How to Print Waterproof Stickers

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How to Print Waterproof Stickers
Home printers often use water-based inks. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

There are many reasons you might want to print waterproof stickers, and there are many companies that sell sheets of waterproof labels that enable you to do it. However, inkjet printer ink is water-soluble, which means that it will run when exposed to water. Waterproof label sheets are designed to chemically adhere to inkjet printer ink, but all companies produce different inks, which means that not all of the ink will adhere properly. However, it is easy keep your stickers safe by using a sealer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Waterproof labels
  • Spray sealer

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  1. 1

    Arrange your stickers on your computer to prepare for printing. Many labels come with a program or have a downloadable program that will allow you to arrange your design so that it will print accurately.

  2. 2

    Place your label sheet into your printer and print as you would for ordinary paper.

  3. 3

    Wait for the ink to dry completely. Waterproof label sheets are designed to dry quickly.

  4. 4

    Read the instructions on your can of sealer. Clear sealers that are designed to preserve photographs or artwork are ideal. Open the can, mix and spray onto your stickers as directed.

  5. 5

    Wait for the spray to dry completely before using the stickers. They may have a chemical smell from the spray, which will dissipate if put in a ventilated area for a day or two.

Tips and warnings

  • Protect your work surface with newspaper or a dust sheet before using sealer. Work in a well-ventilated area.

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