Stickers and Labels FAQs

Find the answers to all your questions about stickers and labels printing.

Sticker Types & Materials Available

The largest size available depends on the sticker format and shape you choose. For cut-to-size or singles, these are the available standard shapes and maximum dimensions:

  • Square/Rectangle: 12” x 18”
  • Circle: 4” x 4”
  • Oval: 3” x 4”

For roll stickers, these are the shapes and biggest sizes available:

  • Rectangle: 7” x 5”
  • Square: 5” x 5”
  • Circle: 6” x 6”
  • Oval: 5” x 3.5”

You can also print in custom dimensions for the roll format. The maximum for width is 6” and for height is 12”.

Shape Cut-to-Size Roll
Square/Rectangle 1.5” x 2.5” Square (rounded corners): 0.5” x 0.5” Rectangle (rounded corners): 0.5” x 1”
Circle 2” x 2” 0.5” x 0.5”
Oval 3” x 4” 0.75” x 1.5”
Custom N/A Width: 0.5”
Height: 0.5”

The standard size will depend on the shape of your sticker or label. Below are the top standard dimensions for each shape:

  • Square: 3” x 3”
  • Rectangle: 1.5” x 2.5”
  • Circle: 3” x 3”
  • Oval: 5” x 3”

Only the front side of the sticker or label can be printed on with your design. The back side has the adhesive that sticks on a surface when peeled and applied.

No, all stickers come with a permanent adhesive that keeps them on the applied surface. The residue remains and the design may get damaged if you try to remove it.

Yes, you can add protective matte on the different sticker materials available. It gives the design an elegant, subdued finish that makes text more readable and visuals easy on the eyes.

Yes, you can print a die-cut sticker or a shape that is cut to the exact form of your submitted design. You will receive these stickers cut to the exact shape indicated in your specifications.

The white vinyl sticker material for cut-to-size labels or stickers is water and weatherproof. It also protects your design from fading after exposure to the sun.

Yes. When you submit or create a design in a specific shape and without a white border, it will be printed according to your specifications. We recommend using the online design tool or downloading a layout template to ensure printing accuracy during production.

Design and Artwork Specifications

You can upload your label or sticker file directly on our website. On the online calculator, select “Upload Now” to access the page where you can upload a file directly from your computer or Dropbox.
Before submitting your artwork online, make sure to set the file in CMYK color mode. Your computer screen shows colors in RGB by default, but for print files on Adobe programs or Microsoft Publisher, they should be set in CMYK.RGB is for colors presented on digital screens, while CMYK ensures accuracy in printing.
Yes, if your file is set in CMYK or converted from RGB, then we will print it according to its appearance on the file. We recommend creating your file with the CMYK color mode or converting it from RGB before uploading so you can preview its appearance once printed.
Before uploading a file to our site, be sure to set it on CMYK color mode. CMYK printing is the standard-setting in the printing industry. If a color does not appear as you had seen it, you likely viewed the file on RGB mode. Check out this blog for more information on why we use CMYK for printing.
You can put as many colors as you wish on the sticker or label design. However, we recommend sticking to a maximum of 3 colors to keep the look simple, eye-catching, and easy on your customer’s eyes.
Yes, PMS colors are the most popular color matching system used in the printing industry and we refer to this to provide the specific color you require. PMS colors are often associated with a color code and these are used to produce the colors that exist outside the CMYK spectrum.
All submitted files go through a standard file check. You’ll be notified if we find any technical problems that need correction. Standard corrections include adding a bleed or the line that provides an extra allowance for your background color. The bleed ensures that no white line or blank space appears in the final print output.
We prefer submissions in PDF format but also accept TIFF, TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, and EPS files.

As discussed earlier, the bleed accommodates additional space for your background color so that no details are missed upon trimming down the sticker to its actual size.

The trim line is the actual cut line or where we’ll trim the sticker or label to achieve the indicated size.

The caution zone ensures that text is placed at least 0.125” away from the trim line and prevents the copy from being cut off or too close to the edge after achieving the label’s final size.

Files submitted in low resolution will be flagged and we’ll request for a higher resolution file to ensure that the printed output doesn’t come out pixelated. Make sure the file you submit has at least 300 dpi for all elements.
No, you can only submit one artwork for every print product ordered. If you need to print multiple designs, you can create a new order and add it to your cart for a simultaneous order.

The file size doesn’t matter. What’s important is your file follows the guidelines that ensure high-quality printing:

  • Add a 1/8” or 0.125” bleed on each side of your file.
  • Do not position any important text or images beyond the safety zone or inside the trim line.
  • The file should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • Set the file’s color mode as CMYK before saving and uploading.
  • Convert all text into outlines if it’s saved on Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. For Adobe Photoshop, be sure to flatten the image.
  • Lines should be at least .25 pts thick—anything thinner may not show up on print.

How to Place an Order for Stickers and Labels

You can order a minimum of 25 cut-to-size stickers or labels. For rolls, the minimum quantity is 250 pieces.
You lower the unit price per sticker or label with a larger quantity order. We recommend ordering above 250 pieces if you need to maximize a budget for bulk printing.
If you want to see the sticker’s appearance before committing to a larger order, we recommend printing the minimum quantity of 25 pieces.

Shipping and Turnaround Time Queries

No, we only offer 1 business day of printing as the fastest option for cut-to-size stickers. One business day printing means any job approved and sent to production before midnight CT will be shipped on the succeeding business day.
To find out how soon you can receive the order based on the printing time, select ‘Get Shipping Estimate’ below the online calculator and several dates will appear.

Yes, we process split shipping requests. After uploading or submitting your design online, select “Sending to Multiple Address?” on the Shipping page. From there you can select “Add Split Shipping” and then input the shipping method for each address. The shipping method will show several transit options to match the arrival date you require. Note that there is no additional charge or printing turnaround for split shipping to 5 or less addresses.

You will need to pay more if you’re shipping to more than 5 addresses. For split shipping to more than 6 to 25 addresses, there is an additional printing time of 1 day. An additional 2 days is needed for printing if you will split ship to more than 25 addresses.

We also do blind shipment that shows no evidence to the receiver their package came from PrintPlace. After selecting checkout, you can choose “Add Blind Shipping” on the Shipping page. From here, you will enter the information to replace PrintPlace with the sender’s address.

Payment Inquiries and Information

You can pay via credit card online after uploading your file and finalizing the shipment options. PrintPlace accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards.

PayPal is also available upon checkout. The link will appear when you select it on the “Payment Method” page. Once you’re on the PayPal page, follow these steps to proceed with the transaction:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Select “Send Money” and then make the payment to
  3. Input the amount, transaction type (goods or services), and then proceed.
  4. Select “Send Money” after reviewing the payment details to finalize the transaction.

There are several reasons for a failed credit card transaction:

  1. The card is expired.
  2. Incorrect input or typo of the card information.
  3. The card has reached the credit limit.

Should you run into a problem with the credit card transaction, it’s best to review the information you provided and check your card’s expiry date.

Yes, we accept purchase orders for clients that want to defer payment until after delivery. You can avail of Net30, a payment scheme that lets you pay for the order 30 days after it has been shipped. Your order will proceed to production without providing an upfront payment. Contact for information on our minimum spending requirements and to request an Application for Credit form.