Tutorial : Preparing Printable Label Sticker Artwork

 

IMPORTANT! There are THREE main areas in your artwork for you to recoqnize. The followings are the areas. 

 

1) SAFE ZONE

- 2mm safe distance needs to be allocated within the artwork.

- This is to allow ±1mm cutting tolerance.

- Please make sure all important elements (TEXT, LOGO, IMAGES etc) are inside this safe zone (2mm boundary distance) from DIE LINE.

 

3) DIE LINE (Actual Cut)

- Actual cutting line.

- This is the actual size of your sticker.

 

2) BLEED

- Sticker artwork background must extend 2mm extra from DIE LINE (actual size).

- Extension must cover all sides (width & height) 

 

Sticker Artwork Examples

 

  

Why Do We Need To Have Safe Zone & Bleed?

 

These are the scenarios that will happen when no 2mm SAFE ZONE distance and 2mm BLEED allocated in your artwork for ±1mm actual cutting tolerance.

Bad Sticker Artwork

Preparing sticker artwork

 

 

Creating Printable PDF Artwork

 

Step 1 - Prepare 3 PDF pages.

 

Printable PDF Artwork

'Full Artwork' must include BLEED

'Full Artwork' must comply with SAFE ZONE, DIE LINE & BLEED

 

 

Step 2 - Save all THREE pages in 1 PDF file.

 

Step 3 - Upload / email to us for printing.

 

 

All printable artwork must be in PDF format. You can use Adobe Illustrator / CorelDraw to produce Printable PDF files.

 

DOWNLOAD sample PDF file.

 

CLICK HERE to view the SETTINGS to create PDF using Adobe Illustrator & CorelDraw.