How to make magnets with your logo

Do you want to give your logo a little extra buzz? Why not make your own logo magnets with it! It's an easy and fun way to add a unique touch to any promotional item, from fridge magnets to car decals. Plus, it's surprisingly simple and can be done in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Let's get magnetising!

Create a logo design

A fantastic logo magnet needs a great logo design. This is where you should start when you want to make logo magnets. You can create a design from scratch or use free online tools like Canva or Graphic to design artwork in minutes.

No matter which option you choose, here are some tips and tricks to remember:

1. Use simple shapes and bold fonts 

Using simple shapes and bold fonts is vital when creating your logo design. This will ensure your logo is clear and easy to read, even when printed on a small magnet or decal. Simple shapes are also easier to manipulate into various sizes while maintaining the same level of detail. Bold fonts can also be seen from a distance, making them great for larger magnets such as car decals or fridge magnets. These elements will help you create an eye-catching logo that stands out!

2. Include your brand colours 

If you have specific colour schemes that are associated with your brand, make sure to incorporate them into your logo design. Not only will this help create a recognisable identity for your logo, but it will also give the magnet an extra pop of colour! It's important to pick bright and vibrant colours so they can be seen from a distance, or alternatively, you can choose earthy tones if you want to give your logo a more natural feel.

3. Embrace white space 

White space is just as important as the design itself. This is because it helps create balance and structure between elements, making it easier for viewers to understand what they see. Leave enough blank areas in your design to see and appreciate all the elements. You can find more tips like this in our guide with design tips for custom logo magnets.

4. Create a custom shape 

Custom shapes are great for adding an extra layer of uniqueness to your logo design. These shapes are usually referred to as die cut. This means that your magnets will be cut into any shape you can think of. Big brands like Apple or Nike use logos with a custom shape to stand out.

5. View your design at scale 

Once you have finished designing your logo, viewing it in different sizes is essential to see how it looks. This will help you understand how the magnet will look once printed and whether or not any details need to be adjusted. If possible, try printing out a sample first to make any necessary adjustments before committing to a large order.

6. Make it print ready 

When you're happy with your design, the last step is to make sure that it's print-ready. This means that all of the elements, such as fonts and colours, must be in an acceptable format for printing on a magnet or decal. It's also important to ensure that the resolution is high enough to make all the details visible.

Choose a printing option

Once you have a print-ready design, is it time to think about how you want to go about actually making your magnets. Two popular routes are creating your own magnets from scratch or outsourcing the printing and cutting to a professional.

At-home printing 

Making magnets at home can be a great option if you already own the needed equipment. Let's explore what you need to make your own logo magnets.

Gather your equipment 

To make professional magnets, you need: a high-quality printer, printable material, flexible magnetic sheets, a laminator (optional) and a cutting machine or a precise knife and a cutting matte.

Print your design 

Of course, the first step is to print your design. Choose a premium, waterproof material that is compatible with your printer. We also recommend choosing a material with an adhesive back as this will make the next steps easier.

Laminate your print

Lamination is optional, but it can give your design a glossy or matte effect and protect it from scratching or fading in the sun. A laminator will do a great job; alternatively, you can use clear nail polish.

Transfer your design

Then it is time to turn your design into a magnet by transferring your printed material onto your magnetic sheet. If you chose a self-adhesive material, you can simply peel off the backing paper and attach the material to the magnetic sheet.

Cut your magnet

Finally, you can create your custom magnet shape. If you want to cut your magnets at home, choosing thin, flexible magnetic sheets is essential. Otherwise, you will not be able to cut them. We find it's easier to cut rectangular or square shapes manually. The more intricate your shape, the harder this task will be.

Professional printing

Does this sound like too much effort? Don't worry; there is an easier way. We can do the hard work for you. All you need is your logo design.

Choose your material

Once you are on the product page, you can choose your ideal material. We offer white vinyl. holographic, glitter, silver and gold options for a premium and durable look.

Enter your size and shape

Then, enter your custom size and select the shape you want your logo stickers to have. This will automatically generate a quote for different standard quantities. You can choose one of these quantities or enter a custom amount.

Upload your design

After that, all left to do is upload your print-ready design. If you'd like us to make some changes for you, simply add a comment before checking out and the design team will pick them up.

Approve your proof

Within 12 hours we will send you a digital design proof. This is a representation of what your magnets will look like. You can either approve that or ask for changes. Please remember that our lead time only starts once you have approved your design proof.

Creating custom logo magnets can be a great way to promote your business or brand, but it takes some effort and expertise. Whether you choose to make them at home with the right equipment or have us do all the hard work for you, our team of experts is here to help.

From designing your own magnet shape to choosing from multiple material options, we’ve got everything covered so that you can get exactly what you need! So don't wait any longer - contact us today and let's create something amazing together!

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