What’s the mystery behind stickers? Well, they’re pretty basic. They’re stickers. But there are a wide variety of sticker types that all have their purpose and using the right ones are really important.
What are they for, how will they be used?
Rolls or individual stickers or labels?
How many might you need?
Investment or value—are they important or is cheap ok?
On one end—a simply-shaped sticker plopped right down on a piece of paper. On the other end, a huge window label in a department store (actually a window cling). There are for example permanent stickers (also called labels) that are more durable and won’t peel off easily. There are removable labels that easily come off (although depends on the material they are on). There are roll labels that come in certain quantities (starting usually at around 250 labels), and there are individual peel and stick labels.
So it really comes down to usage—how you will use these, and what they are for. On products, will they be outdoor or exposed to water? Are they food products that might be frozen? Will they be on a tool that you want clear edges on so there are no white colors detracting from the look and feel? There are labels so large you can literally wrap an entire vehicle with them.
Pricing: Stickers and label costs will all vary depending on the usage, type, quantity, and size. They might be as little as $20 for a handful on many online sites if quality is unimportant, and $250-$1000 plus for larger, more of, and better quality labels.
Clear, white, and zero backgrounds
Depending on your label or sticker, you may or may not want or require a background. For example, if it’s a letter character logo, you need something to hold the letters together so they all stick down together. So that may be on a white, colored, or clear background—such as like Scotch Tape material. Logos or graphics that ARE one solid shape, require no background, so can be “die cut” to that shape.
Sticker vs. Label
Stickers are usually digitally printed. Printed on machinery quickly and affordably. Resilient in most cases, but not always and good for simplicity. LABELS are often high end machinery-printed, and more resilient, and good with wet, cold, hot conditions.
Here are an assortment of sticker and label types to show you the variety and possibilities to start with. Content here can also be found at StickerGiant website, StickerYou website, and many other sticker printers…
DIE CUT STICKERS
Individual stickers with the back liners cut to the size and shape of the sticker. No die cut fees for custom shapes. Printed in full color on white polypropylene with outdoor durable laminate, in your choice of Glossy or Matte finish.
KISS CUT STICKERS
Digitally printed with free custom shapes with the backing material a little larger than the sticker itself. Can be used indoor or outdoor. Printed in full color on white polypropylene with an outdoor durable laminate in your choice of a Glossy or Matte finish.
GLOSSY WHITE LABELS
These custom glossy labels are perfect for product labeling and will resist water and oils. Digitally printed in full color on white polypropylene with indoor use laminate, and finished on a roll.
These custom labels are printed in full color on a clear polypropylene and work great for products. They resist water and oils and are finished on a roll, with an indoor use glossy laminate.
These custom labels have a satin-like look, and are finished on a roll. They give products a high end appearance and are easy to write on. Printed in full color on white polypropylene with indoor use matte laminate.
Digitally printed using full color on clear polypropylene with UV laminate for outdoor durability. Choose either face or back adhesive. These are available with free custom shapes and finished with the backing material a little larger than the sticker itself.
Spot color stickers, printed on a white vinyl with UV inks for outdoor use. Individual stickers with the back liners cut to the size and shape of the sticker.
A flexible vinyl that has a smooth, coated finish and will stick to clean glass surfaces utilizing the moisture in the air and on the glass to adhere to the surface. These do not use a sticky adhesive like our other sticker and label options.
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