Stickers Online Free Vector Design Programs – #1 – Inkscape
Online sticker printing design programs are actually pretty good – we recommend a few of them for your sticker printing and sticker making needs. The beauty of the internet means being located in little old New Zealand is not so much of an issue – designing and laying out online stickers coming from our Auckland office or your home computer has never been easier! These have a lot of the tools of quality programs like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, but without the price tag. Which means you can get more stickers!
These are all vector design programs – and we recommend them for your sticker designs. Vector is good because it works in lines and points, not pixels – which means that you can increase and decrease the size of your designs without distortion. We like them for our Vinyl Die Cut Stickers, as they show the exact path that our cutter will take. When digitally printing our stickers, a vector design means that the final print quality will be outstanding – and a single cut path from a vector file can be used to cut a custom shape around your printed sticker if needed
In this post we cover INKSCAPE. Future posts will cover other programs that we like in regards to sticker printing design.
1 INKSCAPE – ideal for designing for printing stickers, and die cut stickers
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. Check them out at www.inkscape.org
Keep an eye on our blog, facebook, or our twitter for more info on other free vector programs.
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March 19, 2012