How can you benefit from adhesive stickers and labels?
When you’re talking about uses for custom adhesive labels and stickers, they literally amount to hundreds! They can be used for branding, promotion, advertising, PR, health and safety, art, networking, labelling and more. The options are endless! That’s why we make sure that we offer any size, any shape, any artwork and full weatherproofing so they can be tailored to so many different uses both indoors and outdoors.
However, there are a few popular uses which stand out from the rest.
Firstly, sticker and label printing can be used as an incredible form of business promotion. Your choice of message is placed on a label which can then be stuck down wherever you like! It’s highly mobile and highly affordable. Plus, if you stick them down in the right place, you can get what you want to say in front of thousands of people every week.
Another great use as a promotional tool is to use them to entitle people to a special offer. This is a common tactic used by many of our clients who are club and bar owners. Instead of handing out vouchers, they simply hand out stickers which can be easily seen by staff. Size is also an important factor. When you ask people to think of printed adhesive stickers and labels, many people automatically think of a little button-sized sticker or bumper sticker. However, in reality, they can actually be made to virtually ANY size. Sure, they can be very small, but they can also be large enough to span an entire wall. There’s almost no limit!
So whilst promotional stickers are a very powerful business tool, there are also some traditional uses. For example, sticky backed labels are great to mark products with. Especially as they can be removed without leaving any glue residue. They’re also perfect within clubs and schools as rewards. For example, if someone does something good, they get a sticker! The options are endless. Even though we’ve listed some of the most common purposes here, the fact is that you can create custom stickers and labels suitable for ANY purpose with Discount Sticker Printing. They can be any size, any shape and suitable for any surface – from walls, to vehicles, to windows and more. To get yours, start by choosing your ideal finish from the options above.
FAQ – Common questions about Adhesive stickers and labels answered!
Q. How do I order?
It’s very easy. Once you’ve selected your adhesive sticker finish, simply enter in your choice of shape, quantity, size measurements and any other options. You will then be given an instant online quote. If you’re happy, just proceed to upload your own artwork (or receive FREE basic artwork design from us) and then complete your order online!
Q. What is the turnaround and delivery time?
Most orders are printed within only 2 to 3 working days, with next day UK delivery as standard.
Q. What can I use them for?
Our custom sticker and label printing service can be used for virtually any purpose you can imagine. This is because we’ve made sure that almost every option you can imagine is available to you. Choose any finish, any shape, any size and upload your own artwork to completely customise them to your needs.
Q. Are they suitable for outdoor use?
Yes! As they’re made out of vinyl material with eco-friendly solvent inks, they’re suitable for any indoor or outdoor use in any conditions.
Q. Can I enter my own size measurements?
Yes. We can make them to any size out of a range of shapes. Make them as large as a wall or as small as a button!
Q. Are they removable?
Our adhesive labels use a permanent backing to make sure they can be stuck down for years without any problems. However, they can be removed if necessary without any residue left behind.
Q. What sort of shapes are available?
We offer all of the traditional shapes, including round stickers, square stickers and more. However, for more advanced customisation, we also offer custom shape stickers which are contour cut to a shape of your choice. Just contact us for more details.
Q. Can I upload my own artwork?
Yes! You don’t need to choose from any templates here. Just upload your own graphics. However, we do offer a FREE basic custom design if you have no artwork.
To order cheap adhesive labels and stickers which give you premium quality and vast customisation at an incredibly low price, just start by choosing your finish from the options above.
Adhesive labels offer companies and individuals almost infinite possibilities of use and flexibility of material application. They are simple, and remain a favoured tool of small businesses to multinational corporations. A main driver in there success is their economic ease of use. Stickers utilise permanent, removable or repositionable paste. The sticker affixes itself using pressure sensitive tack which, when pressed creates a bond.
There is no need for solvent, water, or heat to activate the stickiness . The degree of bond the pressure sensitive sticker can perform is dictated by the degree of pressure employed when applying the adhesive, as well as factors such as surface energy, smoothness, contaminants, etc. These are all are relevant and will impact on the success of the sticker.
The adhesive sticker is a hugely successful product. In just 77 years it has taken centre stage in the product identification and decoration market, and future growth is predicted to be in food sectors, as well as the logistics and transport industries. One of the most significant growth areas is within emerging economies. For example, the Asian region is a experiencing rapid growth in the adhesive sticker market. Global demand is expected to reach over 50 billion m2 by 2015.
In recent years the growth in popularity of the 'no label look' has seen film face stock adhesives overtake more traditional paper sticker adhesives. This can be seen as a consequence of the desire for brand differentiation using variety of finishes and effects being used on a wide range of face stocks, including ultra clear films which popular in both the beer and wine industry to create a no-label look.
Stickers utilise a variety of different combinations of face stocks, glues, and release liners to present a base stock which makes up a sticker. These include: litho and various plastics such as acetate, vinyl and PET film and are chosen according to the needs of the sticker. There are three common varieties of adhesives used in the production of stickers: acrylic, rubber and water-based, and each can be created from an assortment of materials.
The material chosen depends on what needs to be labelled, the environment the sticker will have to operate in, and the desired length of service needed of the stick. Pressure sensitive adhesives are factory-made in 100% solid form or with a liquid carrier. The process of achieving this is by covering the adhesive on a prop, and then evaporating the water carrier or organic solvent, this is usually done with a burning air dryer. The dry adhesive can also be heated further in order to instigate a cross-linking reaction and further develop molecular weight.
- Essentials / F.A.Q
Please see our recommend artwork guidelines below, if you are unsure about the artwork you are supplying and would like us to check and fix any issues please continue ensuring you tick the ‘check artwork and send PDF proof’ option on the upload page before proceeding
Please note: We only accept print ready artwork on the "upload your file" option, if you need any changes to artwork please select the "we design your artwork" option.
File Type – We accept PDF, AI, EPS or JPEG files
Colour – Convert all colours into CMYK format, with no tints lower than 5%
Fonts – Make sure all fonts are converted to outlines or flattened
Bleed & Safe Area – We require a 3mm bleed and a 3mm inner safe area, WITHOUT crop marks
Image Resolution – Artwork must be at a resolution of 300dpi or higher
To download our checklist please click here.
- File Types
Preferred file types are high resolution flattened PDF or EPS files. If you are designing artwork in a vector program such as illustrator please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines or attach all fonts with your order.
High resolution AI, PSD or JPEG files are also accepted.
For a more in-depth guide about file types click here.
All files supplied must be based in the CMYK colour mode, with no tints lower than 5%.
For a more in-depth guide about colour click here.
To avoid any issues, make the fonts part of your original document through embedding, flattening or converting them to curves in the chosen design program.
For a more in-depth guide about font click here.
- Bleed & Safe Area
All artwork supplied to us for print must have at least 3mm bleed and 3mm inner safe area on all trimmed edges. Please do NOT add crop marks.
For a more in-depth guide about bleed click here.
Images need to have a minimum resolution of 300dpi. If artwork is generated at a lower resolution, then the quality of the final printed job will be affected.
For a more in-depth guide about resolution click here.
- Clear Labels with Opaque & White Elements
The toners we use to print on clear materials are slightly transparent, this means that for the parts that you require to be opaque or to add full colour images we have to create a white base layer on the artwork behind the colour or image, this is achieved by creating a separate layer on your artwork named “white” and anywhere our press finds this colour it will print white toner (beneath the CMYK artwork, beneath images or on it's own).
We can set up your artwork in our design studio, please describe which areas you require to be white or opaque in the notes box on the upload artwork page.
Please be aware that if additional set up is required by our design studio this may delay turnaround time.
For an in-depth guide of how to setup labels with white elements please click here.
- Labels with Metallic Elements
The way we create metallic colours is by using a silver substrate and applying a thin layer of CMYK toner to create the metallic colour required, when ordering please describe the colour required (or give the metallic swatch code from our color logic sheet which is included in all sample packs and can be ordered here FREE of charge) in the notes box at the upload artwork stage.
The parts that you do not require metallic we have to create a white base layer on the artwork, this is achieved by creating a separate layer on your artwork, named “white” and anywhere our press finds this colour it will print white toner beneath the CMYK artwork.
Any white parts on your design that are not named “white” will be printed in a silver metallic.
We can set up your white base for you here in our design studio, please describe which areas you do not require metallic in the notes box on the upload artwork page.
Please be aware that if additional set up is required by our design studio this may delay turnaround time.
For an in-depth guide of how to setup labels with metallic elements please click here.
- Material & Finish Options
Think about the appearance you are trying to achieve for your label, some materials may darken or lighten the appearance of your artwork once printed.
The different finishes may also affect the way your labels appear, Matt effects will make the colours look a little dull or faded and a gloss finish might make them appear brighter.
For more in-depth information about all of the materials and finishing options we offer click here.