Graphic Design Services
Sticky Business offers graphic design services for custom labels, decals, stickers, domed labels, domed decals, embossed foil seals, and embossed foil anniversary seals. Our graphic designers specialize in creating print ready artwork for all 'sticky’ products.
We perform minor editing of supplied artwork at no charge. If your request requires extensive work it is charged at $75 per hour with a minimum charge of $35. We will not perform extensive clean-ups without obtaining prior permission to proceed.
Have a rough idea “in your head”? No problem! Email us a sketch and our team will prepare a draft for your review and approval.
Our team can create or recreate any type of custom design. Our extensive software selection, typeface libraries, and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to design the perfect custom label, decal, or embossed seal for your unique application.
We accept existing digital artwork and prepare it for the perfect label, decal or embossed seal. Refer to artwork specifications below for tips on sending digital files.
Your artwork should be supplied at the finished size, with fonts converted to outlines, Pantone colors specified and, if required, reflect all applicable government regulations. If you do not have graphic design capability, we offer graphic design services at very reasonable prices.
Anytime the ink extends over the of the edge of the label it is considered a bleed. The space between the edge of the image and the edge of the label is the printing margin. We require the art to be set up with a 1/8″ printing margin (unless a bleed is what you want). Artwork will be automatically reduced if it is not provided with the necessary margin and a bleed is not requested.
A reverse is when the image is accomplished by the label stock color showing through the ink coverage. Many times, the art bleeds off the edge of the label creating the appearance of the label stock being the color of the imprint.
When dealing with a label which involves more than one ink color, please keep the following tips in mind:
- The digital art must be color separated with the copy position and colors clearly marked with crop marks or a key line. We can normally separate artwork that does not touch or overlap.
- The exact placement of an image is especially noticeable with successive colors as they are printed one after another to produce a complete multi-color image.
We can create PostNet, FIM, UPC(A), UPC(E), EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, ISSn, Code 39, Code 25, ITF, ITF-14, Codabar and CODE 128. Please check with our art department regarding different applications, characteristics and limitations for each type of barcode. If the barcode stays the same on each label it is priced as a “static” barcode label – not a consecutive numbered barcode label. For best scan-ability, the barcode should always be printed in black with a white background.
Clean-Ups & Manipulations
We perform minor clean-ups at no charge. If the clean-up requires extensive work it is charged at $75 per hour with a minimum charge of $35. Art must be reviewed by Sticky Business to determine if we can perform a clean-up or manipulation. We will not perform extensive clean-ups without first obtaining your permission to proceed.
Digital Files/Electronic Art
We can accept artwork by email, large file transfer, or on a disk. Contact one of our Customer Service Representatives if you have any questions. When sending a JPEG or TIFF, it must be at least 300 ppi.