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The Best Printable Sticker Paper for your DIY Stickers

If you’re making your own stickers, you need to know the best printable sticker paper to use for professional results! Maybe you are learning how to open a sticker shop or you want to make DIY planner stickers! Or maybe you want to make printable vinyl stickers for your water bottle. If you’re been asking yourself “What is the best sticker paper for planner stickers?” we’ve got you! Keep reading because we researched this topic and found the Top Three Printable Sticker Papers you should use right now for your sticker shop or your personal use!

WHY SHOULD I MAKE MY OWN STICKERS?

There are lots of reasons to make your own DIY stickers. The biggest reason is that you can make as many as you want! You can print them over and over again and you don’t need to worry about using up your favorites.

Also, when it comes to easy Cricut projects, many people like to start with stickers! You can use the Cricut Print and Cut feature to create your own stickers! Keep reading and we’ll explain exactly how these sticker papers perform with the Cricut Explore cutting machine.

WHAT IS THE BEST PRINTABLE STICKER PAPER?

This is one of the most popular questions we receive at YayDay Paper Co. You want to create bright, colorful stickers, right? This means you need to use the right printable sticker paper to get the right results. Not all printable sticker papers are made equally. Many people think that poor print quality is due to their printer. This is false! Your poor print quality is likely due to the paper you are using!

In this article, we show you the top three printable sticker papers you need to have right now! So, let’s get right to it and give you the rundown!

#3: JOYEZA PRINTABLE VINYL STICKER PAPER

Our third place pick for the best printable sticker paper is the Joyeza Printable Matte Vinyl Sticker Paper. This sticker paper comes in a pack of 25 sheets. It has a very soft feel and is somewhat thicker than other sticker papers. The Joyeza Printable Matte Vinyl Sticker Paper is waterproof making it great for projects that undergo a lot of wear and tear. If you like to make water bottle stickers, this is a a great way to go!

If you want to make your own planner stickers, this printable vinyl sticker paper may be a little thick. Therefore, you should avoid it for day to day use.

When printing on this printable vinyl sticker paper, we found that the colors were very vibrant! They looked great.

YayDay Paper Co. Floral Frenzy Stickers printed on Joyeza Vinyl Matte Sticker Paper for Inkjet

#2: ONLINE LABELS CLEAR MATTE FOR INKJET

This printable sticker paper is the best clear printable sticker paper because you get great colors that still pop when you use the sticker on paper.

In our research on the best clear printable sticker paper, we wanted to find something similar to the clear stickers found in the Happy Planner sticker books. Above all else, we wanted a printable clear sticker paper that still results in bright vibrant colors.

Many glossy clear sticker papers cause the colors to get washed out. That is not the case with Online Labels Clear Matte for Inkjet. This sticker paper has a frosty finish that picks up color beautifully!

The Best Clear printable sticker paper for DIY stickers
YayDay Paper Co. “Sun’s Out” stickers printed on Online Labels Clear Matte for Inkjet
The Best Clear printable sticker paper used in a planner
The Best Clear printable sticker paper used in a planner

#1: ONLINE LABELS WEATHERPROOF MATTE FOR INKJET

The absolute best printable sticker paper is the Online Labels Weatherproof Matte Sticker Paper for Inkjet. You may hear people refer to it as “Unicorn Paper” or “Unicorn sticker paper.”

This printable sticker paper is smooth, which means you can write on it easily! When you print your stickers on this paper, the colors are bright and bold! Lastly, this printable sticker paper is weatherproof and water resistant! If you accidentally get water on to the sticker, you don’t need to worry about the colors bleeding or getting blurry.

YayDay Paper Co. “Prepster” stickers printed on Weatherproof Matte Sticker Paper
YayDay Paper Co. Prepsterand “Color-Fall” stickers printed on Weatherproof Matte Sticker Paper.

WHERE CAN I FIND PRINTABLE STICKER DESIGNS?

You have lots of options for finding printable sticker images. Of course, our favorite place to grab beautiful printable stickers is right here at YayDay Paper Co. Each planner bundle includes over 100 sticker designs that are already configured and ready for you to print, cut and use!

YayDay Paper Co. stickers are sized to work in a variety of planners. For example, our rectangular sticker sheets are perfectly sized to create your own printable Happy Planner stickers! The rectangular stickers also fit in Erin Condren planners and Golden Coil Vertical 2 Layout planners. You can also resize the stickers to work in any project or planner you have. Watch this tutorial and learn how to resize your planner stickers!

WHAT PRINTER SHOULD I USE?

Now that you know what sticker papers are best to use, let’s talk quickly about printing your stickers!

There are a lot of inkjet printers on the market that are great for making your own stickers. As a result, it can be difficult to give a definitive answer to this question!

For each of the printable sticker papers in this article, we used the Canon TS9521C Crafting Printer. This printer is able to handle a wide variety of printable materials. It can even print on materials that are very thick and might get stuck in other machines.

Even though we recommend the Canon TS9521C Crafting Printer, you should have good luck with using this recommended sticker papers in almost any inkjet printer.

CAN I USE PRINTABLE STICKER PAPER WITH MY CRICUT?

ABSOLUTELY! Each of the sticker papers mentioned in this video works great in the Cricut Explore cutting machine. The only part to figure out is what Cricut setting to use for sticker paper! We can help with that!

MATERIALCRICUT EXPLORE SETTING
Online Labels Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet Sticker PaperPaper
Joyeza Printable Matte Vinyl Sticker PaperVinyl
Online Labels Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet Sticker PaperPaper OR Paper- (minus)

CAN I MAKE PRINTABLE STICKERS WITH A LASER PRINTER?

Yes! You can absolutely make DIY stickers with a laser printer. There are a few things to keep in mind, though. First, you want to make sure you are using sticker papers that are designed for use in a laser printer. This is because many inkjet sticker papers (like the ones mentioned in this article) will curl and become warped if used in a laser printer. Second, many sticker papers cannot withstand the heat of a laser printer. As a result, you can damage some sticker papers that are not intended for use in a laser printer.

Our best recommendation for printable sticker papers for laser printing are:

Do you still have questions about which printable sticker paper is best? Leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you!

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