Normally, if the template is scaled correct to the size of your sticks control panel (or the plexi covered area) it will print fine, but problem might occur because:
A. The template isn’t scaled correctly
B. Your printing area is larger than your paper in one or both dimensions
It sounds more like the first problem but I can’t be sure without seeing the template.
The easiest thing to do is find an image that can be scaled larger than your stick, then when you cut it down to size it will still be ok. But if you want all or as much of the image to fit as possible, you need to make sure the template is accurate.
Which one are you using?
If its on the forum try and link to it, and also what stick have you got?