The competition is on: Vinyl vs Paper, which sticker wins?
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The competition is on: Vinyl vs Paper, which sticker wins?

27 Aug, 2020

The competition is on: Vinyl vs Paper, which sticker wins?



If you’re thinking of getting stickers printed, you’ll already know what you want them for and you’ll probably have an idea in mind of how your sticker is going to look. The next big question is what type of sticker should you go for? Traditional paper stickers are not the only option! Vinyl stickers are presenting themselves as a credible competitor. 

Vinyl stickers? What are they?
Vinyl stickers are stickers made of plastic - not ideal in today’s climate-conscious society! However, we can be reassured that the type of plastic used is both readily recyclable and eco-friendly in that it requires fewer natural resources to produce. And once we consider the outstanding features offered by vinyl stickers, it’s clear we have a serious contender here.

So how does a vinyl sticker compare to a printed paper sticker? 

Durability
Vinyl stickers are incredibly durable. Traditional paper stickers often tear if they need to be removed and will fade or crack over time. In contrast, vinyl stickers will happily be removed in one piece. The colour in embedded in the vinyl plastic, meaning these stickers won’t fade, even if used outside! If you need something with a long life expectancy, that will remain vibrant and true to its original form whether used indoors or out, vinyl is your go-to option.

Waterproofing and water-resistance
If water should spill on vinyl stickers they won’t spoil as they are waterproof, making them ideal for outdoor use in our temperamental British weather! Traditional paper stickers will ruin if they come into contact with water or liquids, which is why paper stickers are particularly suited to indoor use only. Vinyl stickers are also water-resistant - essential if being used on products that will go through the dishwasher or washing machine!

Adhesion options
Having variable adhesion options for vinyl stickers makes them incredibly versatile. A high tack option lends itself perfectly for those stickers that need to stay put, whilst low tack options involve a removable adhesive, giving flexibility should you want to move your creation around – perfect for pricing items. Traditional paper stickers often tear on attempting removal, ruining the sticker and leaving the headache of adhesive residue to remove from your product!

Versatility
The variety of colour and finishing options on vinyl stickers make them a more versatile option than traditional paper stickers. Whether you got for a bold colour choice, fluorescents or metallics, having the option to choose a transparent backing will bring your creation to life. And the choices don’t stop there: having either a matte, gloss or laminated finish means you can individualise your creation. 

And the winner is….
Vinyl is the clear winner when it comes to durability, versatility and appearance! If you’re looking for a long-lasting product, that can be used in a variety of settings, with plenty of design options vinyl stickers are the product for you!
Vinyl stickers have such a wide range of uses, from promoting your brand, a new product, packaging, decoration, events or preparing to return to school or work to name but only a few. It is possible to achieve exactly the look you are going for and with a variety of different shapes and finishes available, it’s time to let your creativity shine through. You can even provide your own artwork to be transformed into a high-quality custom label - have a read about the multiple benefits of custom printed labels in our recent blog post here. 
So, if you’re tempted to try our vinyl stickers, get in touch with our friendly team who can guide you through the process. You won’t be disappointed!

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