Are you looking for an easy, affordable way to add personality and flair to your laptop? Custom stickers are the perfect way to do just that! You can turn any picture or image into a unique laptop sticker with a few simple steps.
Whether it’s a photo of your pet, a favourite quote, or something else entirely - turning images into laptop stickers is an excellent way to personalise your device. Read on for tips about creating custom stickers from photos and other images.
1. Use a high-resolution photo
Now, I know what you're thinking. "Why do I need a high-res photo for a silly laptop sticker?" You need a high-res photo if you want your laptop stickers to look amazing. The resolution of your images can make or break to look of your stickers.
Low-resolution images will look blurry and can make your laptop sticker look unprofessional. Do you want to be that person with a pixelated sticker? Your laptop and friend, pet, or whoever is in the picture deserves better. A high-quality image guarantees a quality print, saving you time and money in the long run.
This is also a great tip for creating branded stickers from images. You can find out more about that here: how to get branded stickers for your laptop.
2. Create a custom shape and cutline
Once you have chosen your photo, it’s time to create an eye-catching sticker design. The key here is to draw attention and make your laptop stand out. You can create a custom sticker shape and add a cut line around the edges. And here's how:
- Duplicate your design by holding ALT or OPT and dragging it down
- Name this layer "ThruCut" and lock the original layer
- Select “Object” > “Path” > “Offset Path”
- Set the offset to 2mm
- “Select all” and click “unite” them to a single shape
- Remove the fill and set the stroke to magenta 1pt - this is your cutline
We also have a how-to video on creating a custom cutline for you:
3. Add a bleed
A bleed is a line of colour extending beyond the design's edge. Adding a bleed helps ensure that the background colour will be visible no matter how the sticker is cut. Without a bleed, the white or light-coloured pixels at the edges of your design will show, making your laptop sticker look unfinished.
Adding a bleed is simple; all you have to do is
- Trace the outline of your photo
- Unite the outline and photo into a single shape
- Use "offset path" to create your outline
- Smooth it
For more details, check out this video:
4. Select an appropriate size
Now, let's talk about size. When choosing a size for your laptop stickers, there are three things to consider:
- The size of your photo
- The size of your laptop
- The method you want to use to cut your stickers
Let's start from the top. The more details your photo contains, the bigger you want your stickers to be to show that off, right? But remember that your laptop stickers should always be proportionate to your laptop so they do not look awkward or out of place.
To find that sweet spot, measure the overall size of your laptop and the area you want your sticker to cover. Then, view your photo at scale on your screen. Do the details pop? Then you are good to go.
If you want to create your laptop stickers, think about how you will cut them. Are you using a Cricut? Will you cut them by hand? The smaller the stickers, the more demanding it will be to cut them manually. Opt for an at least 5cm big sticker to make your life easier.
5. Print and cut them
Once your design is complete, it’s time to bring it to life! First, print the stickers on quality sticker paper or sticker material of your choice. We recommend using a vinyl-based material with a permanent, medium-strength adhesive to ensure your stickers stick and withstand scratches, bumps and the occasional spill of water or coffee.
If you have one, use a cutting machine to create any shape you can think of for your photo. This is a quick and easy way to make your own laptop stickers. If you don’t have access to a cutting machine, you can use scissors instead. This is a good option for simple shapes.
6. Or let us do the work!
At Sticker it, we provide professional printing and cutting services with our top-of-the-line cutting machines. Simply upload your design to our website, select the material, shape, size and quantity you need, and we’ll do the rest for you! From printing to cutting and packaging, we provide a stress-free solution for turning your images into beautiful laptop stickers.
Creating unique and eye-catching laptop stickers is easy with the right tools. Whether you choose to design and cut them yourself or let us do the work for you, at Sticker it we are committed to helping you bring your creative vision to life.
With our top-of-the-line cutting machines, quality materials and professional printing services, we guarantee that any sticker project will turn out perfect! So don't wait - contact us today so that together we can create something amazing!