Bumper Sticker Designs
Bumper stickers are a great way for you to promote an idea or slogan for your company, organization or school. Stickers can come in all different sizes, shapes and colors and can be as simple as one worded text or printed with full color graphics. Below is a list of suggestions that will add value, life and flare to your custom printed bumper stickers.
- Know what you are purchasing. Make sure that you are getting the proper label for your application. Bumper stickers should be printed on at least a 3 mil thick vinyl which are laminated after printing. The laminate should be a UV resistant film, not a spray. The UV film adds gloss, enhances colors and provides a scuff-resistant surface. Make sure your label is printed with inks from a printing press or screen printer, not from a laser printer. While laser printed bumper stickers offer cheaper pricing for small quantities, there is a big trade off on longevity. Another important feature for bumper stickers is the use of a repositionable adhesive. This type of adhesive allows you to peel the sticker up within a few minutes and reapply it if your first attempt was not straight. The adhesive will set up to be permanent after a few hours.
- Use dark colors next to light ones for contrast. Blues, reds, dark greens and black are great for bumper sticker viewing. Even by using UV laminates, colors will fade over time due to the sun. The darker your colors, the longer your message will be seen.
- Try reversing out the text. Instead of printing purple text on a white background, switch it around so that the text is white and the label is purple. Something as simple as this can really add appeal to your label at no extra cost.
- Add an image but keep the details to a minimum. Images can be a real eye catcher but an image with too much detail can be unrecognizable. Also try keeping your text to minimum so the print can be as large as possible. Remember that even the closest vehicle will be at least 10' away.
- Add a second color to your sticker. For a little extra money a second color can really set off your sticker. This can be done by making the image a different color from the text. Even something as simple as adding a different colored border can make the difference.
- Are you using your bumper stickers as a hand out at events or will you donate them to an organization? A great way to get exposure for your company without detracting from the bumper stickers themselves is by adding print to the back side. Something like, "Stickers Donated by The Acme Corporation" on the liner. Other good ideas are printing a coupon for a free or discounted product, instructions for using a product or directions to your location.
- Don't be afraid to do different things to your text. Make important words larger, bold, italicized or stretched to set them off. If you are using a circle like the example above, try using a curved text. Text can also be aligned to form around your image.
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