How to print your own bumper stickers

Written by daniel ketchum
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Bumper stickers are one of the most popular ways to express your opinion on a topic. Maybe you've designed your own custom bumper sticker for your car or perhaps you have created an entire line of funny or cool bumper stickers to sell online or at your place of business and want to print them. Fortunately, the process of printing your bumper stickers can easily be accomplished by following a few simple steps.

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Things you need

  • Graphics program
  • Bumper sticker paper
  • Printer

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    Create your bumper stickers in a graphics program like Adobe Photoshop or a similar software package. Select "File" and click "New." In the dialogue box that pops up, and then enter the size for the document in inches. Set the dimensions for your stickers in line with the size bumper sticker you want to print. Bumper stickers are generally about 11 1/2 inches by 3 inches.

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    Choose a background type that suits your purposes. For example, say you've selected red bumper sticker paper and want to print text on your paper in white or black onto the red. Then select a transparent background if you plan to use the bumper sticker paper as your background. Click "OK" to close the dialogue.

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    Use the "Shape" tools set to "Fill" to create any shapes you want, such as a border or line. The "Custom Shape" tool can also add preset shapes.

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    Use the "Text" tool to create your message. Make sure you use a font style, size and colour that reads well from a distance. Save you bumper sticker as a high resolution JPEG for printing purposes.

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    Buy bumper sticker printing paper to print your designs. You can choose from an array of different size bumper stickers. Look online or in craft shop, office supply stores or retailers liker Wal-Mart to purchase the type and quantity of bumper sticker paper you need. Then place the paper in your printer and print out your design. Alternately, you can opt to find a printing service to print your bumper stickers for you. Check with print shops, office supply chains and online to find a service that best fits your needs and budget.

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