• Templates
  • Artwork Format
  • Program Version
  • Margin Guidelines
  • Designs with Borders
  • Color Guidelines
  • Font Outlines
  • Inserting Images
  • Unprintable Hairlines
  • Unnecessary Layers
  • Artwork Resolution

Templates

Templates are compatible with Adobe Illustrator versions 10 to CC.
Unzip the file before use.
Each template is provided in one standard size. You may adjust the size in 1mm increments to suit your needs while designing.


Uploading Your Design
Accepted File Formats: ai, pdf, psd, jpg, png, zip, sit, 7z, rar, rah
File Size: Up to 2GB

Note: You can only upload one file at a time. When uploading multiple files, please compress them into one folder before uploading.
We cannot produce designs made in Microsoft Office.

Please select the product below

 

Artwork Format

Make sure your document is set to the CMYK color mode, which is meant for printing. (RGB is not meant for printing.)
To check if your document is in CMYK color mode, go to the Window menu and open the Document Info panel.

ai-icon.jpg Setting the Color Mode in Illustator

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ps-icon.jpg Setting the Color Mode in Photoshop

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Program Version

We use Illustrator / Photoshop CC to check your designs.

The templates provided are compatible with Illustrator versions 10 to CC.
Please check the version compatibility when creating and saving your designs.

Margin Guidelines

Please refer to the guidelines for EACH product as the required margins differ between designs.
 

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Outer Margin

 

Allow for 3mm around your full design.

If your artwork enters the trim line, please allow at least 3mm on all sides of your artwork.


Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.


Inner Margin

Allow up to 2mm within the cutting line,

as up to 1mm of bleed/shift may occur during the cutting process. The main part of your design must be within the dotted line, the inner/safety margin.

Single Sticker

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Outer Margin

Allow 3mm around your full design from the cutting line.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.

 

Inner Margin

There may be up to 1mm of bleed/shifting during the cutting process.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.

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Kiss Cut stickers have rounded edges. The standard for triangles is 1mm, and squares is 3mm.
If you would like to adjust the size of the rounded edge please leave a memo or include a cutting line on a separate layer of your artwork.

Sticker Sheets

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Outer margin

Allow 3mm around your full design from the cutting line.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.

 

Inner Margin

There may be up to 1mm of bleed/shifting during the printing process.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.
 
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Outer Margin

 

Allow 2mm around the cutting line of each kiss cut sticker.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of each sticker.

 

Inner Margin

Allow 2mm within the cutting line of each kiss cut sticker.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.
 
 

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1. The minimum distance between cutting lines should be 5mm.
2. The minimum distance between all cutting lines and the trim line should be 5mm.
3. We cannot produce crosscut designs.
4. Kiss Cut stickers have rounded edges. The standard for triangles is 1mm, and squares is 3mm.
To adjust the rounded edges please leave a memo or include a on a separate layer of your artwork.



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Roll Labels

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Outer margin

Allow 3mm around your full design from the cutting line.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.

 

Inner Margin

There may be up to 1mm of bleed/shifting during the cutting process.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.

caution.pngCaution:

Kiss Cut stickers have rounded edges. The standard for triangles is 1mm, and squares is 3mm.
If you would like to adjust the size of the rounded edge please leave a memo or include a cutting line on a separate layer of your artwork.

Outdoor Stickers

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Outer Margin

Allow 3mm around your full design from the cutting line.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.

 

Inner Margin

There may be up to 1mm of bleed/shifting during the cutting process.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.

 

caution.pngCaution:

1. Outdoor stickers can be printed with up to 3 colors through spot color printing.
Please contact our customer service center if you would like to print more than 3 colors.
2. Please specify your colors using Pantone color codes/numbers.
3. We cannot print image data for outdoor stickers.
4. Kiss Cut stickers have rounded edges. The standard for triangles is 1mm, and squares is 3mm.
To adjust the rounded edges please leave a memo or include a on a separate layer of your artwork.

Metal Stickers

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Minimum Size

10x10mm

Maximum Size

400x450mm

Minimum Line Thickness (Connecting Line Thickness)

0.05mm (0.035mm)

* Connecting lines may be made thicker depending on your design.

Patterns



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caution.pngCaution

1. Metal stickers have sharp edges and are not suitable for sticking to uneven surfaces.
"2. Make sure your main lines are set to 0.05mm or larger.
Connect empty areas between lines with connecting lines 0.035mm or larger."
3. We cannot print image data for metal stickers.

Epoxy Stickers

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Outer Margin

Allow 3mm around your full design from the cutting line.

Cutting Line

This marks the final size of your sticker.

 

Inner Margin

There may be up to 1mm of bleed/shifting during the cutting process.

Please keep your design within the dotted line.


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All lines should be 5mm or thicker.

There should be a minimum of 5mm between each line.
Epoxy stickers edges are all rounded a minimum of 2mm.


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Please refer to the guide before designing your epoxy stickers.
Depending on the shape or size of your design it may be difficult to produce your stickers.
Common issues include the line thickness, space between lines, rounded corner sizes, and complex curved edges.
Although we may be able to produce the sticker, it may be difficult for us to apply the epoxy layer.

Designs with Borders

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Xicon.png Bad Examples

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The border should not be between the cutting line and inner margin.

Colour Guidelines

Color Options

Set the color mode for your design file to CMYK for single stickers, sticker sheets, roll labels, and epoxy stickers.
Outdoor stickers are made through spot color printing, so please enter your desired Pantone color number/code.
* If you would like roll labels made through spot color printing, please contact our customer service.

Colors
monotone (black) on the front
full color on the front
full color on the front + monotone (black) on the back
full color + white on the front
full color + white on the front + monotone (black) on the back

※Colors may differ from your display by about 10~20% due to the nature of the printing material.
※Colors may differ between a first order and a repeat order of the same design.

CMYK Color Mode

We print several products simultaneously to ensure quick turnaround times for your orders.
Because of this, design files with unstable color combinations may cause print colors to come out different than intended.
Follow the guide below to create a design with a stable color combination.

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When printing with the above color combination the final print color may differ from your design.
Your final product may differ in color from the color displayed on your screen. Color differences are eligible for refund.
Caution: Be extra cautious when using brown, red-brown, navy, burgundy/plum, or dark grey backgrounds.


colourmatching.jpgStable Color Combinations

When you use the following color combinations it is easier to produce consistent colors while printing.

Reds/Browns/Oranges

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Yellows

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Greens

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Blues/Purples

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Blacks/Greys

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Graycolour.jpg Setting Grey Colors for Print

Gray is a tone between black and white, so it is important to be cautious when printing in gray tones. In CMYK mode, grey is obtained by adding black (K). To configure a gray scale, black (K) must be set to a certain percentage between 0% and 100%. For print, make sure to set all other colors (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) to 0%. If your gray tone includes cyan, magenta, and yellow, you will not get optimal print results.

Refer to the examples below on how to set your gray color correctly.

 
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The examples on the left show how to set a gray tone correctly for print.
Using just the black scale (K) sets the gray tone for print.

The color combination on the right incorrectly includes cyan, magenta, and yellow tones.
When printed it is likely to turn out black.

Overprint

Products with designs that overlap an area with K 100% (black) can cause overprint.
Overprint is when colors and black tones overlap in process printing.
We do not check design files for potential overprint.
Please check your designs and inform us when you submit the artwork.

A Solutions

1. Add 1% of any color (Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow) to K 100%.
2. Create a darker black tone using C 30% with K 100%.

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B Cancelling Overprint in Illustrator

It is possible to prevent overprint through settings in Illustrator.
You can find these settings by going to the top menu bar: Window → Attributes
Make sure to uncheck Overprint Fill to avoid errors.

Setting Instructions
Click the window at the top of the Illustrator Menu bar → click Properties

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Font Outlines

All texts and fonts must be converted into outlines or curves.
We are not responsible for printing errors caused by distorted or non-printable fonts.

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ai-icon.jpgCreating Outlines in Illustrator

Select a font and then click "Type " → 'Create Outlines'
※Make sure your layer is not locked.

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ps-icon.jpg Creating Outlines in Photoshop

Select your text and click "Layer" → "Rasterize" → "Type"

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Inserting Images

Please embed any linked images included in your design. (The original artwork must be between 300 and 600ppi.)
There may be errors in printing if you have not embedded your image.

ai-icon.jpg Embedding an Image in Illustrator

Select the image from the link menu and click Embed Image(s).

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Unprintable Hairlines

Artwork in Illustrator has two attributes: "fill" and "stroke"
The "fill"of a hairline outline appears on the monitor, but because the stroke has no weight it can appear very blurry or disappear altogether when printed.
Set the stroke attributes so the weight is 0.3 pt or larger.
We do not check submitted designs for hairline strokes and do not provide refunds for printing issues caused by them.


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Unnecessary Layers

Please delete any layers or objects not necessary for printing
Double check your design for any hidden objects or layers before submission.

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Resolution

AvvaPrint recommends setting your artwork to a resolution of 300 ppi or higher.
We do not check the resolution of artwork prior to printing, so please check thoroughly before submitting your design.
※ If the resolution of your design is low, the print quality will be poor even if the resolution is changed to 300 ppi (dpi).


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