Artwork Formatting

Below are some tips for formatting your artwork prior to upload. If you don't see the answer to your question below, please reach out to us at, or use the form on our Contact page.
  • File formats:
    • Most image formats will be accepted, but those with transparent backgrounds are preferred, especially vector formats. 
  • Minimum resolution:
    • We recommend a minimum of 300 pixels per inch (300 ppi) at print size for the best quality results.
    • Telegram stickers (512x512) are best printed on no larger than 3" (75mm) stickers.
  • Color mode:
    • CMYK IS BEST! This will result in the closest color-matching as there will be the least variance in colors when printed using CMYK inks.
    • Many colors (blues, violets, grays, etc.) often appear darker and can lose contrast against other dark/black components such as line-art when converted from RGB to CMYK.
    • Some blues can appear darker and almost violet post-color-conversion, and similarly some shades of light gray will take on a bluish hue when converted and printed.
    • We do our best to reduce these effects, but it is why submitting your files in CMYK is highly recommended.
  • Remove drop shadows:
    • If your artwork has a drop shadow, please remove these before uploading your file. Otherwise the shadow will be printed as part of your sticker. Below is an example of artwork with and without a shadow.

Example of drop shadow

For Holographic Stickers:

Full holographic sticker

To block the holographic effect in specific areas, a solid layer of opaque white ink is printed underneath your design in those areas. Without this layer, the entire sticker will have holographic properties.

Follow the guide below to prepare your file for upload and ensure your stickers come out exactly how you envision. If you need help, don’t worry! Use the contact us page and we’ll help get your artwork ready for holographic printing!

To include a solid-color layer under your artwork to indicate which parts you DO NOT want the holographic effect to shine through when printed:

  1. Open your artwork file in a design software program such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or even GIMP.
  2. Make sure your artwork is all on one layer, and name it “ARTWORK”.
  3. Duplicate the layer of your artwork and name this layer “WHITE".
  4. Select the contents of your "WHITE" layer and fill it with any solid color (cyan works great for most designs).
  5. Adjust the “WHITE” layer to be partially transparent, showing the “ARTWORK” layer beneath.
  6. Carefully erase/clear the parts of your “WHITE” layer anywhere you want the holographic effect to show through.
  7. Check your work by setting the opacity of the “WHITE” layer back to 100%. Any parts of your artwork showing through the solid "WHITE" layer will take on the holographic properties of the base sticker material.
  8. Save your file with layers as a .PSD, .PS, .PDF, .AI, or .XCF with a transparent background.
    Note: If you don’t have this ability, you can save the two layers separately as images with exactly the same dimensions in the highest resolution you have (300ppi minimum is recommended). We can usually layer them for you.

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