Our Sticker Quality
CMYK Printing Process
We print CMYK silkscreen vinyl stickers. The prices quoted on the site reflect our CMYK gang run process. With any CMYK silkscreening, we are working with process color, so there can be very minor resulting streaks and dots. The subtle dithering is entirely due to the CMYK process. It can be more noticeable with certain colors than others.
Colors of a light shade that use small quantities of all 4 process colors are the hardest to balance. Bear this in mind when designing your sticker. Generally, CMKY values under 10% can get lost in the screen - they should try to be kept either 0 or 10.
If 100% exact color reproduction is important to your sticker design, and/or in order to get a large area of exact solid color, you may prefer a custom pantone (PMS) run. We do offer pantone runs, but depending on the quantities, the cost can be considerably higher as the customer incurs the film, screen and setup costs. This option is typically only available for custom runs of over 10,000 stickers.
We do offer a $500 per color pantone overcoat on our standard gang runs if you'd like that option. In other words, with an up-charge to our regular CMYK printing process, we can tape off the screens and add a specific pantone color of your choice.