How to Design Your Own Stickers

Learn how to design your own stickers with the right color scheme and design. 

Congratulations! You've embraced the bold marketing tool of using custom decals and labels. These are the affordable "attachments" that can live just about anywhere. 

Putting custom stickers and labels to work will mean an increase in your brand visibility and more traffic to your website. Perfect! Now, all you have to do is make sure the custom label you design will be all that is can be with the right color scheme.

Here's the good news: You don't have to be a professional graphic designer to create these special stickers. You'll find those qualified folks working at the label shop. All you really need is a general idea of what you want your sticker/label to look like and to pick the right color scheme. This is where it gets to be fun!

Fire Up the CMYK Scale 

For printing custom labels you'll be utilizing the CMYK process color system. This is where combinations of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black are blended together to make an amazing array of shades and hues. In other words, the sky's the limit when it comes to picking the most appealing color for your label. CMYK is also the most affordable option for custom labels.

Pantone Color Selection

If you're looking for an exact color match then you could opt for a Pantone run. This is a more precise kind of printing using a full color system that is more labor intensive. It's also more expensive.



Avoid the Solid Background

One important tip when picking a design color scheme is to try and avoid a solid background of a single color. Its more eye catching when you can break up a background with additional design flourishes. 

The Right Color

 As for picking the right color for your custom stickers and labels why not take the grocery challenge? Head over to your local grocery store and walk the aisles. See which labels attract your attention first and take note of the colors. Better yet, snap a few cell phone pictures. These are the color schemes that were developed with extensive marketing and research dollars. Yes, you can borrow those colors and put them to work for your custom stickers and labels! 



Now get to work on finding your perfect color scheme and sticker design!



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