Sticker Tips


If you haven't heard already we can make stickers out of pretty much anything. What you may not know though, is that there are a few secrets to making a really GREAT sticker.

KEY TIPS

• Clear well-lit photos work best. Natural lighting is usually ideal. Try using photos taken outside without harsh shadows or highlights. A room indoors with lots of natural light versus incandescent light will also work great.

• Choose a photo where the subject's head is fully in the frame and isn't too far away either.

• If we think your photo will print too dark we will lighten it for you. We CANNOT photoshop things into or out of your photo.

• A good rule for checking your photo's resolution for printing is to enlarge the photo to about the size of the sticker you are ordering. Your photo will generally print the same way it looks at that size. 

• When leaving instructions of who to trace in a photo, avoid instructions like "Trace the third person from the left". Instead use physical descriptions like "Trace the man in the red shirt and moustache" or "Trace the little boy with black curly hair".

GOOD PHOTO EXAMPLES

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• Subject is well-lit and in focus
• Head is not too far away or cut off in the frame
• Head is facing the camera

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• Subject is well-lit and in focus
• Head is not too far away or cut off in the frame
• Head is facing the camera
• A cute face also helps :)

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• Heads are together and touching—this is key for multiple face stickers
• Subject is well-lit and in focus
• Heads are not too far away or cut off in the frame
• Heads are facing the camera

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• Subject is well-lit and in focus
• Head is not too far away or cut off in the frame
• Head is facing the camera
• Bonus points for impeccable fashion choices

NOT-SO-GOOD PHOTO EXAMPLES

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• Pre-cut faces are a no-no in our books. It makes it difficult for our team to trace the sticker with most of the photo missing. Upload the original photo and leave us detailed trace instructions when checking out for the best sticker results.

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• Subject is not well-lit and is not fully in the frame creating a strange looking cat sticker :(

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• Subject is far away from the frame and is dark creating a sad blobby sticker face :(

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• The heads are not together creating a strange void
• Part of the head is cut-off creating a chinless sticker face :(