There are countless reasons to use personalized stickers. They can be used to promote a business, brand a product, or simply add decoration to any surface you can think of. But with so many different types of stickers available on the market, it can be hard to know which type is right for your purpose. This article will break down the five most popular sticker materials and their benefits to help you make an informed decision.
1. Vinyl stickers
Vinyl stickers are one of the most popular types of stickers due to their durability and versatility. Traditionally, they are made from a PVC film that is resistant to water, sunlight, and abrasion, making them ideal for indoor or outdoor use. But if you are lucky, you can find a sticker maker that offers vinyl stickers made from polypropylene, making them just as resistant and recyclable. If in doubt, vinyl stickers are the perfect all-rounder that work for 9/10 applications.
2. Paper stickers
Paper stickers are a popular choice for eco-conscious consumers as they are made from paper with a biodegradable adhesive. This means that when they are no longer needed, they can be easily disposed of in a food waste bin, where they will decompose within 12 weeks without harming the environment. However, keep in mind that paper is not waterproof, so these stickers should only be used indoors.
3. Clear stickers
Clear stickers are made from a transparent plastic film, and are ideal for placing on glass or other smooth, see-through surfaces. They can be printed with designs that ‘bleed’ to the edge of the sticker, giving them a professional no-label look. When you print color on these beauties, you can create a stunning stained-glass effect. Clear stickers are also waterproof and UV resistant, making them suitable for outdoor use.
4. Metallic stickers
Metallic stickers are made from a vinyl base with a thin metal foil, and are perfect for adding a touch of luxury and exclusivity to your product. They are also a great choice for bringing artwork to life as you can create amazing metallic colors with this sticker base. Apart from being extra sparkly, they behave just like vinyl stickers and are perfect for outdoor use.
5. Fluorescent stickers
Fluorescent stickers are made from a material that converts invisible UV light into visible light. This is what makes these stickers to vibrant and bright. Such stickers are perfect for safety applications or any situation where you need to be able to see the sticker in the dark. They also make amazing logo stickers. Because of their sensitivity, fluorescent stickers are likely to fade in the sunlight.
Now that you know the benefits of each type of sticker, you can make an informed decision about which material is right for your needs. Let us know which material is your favorite in the comment section below.