How to make your own bike stickers: Pimp your ride with custom bike stickers and decals

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By pimping your ride with bike stickers you’ll give your bike, motorbike, scooter or even your skateboard a custom and unique appearance. With a wide range of options including die cut, kiss cut and transparent stickers, you can personalize not only your bicycle frame but also your accessories like helmets and water bottles.  We’ve prepared a step-by-step guide on how to create bike stickers to get your started. 

Step 1: Define your purpose

Custom bike stickers have a wide range of use cases, and before getting started it’s important to know the purpose. Here are some popular examples where bike and motor bike stickers come in handy:

  • Branding and marketing: Promote your small business or brand with stickers featuring your logo, slogan or contact information to increase brand visibility.  
  • Team or club identity: Design stickers with your team’s name, logo or colours to stand out and create unity among members.  
  • Personal expression: Express your personality, interests or hobbies with a unique design, a quote and more. 
  • Safety reasons: Improve safety with reflective stickers or decals with bright colours. 

Step 2:  Find your shape and size

When it comes to bike sticker shapes and sizes, the options are plentyful. Die-cut stickers allow for maximum customization and can be tailored to fit specific areas of your bike. Oval or circle stickers are classic shapes that work well on bike frames, helmets or water bottles, whereas rectangle or square stickers can be used to display larger designs, contact information or even QR codes. 

Step 3: Choose your sticker material

When choosing the best materials for your bike stickers, fade, scratch, and water-resistant plastic stickers are the top choice for achieving the best results. Their durable, water-resistant material stands up to long-term use and ensures they stay intact despite any harsh conditions like rain, mud, or even exposure to sunlight. 

  • White plastic: Smooth, water-resistant polypropylene. 
  • Clear plastic: Glossy, water-resistant polypropylene. 
  • Holographic: Waterproof plastic with a rainbow shimmer. 

Step 4: Add your design

When you’re ready to create your bike stickers, you have different  options on how to proceed:

  1. Browse pre-made templates from the design gallery that are customizable. Once you’ve found a favorite, make it yours by adding all your custom touches, such as your text images and logo. 
  2. If you already have your own design, you simply upload it without using any template. You can upload files in .pdf, .png and .jpg formats. 
  3. Work with a professional designer to create one-of-a-kind design for you. Our community of trusted designers can create standout designs for every stage of your business journey.

Once you’ve designed and ordered your bike stickers, we’ll take care of the rest, professionally printing your design onto the material of your choice.  

VistaPrint Tip

The perfect size of your bike sticker depends on your specific needs and preferences. It’s important that you consider the available space on your bike and the desired visual impact. 

Are you ready to take your bike’s appearance to the next level and leave a lasting impression? If so, we’ve got you covered. Create custom-made stickers for your bike.