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Printing Process Tips for Sticker Production

by Sumayyah Azhar

Being able to choose the right type of paper and type of ink for your Singapore stickers printing in the sticker manufacturing process is definitely important. However, you also need to understand well about the processing tips and tricks so that you will come up with a better result. These simple tips will make a huge difference in the quality of the outcome that you get at the end of your sticker production process.

1. Color Processing Match

First thing first, you must be aware that there are two most common color processing that is used in various different devices or equipment. First, the RGB color processing. This color processing uses three base colors of red, green, and blue to produce many other colors by mixing them together at different levels. Next, there is the CMYK color processing, which uses four base colors of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. This color processing is more familiarly used by printing inks. It is low cost and it can create a large variety of colors. This is a professional-grade color processing that is used even in high quality photo printers. You have to match the colors you use to design on your computer and the printer. This means, you have to design in CMYK colors instead of RGB as well as print in CMYK. This way, you will get more accurate colors that don’t look too different from the display on your monitor.

The downside of these color processings is that they might not produce good colors for a large solid color area. Instead, you can choose to use Pantone colors for this. However, it costs a lot more than the two other options.

The other downside from CMYK color processing is that it does not accommodate lighter colors too well. If a color is less than 10 percent of the spectrum, it does not translate at all. This might also occur when it comes to the use of black colors. To avoid this from happening, you have to design the sticker well and break up large solid-color areas so that you can get better results in the end.

2. Permanence

You will get various longevity and durability of stickers depending on the choice of ink, print process, and paper stock that you choose. You have to choose them wisely, depending on the purpose of the sticker. For example, some materials don’t withstand outdoor conditions well, however, some do. You have to know which and use them for the right purposes.

3. Finishes

This isn’t necessarily included in the printing process, rather after the print process itself. However, the choice of ink and paper stock will also affect the availability or compatibility of the finishes you choose. Some coating that is available to choose from will soil the paper or ink, or some will be more of a perfect match for certain types of inks or paper stocks. You have to learn and be aware of these so that you won’t make a mistake later on.

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