Uploading your own artwork

24 Oct 2017

We offer you a number of different ways to place your order, including uploading your own artwork. Our thinking here, is that not everybody has the same design experience and skills. We also felt that it was important to cater for those wanting a self service option(s) to those wanting more of a helping hand.

Uploading your own artwork

For those going the self service route, it is extremely quick and easy to upload your artwork. There are however a few things you should bear in mind:

  • You should allow a bleed of at least 2mm for all images that extend to the trim / cut line.
  • The safe area for text is about 2mm inside of the trim / cut line of the sticker/label/decal.
  • The specifications for the trim / cut line are as follows –
  • All text should ideally be converted to curves (we have a vast library of fonts, but may need the font name/file if is rare or obscure and we are required to edit your design).
  • We print in CMYK. If Pantone® colours have been used in your design we will try our best to match them when we print using our CMYK inks. If you are printing on a vinyl other than white, or a different material altogether, the final printed colour may vary slightly.
  • Images should be no less than 300dpi at the actual size
  • File types – if you have used a vector based design program, it is always best if you submit the original file and don’t rasterise. We accept .pdf / .ai / .eps / .cdr files. You can also submit a .jpg file, but we may not be able to edit the file
  • Lastly, we do not print using white ink yet. This is important if you have artwork that has white in it and wanted to print on clear vinyl.

Other Self Service Options

On our site, you can also use one of our templates to start off with. This is ideal if you are looking for inspiration and are happy to use a template and simply customise the relevant text. We have already created loads of sticker and label templates in many categories and we are sure you will find one that you like.

If you would rather start with a blank canvas, why not use our design wizard. It is very easy to use without any design knowledge, although you may want to read up on the guide to using the Design Wizard here. We have deliberately tried to keep the design wizard simple, which means there is always some tradeoff in terms of functionality. Having said that, all the templates that you see on this site were put together using the very same Design Wizard 🙂

If you need a little bit more design power and don’t have access to a fully fledged design program, why not have a look at Canva – it is feature rich, has an awesome library of images and elements and is magically easy to use.