Labels and stickers are a great way to brand and promote your products, service or entire brand. But if you’re not careful, they can also be a major headache. We are here to help. There are a few things you should keep in mind in order to make the process as smooth as possible. Here are six tips that will help you apply custom stickers and labels like a pro!
1. Always start with a clean surface
Labels and stickers can look great on a clean surface, and if you don’t start with a clean surface, you might end up with a mess. A dirty or oily surface can cause the sticker to not stick properly, or it could come off entirely. So always start with a clean surface to ensure that your labels and stickers look great!
2. Make sure the sticker is facing the right way before you peel it off the backing
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s so important. If you peel a sticker off of its backing and then realize that it’s upside down or backwards, you’re going to have a hard time getting it to stick properly, especially when you chose front adhesive stickers or labels.
3. Peel off the backing paper slowly
Take your time peeling off the backing paper. If you try to rip it off quickly, you might end up tearing the sticker. And if you peel it off too slowly, you might end up with wrinkles in the sticker. So take your time and peel off the backing paper slowly for the best results.
4. Apply pressure from the centre when you are ready
When you’re ready to apply the sticker, start by pressing down on it in the centre and then work your way outwards. The adhesive used is pressure-sensitive. That means it will be activated by pressing down. If you start from the centre, you have more control and can avoid air bubbles.
5. If air bubbles do form, use a credit card to smooth them out
If you do end up with air bubbles in your sticker, don’t worry! Just take a credit card or a similar object and gently push the bubble towards the edge of your stickers or labels. This will help to smooth it out.
6. Let the stickers and labels sit for 24 hours
After you’ve applied your custom labels and stickers, it’s important to let them sit for at least 24 hours before using or handling them. This will give the adhesive time to set and will help to ensure that your labels and stickers stay in place.
Following these tips will help you apply labels and stickers like a pro! Just remember to start with a clean surface, make sure the sticker is facing the right way, peel off the backing paper slowly, apply pressure from the centre, use a credit card to smooth out air bubbles, and let the stickers sit for 24 hours. With these tips, you’ll be able to apply labels and stickers like a pro in no time!