Sizing up your options: what size sticky label is right for your product?
When it comes to labeling your product, you have a few different options to choose from. You can go with a paper label, a vinyl label or a sticky label. But what’s the right size for your product? And how do you know which material is best for your needs? Keep reading to find out more about determining the right size for your custom sticky labels.
1. Keep your labels in proportion
The first thing you’ll want to consider when choosing the size of your sticky label is the proportions of your product. You don’t want your label to be too small or too large in relation to the rest of the packaging. A general rule of thumb is that your label should take up about one-third of the total surface area of your product.
2. Consider the shape of your labels
The shape of your label will also affect the size. A square or rectangular label will obviously be a different size than circle stickers. But you’ll also want to think about the shape of your product when choosing the shape of your label. A round label might look nice on a cylindrical bottle, but it would be wasted space on a rectangular box.
3. Think about the amount of text you want to include
If you’re planning on including a lot of text on your label, you’ll need to make sure that the size of the label is big enough to accommodate it. After all, you want the text you include to be legible. We do recommend only including the essentials on your labels, as this will give the customer a chance to understand your product quickly.
4. Use QR codes to save space
One way to save space on your labels is to use QR codes. You can include a QR code that links to more information about your product or company on your website. This is a great way to include more information without making your label too cluttered and, at the same time, tracking how many customers scan your codes. Reach out to your sticker printing company of choice to find out about their QR printing.
5. If in doubt, order samples
If you’re still not sure what size or shape label is right for your product, the best thing to do is to order some samples. This way, you can see how the labels look on your actual product and make a decision from there. Most sticker printers offer these samples for free or will send you a discount code for your next order, so it is a risk-free investment.
Now that you know a little more about the different factors to consider when choosing a sticky label size, it’s time to get started! Order some samples and see which size and shape are right for your product. Once you’ve made a decision, be sure to order enough custom stickers to last you through your entire production run. Any questions? Let us know in the comments!