Stickers are a great way to help boost your business or personal brand. They can be used to distribute your logo in a fun and unique way. You can display your art and sell them at conventions and events. Custom stickers can even be used to decorate school or work projects. No matter what you need them for, same-day sticker printing can help get you the stickers you need in a quick and timely fashion. Here’s how your printer can make stickers the same day.
Get File Ready
In order for your stickers to print quickly and efficiently, you need to make sure you provide your printer with the proper files. Improperly formatted files will cause delays in printing. They can also cause your prints to come out discolored or blurry. If you want to get the most out of same-day sticker printing, make sure you follow these steps to get your file printer-ready.
Image size is an important aspect of your stickers, especially if you’re printing art- or design-heavy files. Typically, internet images are set to 75 DPI (dots per inch). Computer screens can display these smaller files more easily, and it helps reduce the chance of image theft. However, if you try to print an image at 75 DPI, it’s likely to come out blurry or distorted in some way. To ensure that your stickers print quickly and correctly, make sure your image is set to at least 300 DPI.
Nearly every setting needs to be altered in some way for images that are online versus images that are being printed. However, the color format is the most important one. The colors you see on the computer screen are filtered through three spectrums: red, green, and blue. This RGB color format is how screens create the beautiful designs you see. Printers, on the other hand, don’t use RGB filters. Instead, they use CMYK ink cartridges. Printed colors are filtered through four spectrums instead of three: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. If you try to print a sticker using an RGB color format, your images will come out discolored. To ensure your stickers are as vibrant and beautiful as you designed, make sure your file is formatted through the CMYK spectrum.
When printing same-day stickers, you want to make sure that your image’s dimensions fit within the spectrum of your order. For example, if you’re ordering circular stickers, don’t send in an image that’s formatted in a square. Also, be sure to pay attention to and utilize bleed margins. In every printing job, there’s a small margin of error you have to consider. Bleed margins ensure that no important content is being cropped out when your stickers do print.
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The Order Process
To get same-day sticker printing, you need to make sure you properly fill out your order. If you wait too long or don’t know what you want ahead of time, you could risk not getting your order on time. Here are some things to consider when placing your order.
No matter how quickly they’re printed, it still takes some time for a printer to set up and configure the machines for your stickers. The earlier in the day you place your order, the more likely you are to get it on time. If you wait until 5:30 to place an order with a printer that closes at 6, you’re not likely to receive your stickers within that half-hour period.
Pick-up and Shipping
Same-day printing for stickers doesn’t always mean same-day delivery. Looking for a printing company that can not only print but also get you your stickers on the same day? You’ll need to do some research first. Finding a printing company near you that offers pick-up options is the quickest way to get your stickers on the same day. You can also risk expedited shipping for additional costs. However, be sure you find a printer in a centrally located position, such as in a city, to ensure they have access to quick shipping options.
Know What You Want
There are many different options when it comes to sticker printing. You have to decide the shape, the material, and any extra features you want on your stickers. Know what you want your stickers to look and feel like ahead of time? That can help you place your order faster. It also reduces the risk of running out of time for printing. Custom die-cut stickers also take longer to print, so if possible, try and aim for a sticker design that can fit into the predefined shapes and sizes your printer offers.
Same-Day Sticker Printing with Guru Printers
At Guru Printers, our goal has always been to help support your business or personal brand with the best printed materials. We strive to provide quick and quality prints of any kind. Our same-day sticker printing allows you to get the stickers you need in a timely manner. With quick shipping options as well as pick-up availability, you can get perfect stickers printed the same day you place your order. Before placing an order, make sure your files are ready to go with a size of 300 DPI and colors set to the CMYK filter. To get quick and quality same-day sticker printing, give us a call at (213)-513-6533. That way, we can discuss the specifics of your order.