Printed Stickers and the Main Differences

Sticker printing is a good business – but sometimes a little confusing. In this blog post we have aimed to show you the benefits between different types of printed sticker, so you can make your mind up a little easier what is right for you.

1 – Sticker Quantities.

The number of printed stickers you need is a good indicator of the right process.

  • If you need a small number of stickers, (up to 100-200 or so) or a few large full color stickers, then a custom digital print sticker is the best. Digital printed stickers are priced on area, so the larger the sticker the more expensive they get. We typically quote you on a couple of sizes so you can get an idea on the differences. There is also a minimum charge of $95+gst for digital jobs.
  • If you need a large number of custom sized stickers (500 plus) then a screenprinted sticker is probably the best.
  • If you need a large number and can work with set sizes, then a presized sticker is probably the best.
  • 2 – Sticker Finish

    We digitally print our custom digital stickers with a CMYK process. We can also digitally print white ink on clear stock, with a special machine. Digital Print stickers have a couple of side effects. Firstly, if printed on clear stock, there is an element of transparency – that is some light shows through. Secondly, the finish in a lot of cases is not as sharp as a screenprinted sticker.

    If you need a solid ink finish, especially on clear, then you need to go the way of the screenprinted sticker.

    3 – Custom Shapes for your stickers

    If you need a custom shape on your sticker then a custom digital print sticker or a screenprinted sticker is your best option. We can kiss cut the digital print stickers, and make custom shapes with the screenprinted stickers. Presized stickers are unable to be custom shaped.

    4 – Budget

    In this day and age, everyone is budget conscious. So heres the guts. Short run stickers, use a digital print sticker. Most economic stickers for $300-$400 is our presized range. If you want thousands of stickers then the screenprinted option is the one – the more we run here the cheaper they get, and quickly.

    Digital Print stickers and Presized stickers typically have NO SETUP COSTS. Screenprint stickers usually do, but large numbers more than cover it.

    Hopefully this helps you with your decisions in regards to printed stickers – drop us a line by filling in the form below and we can get your stickers rolling.

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    September 8, 2012