the vinyl, not through the backing material.
Here are some Kiss Cuts stickers. They usually come on sheets like the first two but you can get them many different ways including single sheets and on rolls.
Now you know the difference between Die Cut and Kiss cut stickers.
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Convert an image from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop

How to change an image from RGB to CMYK.

For an image to be print ready, you must convert your image to CMYK.

When you open an image in Photoshop the default color mode is usually RGB.

To check, go to the image menu and select mode. As you can see it is RGB. But it needs to be CMYK, so change it to CMYK and your good to go.

Now your one closer to your sticker.

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How To Determine Max Print Size Using Photoshop

How to determine the maximum print size of your image using photoshop.
For your sticker to be the highest quality, we require a 300 dpi image.
If your image is larger than your desired sticker size, all you have to do is reduce your image size to achieve 300 dpi. If your image is smaller than your sticker size you cannot up-scale without loosing resolution, making it insufficient for printing..

I'll show you how to rescale your image without loosing resolution. First, go to the image menu, and select the "image size" option.

As you can see the image size is rather large, but the resolution is not. Simply un-click the resample image button and change the resolution to 300. Now your sticker can print at 5 x 3.75 in or smaller and will look great!

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Video Tutorial: How To Outline Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

How to Outline Fonts in Adobe Ilustrator 2017 StickerGiant

  • Avoid having to find and send fonts to your printer with Illustrator files.

  • For printers to use Illustrator files that contain type made with fonts they either need the actual font file or the fonts need to be outlined.

  • First open the file that you need to outline the fonts in, select the type that needs to be outlined.

  • Then go to the font menu, and select the "outline fonts" option.

  • Then save your file.

  • Now you don't have to hunt down the fonts to send to your printer.