Did you decide to get your own stickers printed? What a great idea, we love custom stickers, and we are sure you will love them too!
But it can be difficult to find a sticker printer that meets your needs, especially if this is your first time ordering stickers from a printing company.
Do not worry, we are here to guide you through the maze of custom stickers. We have collected the best practices when it comes to finding the right sticker printing company.
After reading this article, you will know exactly what to look out for to get the perfect custom stickers.
- Choose a specialist
There are many companies that offer a sticker printing service. However, we recommend that you stick with a specialist. By that, we mean, go with a company that specializes in sticker printing specifically, not just printing.
You will find many suppliers that also offer business cards and clothing, which can be great if you are looking for an overall branding solution. But we find that you will get more expertise if you choose a sticker provider.
Their expert status will be easy to spot. Do they offer detailed product information? Are there tutorials and guides on their website? Does their blog go into further detail? Do they share testimonials from bigger brands?
This will help you filter through the many providers to find one that has the authority in your field and can cater to your needs.
- Find out about the materials
A good sticker printer will offer you a wide range of materials to pick from. A great sticker printer will help you find the right material for you. This means you can create anything from a round glitter sticker to die-cut transparent stickers.
While it is amazing to have such a vast variety of materials, it can often be overwhelming, particularly if this is your first time ordering stickers. Their website should provide you with enough information to make an informed decision about which material is best for you.
But you can always shop around. Since a sticker is a physical product, sticker printing companies usually offer product samples. This is a great chance for you to close and personal with the different materials on offer.
- Check their lead times
This might sound obvious but is regularly overlooked: check their lead and delivery times. Custom stickers are, as the name suggests, a custom-made product that has to be created from scratch.
Each sticker has to be printed, laminated, cut, and made ready to ship. This often takes a bit longer than ordering pre-made stickers. Your sticker supplier should communicate their lead and delivery times very openly. After all, you are likely working with a deadline too.
Your sticker printer might deliver amazing quality, but their delivery times are just too unpredictable for you to work with. Also, ensure that their orders are trackable. Some of the best sticker printing companies we have encountered work with a visual queue to illustrate the manufacturing process and keep you in the loop.
What do you think? Are you ready to order your custom stickers? Then what are you waiting for? We cannot wait to hear from you in the comments below. Do you have any additional tips on finding the perfect sticker printing company? Then don’t be shy.