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How to order custom stickers or labels

Ordering custom stickers & labels is super easy and takes as little as 3 minutes. See how the whole process works below.

If you’re unsure what you want, see our Help me choose page for advice on finding the right sticker or label for you.

An overview on how to order

  1. Click ‘Stickers’ or ‘Labels’ on the navigation bar above. Stickers come individually cut, whereas Labels are on sheets. The same materials are used for both.

  2. Enter the size of the sticker or label you want.

  3. Choose the quantity you require. The more you get, the cheaper they’ll be per item.

  4. Click the ‘Continue’ button.

  5. Upload your artwork (optional). If you don’t have your artwork ready yet, you can skip this step or you can design your own for free using our free online tool, Graphic

  6. In the cart, you can add any instructions you may want to mention. This is optional.

  7. Checkout & pay.

Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll get design proofs emailed to you for approval before your order goes to print. You can request these before checking out. Printing takes c.4 working days. Then, your order will be shipped. You will receive a tracking number once your order ships.

Detailed instructions on how to buy on Sticker it

This is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to order custom stickers or labels on Sticker it.

Throughout, we give helpful tips on how to ensure you’ll get the best stickers or labels for your application - and save money and nerves in the process!

Let’s get started.

1 - Find the right product for you

The most important part of buying from Sticker it is to make the right choice of sticker or label.

This can be a little overwhelming, but fortunately, it’s not as hard as it may look.

Ultimately, there are only 3 layers to think about; the glue, the print film, aka your material and the laminate. 

At Sticker it we only use quality materials. This means you do not have to worry too much about the material your stickers will be printed on as nearly all our stickers will work for most applications.

If you want a general-purpose sticker for giving away or representing your brand, our most-popular die cut stickers will be the right product for you. These are cut individually (perfect for giving away) and cut in a custom shape (true eye-catchers).

However, if you’re not sure what’s right, we’ve got plenty of ways to help you decide. Simply navigate to our Help me choose page. It’s got everything you need.

If you need an answer right now, our instant assistant is for you. It asks you a series of questions and gives you a recommendation straight away.

However, if you’d prefer to ask our experts for a recommendation, tell us all about your application, and our team will give you a personalised response within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).

If you’d rather have stickers in hand to touch and get a feel for them, sample packs just what you need. Get custom printed samples if you want to see your own artwork on a specific material.

2 - Add or create your artwork

Now that you’ve selected the right product, we need your artwork so we can print it exactly how you want it. To do that, we need 3 other details from you:

  1. The size of your stickers

  2. How many you want

  3. Any special instructions (optional)

Sizing

The size you want depends on what you want to apply your stickers or labels to. If that’s the case, enter the size in the 2 boxes you see at the top of the pricing calculator, shown on the right side of the page.

Screenshot of how to enter your sticker size

When it comes to custom stickers, there is no one-fits-all-size. However, if you’re unsure about your ideal sticker size or do not have a product to stick your stickers or labels to, there are a few pointers we can give you.

We wouldn’t recommend going below 1" in either direction unless you have a very long-thin logo. It just becomes too small, hard to peel, and even harder to read.

This example shows some good typical sizes in reference to some well-known objects:

A size comparison of different sticker designs compared to a laptop

Quantitiy

Next, you’ll need to decide how many stickers or labels you need. Not much explaining to do here. Yet,  one thing worth knowing is that the higher the quantity, the cheaper each individual sticker will be. That is because we can spread the setup costs over more units.

Special instructions (optional)

Finally, you can add any instructions for us to help get your proof right first time. Useful things to mention are:

  • How thick you’d like your border around your stickers. This is especially important if you don’t have cutlines on your artwork.

  • Any artwork changes you’d like made.

  • If you’re buying on our special effect materials, such as holographic, we need to know which parts of the design you want the metallic effect to show. 

What to do if you don’t have artwork?

If you don’t have a design, or you just don’t have it available right now, don’t worry!

You can skip the artwork upload and email it to us later (we’ll email you to remind you).

Or, you can create your own artwork for free using Graphic. It’s an online design tool we’ve created that’s super easy to use. 

We’ve also designed thousands of pre-made templates and elements for you to use or edit that allow you to get professional designs without the cost.

3 - Place your order

Now you’ve added the right products to your cart, it’s as easy as flying through the checkout and paying.

We have 2 shipping options for most countries; standard & express. 

Standard shipping takes longer (surprise, surprise), but if you’re in no rush, is the cheapest way to get your stickers or labels.

Screenshot of the US delivery times

During checkout, there are multiple ways to pay. We accept all major credit cards, including American Express.

We partner with Stripe for our payment processing, so it’s all very secure and trustworthy.

4 - Approve your design proofs

Once you’ve ordered, our designers will get to work. They check every aspect of your artwork, making sure it’s going to print perfectly, first time.

We’re quite different from other sticker & label printers and will take the time to fix artwork if needed.

Once our designers are happy, they’ll send you a design proof for your approval. 

A design proof is a digital representation of how your sticker or label will look once printed. To find out more about design proofs visit our blog.

We will send you your design proofs via email and text, if you’ve sent us your mobile number with a link. Just click the link, and you’ll get to a screen that looks like this:

Example of a custom digital design proof

Take a good look at your design and check everything is correct. Things to check include:

  • Spelling – are there any typos?

  • Cut lines – This is shown by the pink line. Is it where you expected it to be?

  • Colors – do the colors look okay?

  • Size – are the dimensions correct?

If you’re not happy with anything, reject the proof and give us some feedback on what should be updated so we can make it right. The more precise your feedback is, the quicker we can get your design proof to look great.

Or, if you’re happy, click “approve”, and we’ll go straight to print.

5 - We get printing!

This is where your design comes to life.

We’ll print your design using incredible quality materials on the best printer there is - no kidding! Read more about it in our blog; The world's best digital printer: What it is and why it matters.

It takes about 4 working days to print, cut, and laminate your order. Once it’s ready, we’ll pass it through our stringent quality checks before it’s packaged and shipped to your door.

You’ll get an email with tracking details, so you’re updated at each step.

6 - Unboxing

Now the fun part - opening the box.

It will come in something that looks a bit like this:

Sticker it's compostable packaging

Then all that’s left to do is to get sticking.

We hope you love your stickers!