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How to Print Printing Vinyl Stickers

Sep 26, 2019

You can easily print your own vinyl stickers at home using a few simple tools. Once you’ve designed your stickers on the computer using an image editing software, print them onto vinyl printer paper. Laminate your stickers to protect them from water and UV rays from the sun. When you’re finished, just peel off the backing on your stickers and they’ll be ready to use!

Look at other vinyl sticker designs for inspiration. Do an online search for “vinyl stickers” or “vinyl sticker designs.” Pay attention to what you like and don’t like about the different designs you see. Try to find stickers that are similar to the ones you want to make.
For example, if you want to make vinyl stickers to put on your laptop case, look for stickers other people have made to put on their computers. This will give you an idea of what size and color your design should be.

How to Print Printing Vinyl Stickers

Sketch out your design on paper. Don’t worry about drawing all the details. You just want to get a basic idea of how your design will look before you attempt to make it on the computer.
If you’re just starting out making vinyl stickers, keep your design simple.
If you’re having trouble coming up with a design, use graphics or images from online instead.

Create your design on the computer using image editing software. If you don’t have Photoshop or Illustrator, use a free image editing software like GIMP. Recreate your sketched design using your software’s drawing and editing tools, or scan and upload your sketch and work from that. If you’re making a colored design, use bold, vibrant colors that will show up well when printed.

How to Print Printing Vinyl Stickers

Load an inkjet printer with 8 x 11 inch (20.3 x 27.9 cm) vinyl printer paper. Load the paper into the printer’s paper tray so the print side (non-adhesive side) will be the side that the printer prints onto. If you’re not sure whether to put the paper face up or face down in the tray, run a test sheet through the printer to check.
You can find vinyl printer paper online or at your local office supplies store.
Use clear vinyl printer paper if you want the background of your stickers to be transparent.

Print your design from the editing software onto a sheet of vinyl paper. Make sure the computer you’re using is set to print to the ink jet printer. Locate the print button in the image editing software and click on it. Wait for the printer to print your stickers and then grab them from the printer

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