Sticker Printing Fast Facts and Functions Part 2

by Laps - Date: 2007-10-15 - Word Count: 578 Share This!

Sticker printing may seem to involve very little details. But what you did not know is that the materials seem to have its own characteristics and that it can have a variety of options as broad as your imagination.

Here then is the continuation of the previous article. Allow your mind to wander with the possibilities you can achieve with sticker printing. Review these options and see how you can come up with a better sticker printing design and material.

1. Uncoated paper label stocks
Uncoated paper stocks are alternately called Matte label stocks. These are ideal for shipping, address label, barcode printing and the like. These stickers can be run through your home or office printer, where you can print on and add in other details. You can print a specific name and address and change it the next time.

Uncoated paper stocks give you high quality print job for your stickers, where important logos enjoy rich color and detail.

2. UV Coated paper label stocks
This paper stock is also called High Gloss Paper Label stock where your stickers are printed on a coated material that gives off an ultra-shiny finish on your prints.

High-gloss or UV Coated Stocks are weather resistant, such that it is resilient to fading caused with harmful sun exposure. At the same time, it is water resistant, such that it will repel water easily. However, this does not make your stickers water-proof.

3. Custom Printing
Special jobs for your sticker printing project may even be broader compared to other print materials. You can have your stickers embossed, spot colored, and foil stamped among others.

Most printers ask clients that the lines or borders to be embossed are not less than 1pt. in thickness. Other than this, the detail may be impossible to capture. It may not have the definition you had wanted or that the print itself may become jeopardized.

4. Reversed
Reversed sticker printing allows you to create a design that would later on appear as though it had been cut out of the stickers. Reverse can be done when all of the stickers are covered in color while the text part is left out, creating an illusion that it is printed in white.

5. Gloss Material
Gloss stock is a popular material for sticker printing wherein you can obtain clear stock as well as colored stocks like yellow and ivory that serves as backgrounds. At the same time, there are foil materials too like silver and gold which may be dull or bright.

6. Permanent Adhesives versus Removable Adhesives
This pertains as to how or what kind of adhesive is used for your sticker. A permanent adhesive stays in place. This is the most common adhesive for stickers.
A removable adhesive, on the other, can be removed without much difficulty. The sticker is also preserved and does not leave any residue where it was placed. The adhesive stays on the sticker, and so, it can easily adhere again.

7. Thermal Stock
This stock material can change in colors or hues once it is exposed to direct sunlight or other harsh temperatures. It may look fancy with its ability to generate colors but it does and will eventually fade away in due time and lose its potency.

For your sticker printing needs or projects, remember to note of these sticker facts and use them accordingly. With these pieces of information, rest assured you can discover more means and ways to produce exciting and functional stickers.

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