To the right, you can see our finished artwork: A 2×2″ Inkling sticker with a thick, white stroke provided by the dieline.
Next, we need to create our Dieline path. For a good result, your path needs to be Vector. We recommend against converting a Selection to a Path, since that can create jagged, uneven paths that will cut very poorly. Your only safe options in Photoshop are the Vector Shape Tools or the Pen Tool.
If you’re using the Pen Tool, set it to Path Mode and draw your custom die line. Once created, save your path by Selecting the Path in the Path Panel (Window > Path) and choosing Save Path from the flyout menu. Please name your path something clear; e.g., Dieline.
A couple things to remember when creating your dieline.
How Complicated Can Your Shape Be? Fairly complicated, actually. Inset shapes or kiss cutting are available, but are not included in the standard pricing. Please request a custom quote.
Bear in mind that while Vinyl Stickers are durable, it is very thin material. Watch out for excessively narrow pieces that may be easily torn by your customers. But in general, let your imagination run wild. If we see something that we’re concerned about, we’ll be sure to reach out.
Perform a Save As… (File > Save As…) and select Photoshop for your format. Avoid ambiguous names; e.g., sticker.psd.
Now you’re all set! Click jakprints.com/upload to upload your artwork or place your order. A friendly Customer Service Rep will be in touch shortly.