Transfer Stickers: How to Set Up my Artwork?

How to design your Transfer Stickers
Transfer Stickers are made of vinyl cut outs so there are some artwork specifications to consider. Learning how to set up your artwork for Transfer Stickers can help in making the processing of your stickers much quicker and easier.

Here are the artwork requirements for Transfer Stickers:

  1. The file must be a vector format. I.e. PDF, SVG, Ai, or EPS.

  2. Convert Fonts and Paths to Outlines

  3. 3mm minimum thickness of the design.

  4. Design must be solid and simplified.

  5. Optional: If you want to suggest a cutline, you can indicate this in your vector file.

Vector Format

A vector file is an image that can be made larger or smaller and the quality will still be the same. This means if we enlarge it, it won’t get blurry or pixelated. Vector formats are the most sticker friendly files that provide the best possible results.

Vector vs Raster

  

Comparing vector and rasterised image formats. Vector is sharper and lossless while raster is pixelated when zoomed in.

Convert Fonts and Paths to Outlines

The fonts and path elements of your design must be converted to outlines to ensure the design’s integrity when uploaded. Some fonts will not be available on our end and this will automatically be substituted with standard available fonts. You may also send us the font files if it’s easier.

 

Convert fonts to shapes and outlines.

To convert the fonts to outlines using Adobe Illustrator, simply select all areas and press CTRL + SHIFT + O. For Mac users, it’s ⌘ + SHIFT + O.

To convert paths and shapes to outlines, just select the paths, go to Object then click Expand Appearance, and hit OK.

3mm Minimum Thickness

Transfer Stickers are made of precise vinyl cut outs. As of now, the thinnest cut out we can make is 3mm so make sure your artwork is thick enough. To check this, you can open your artwork in Adobe Illustrator, scale it to the decal size you’re after and then, pop 3mm circles on top of the artwork.
There's a 3mm minimum thickness requirement on the design for Transfer Stickers.

Solid and Simple

Intricate and overly detailed designs aren’t suited for Transfer Stickers. We recommend opting for our printed stickers instead to ensure the details of your design is completely printed.

Simple designs are best for Transfer Stickers

Also, please note that that Transfer Stickers are cut out of single vinyl colour which is currently available in either black or white only.

Optional: Include a Cutline Suggestion

To ensure we’re cutting your decal to your vision, feel free to pop a cutline suggestion in the artwork. Make sure to unite all areas you’d like to be cut out. We’ll try our best to follow the suggested cutline and show you a proof to approve before we proceed. All the white areas in the proof will be removed.

Suggest a cutline in your artwork.

Once your artwork is ready, you may jump onto Transfer Stickers. Feel free to send us an email via hello@stickeroo.com.au if you have any questions!


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