What Makes a High Quality Sticker?

What Makes a High Quality Sticker?

Laura Laura
7 minute read

There are a lot of sticker companies out there. And many people wonder how to determine which sticker companies make high-quality stickers. At Custom Stickers, we pride ourselves on making the highest quality stickers in the industry. Here we will talk about what goes into a high-quality sticker and how we set ourselves apart from other sticker makers.  

Making a sticker doesn't sound like a super tricky process - design, print, and cut - but there is a lot that goes into it. Materials, color capabilities, print resolution, and process all factor into the sticker quality.


high-quality sticker starts with a high-quality design. I don't simply mean an excellent design or incredible piece of art. I'm talking about the resolution and quality of the file itself.

At Custom Stickers, we don't print blurry or low-resolution files. Instead, every file that comes through our door is quality checked, and when we get something lower resolution than what our state-of-the-art printers can handle, we kick the file over to our design team.

They have a lot of experience in enhancing images. They'll do the heavy lifting to enhance your design and ensure that the file isn't pixelated or blurry.

In some cases, this may even involve recreating a logo or design so that the final product is a crisp, high-quality sticker. But, don't worry, we send proofs after any adjustments so that you can see the difference and make sure it's exactly what you want.

We wrote a blog post with additional information about raster images and vector files if you are starting to design a sticker.


A high-quality sticker requires more than just a quality design, however. The material that it's printed onto is also essential.  

When choosing a sticker company, consider the specifications they promise on their vinyl. For example, is the vinyl UV resistant? Is it waterproof? Can it stand up to rain, sleet, and snow? What about dishwashers and microwaves?  

At Custom Stickers, we invest considerable time in developing our products and ensuring that we utilize only the highest quality materials. Our vinyl checks all the boxes mentioned above.

It has exceptional UV resistance, making it capable of withstanding prolonged exposure to sunlight without fading. Furthermore, our vinyl is waterproof, meaning it can endure wet conditions without losing its adhesive properties. Whether you place our stickers on your water bottle, laptop, or car bumper, they will maintain their vibrant appearance and adhesion for a minimum of five years. In fact, our stickers are even dishwasher and microwave safe, allowing you to apply them to various surfaces without worry.

It's this commitment to durability that sets CustomStickers apart from the competition.


For us, the sticker finish is an extension of the vinyl and material discussion. We use high-quality laminate to finish all of our stickers. This adds to the durability and allows us to customize how it looks.  

We can apply matte or gloss laminate depending on your needs. However, note that some sticker companies don't finish their stickers with laminate. This makes them far less durable.  

UV resistance and waterproof properties are critical features to consider. With our quality laminate finishes, our stickers excel in both areas, making them suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Whether exposed to sunlight, rain, or other challenging conditions, our stickers will remain vibrant and firmly adhered to their surface. You can confidently place them on your car, laptop, water bottle, or any other item, knowing that they will maintain their quality and aesthetics for years to come.


Color accuracy is one area where we set ourselves apart from the competition. In the print and sticker industry, the standard printer uses four unique colors of ink: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black). These printers use those four colors to mix all other colors.

Unfortunately, the typical sticker printer doesn't produce specific colors accurately, especially color gradients and reds/oranges.

Our printers are state-of-the-art. We use ten unique colors of ink. In addition to the standard four colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, our printers use Orange, Red, Light Black (Grey), Light Cyan, Light Magenta, and White.

This gives us the best color accuracy and widest color gamut on the market. We can print photo and art quality colors and resolution with 98.2% Pantone coverage.     

10 color epson printers


I can't think of anything worse than a custom sticker that comes out blurry or pixelated. We print all of our stickers in 1440p resolution. This means that we can print complex, highly detailed designs without issue.

If your design is low-res, our talented design team won't send it to the printer. Instead, they will enhance it. If a design that looks like it will be blurry or pixelated comes through our system, we will work on it until it looks great.

You always get free proofs, so you can approve the enhancements we make to clarity and resolution before we print.    


Finally, the cut of the stickers. Die-cut stickers (stickers cut to the shape of your design) are our most popular product. Our cutting machines can cut highly detailed shapes with extreme accuracy and precision. As a result, your stickers will look exactly how you want them.

Application and Use Cases

High-quality stickers offer versatility, opening up a world of possibilities for creative expression and promotion. With Custom Stickers, you can trust that our stickers are suitable for various environments and surfaces.

Our stickers adhere seamlessly to smooth surfaces such as glass, plastic, metal, and laptops. They can even withstand outdoor elements and rugged use. Whether you're decking out your car with unique decals or personalizing your laptop with your favorite design, Custom Stickers' products deliver an exceptional level of performance and style.

The applications for high-quality stickers are virtually limitless. They can be used for personal expression, brand promotion, event giveaways, or enhancing product packaging. Furthermore, stickers make for excellent marketing tools at trade shows or as unique freebies for your customers. Custom Stickers' commitment to quality ensures that our stickers rise to the occasion, no matter the use case.

Easy Ordering Process

At Custom Stickers, we value your time and strive to make the ordering process as seamless and user-friendly as possible. We understand that navigating through countless options and specifications can be overwhelming, especially for those new to the sticker world. That's why we have simplified the process to ensure a stress-free experience.

Our website features an intuitive interface that guides you through each step of the ordering process. You can easily select the desired size, shape, finish, and quantity of stickers. Additionally, we provide you with the option to upload your design file or utilize our design tool to create a custom design from scratch. We offer instant pricing, so you know the cost upfront, and there are no hidden fees.

Once you have placed your order, our team gets to work promptly, ensuring efficient processing and production. We also provide you with a proof of your sticker design before proceeding with printing, giving you the opportunity to review and make any necessary adjustments. This level of transparency and convenience is what you can expect when working with Custom Stickers.

Customer Satisfaction

We believe in the power of positive customer experiences and have received numerous testimonials and reviews from satisfied customers. Our commitment to quality, reliability, and attention to detail resonates with those who choose Custom Stickers for their sticker needs. From prompt responses to inquiries to timely delivery, we go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction.

If you have any questions, concerns, or special requests, our dedicated customer support team is always ready to assist you. We value your feedback and aim to make your experience with Custom Stickers a memorable one.

I hope this was informative, and you better understand why CustomStickers.com makes the best stickers in the business.

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