How to Make Professional-Looking Bumper Stickers

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement
Service Area

$124.62 - $450.29

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 10,732 customers who received a Brake Pads Replacement.

Bumper stickers can say a lot about the owner of a vehicle. The best bumper stickers are those you make yourself, but designing professional looking stickers is another matter altogether. Whether you print out your custom bumpers stickers at home or design and order them from a company online, designing your own, professional-looking bumper stickers is quick and easy when following some simple steps.

Method 1 of 2: Make bumper stickers at home

Materials Needed

  • Blank bumper sticker sheets
  • Clean, damp towel
  • Color ink jet or laser printer
  • UV protection spray
  • Word processor or publishing software

With modern computer and printer technology, you can make your own bumper stickers from the comfort of your own home. By keeping a few tips in mind when designing your bumper stickers, you can produce professional-looking bumper stickers at home in no time.

person on computer designing a bumper sticker

Step 1: Design your bumper sticker. The first step in printing out bumper stickers at home is to design them.

Using a word program or professional software, such as Adobe Photoshop, come up with a professional-looking design on your computer.

Use artwork and visual cues to add clarity to your bumper sticker, reinforcing the message you want to convey. Keep any messages short and to the point.

Use large text to allow others to read your bumper sticker in one glance so they are not distracted from the road. If you feel you cannot design a good bumper sticker yourself, hire a professional to do it for you.

  • Warning: When making your own bumper stickers, keep in mind that you cannot use copyrighted or trademarked materials and claim them as your own. Do a search online if you are unsure if a phrase or image is copyrighted or trademarked.

printer printing out a bumper sticker

Step 2: Print your bumper sticker. Once you have designed a professional-looking bumper sticker, it is time to print it out.

When printing, do a test run on a blank piece of printer paper to make sure the design matches what you want. You should also test the size of the image to see if it fits on the bumper sticker paper.

Print your bumper sticker image onto the bumper sticker sheet, blotting the sheet with a clean, damp towel to remove any excess ink. Allow to dry for at least one to two hours.

  • Tip: Before printing your custom-made bumper sticker, you need to set up your printer to print on the right size of paper -- in this case the bumper sticker sheets. Your printer might already have a preset option for the sheet size. If not, you need to go into the print settings and set this up yourself.

hand spraying UV protection on a bumper sticker

Step 2: Spray on UV protection. As a final precaution, spray onto the sheet a coating of UV protection spray.

The UV protection spray should keep the sticker from fading after exposure to the sun. Completely saturate the bumper sticker and allow to dry for several hours before use.

Method 2 of 2: Make bumper stickers online

Another method that doesn't require you to print out your bumper stickers at home is to use an online site. Sites such as Vistaprint, Makestickers.com, and BumperStickerStudio.com allow you to design bumper stickers on their site and then have the stickers shipped to you through the mail. These sites are best used for large quantities of bumper stickers that you might need to sell. If you only need one or two bumper stickers for personal use, then the at-home method is best.

  • Tip: When looking for sites, keep an eye out for any sales or special promotions to get your bumper stickers at a reduced price.
bumper sticker site
Image: BumperStickerStudio

Step 1: Choose your sticker size. The first step when designing your bumper sticker online is to choose a sticker size.

Most bumper stickers are around 4 inches by 11 inches, with an 1/8-inch border.

bumper sticker site bg picker
Image: BumperStickerStudio

Step 2: Choose other design elements. You need to choose the bumper sticker background color and other design elements.

Other popular design elements include shapes, clip art, and text. You can even upload your own art during this step to incorporate into the design. Once you choose the artwork, you must then position it where you want it to appear on the bumper sticker.

Image: BumperStickerStudio

Step 2: Place text. After getting the artwork of your bumper sticker just right, it is time to place your text.

When placing text, you need to choose from a plethora of colors, sizes, and other options, such as including a shadow outline with your text.

bumper sticker checkout
Image: BumperStickerStudio

Step 4: Save and add to cart. The last step in the online bumper sticker design process is to save your work and add it to the shopping cart for purchase.

Save your work by logging into or registering for an account. Once saved, add the bumper sticker you designed to the shopping cart. While in the shopping cart, choose the quantity that you want, keeping in mind that the more you buy, the less it should cost.

Step 5: Enter shipping and billing information. You then need to enter your shipping and billing information.

This will also include your name, address, phone number, and the number of the credit card you plan to use to pay for your bumper sticker order.

Step 6: Submit your order. You should submit your order, and, after you submit your order, you should receive a confirmation email letting you know when to expect your order, as well as other details.

  • Tip: In order to save designs you create online, you need to register an account. To do so requires a valid email.

Making your own professional-looking bumper stickers is fun and easy when you know how to do it. Keep in mind that simple designs with large, legible text is best, as these get your message across while still looking visually appealing. If you are having trouble removing your old bumper stickers, you can Ask a Mechanic for some quick and helpful advice on how to do so.


Next Step

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Brake Pad Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

10,732

Rating Summary
10,227
323
67
33
82
10,227
323
67
33
82

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE