Stickers, Labels, Decals & Static Cling
Custom Printed Vinyl Decals & Stickers
Self adhesive stickers can go by a number of different names such as , decals, stickers, self adhesive vinyls, floor graphics, window decals, push pull stickers or lables. We get asked to print these everyday and then we start the questionnaire! This can be very confusing for the customer. I just want a sticker!
Indoor stickerd or outdoor stickers. Permanent or removable. Laminated not laminated. Lots of questions. Here is an explanation that may help you decide and help you figure out what you need.
Removable vinyl would mainly be for indoor use, it will adhere and stick to your surface and peel away without leaving any residue. One perfect example of this is a vinyl for decorating office walls. Removable vinyl allows you to brand your office walls or any home or work space very easily. No painting required and the vinyl can be easily removed without having to repaint the walls afterwards. An office space can be transformed into a bright, clean and inspirational space.
Image of indoor wall graphics: Permanent vinyl is more suitable for outdoor use, application onto oiltanks, forklift trucks, warning stickers. Most permanent vinyl has a glossy finish, but not all (Oracal 641 is a matte vinyl with a permanent adhesive). Permanent vinyl can be removed, but it may do damage to walls, paint, etc.
Window Decals: Inside apply with print looking out. These types of vinyl stickers that are applied to the inside of windows, a good example of these would be the “Let’s Eat In” stickers you see in restaurant windows. When you are writing a specification for a printer, important elements to note: these will be printed on clear vinyl and will need to be backed with white ink. Are your stickers solid backed with white or partially backed with white. A car dealer sticker that may be on you back window is a good example of a window decal with solid back on white. A custom shape of logo would need a partial backing of white and in the areas of print only.
Window Decals - Outside apply: This is far an easier way of application of a sticker to a window. There is no need to apply white as the stickers will generally be printed onto white vinyl and cut to shape after.
Push - Pull Window Stickers: These are window decals that are printed on both sides of the adhieve so the print can be seen on both sides of the glass. When we are printing these type of stickers we print the first layer in 4 colour (CYMK) in reverse, we back that print with white ink, then we back the white print with grey ink, then print another layer or two of white ink and finally 4 colour (CYMK). A good example of this type of window sticker is the Car Service Due sticker you will see in most cars. The print you see when you look at the sticker from the outside is different to the print on the inside.
We can now offer double-sided window stickers. This means that we can print a different design onto each side of a window sticker so you can display a different message to people inside and outside. Our double-sided window stickers feature a “blockout” layer between the designs so that the other design doesn’t show through. If you are interested in double-sided window stickers, please contact us for a quote as double-sided window stickers cannot be ordered online.
Static Cling window decals are printed on our brand new digital printer. The window stickers will cling securely to the inside of your window using static. The window decals are easily removed with no sticky residue left behind. Your Window Stickers are supplied back to you in flat sheet format, which make it very easy to remove and apply.
Window Stickers (also referred to as static cling window stickers) don’t use an adhesive to “stick” to the window, they use static. This means they will “stick” firmly to the window but can be removed and repositioned without leaving any sticky residue. These are great for car window stickers, shop window stickers, office window stickers and much more.
Window Stickers are applied to the inside of the window. When designing your Window Stickers you can choose from “visible from the outside” (the most common use for car window stickers or shop window stickers) or “visible from the inside”. You choose from a gloss clear vinyl (your design will have a clear background) or a gloss white vinyl to get a white background.