Permanent Sticker Printing in Canada
Forget the boring, rectangle bumper sticker, and boost your brand with custom shaped stickers. No matter what business you’re in - a coffee shop, digital agency or spa - create awareness for your brand or event (for a fraction of the price of traditional advertising) with custom stickers. Plus using stickers as advertising is the cooler option too. Made from durable vinyl with scratch resistant ink, our custom stickers are tough, water and humidity resistant, and, most importantly, last longing. Whether you’re using your stickers as a free giveaway to customers or as product labels, our custom sticker printing service offers you stickers of any shape and finishing (matte, gloss, reflective or transparent).
Why Customers Love Our Custom Sticker Printing
Come rain, wind, sunlight, snow or humidity, all our custom stickers are made to withstand most weather conditions. All our stickers have the durability of up to five years.
No more hassling with rough edges trying to remove your sticker from the sticker sheet. For seamless, stress-free experience, all our custom stickers are kiss cut making them super easy-to-peel.
Need your custom stickers tomorrow? Well, we have a one-business-day turnaround which is perfect for last minute projects and tight deadlines!
Get Creative with Custom Shaped Stickers
From spanner-shaped stickers for a repair shop to mug-shaped labels for a coffee shop, we can create any sticker shape you desire.
Super Gloss or Super Matte?
Our Super Gloss stickers are extremely shiny and offer brilliant colors. For a softer and more subdued look, choose Super Matte coating. Both are equally excellent in quality and durability, so the choice is yours!
- Popular FAQ
- Design Guidelines
Most Popular Questions
If you are ordering stickers with any of our specialty inks, it is imperative that your files are set up properly. The instructions below are for Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1: Create Spot Colors
A couple notes before you get started:
- The names and values need to be input exactly for the correct color to be printed.
- Ensure the fill of the artwork is the desired color, and the stroke is no fill.
For designs with white ink, create a new spot color as listed below and apply it to your your artwork:
For designs with metallic silver ink, create a new spot color as listed below and apply it to your your artwork:
Step 2: Apply the Spot Colors
After you create the required spot colors, apply the spot color to the respective artwork.
Step 3: Review Layers
Make sure your artwork and cutlines are in the proper layers. It is important for the layer names and order to be as follows:
- "Artwork" - place your finished full color / CMYK artwork here. The spot colors are in two separate layers within the Artwork layer.
- "White" - place the white parts of your artwork here.
- "Metallic" - place the metallic silver parts of your artwork here.
Step 4: Save as a PDF
Saved the finished design as a PDF.
A few notes:
- If your sticker will not be kiss cut, then your file will not need a kiss-cut cutline or layer.
Margins - The through cut line should be offset from the kiss cut line by a minimum of 0.2".
Bleed - Bleed is the artwork that extends past the trim line or finished size of your product. If any element of your artwork is designed to be printed to the edge, it must be extended past the trim line and into the bleed area by a minimum of 0.1".
Cut Lines - The stroke of the kiss cut line and through cut line must be a minimum of 0.25pt.
Fine Detail - The finest detail we recommend is 0.5pt line-weight; however, please note that light colors or lines that are not solid (such as dotted lines) should be made thicker.
Image Resolution - All images should be 300 PPI or higher (at 100%). See: Image Quality
Can I create my stickers online?
We offer a free and easy-to-use Sticker Maker which will allow you to upload your logo or image and visualize your sticker in seconds! You can change the shape, adjust the size, scale your image and see the difference between classic cut and kiss cut!
Can I upload more than 1 design on a single order?
We only accept one design for a single order. If you need to print multiple designs, please place multiple orders. Alternatively, you may consider ordering Sticker Sheets as with this option, we can print multiple designs on a single sheet as long as you are able to supply a proper print-ready file.
Stickers Fast Facts
|Durability*||Water & Humidity Resistance||Adhesive Strength||Color Vibrancy||Recommended Uses|
|3 years||Good||High||High||Glass / windows, laptops, car bumpers, promotional products (retail, trade shows, displays, POS)|
|3 years||Good||High||Low||Glass / windows, laptops, car bumpers, promotional products (retail, trade shows, displays, POS)|
|4 - 5 years||Good||High||Very High||Glass / windows, high-end promotional products (retail, trade shows, displays, POS)|
|4 - 5 years||Good||High||Low||Glass / windows, high-end promotional products (retail, trade shows, displays, POS)|
|4 - 5 years||Excellent||Extreme||Very High||Helmets, hard hats, POS, bikes, skateboards, snowboards, plastic, industrial|
|4 - 5 years||Excellent||Extreme||Low||Helmets, hard hats, POS, bikes, skateboards, snowboards, plastic, industrial|
|4 - 7 years||Excellent||Extreme||Very High||POS, industrial, outdoor applications with/without severe conditions|
|3 years||Good||Low||High**||Glass / windows, packaging, promotional products (retail, trade shows)|
*Estimate is based on outdoor exposure. This may vary depending on use and environmental conditions. **Color vibrancy is dependent on the surface application.
Can you print white ink on stickers?
Yes! We can print white ink on 2 of our transparent stocks: Super Gloss Transparent and Super Matte Transparent. When either of these stocks are selected, you'll see an additional option to apply a specialty ink. Make sure to select 'White Ink' so that it is part of your order.
Can you print specialty inks on stickers?
We offer white ink and metallic silver ink on all of our sticker stocks! While we have the ability to print white ink on any of our sticker stocks, we only recommend it on our Super Gloss Transparent and Super Matte Transparent stocks.
You can order white ink and/or metallic silver ink on our Super Gloss Transparent and Super Matte Transparent stocks from our White Ink Stickers product page.
If you're interested in printing these specialty inks on our other vinyl sticker stocks, please start a chat or call our Customer Service team at 1.888.667.0067.
Can I write on any of your sticker stocks?
Since all of our stickers are vinyl, they can only be written on smoothly using a permanent marker and some drying time is required to avoid smudging.
Our Standard Matte, Super Matte, Permanent Matte and Eco Friendly Soft Matte stickers can be written on using a ballpoint pen, but only in areas where there is no ink. As there are many types of pens, we highly recommend testing our stickers before purchasing to ensure it is suitable for your needs. Order a Stickers sample pack here!
What is the difference between Kiss Cut and Classic Cut?
Kiss Cut is our premium sticker option that features 2 cuts per sticker. The first cut is in the inside - Light surface cuts are made along the border of your logo / design, cutting through only the sticker (barely "kissing" it) and keeping the paper backing intact. The paper backing will always be larger than the finished size of your sticker and depending on how you create your design, there may be a white border like the photo above. This method allows for the sticker to easily peel off and separate from the paper backing. The second cut is outside of the kiss cut and this cut goes all the way through the sticker and paper backing.
Classic Cut is more standard and features a single cut per sticker. The paper backing is the exact same size as your finished sticker. While the peeling process is not as seamless, this sticker style is more cost effective than a Kiss Cut sticker.
Is the Eco Adhesive Sticker recyclable?
No, our Eco Adhesive Sticker is not recyclable. However, it is made of non-toxic materials and is FSC certified.
Can I see samples of your stickers?
Yes! Samples of our Stickers can be ordered directly from our Sample Packs page. You'll be able to see, feel and test the quality of our different Sticker options before placing an order.
Can I order multiple stickers on a sheet?
Yes, you can order this item from our Sticker Sheets page. Sticker sheets are a fun and convenient alternative to print multiple designs on a single sheet. You can maximize the entire sheet by printing more than one image. This means no limits to your creativity, each sticker can vary in size and shape! These are also ideal for smaller stickers such as 1" - 2" because the kiss cut allows for a super easy-to-peel experience.
The smallest sticker sheet we can print is 4" x 6" and largest is 50" x 50". However, below are the most popular sizes:
- 4" x 6"
- 5" x 7"
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- 8.5" x 11"
If your stickers are custom shaped, you will need to provide the cut line(s) for each shape. We will normally provide the first custom cut line for free, but if your sticker sheet will have multiple custom shaped stickers, we will require you to provide the cut lines (at least for the additional designs after the first one).
Note that we will do the imposition of the stickers on the sheet, so we will only need you to provide your artwork and cut line file(s).
For guidance, please explore the articles and tools below:
- Design Considerations for Sticker Sheets
- How to Create a Die Cut Sticker with a Kiss Cut in Illustrator in 7 Quick Steps
- Custom Sticker Maker
If your stickers are rectangle, square, circle or oval, we can set up the cut line for you at no cost. Simply upload your design to your order and we'll take care of the rest. However, please ensure to review our design considerations for sticker sheets beforehand.
For assistance on proper file setup, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What sticker stocks do you offer?
We offer 8 types of high quality vinyl stickers with the sharpest and richest color output:
- Standard Gloss
- Standard Matte
- Super Gloss
- Super Matte
- Permanent Gloss
- Permanent Matte
All of our stickers are highly durable, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and can be applied to any surface. As all materials are vinyl, they are waterproof and can withstand most wet conditions.
While our Transparent stickers are vinyl, they are recommended to be used in moisture-free environments only.
See: Stickers Fast Facts
How do colors show up on transparent stickers?
Due to the translucent quality of ink, when printed over a transparent stock, the colors will be see-through and might look a lot lighter than they do when viewed on screen.
The surface which your transparent sticker will be placed on will greatly affect the overall look of the sticker. For example, when a transparent sticker is adhered to a white surface, the colors will appear more vibrant, opaque and closer to how they look in your proof. If the sticker is placed over dark colored surfaces, it may reduce the visibility of your printed design. Additionally, when a transparent sticker is placed on a clear glass or a window, the colors can appear very light and will be the most see-through.
Overall, we recommend using dark colors when designing for transparent stickers and to avoid light colors as these will appear more translucent when printed and reduce the visibility of your printed artwork.
What are kiss cut stickers?
Kiss cut stickers means that the inset of each individual sticker will be partially cut to the shape of your logo / design, but not all the way through so you can easily peel it off from the backing.
The backing material is larger than the sticker itself and light surface cuts are made along the border of your logo / design, cutting through only the sticker (barely "kissing" it) and keeping the backing paper intact. This method makes for easier removal as the sticker is peeled away from the adhesive border and the paper backing remains.
Backings are available in our standard shapes: circle, oval, rectangle and square, but you also have the option to upgrade to a custom shape to match your kiss cut shape.
What is the smallest sticker you can produce?
The smallest individual kiss cut sticker we can produce is 2".
If you require stickers smaller than 2", we recommend ordering sheets with multiple kiss cut stickers as we can produce these as small as 0.5". These will still be kiss cut so you'll be able to easily peel them off! Sheets can range from 4" x 6" to 8.5" x 11" and the sticker placement can be completely customized by you.
If you are interested to order sheets of stickers, please contact our Customer Service Line for assistance on how to properly order this from our Stickers page. For assistance on proper file setup, email email@example.com.
How long do your stickers last?
Jukebox stickers last between 3-5 years depending on the sticker you choose and the application. As our stickers are printed on high quality vinyl with scratch resistant inks, they are remarkably tough and can last a long time.
We recommend ordering samples and testing the sticker for your needs before ordering.
See: Stickers Info Sheet
Can I purchase a printed proof with my stickers order?
We do not offer printed proofs for purchase with any orders of stickers.
We highly advise to order our free Stickers Sample Pack before placing an order to see and feel our quality and coatings, and to test the sticker for your application.
What is the turnaround time for stickers?
We offer a 1 business day turnaround time for all of our sticker orders, and orders approved by 9:30 AM PST will be produced the same day.
Same Day Production
If you have requested an Online PDF Proof, this needs to be approved by 9:30 AM PST for your order to be produced the same day. All online PDF proofs are created manually by our Prepress Team, as such we highly recommend to have your files uploaded to your order no later than 9:00 AM PST to allow enough time for you to receive, review and approve your proof.
Orders approved past 9:30 AM PST are guaranteed to be completed production by the next business day.
All sticker orders are produced at our Vancouver location only. If you meet our Same Day Service cut-off time, we will produce the order in its entirety and have it ready for pickup at our Vancouver location by 5:00 PM PST or earlier (we close at 5:30 during weekdays).
We we have daily shipments to our Toronto office, the transit time from the date you approved your online PDF proof is 1 business day.
We advise all customers to wait for their 'Pickup confirmation email' before arriving to pick up a Same Day Service order.
Delivery time is not included in the Same Day Service schedule; and delivery times will vary by location and shipping service selected. We only guarantee complete production of your order if you meet our cut-off time.
Are your stickers waterproof?
All of our stickers are printed on the strongest vinyl and are therefore waterproof. We use scratch resistant inks so your custom printed design will remain unaffected and last long.
It is important to note that while our stickers can withstand moist conditions, some are more ideal for outdoor and industrial use such as our Permanent Gloss, Permanent Matte and Reflective stickers; and others like our Transparent, Standard Gloss and Standard Matte are better for light and indoor applications.
See: Stickers Info Sheet
Are your stickers safe for outdoor use?
All of our stickers are safe for outdoor use and high tack that gets stronger with time. For more strength and durability, choose our Super Gloss or Super Matte stock for extra protection against weather conditions and scratching. For industrial use stickers, our Permanent Gloss, Permanent Matte and Reflective will be the most suitable!
While are transparent stickers are vinyl, they are recommended for moisture-free environments only.
See: Stickers Info Sheet
Do your stickers include setup costs?
No, we do not charge any setup fees for our stickers. We can produce most shapes, no matter how custom.
With the use of our free Sticker Creator, we can also create your print-ready files with the kiss cut and through cut lines! Just upload your high quality logo / design to our Sticker Creator and we'll do the rest!
Can I design my stickers with a border?
Yes, we accept designs with borders! We do not have a minimum requirement for this, so feel free to design your sticker however you want.
Can I add foil on my stickers?
Yes, we can add foil for an additional cost.
As this product is currently considered custom, please submit a Custom Print Quote form with complete print specifications and a member of our Print Estimations team will provide you with a quote.
Are your stickers laptop and mobile safe?
Yes! All of our stickers will easily apply to laptops and mobiles, and will stay on strong. If you are looking to change out your laptop stickers, we do not recommend our Permanent Gloss, Permanent Matte and Reflective stickers as these stickers get stronger with time and may not come off. Super Gloss and Super Matte are great options!
Can I still order your crack n' peel or offset stickers?
Yes, our previous Stickers line are still available to order here. This includes our our offset and digital Crack N' Peel stickers, and Premium White / Cream Laid selections.
If you are looking to re-order our sticker rolls printed offset, please contact our Customer Service team who can assist you with placing a re-order.