We have a few different ways you can add white ink to your design. This short article explains each method. Scan the headings below to see which is suitable for you.
Before we start, why would you add white ink?
We print white ink for 3 reasons:
- To show the color white on a clear, silver, gold, holographic, glitter, or fluorescent sticker.
- To make a color opaque on a clear sticker. If we don't add white ink behind a color on a clear sticker, it will appear translucent.
- To remove the metallic effect from; silver, gold, holographic, and glitter stickers. If we don't add white ink behind a color on these stickers, it will appear metallic or with a glitter effect.
Adding white ink for designers
If you are a designer, you can add white ink behind the colors you choose by creating a white layer called 'white.'
You don't need to add white behind the black layer because black is opaque enough, even without white ink.
You would create this white layer in a vector design program such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. The reason it's best to create the white layer as a vector shape is because it's known in printing as a 'technical ink.' If it's a vector shape, we can tell the printer exactly what colors to use, so we get beautifully vibrant white.
Adding white ink for non-designers
If you are not a designer, we can still help.
Let us know where you want the white ink after uploading your artwork, and our design team will do the rest. We will create the white layer to create your desired result.
If we don't add white ink behind a color, it will be translucent for clear stickers. We also need to add white ink behind a color to remove the metallic effect from; silver, gold, holographic, and glitter stickers.