Design Your Own Bumper Sticker (at Zazzle)
Q: HOW ARE ZAZZLE BUMPER STICKERS CREATED?
A: Find out from Charles Ohiaeri, Vice President of Operations at Zazzle (November 2015); watch the video or read the video notes below (transcribed for educational purposes):
Maker Moment - Zazzle Bumper Stickers:
> The process begins when a customer places an order on the Zazzle website.
> Customers can choose from a pre-designed bumper sticker in the marketplace or start from a blank template to make a custom design.
> Once the order is placed on the website, the information is sent to the manufacturing division where the production process begins, at Zazzle’s state-of-the-art printing facility in [Reno, Nevada].
> Printing the bumper stickers is done using a high-speed digital process that allows for complete control by the print technician, so that individual bumper stickers can be printed consecutively for bulk orders of multiple designs.
> In the post-production process, each bumper sticker is coated with Mylar for protection from the elements; i.e., weather, U.V., other bumpers.
> Each bumper sticker is individually cut to size with the liner on the back for the customer to peel off when ready to stick.
> After coating and cutting are complete, bumper stickers are inspected by hand for print quality and order fulfillment accuracy.
> Zazzle bumper stickers are packaged by hand and mailed to customers around the world from Zazzle's printing facility in [Reno, Nevada].
PRINTING FACILITY RELOCATION: Zazzle relocated its printing facilities from San Jose, California, to Reno, Nevada, in 2017; https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/04/26/zazzle-layoffs-manufacturing-san-jose-reno.html
Q: HOW CAN I DESIGN MY OWN BUMPER STICKER AT ZAZZLE?
A: Find out in the video tutorial below from Zazzle; it demonstrates how to create your own design on a product template using Zazzle’s design editing tools. BONUS: There is an interactive time-stamped menu in the YouTube video description box that shows every topic covered with a link to that exact spot in the video.
Q: WHERE DO I GO TO DESIGN MY OWN BUMPER STICKER AT ZAZZLE?
A: Go to Zazzle.com/custom/car+accessories and scroll down the page to find the bumper sticker; it was the first product listed when I searched for it, as shown in the screenshot below. NOTE: Bumper stickers have been removed from the 'stickers' listing under the Craft & Party Supplies category and moved to the 'garage & automotive' listing under the Home category.
Q: WHERE CAN I BUY PRE-DESIGNED BUMPER STICKERS AT ZAZZLE?
A: Visit the bumper sticker section of my Prose & Pix shop to find original stickers featured in the video below along with many more; or search for the term 'bumper stickers' in the search box on any Zazzle page to find stickers from designers all over the world.
Thanks for reading!
PS ~ Please post a link to promote your designs in the comments and show off what you have made at Zazzle!
Eve Penman: Amazon Author + BlogSpot Blogger + eBay Seller + Google Maps Local Guide Master Photographer + Graphic Designer @ Zazzle, Redbubble & More. Find links to all her shops and social media in the sidebar, or at bit.ly/ThePenmanIndex.