Expert Tips when choosing Personalised sticker materials 

Stickers are an amazing way to promote your business, brand a product range, or spice up your packaging. There are so many different options that you can be sure to find your match.

But sometimes, just that can be the problem: there are so many different options.

How are you to know which one is best for you? Which questions should you ask? What do you need to look out for?

Worry not, we are here to help. Below, you will find our expert tips on how to choose your ideal material for creating personalised stickers.

How to choose the best material for your business

Before you do anything else, there are two major questions you need to ask

  1. Will your stickers be used outdoors?

This massively impacts the number of materials you can pick from. If your sticker is only used indoors, both paper and vinyl stickers are perfect for you.

However, if your stickers will be placed outside, you want to avoid paper stickers as these are not waterproof. On the other hand, vinyl stickers are a great all-rounder that you can use outdoors for up to three years.

  1. What surface will you stick your stickers to?

As long as it is a dry and smooth surface like glass, metal, paper, or plastic, you are in the clear. Any sticker with a medium-strength adhesive will work for you.

But if you are looking at a more demanding surface like leather or even though environments like industrial workshops, you might want to opt for a more permanent adhesive.

Be careful, though, medium-strength adhesive will work 9 out of 10 times. Stickier variations might damage surfaces.

The different types of sticker materials and their benefits

The broadest distinction to make is between paper and plastic stickers. However, there are more intricate differences that are worth looking at:

  • Biodegradable stickers: These are the most eco-friendly sticker option. They are plastic-free and will decompose within 12 weeks when put in your food waste bin. We recommend using them mostly indoors as they are only splash-proof.
  • Effect stickers: These vinyl stickers are true eye-catchers. They come in different effects like gold, silver, and glitter and can help you create a luxurious look for your product.
  • Front adhesive stickers: Stickers like these have the sticky side on top our your design. This means you can stick them to the inside of a window, yet your design will be seen from the outside – perfect for window signage or vehicle branding.

Now that you know the different types of custom stickers, it’s time to choose the right one for your needs! Keep in mind the surface you’ll be sticking them on, whether they’ll be used indoors or outdoors, and the overall look you want to create. Do you have any questions on how to order stickers online? Then let us know in the comment section below.