Ordering stickers can be overwhelming. After all, there are so many options to choose from, especially when it comes to the material.

The right material can make or break your sticker, making it a very important decision. Not all materials are created equal, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. But how can you figure that out?

Here’s a breakdown of the most important aspect to consider when you choose your sticker material:

1. Consider the environment where your stickers will be used

Will your stickers be used inside or outside? This is one of the most essential aspects you need to consider as it can impact the durability of your stickers.

If your stickers will be exposed to the elements, then you’ll want to choose a material that can withstand sun and rain, like vinyl stickers or vinyl labels. However, choose a custom paper label if you are after a more sustainable option. These are completely biodegradable, but should only be used indoors.

2. Think about how the stickers will be used

Also, consider how the product your stickers are applied to will be used. Are they likely to come into contact with oil or water in the kitchen or the bathroom? Do they need to withstand wear and tear?

Then the same applies: be sure to choose a waterproof vinyl sticker over a paper-based sticker if you need your stickers or labels to resist water, scratches oil and fading from sunlight.

3. Decide on a budget and find a supplier that fits

There are a variety of sticker materials available, so you’ll want to find a material that fits your budget. It is worth reaching out to several sticker suppliers to find the right material and an affordable price.

However, make sure not to compromise on durability simply to save money. This will more than likely lead to you having to spend more money to replace the stickers much earlier than planned.

4. Compare the quality of different suppliers

When it comes to custom stickers, you want to make sure you’re getting the best quality product for your money. Printing companies and their custom stickers can differ vastly. Compare the quality of their products before making a purchase.

The easiest way to do this is by ordering material samples from different suppliers. Most sticker printers offer these for free or will reimburse you as soon as you place a larger order. It is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the material.

Keep these points in mind when you order your personalized stickers, and you will be sure they are fit for the purpose. Do you have more tips and tricks we should include? Then let us know in the comments.


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