4 Common mistakes when using custom labels for product labeling and how to avoid them

Finding the perfect product label can be complicated. What do you have to watch out for? Which size should you choose? And how can you create a stunning label with no design experience?

We are here to help you with exactly that. In this article, we will list the top 4 most coming mistakes we have seen people make when ordering custom labels.

If you want to order stickers online, but are not sure what to look out for, this post is for you. Find out which mistakes to avoid and save time and money. 

1. Choosing the wrong label material

There are plenty of label materials to pick from. To find your ideal material, you need to consider the environment your stickers will be applied to and how durable they need to be.

The broadest distinction to make is between custom vinyl stickers and paper stickers. If you are after a waterproof sticker that can be used outdoors and indoors, paper stickers are not for you. They should mostly be used indoors and avoid water. So you see how quickly the wrong material can derail an entire sticker order.

If you are in doubt, reach out to your sticker printer of trust and describe how you will be using your stickers, they can help you out.

2. Incorrect font selection

When the submitted font size is too small, your sticky labels will not be legible when printed. This is a shame as all the effort you put into your design will be wasted.

Avoid this by following these fluoxymesterone (halotest) two simple tips:

  • Check the height of your text. Each letter must at least be 1.2 mm high in order to print legibly. Depending on the font you are using, this is a rough size of 8pt.
  • Look at your design at scale. When designing artwork, you focus on the details. But check the overall look by zooming out until your design has the same dimensions as your final sticker. This will help you spot any illegible elements.

3. Wrong size 

It is so easy to get tempted by the price of a 1×1 inch sticker. But there are only limited use cases in which such a small sticker will do a great job.

They are great if you are after small, simple logo stickers, like you can see below. For other uses like laptop stickers, product labels or branding, they are just too small and will get lost on your product.

For those uses, anything between 3 and 5 inches makes for a great sticker. Be sure to measure out the surface you want your sticker to cover to get the perfect size.

4. Poor artwork quality

Your artwork forms the foundation of your sticker. Low-quality artwork does, unfortunately, create a low-quality label.

The term quality refers to the resolution of your artwork. The higher the resolution, the more crisply and clearly your design will print.

The best way to ensure a high resolution is by submitting a vector file. If you are not sure how to go about this, try using a free online design tool for your high-quality personalized stickers.

And now you are equipped with all the information you need to avoid these four common mistakes people make when ordering custom product labels. Is there anything else you need to know? Leave us a comment below, and we will get back to you.

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