Print Your Own Decal Sticker

December 8, 2018 6:56 am by maryrosh
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Peel back the rest of the over-laminate backing slowly. Press the laminate onto the vinyl paper as you go. Keep going until you’ve peeled off all the backing and the whole sheet of vinyl is laminated.

[9] To prevent air bubbles, use the edge of a ruler to press the laminate onto the vinyl paper.

Cut out the decal and apply it to your object. You can do this using sharp scissors. Cut the decals out carefully, making sure to stay close to the outline of the decal. You can trim any excess decal after it was been applied with an X-acto knife.

Peel off the backing from the vinyl sheet and stick the decal to your object.

If you plan to sell your designs, keep in mind that licensed images usually can’t be reproduced for commercial purposes.

Paste the design you created in the new document. If you want to make multiple stickers of the same design, paste the design multiple times and arrange the copies in rows. Make sure none of the copies are in the margins of the template or they won’t print onto the paper.

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Apply an over-laminate sheet over your stickers. Peel back the backing at the top of the over-laminate sheet and line the top edge of the laminate up with the top edge of the vinyl paper. Use your fingers to press the laminate onto the vinyl paper so it sticks.

[8] You can find over-laminate online or at your local office supplies store.

Scan the image you want to produce into your computer. If you are skilled at digital design, another option is to draw the image in Photoshop or another graphic design or photo editing software program.

[5] Make sure you scan in the highest quality possible to make sure your image does not get distorted. It is recommended that you scan your decal into your computer at 600dpi resolution and no lower than 300dpi resolution.

You can also obtain images on the internet to edit or use.

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.[7]

Cut out your design carefully with sharp scissors. If your design is detailed with lots of negative space, it might be easier to use an X-acto knife. [2] If using an X-acto knife, be sure to use a mat underneath to avoid scratching your work surface.

X-acto knives are very sharp and can slip from your hand easily. Be careful! Children should be supervised while doing this step.

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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. Make sure your design is small enough to fit on an 8 x 11 inch (20.

3 x 27.9 cm) piece of paper.[2] 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.

Follow the steps in the article above and you will be able to make decal stickers to stick anywhere!

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!

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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.[3] Make sure the resolution of your design is at least 300 pixels per 1 inch (2.5 cm).

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.[1] 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.

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Remove the paper from the wall. This is what you will use to trace the image onto contact paper. Make sure your design from newsprint doesn’t become torn or damaged by the tape that temporarily holds it onto the wall.

Double check your design to make sure it looks correct. Make any adjustments as necessary.

Gather your materials. You will need a computer or graphics tablet, scanner, photo editing software, a printer, vinyl sheet paper, laminate sheets, a laminator, scissors and/or an X-acto knife.[4] You don’t necessarily need to use a graphics tablet, but editing images can be simpler on these devices as you use your finger or a stylus to make changes rather than a mouse.

An optional thing to use is a Pantone color guide. This can standardize colors. You can use this color guide to select a color and then use the Pantone color settings on your photo editing software to get the right color when you print your design.

You can try using stickers or decals, but they won’t last long due to wear-and-tear. If you want something that lasts longer, you’ll have to use paint.

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Spread out the contact paper on a flat surface. The back of the paper should be facing up. [1] Use weights in the corners if it’s a large piece that slips. Place the paper design on top of the contact paper.

Trace the design onto the back of the contact paper with a felt tip marker.

Use a pointed tool to scrape of the unwanted areas of sticker, then save or discard before applying the transfer film or paper.

First, make sure the photo is on your computer; this may require transferring it to your computer from a device. Once the photo is on the computer, you can follow the steps in method 2 to make it into a decal.

Gather your materials. You will need plain paper, contact paper, brown packing paper or newsprint, a felt tip marker and scissors. Making decals from contact paper is more inexpensive than using a computer and requires fewer materials.

This method is better for simpler designs which don’t require a detailed rendering.

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Making your own decals is a great way to produce the exact image that you want and use it to decorate walls, models, or any item. There are several ways to make your own decals; which method to use depends on how much time and money you want to spend on the project and how skilled you are with photo editing or graphic software. Simple drawings on contact paper make wall decals that add color and style to a room on a large scale, without spending a lot of money. For hobbyists or commercial decal designers, it may be worth investing in the equipment needed to design and produce decals digitally.

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Figure out how much contact paper you will need. Do this based on your drawing and the scale of the room or item where you are putting it. Contact paper is available in various roll sizes and colors from online stores and home improvement stores.

Make sure you buy enough for your project and allocate for mistakes and waste. If you are working on a large area, it’s a good idea to buy in bulk to save money.

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.[6] 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.

Sketch out the design on plain paper. You can also work on it using photo editing software. For wall decals, create a sketch of the room where you plan to put the design. Make sure it’s somewhat to scale and includes furniture.

If you are using software like Photoshop, scan in a picture of the room and add the design to the photo digitally.

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Make a decal sheet. This way you can fit as many decals onto one sheet of paper as possible.[6] Make sure the designs don’t overlap as you’ll need to cut these out later. This is a good way to prevent wasting vinyl paper, as it can be costly.

You can create these using photo-editing software. Print your decal sheet. Make sure you print this on the white vinyl paper.

A Pencil or Pen (Note — You won’t be able to change your draft if you use a pen, so choose wisely)

Cut out the laminated stickers from the sheet of vinyl. Use a ruler and a craft knife to make precise straight cuts. If your sticker designs are rounded, use scissors to cut them out, or give them a square background.

Once all your stickers are cut out, discard any leftover paper scraps.[10]

Click the print preview button to see how your stickers will print. If any of the copies of your design are cut off in the margin, move them in further away from the edge of the template. Make sure none of the copies are overlapping.

Peel off the backing on your stickers to use them. The vinyl backing will be on the opposite side of the over-laminate, on the back of the sticker design. Grab a corner of the vinyl backing with two fingers and peel it back until it’s completely off the sticker.

Place your sticker on a dry, flat surface.

Cricut is a good vinyl design program, but you have to buy a large machine. It also isn’t only for vinyl, it’s for many other things, too!

Transfer the contact paper to the wall. Do this by starting at the bottom of your design, working upwards.[3] Peel off the backing paper as you go. Go slowly to avoid wrinkles and bubbles in your design as you press it onto the wall.

Press firmly to make sure the sticky surface of the contact paper adheres to the wall.

Print your decal sheet onto the vinyl paper. Make sure it’s facing the right way since printing on the wrong side may make the paper unusable.[7] If you aren’t sure whether the paper should be placed face down or face up, use a plain white piece of paper to test.

Make a mark on one side, and then print to see which side is printed. If the printer ink won’t stick to the vinyl paper, you have printed on the wrong side of the paper.

Laminate the page with a cold press laminator. Follow the instructions for the laminator to feed the image correctly.[8] The laminator will protect the design and keep the colors from fading. Press the laminate sheet down onto the decal sheet, sticky side down.

The backing sheet from the laminate should be folded back several inches. Feed the laminate sheet through the cold press laminator. As you do this the backing sheet from the laminate will separate. Trim the excess laminate from your decal sheet before sending it through the laminator for best results.

A Computer or Tablet. Anything with a large enough screen and the correct software will do, but note that it must be able to print.

Print out the decal sheet on plain white paper. Check the color, brightness and contrast to make sure the printed version has the results you want. Sometimes colors and shapes don’t look the same on screen vs.

on paper, so it is a good idea to do this step to check your design. Make any adjustments to your design and print it again to double check it. Hold the mock-up next to the wall or object you intend to put the decal on to make sure it looks correct.

An Image Editing Software (Krita is very good for professional art, but Paint or Gimp might come preinstalled on your computer)

Draw out the design on inexpensive paper to scale. Paper like brown packing paper or newsprint will work best for this mock-up. Tape the design to the walls to make sure you are happy with the scale and shape.

Pay special attention to corners, making sure that the shape looks good in the location and that its at the correct angle. Make adjustments as needed until you are satisfied with the look.

Edit the decal using computer software. You can use popular software such as Photoshop or GIMP to do this. Make adjustments as needed to colors and shapes. Resize the image so that it fits the space you want to cover.

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Open a new 8 x 11 inch (20.3 x 27.9 cm) document in your image editing software. If the software you’re using doesn’t let you specify the size when you open a new document, edit the size after you open the document.

Look for the size button in your software’s menu bar.[4]

Insert the white vinyl paper into the printer. Make sure it’s facing the right way since printing on the wrong side may make the paper unusable. If you aren’t sure whether the paper should be placed face down or face up, use a plain white piece of paper to test.

Make a mark on one side, and then print to see which side is printed.

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