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How do you get people to buy your stickers and support your sticker business?

The answer is simple yet complicated – you need custom sticker design ideas awesome enough that customers would want to stick them on their belongings. After all, stickers are meant to personalize mass-produced stuff like gadgets, vehicles, and notebooks. That means you need to produce stickers that allow users to express who they are or what they value. For instance, let’s say you see the cute sticker below (designed by one of our excellent artists here at Penji, no less) attached to a stranger’s luggage. You might automatically assume that they visited (or plan to visit) the place or judge them as the outdoorsy type – you might even associate them with snow sports.

Yes, a sticker could hold so much meaning and you need to keep that in mind before you release your next collection.

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What are the Best Custom Sticker Design Ideas I can Copy?

Here are a few popular types of custom sticker design ideas currently trending on the market:

1. Custom Hydro Flasks Stickers

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Custom sticker designs for water flasks are very popular these days. This can be due to a lot of people trying their best to be eco-conscious by lugging around their own reusable drink bottles. And what better way to make the newest trendy accessory unique than to personalize it with stickers!

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Water bottle adhesives are typically made from Polyvinyl chloride or PVC. This synthetic plastic polymer is waterproof, so the material is good for enduring spills and moisture. Flask stickers vary in size. However, they typically come in small designs you can appreciate without having to turn the bottle over.

Tumbler adhesives are usually cute stickers that look fun, young, and adds a pop of color to a plain flask. This custom sticker set available on Amazon, for example, features a tropical theme with pieces featuring waves, cork sandals, shades, a pineapple, and a shaka sign. A sticker template like this works well because it’s visually refreshing, and it aptly represents the energizing effect of hydration.

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2. Custom Laptop Stickers

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Many people draw inspiration from the everyday things they use at work. Consequently, laptop stickers are popular among users looking for that extra dose of stimulus to get the job done. Stickers for laptops vary from cut-out types to skins.

Cut-out types are the usual kinds you can also use for other devices such as water bottles, letters, and other smaller items. Skins, on the other hand, are adhesives that cover the whole back part of the device’s screen.

Laptops are pricey gadgets. So, you wouldn’t want to damage the body when you decide to take the sticker off. Because of this, it’s crucial to opt for vinyl stickers. You can take off removable vinyl without leaving a residue. It also comes in various styles, including matte, glossy, and clear.

If you want to allow customers to personalize their laptop in a more mature style, go for classy skins. Skins vary in sizes and typically come in the measurements customized for certain devices.

The art deco design above, for example, adds a touch of excitement without sacrificing elegance. The gold lines and dark gray, textured, geometric shapes make up a design that looks like a Great Gatsby speakeasy wallpaper.

3. Bikes and Motorcycles

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Bikers regard their two-wheelers as their trusty partner on the road. It’s not surprising that many decorate their bikes with adhesives that reflect their adventures and remind them of their best rides. Motorcycle custom sticker design makers are popular among riders who want personalized adhesives for their bikes.

However, there are many ready-made stickers available on the market if name or custom stickers aren’t your thing. Most stickers for two-wheelers come in narrow sizes that will allow the user to attach it to the bike frame. It’s also crucial to choose a material, ideally adhesive, that doesn’t fade under sun exposure.

This sticker bundle for motorcycles and bikes offers designs that will make your vehicle look even cooler. Most of the stickers are black and white, so they wouldn’t clash with the color of your two-wheeler’s body.

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4. Helmet Stickers

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If you want to decorate your bike, why not go all the way and design your helmet as well? Just like stickers for motorcycles, adhesives for helmets must be waterproof and not prone to fading due to sun exposure

Aside from motorcycle helmets, however, adhesives for welding helmets and hard hats also fall under this category. Most designs for helmet stickers are patriotic, motivational, or funny, aimed at making a hard day’s work a bit lighter. This adhesive set, for example, features a mix of nationalist pride and images that aim to inspire.

This type of stickers comes in a typical sticker size, an average of around 2” x 2”. This size is just enough to stick it to a curved helmet without developing air gap lines.  

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5. Car Stickers

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Car decals can instantly transform it from drab to fab. Just like other outdoor decals, however, you should choose a variety that’s waterproof and fade-resistant. You must also select a material that won’t leave marks on the windows or exterior should you decide to take off the sticker.

Stickers for cars vary in sizes, but most of them are sized just enough to be seen on the bumper or rear mirror without blocking the driver’s sight. Designs often range between the owner’s ideals or descriptions about the driver or passengers. For example, it’s not uncommon to see a “Baby Onboard” decal on cars. This design, however, offers an unusually fresh and cool vibe to it.

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6. Wall Stickers

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If you’re looking for a cheap way to glam up a room in your home, use wall decals. It’s also a viable option for renters who aren’t allowed to paint their units. You can attach decals, take them off, and reapply them all without damaging the wall paint.

Wall decals come in different sizes, depending on the style. This design, for example, features a prominent tree that you assemble by putting together eight sheets of 16.9″ x 11.8″ stickers.

When looking for sticker design ideas, consider all the factors involved. Not only should the style and size work for the type of device it’s meant to be used for, but the design must also appeal to the targeted niche.

How Can I Get Custom Sticker Designs?

With Penji, you no longer have to buy designs from stock images or illustration sites. Get designs that are 100% yours. Here’s how you can make that happen.

1: Create

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After you subscribe to any Penji plan, you have access to the platform. This way, you can finally create a project. To do this, click on New Project. From there, provide details about your project on the following:

  • Project Title
  • Design Category
  • Description

On the Design Category, click Create a Custom Project, if you can’t find what you’re looking for. But you could choose to search for Sticker on the Design category.

After providing details, make sure to click Create project so you’ll have an active project.

2: Connect

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Once you submit your project, Penji assigns a designer for your project. 

From here, you can message the designer regarding the project anytime. You don’t need to send an email or use a different chat service.

Plus, once your designer reads your design brief and clarifies it, they’ll start working on your design. That way, they can submit the first draft within 24 to 48 hours.

3: Review

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When the designer finishes the first draft, they will upload it on the Penji platform. From there, you can either download OR revise it.

If you choose to have it revised, leave revision notes by using the revision tool. This way, your designer knows how to enhance the design without any misunderstanding.

The designer can work on retouching the design. You’ll receive the revised version within 24 hours.

4. Download

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Satisfied with the design you received? Download it immediately and use it as soon as possible anywhere. Make sure to click Mark as Complete. This way, you can start a new project and request more designs.

When you receive designs on the Penji platform, they’re 100% yours. That’s right. You have full ownership of the designs.

Sign-up now and use code STICK25 for 25% off your first month of Penji.