Stickers provide the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of items. Whether it’s a sticker for a vehicle, a book, folders, or the final touch to a piece of art, custom stickers can make any project stand out. If you have a high quality printer and the latest version of Microsoft Word, you can harness these tools to design and print your own stickers at home without buying custom crafting stickers.
Here’s what you need to know about how to print custom stickers in Word.
What You’ll Need
- A printer that is compatible with adhesive paper
- Adhesive paper
- Microsoft Word
- A pair of scissors or a paper cutter
Designing Your Sticker
Once you have the materials ready, it’s time to start designing your sticker. In Microsoft Word, create a new document and draw an image using shapes and text boxes. For more complex shapes, use the drawing canvas tool. If you have a specific design you’ve created, you can save it as a .jpeg file and add it to the design.
When you’re satisfied with your design, resize your image to fit on one sheet of adhesive paper and save it as a picture file.
Printing Your Sticker
The easiest way to print your custom sticker is by printing it onto regular printer paper first, then transferring the image onto adhesive paper afterwards.
To transfer an image onto the adhesive paper after printing on regular printer paper, place an adhesive sheet over the printed image and press down firmly to secure it in place.
Next, flip the sheet over so that the printed side faces down against a hard surface like a tabletop or countertop. Make sure there isn’t anything underneath. Gently rub the back of the page with a spoon or a credit card until all edges are secured, and no air bubbles remain underneath it, taking care not to rub too hard.
Peel off the backing from one corner of the page and carefully apply pressure while pressing down along each edge. Peel away from one corner towards another until fully adhered.
Applying Your Sticker
Now that everything is printed and transferred onto adhesive paper, applying your sticker is quite straightforward. Simply peel off the backing from one corner of the page, starting by moving towards yourself rather than away from yourself. Press down along each edge until fully adhered.
While it might take some practice initially, making custom stickers with Microsoft Word is a relatively straightforward process. You need imagination and creativity in the design process; then you can follow these simple steps to print your stickers and apply them wherever you’d like.
With a bit of practice, you can become an expert at printing custom stickers at home—you can even start a sticker business from the comfort of your own house. The only question then will be how much to charge for the custom stickers you’ve created all on your own!