Finding that perfect custom sized label is never easy. You want them large enough to fit all the content on, but small enough to save costs.
Here at Stickythings headquarters we’ve developed a range of materials and processes that enable us to cut labels and stickers to your exact specifications.
From a starburst to a simple round shape, we can make them. We find that custom shaped labels and stickers need to be able to peel from the sheet easily, for that reason we always recommend keeping the shape rather simple, do not add many small nooks and crannies to the design. You’ll regret it if you do when it comes to label application!
Strength is a factor when creating the cutting outline for your custom sized labels and stickers. You may want a perforation on your labels, this is achievable by placing a dotted line on the artwork. The closer the dots as well as a higher frequency of them will make a micro perforation. We recommend a 0.5pt stripped line for perforations.
We give you a choice, either design the artwork for your labels and stickers yourself within a graphics application or design them online using our online design software. The online design software is a basic tool for non-graphic professionals that don’t have their own software. It’s easy to create a custom size label and apply text and graphics. It will not however be suited to custom shaped labels. The next paragraph below is why…
Custom shaped labels and stickers
If you are looking to have a custom shaped label, you’ll need to supply the artwork to us in a professional format, which means ideally in Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. It needs to have a 0.5pt cutting path as a separate layer on the artwork, coloured in 100% Magenta. This is because we need to tell our printers where to cut the shape of the labels, the exact positions.