How to Make Vinyl Stickers Without a Machine
The first step in learning how to make vinyl stickers without a machine is to create a design that you want to use. Sketch your design on a piece of paper that’s at least eight inches wide. Try to keep the design simple so it can fit on the paper. You can also use an image from the internet to get an idea of how it will look.
A clear acrylic spray can be applied on a sticker without damaging it. While it won’t provide waterproofing like a laminate, it will protect the sticker for a longer period of time. For a home business, it may be easier to start with printable vinyl, which costs more than a machine but will save you a great deal of time and effort. Printing a design directly onto the vinyl will also save you the trouble of weeding and transferring the decal to the surface.
If you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, you can use design software that includes tools for creating vinyl stickers. You can download Silhouette Studio Basic for free or upgrade to the more advanced version to add additional features. Make sure that you choose the right software and follow the instructions carefully.
In order to make your own stickers, you can also use an inkjet printer. Inkjet printers can print with a resolution of up to 1200 dpi, making them ideal for making stickers.