Design warning stickers to deter trespassers, ensure workers’ safety, or to inform staff of important safety instructions. Display them outside for incoming customers or inside your establishment. The permanent adhesive keeps the warning on the wall or machine for the long-term. Our available material options are permanent, with waterproof options available for outdoor operation sites. PrintPlace lets you choose and combine several details before creating the artwork or uploading your print-ready file. Read on to find out the array of options in creating custom warning stickers.
How to Customize Your Safety Warning Stickers
Choose a Size and Shape That Fits All the Crucial Information
Print stickers in standard sizes
for square, rectangle, oval, and circle shapes. Larger dimensions that can fit most information start at 5” x 7” for square or rectangle stickers. Bigger circle and oval stickers sizes start at 4” x 4”. Keep in mind how the edges of your shape will give or limit the intended space for the displayed information.
Print in a Protective Laminate That Distinguishes the Stickers From Afar
Gloss, matte, and high-gloss laminations are available for your safety warning stickers. Gloss and high gloss are recommended for warnings that need to be seen from afar. Both shine under the light and make bright colors extra bold on display.
Matte laminations have the least glare and work best on stickers that need to be read up close. Perfect for longer messages on the warning stickers.
Select a Material That Can Withstand the Elements, Anywhere
Vinyl is recommended for warning stickers placed on equipment or vehicles used outdoors. For stickers placed on refrigerated items, print the warning on BOPP or textured materials. Perfect for laboratory samples or the glass front of a refrigerator.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should be included in a warning sticker?
Below is a list of the essential parts of a health and safety warning sticker:
- Statement of danger or what the sticker is warning against.
- The consequences of being exposed to the said danger. For example: “Smoking regularly may lead to lung cancer.”
- The signal word indicates the danger’s severity. Make sure to use accurate language for either major or minor dangers. The correct language indicates the accurate risk level of the danger. For instance, you only use “Danger” to warn against hazardous chemicals and poison.
- Instructions to prevent exposure to the danger. For example, you’ll place “Do Not Enter” for a restricted area.
What are the ANSI’s standards for warning stickers?
All warning stickers should be printed in UV resistant stickers and protected with clear polyester laminate. These materials ensure protection from heat, abrasion, and chemicals. Be sure to print in white vinyl to comply with this requirement.
What are the important printing guidelines to consider for warning stickers?
Print multiple warning stickers if the equipment it will be placed on is too large. Be sure to apply it in the area nearest the hazard.
As previously indicated, laminated vinyl is the sturdiest material that protects against outdoor elements like the weather and other wear and tear. You may print in indoor paper materials for temporary sticker warning displays.
Use our warning sticker layout templates to ensure your artwork and designs are sized and formatted correctly. PrintPlace layout templates can be downloaded for each custom sticker size below, in an EPS, PDF, or JPG format for Illustrator or Photoshop.