Metallic Stickers That Help You Shine

Watch your stickers come to life with metallic sticker printing. This process leaves a layer of silver ink before applying the rest of the colors. It results in stickers that are brighter and shinier than your average sticker.

Metallic stickers, unlike foil stickers, can use a wide range of colors. They even work if you have gradient colors in your design.

Paper You Can Depend On
Our metallic stickers are printed on high-gloss, UV-coated white paper sticker. They are not waterproof but can hold its own against moisture. They can adhere to almost any surface, making them the ideal material for sticking your brand on bottles, jars, food containers, wrappers, or any other product packaging.

A Glossy Finish
Metallic stickers have a high-gloss UV coating that protects your stickers from fingerprints and dust. And as the name implies, high-gloss UV leaves a sheen that enhances your sticker colors and makes them more reflective.

The Perfect Size
There are two shapes to choose from – square and rectangle. Each shape offers several size options, with 2” x 2” being the most popular. No matter how big or small your sticker design or product packaging is, there’s a sticker size that’ll fit perfectly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will my stickers arrive?
A: They will be delivered boxed and individually cut, with an easily peelable paper backing.

Q: Are metallic stickers waterproof?
A: No. They are, however, moisture resistant. Metallic stickers can be refrigerated, suitable for items such as ice cream cups, beer bottles, and sauce jars. Direct exposure to water (submerged) is not recommende

Q: Can you explain what turnaround means?
A: It refers to the number of business days it takes to print your custom stickers. Weekends, holidays, and shipping time are not included. PrintPlace offers a selection of turnaround times to work with your schedule. Visit our turnaround options page for more information.

Q: What’s the most popular metallic sticker shape?
A: Most of our customers prefer square stickers. It fits most product packaging like bottles, jars, and boxes. It also provides a lot of space to work with, giving you a large area to put your logo, nutritional information, or promotions.

Metallic Printing File Requirements

Keep in mind the following file requirements as you create a design using the downloadable formats below:

  1. The font size should be a minimum of 7 or 8 points. Avoid printing small text or fine lines in metallic.
  2. Border and stroke must be more than 1.5 points.
  3. Images and artwork should be at least 300 DPI.
  4. All files should be in CMYK color mode.

How to Prepare Your Design for Metallic Printing

  1. Apply metallic printing on lighter colors. The effect won’t be as apparent in darker colors.
  2. Create two layers to distinguish the elements printed in ink from the elements with metallic printing. Both files should have the same size.
    1. The regular CMYK layer shows which elements are printed in ink. Apply 15% K on the area that will be printed in metallic color.
    2. The metallic printing layer only shows the elements that will appear as metallic. The element(s) that will be printed in metallic colors should have the same location as seen on the CMYK layer. Apply 100% K on the metallic area and white on the areas with no metallic printing.
    3. The images below show the difference between the two layers:

  3. Alignment is crucial to the file preparation process. The CMYK and metallic printing layers should both have the same size. Common elements must be in the same position on both layers.
  4. Check for a white "halo" around the knockout area or where two colors overlap on the layer. To prevent this effect on the CMYK layer, grow or stroke the metallic area in mask by 1 point. This allows the metallic silver to blend with the CMYK area, which reduces the appearance of a halo. Alternatively, you can add more color to the knockout area to reduce the halo effect.

Metallic Sticker Templates

Our layout templates will show you how to format your artwork. This ensures your stickers print correctly. Follow the steps below to prepare your product for metallic printing:

  1. Create two layers on your file.
  2. The first layer shows the design in regular CMYK color.
  3. The second layer shows which areas will be printed in metallic. Color all portions for metallic printing in 100% K. All other sections that will be printed in regular CMYK should be colored white.

View Metallic Stickers Layout Templates

Need help with our layout templates?
Please refer to our guided layout instructions.

Why Should You Print Personalized Stickers?

In today’s competitive landscape, businesses need to utilize every advantage they can get in order to stand out. Metallic sticker printing can help you with that. Your product packaging can now have a focal point that helps improve brand recall with customers.

Here are a few tips that can help you come up with the best metallic stickers for your business.
  • Use Loud Colors – Metallic ink does wonders to bright colors. Use the right colors to bring your stickers to life.
  • Keep It Simple – A cluttered sticker design will only confuse your customers. Use as little text as possible. Be more direct.
  • Use High-Resolution – Low-resolution images will make your design blurry during printing.

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