What Is a Sticker Design Proof?

What Is a Sticker Design Proof?

Jesse Jesse
4 minute read

A design proof is a digital representation of what your stickers will look like when they're printed. It gives you a realistic idea of the final outcome of your printed stickers so you can confirm they match your vision. As a sticker printer that cares about our customers, we offer free design proofs before printing our clients' orders to any customer who requests one. This allows us to make sure that you always receive the best results possible. 

Why are design proofs important?

A design proof is one of the most important steps in ordering and printing your stickers. When you receive the design proof, it allows you to check it and ensure it all looks good before it's sent through the printing process. It also gives you the chance to request any changes so that your stickers will be exactly what you want it to be.

The design proof shows you precisely what will be printed, and how it will be cut. You'll want to make sure you check the size, quantity, and cut line to make sure it aligns with your vision. If you're not happy with it, you can request unlimited revisions. 

When will you send me my design proof?

We give our customers free online proofs, which you will typically receive within one business day. We strive for a fast turnaround so we won't keep you waiting long to receive design proofs.

Once our graphic designers have set your file up so it's ready for printing we will send you a digital proof directly to your email, so you can easily access it from your phone or computer. Approving or requesting revisions only take a couple clicks. 

checking online design proof on phone

If you don't see your proof in your inbox, make sure you check your spam and 'promotions' folders.

Or, if you are in a hurry, you can get your stickers even faster by skipping the proofing process.

How should I check my proof?

When you get the proof for your custom stickers, you'll want to carefully review your design. There are a few details that you should check to make sure your sticker is the way you want it.

  • Check the layout to see if everything is where it should be
  • Spell check your sticker to catch spelling errors or typos (tip: have someone else look at it too)
  • Make sure the cut lines are in the right place
  • Confirm that the colors accurate
  • Double check that the size correct

One thing to keep in mind regarding color is that the colors you see on your screen won't be exactly the same as what will be printed on your custom stickers.

design proof colors

This is because while your stickers will be printed using ink, your screen uses a spectrum of light to create color. On top of that, each screen can have different levels of brightness and color contrast. However, most of the time, you will still get very similar results.

We'll let you know if there are any potential issues with color.

Requesting changes to your design proof

When you receive your design proof, you have the chance to request changes. We offer free revisions to get your stickers perfect before they're ready to print. We want you to be pleased with your design so that you get the final product that you want. This is why we always offer this important step for free, as many times as you need.

Once you approve your design proof, we aim to print and ship your stickers within two business days to get them to you quickly.

Custom Vinyl Stickers

Custom Vinyl Stickers


Description Vinyl Stickers | Waterproof Vinyl Stickers By default we will die cut your vinyl stickers to the shape of your design. However, please add a note at checkout or request proofs if you would like standard shapes such as circles or… read more

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