Vinyl vs paper stickers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Stickers are a truly versatile product and can be used for branding or promotional marketing purpose, they can be used to label products and for personal or decorative use, among many other uses and applications. 

The most common sticker printing materials are vinyl and paper. Naturally, you are looking for the best sticker option when it comes to making your purchase of custom printed stickers, and we hope that this detailed resource will help you to make an informed decision. 

Vinyl stickers are the perfect solution when the following factors are required:

  • The stickers should be weatherproof and waterproof.
  • The stickers should be resistant to humidity and fade resistant.
  • The stickers should be tear and scratch resistant.
  • The stickers should be strong and durable. 
  • The stickers should be oil resistant and can be wiped down with ease. 

Vinyl stickers are very versatile and can be used indoors or outdoors, and in tricky environments. They be used for anything from product package labelling to car bumper stickers and decals. If it becomes necessary for the user to remove them at any stage, they have the hidden benefit of being removable in one piece as opposed to paper stickers that can become very tough to remove after time. The above qualities make vinyl stickers a popular option for consumers, because the sticker is so hard wearing and durable. 

However, due to the array of beneficial properties, this material does cost more than paper. 

Therefore, if you do not require these qualities and would prefer to maximise the quantity available within your budget, then purchasing higher volumes of paper stickers can be a more affordable option. And the trusty paper sticker makes an excellent alternative. There is simply no benefit to vinyl over paper unless your criteria demands certain specifications. And depending on the intended use of the sticker, you may well prefer paper due to its more natural, tactile feel. When you start exploring specialty paper options such as kraft or textured materials, you may find this is the best option for you. 

Paper stickers are ideal for many uses, including product labelling and brand identification, they can be used in the home, office, or any commercial or educational environment. 

Aside from price, and the obvious difference that one is paper and one is plastic, it is ultimately the intended use of your sticker which will dictate which material you should choose. Vinyl stickers are stronger, more durable and are not susceptible to damage caused by moisture, oils, humidity, heat, and they are also fade resistant thanks to uv protective properties. Paper stickers are ideal for all indoor situations, and are your best bet if you are on a tight budget. 

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