Best Sticker Making Machine of 2024: Buyer’s Guide

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Without the correct hardware, any craft can quickly turn in to one heaping hot mess. That is especially true with sticker making. Sure, you can run some sticker paper through a regular printer, but you won’t end up with the best results.

The stickers won’t be durable enough to use outdoors like, for example, those used to designate a security monitoring system. There will, of course, be issues with the pigmentation, and they may not even turn out in the right shape. This will lead to wasted time and ink, and nobody wants that.

In order to help you get a jump on your hunt, we have compiled a list of three of the best sticker makers out there. We have a feeling one of them will work for you! So let’s take a look, shall we?

1. Xyron Create-a-Sticker Mini Sticker Maker

Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Mini, 2.5” Sticker and Label...
  • READY WHEN YOU ARE: Lightweight, portable machine applies...
  • EASY TO USE: Create stickers or labels in a snap. Place the item...
  • NO-MESS ADHESIVE: No heat, electricity, or messy glue required....
  • EASY REFILLS: Comes pre-loaded with 10’ of permanent adhesive....
  • ENDLESS CREATIVITY: Add adhesive to paper, photos, labels, die...

Our first entry is a mini sticker maker that is perfect for the DIYer who has limited space but wants to craft amazing and fun stickers. No matter if it is a hobby or business, this unit will work for you.


Making stickers can be a messy affair, and without certain design features, it could get even messier. That is why the folks at Xyron have crafted a machine with features to keep that from happening. These features include:

  • Created for edge to edge adhesive items
  • Designed with a small footprint
  • Comes with 10’ permanent adhesive
  • Refill cartridges available
  • Easy to use controls
  • Does not require heat, batteries or electric

This unit is amazingly compact, which makes it super portable. That is a great feature as it allows you to create on the go and have access to your kit. The versatility of this model is only surpassed by the accuracy of its production value.

There are limits to this small unit’s capabilities. It is not ideal for larger stickers, which may make it better for hobbyists than entrepreneurs. Especially if you are looking to make stickers bigger than 2 ½”.

Though there are few things that may detract from the overall performance of this machine, it is still one of the best options out there.


  • Lightweight and compact
  • Portable
  • Good range of materials
  • Accurate and precise
  • Able to handle different thicknesses


  • Not great for large stickers

2. Xyron X150 Sticker Maker

Xyron X150 Sticker Maker, for Scrapbooking, Crafts,...
  • Replaces messy glues and other adhesives
  • A must have portable adhesive solution for crafters, moms,...
  • Applies an edge to edge acid free adhesive to items up to...
  • Refill cartridges available; Easy to change
  • Perfect for die cuts, buttons, flat gemstones and so much more;...

This unit is perfect for scrapbooking or other small projects. It is designed to optimize the results of your projects as well as be easy to take with you wherever you go. It may produce small stickers, but that’s okay because that makes it a great tool for things like die cuts, buttons, or even gemstones.


Even with its compact nature, this sticker maker is fitted with just the right features to make it easily one of the best options out there. The design team made sure to include these features:

  • Uses refillable adhesive
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Designed with an easy to change the adhesive cartridge

This machine has a lot going for it. The adhesive is applied easily from edge to edge and is also easily refilled, so even with large orders, you should be fine. The adhesive comes in multiple varieties, all of which work well with the machine, and you get all this versatility for a budget-friendly price.

The sticker maker is impressive, but there are some issues that we feel we should talk about before you make your final decision. There is no ability with this machine to print your own patterns. This does mean that you will need more equipment to get your projects done. It is also limited when it comes to the size of the sticker that can be produced.

This model’s pros, however, far outweigh its cons, and that is why we included it on our list.


  • Edge to edge adhesive
  • Easy to refill
  • Versatility of refill choices
  • Price


  • Not able to print design
  • Limited size of sticker production

3. Xyron Create-a-Sticker, 5", Sticker Maker

Xyron Create-a-Sticker, 5" Sticker and Label Maker...
  • READY WHEN YOU ARE: The non-electric Create-A-Sticker has no...
  • EASY TO USE: Create stickers or labels in a snap. Place an item...
  • NO-MESS ADHESIVE: No heat, electricity, or messy glue required....
  • EASY REFILLS: Comes pre-loaded with 10’ of permanent adhesive....
  • ENDLESS CREATIVITY: Great for arts and crafts, create-a-sticker...

This is another tremendous compact option from Xyron and is our last entry on this list. It is crafted to help you effortlessly create stickers up to 5” wide with little to no cleanup. The team at Xyron definitely have outdone themselves with this model.


Though this may be a simple design, it makes up for it in the features and capabilities. Crafted with the following features, this large sticker producing model is one that you won’t be sorry to add to your crafting kit.

  • Designed with easy to use controls
  • Uses a no-mess adhesive
  • Created with easy to use and refill cartridges

This unit requires no external power source, which makes it the perfect sticker maker for travel. The larger production capability and the easy to use controls elevate this tool to new levels. It comes with so many amazing, versatile uses you will be hard-pressed to find any maker that is better.

There are a few concerns that we would be remiss if we didn’t mention. There are some issues with jamming, and some have reported being left with some glue residue when projects were done.

The flaws are not enough to decrease the effectiveness of this unit, which is why we knew it had to be one of the choices we laid out before you.


  • No external power source needed
  • Larger sticker production
  • Easy to use and fast
  • Turn flat items into stickers


  • Issues with jamming
  • Some reports of sticky residue

final Verdict

Choosing the correct sticker machine actually isn’t that hard, even with all of the great options available to you. All you have to do is have a clear idea of what type of sticker you want to produce and remember to pick one that will accommodate your quantity and size requirements, and you should be good to go.

Sticker making isn’t only a pastime; it can be a lucrative business as well. But you have to have the right equipment. Hopefully, with the options above, we have found one that is perfect for your budding hobby. Who knows, maybe it can turn into a lot more!

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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