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Buy cheap matt labels online which are perfect for ANY need or budget!

Some of the UK’s lowest prices don’t have to mean that there’s any drop in quality or service, and Discount Sticker Printing is here to prove it. 

Once you upload your artwork (or let us design free artwork for you), it will be printed on vinyl matt stickers with a beautifully smooth and silky satin finish. This is done with class-leading Xeikon presses and eco-friendly solvent toner to make sure that your artwork really pops with detail and colour which is true to the design. 

Your order is then shipped straight to your door with next-day delivery as standard. It’s as simple as that! 

Versatility also makes them perfect for any use. The nature of the vinyl material and solvent ink printing means that your printed matt stickers are waterproof, weatherproof, UV resistant and highly durable. This makes them ideal for virtually any indoor or outdoor use in even the harshest conditions. Plus, with the option to choose ANY shape or size, you can have matt stickers perfect for almost every surface and situation you can think of.

Enter in your options above now for an instant cheap quote to buy your matt stickers online.

What Are Matt Stickers?

Matt stickers are smooth and luxurious stickers that can be used for product labelling, branding and promotional purposes. The first ever matt sticker was created by 1981 Ohio-based plastics firm Cloplay Plastics, and it is safe to say that the label industry has never looked back. Matt stickers come with either a silky satin or matt finish, offering versatility and a huge range of options when it comes to design.

Crafted with our state-of-the-art Xeikon presses and eco-friendly solvent toner, they are hugely popular when it comes to food packaging, promotional products, marketing purposes, and much more.

Advantages of Matt Stickers Over Other Finishes

Matt stickers are similar to gloss stickers when it comes to durability, but are far more effective when applied to products that are regularly handled. This is due to their lustreless finish, avoiding any smudging or fingerprints.

As well as this, glossier stickers tend to reflect light, meaning that they can end up creating a glare that makes any information more difficult to read - especially if being displayed in a window.

Matt stickers diffuse light, avoiding this issue altogether. Matt stickers also, in general, encourage a more rustic and handmade aesthetic, which is ideal for businesses promoting organic or locally sourced ingredients.

Common Uses for Matt Stickers

The common uses for matt stickers are vast, thanks to their renowned durability. Perfect for communicating simple designs in a professional-looking manner, the humble matt sticker is a timeless classic.

The highly absorbent finish of a matt sticker makes it ideal for being written on, meaning that they are often used at trade shows, for adding ingredients to food items, to communicate any additional product information, such as allergens or a ‘cruelty-free’ status on a cosmetics tin, and more.

Matt stickers also have strong resistance when it comes to tearing or peeling, making them suitable for floor graphics and as short-term signage

Types of Matt Stickers

While we know you can choose from polypropylene vinyl matt stickers, which offer weatherproof and UV-resistant properties, or paper stickers, you can also select the shape and cut of your design.

You can choose sheets of matt stickers, rolls, kiss or die-cut options, putting creative control directly into your hands. Kiss-cut stickers have a top layer that is cut, but paper backing that remains intact.

However, die-cut stickers are cut all the way around the design, creating a completely custom shape. While kiss-cut stickers are easier to peel, die-cut stickers offer more originality, so it depends on what works best for your business.

Customisation Options for Matt Stickers

If you have your own logo and illustrations ready to go, simply upload them, along with your desired sizes, material and finish, onto our website for a free and instant quote.

However, if graphic design is not in your wheelhouse, why not have one of our expert illustrators take your ideas and draw something up for you?

Or, if you would prefer, browse some of our free basic templates to see whether any catch your eye. We pride ourselves on offering stickers that are completely customisable and personal to your brand.

Printing Process for Matt Stickers

When it comes to the printing process for matt stickers, they are made up of a combination of polypropylene film, flexible clear or white calendered polymeric or monomeric vinyl. Opting for polymeric or monomeric vinyl depends on how long you want your stickers to remain in place.

For more short-term promotions or marketing strategies, the monomeric film is generally a good choice, with a 1-3 year grade. For more hard-wearing usage, polymeric vinyl offers a 4-6 year grade. After this has been established, a permanent or semi-permanent adhesive is applied.

Polymerics tend to have a softer feel and a gloss finish, although translucent and matt finishes are also obtainable. Most films are made using the chill-roll process, where the melt emerging from the flat film die is poured onto either chrome-plated, highly polished or matt finish chill-roll.

When it comes to a chill-roll, a rough surface is crucial. Calendered vinyl is made by pushing a heated mixture through calendering rollers - a faster and more budget-friendly option. Typically, cast vinyls are used when more intricate applications are required. After this, liquid resin is coated onto a highly polished substrate to produce an extremely thin film of vinyl.

How to Order

If you know which size, shape and design you would like to apply to your matt stickers, you can submit this information on our website for a free and instant quote. After this, you can choose to call our sales team to have them talk you through the ordering process, or continue customising your matt stickers yourself.

Matt stickers

Matt stickers are used for many applications from floor graphics to car decals; the sticker has come a long way in its long history. The matt sticker shares many similar production techniques to its close cousin the gloss sticker, and is often used in similar ways – as a promotional tool and for labelling. But matt stickers offer the end user a different tool. The flat, lustre-less finish won't absorb oils from food or fingerprints, which has enhanced its commercial use in food packaging and in labelling shop goods which are frequently handled.

The flat dispersal of the film resins used to make up the facestock means that they are able to resist direct sunlight and avoid in-store light bounce on promotional materials, for example. Matt-finish surfaces can generally be written on with a variety of printing inks (including pens), so they are often used at trade shows, as floor graphics, price indicators and as short-term signage. Matt stickers offer strong resistance to tearing and can typically last up to five years.

History

Matt had long been a popular product using paper stock, but it was 1981 Ohio-based plastics firm Cloplay Plastics filed the first patent for a plastic film with a matt finish. By the early eighties the sticker industry was well-established across the globe, thanks to the success of companies such as the Panini sticker company. Italian newspaper moguls Benito and Giuseppe Panini in Milan set up the hugely successful Panini sticker company.

In 1960 the company became famous for its football sticker collections and by 1970 it was the first sticker company to produce stickers for the football World Cup. The company went on to be hugely successful on the back of its production and Panini recently produced stickers for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In the past 10 years the technology has been adapted to great success in the vehicle industry. Matt finish vinyl, while not as widely used as gloss, is now used to wrap cars among other vehicles. KPMF kicked things off with a full UK taxi wrap in 1993, everything from planes to trains as well as fleets of cars are now wrapped in matt vinyl.

How is a matt sticker made?

Plastic matt stickers are made from a combination of polypropylene film, flexible clear or white calendered polymeric or monomeric vinyl, or a cast vinyl and either permanent or easily removable adhesive. Polymeric and monomeric vinyl offers either short- or long-term application. Monomeric film is generally a 1-3 year grade and the Polymeric 4-6 year grade.

Polymerics feel softer and are primarily available in a gloss finish, although translucent and matte finishes are also obtainable. Most films are made using the chill-roll process. In this process the melt emerging from the flat film die is poured onto either chrome plated, highly polished or matt finish chill-roll. With the latter, the most important factor is the rough surface.

Calendered vinyl is made by pushing a heated mixture through calendering rollers. This is a fast, and as a result, cheaper method of production. Calendered vinyl is more likely to suffer from shrinkage due to the manufacturing process. Cast vinyls are used when a more intricate and stable applications are needed. Liquid resin is coated onto a highly polished substrate to produce an extremely thin film of vinyl.

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