Our Process

About CMYK Sticker Printing

With CMYK Sticker Printing, we are working with process color, where we combine primary colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) to literally create thousands of colors. To make a certain shade of orange, for example, we print small dots of magenta ink directly over the top of the yellow ink. With any CMYK printing, there can be very minor resulting streaks and dots.

The subtle dithering is entirely due to the CMYK process. In most cases, you won’t notice the dot pattern unless you look through a magnifying glass, but 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. We go into great detail about color setup on our blog post, “How To Print The Best Quality Full Color Stickers.” Please give it a read.

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Pantone or Spot Color Printing Process

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. With Pantone, we can match your color exactly. 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 15,000 stickers.

Facebook Inc. Decided on Custom Pantone Sticker Printing.

Our Gang Run Printing Process

The gang run process essentially means that we take everyone’s individual orders, lay them out together on one large sheet, print one set of films, make one set of screens, create one custom die cut per run and print everyone’s stickers at one time. Your sticker file, along with up to 30 or so other customers will all print together on one “gang run.” We waive the cost of the films and screens, so that customers don’t incur those charges. This means that you can get an incredibly high end, silkscreen stickers for a fraction of the cost of typical full color silkscreen sticker printers.

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