- How to print your own stickers with Canon printers
Using printable sticker paper I can design my own custom stickers for my students and cut them out with scissors or my Cricut® Explore Air 2. Custom stickers add excitement into learning time. I’ve made school values stickers, stickers to label all of my books in the classroom library and stickers to hand out to children.
I have even has student design stickers they want in their books. The options for custom stickers are endless with printable sticker paper and your Canon MegaTank printer!
1. A Canon Printer
2. A device
3. Printable Sticker paper (from any stationery store)
4. Scissors, a die cutting machine or a shape cutter
Self laminating transparent sheets or transparent vinyl (popular types include Avery Clear Laminating Sheets or Oracal 651 Transparent vinyl)
1. Design your stickers on a drawing software or find them on the internet. Then import them into Slides, PowerPoint, Keynote or your die cutter’s software such as Circut Design Space. Make sure you have your page set to the same size as your sticker paper. To help you hand cut the stickers make sure to make them a size you feel comfortable cutting and include an outline on the image. If you are using a die cutter make sure to import your image as a print then cut image. You can add an outline to your image.
2. Print your stickers on your sticker paper. Make sure to change your settings and that the sticker paper is the right way up. I always use the high quality print setting to get the clearest and brightest image.
OPTIONAL: If you have used a matte sticker paper or you want to make your stickers water resistant you can use self laminating sheets. These sheets are adhesive on one side and stick to your paper creating a water resistant layer. Make sure to apply it carefully and use a card to push any bubbles out.
3. Cut out your stickers using the cutting method of your choice. Scissors and a shape cutter are great for simple shapes. A die cutter allows for smaller details and kiss cut. A kiss cut is when the sticker layer is cut but the backing paper isn’t. If you are using a die cutter and it struggles to read the guidelines you can use clear matte tape over the guide lines. This helps prevent glare from other light sources.
4. If your sticker is cut through score the backing paper with a craft knife or other suitable blade. This makes it easier to peel the backing off the stickers.
5. Use them to brighten up your classroom, certificates or student’s books.
Stickers are a useful tool to give feedback, record something in a book or celebrate student’s success. The options are endless when you have sticker paper and your Canon MegaTank printer!
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