Some types of sticker paper are designed for ink jet printers, while others are designed for laser printers. You can also find sticker paper that is designed to be used with a specific type of adhesive, such as permanent or removable adhesive. How are you meant to know which one is right for you?
Worry not, we are here to help. When it comes to printing stickers at home, there are a variety of different sticker papers you can use. Each type of sticker paper has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to choose the right type for your needs. In this article, we will discuss the four best types of sticker paper to use for printing stickers at home and when to choose each one.
1. Vinyl Stickers
Custom vinyl stickers are the most durable and popular type of sticker paper. Why? Because they are a true all-rounder. This material is waterproof and resistant to fading and scratches, even when you use them outside. They will continue looking great for years to come.
You will find plenty of vinyl-based material options online, from white over glitter to fluorescent materials. If you are just starting out, we would recommend sticking to a white base (pun not intended). This makes the printing process much more straightforward, and you do not have to worry about layers.
2. Paper Stickers
Paper stickers are the complete opposite of vinyl stickers – and they are becoming increasingly popular. That is because they are a completely sustainable and compostable sticker option.
Other than vinyl stickers, custom paper stickers are made from natural ingredients, making them ideal for eco-conscious brands. On top of that, the material is easy to work with and can be cut by hand. Paper stickers are also relatively durable, although they are not as waterproof or fade-resistant as vinyl stickers.
3. Transparent Stickers
Transparent stickers are a type of vinyl sticker. Whereas standard vinyl stickers are usually printed onto a white material, the material used for transparent stickers is completely see-through.
This makes them the perfect option if you are after a minimalist look or a “floating” effect. They can be used on windows, mirrors, or any other smooth surface. Do be careful when it comes to printing colors onto the material: if you want to create opaque colors, be sure to add a white layer underneath.
4. Sticker Sheets
Sticker sheets are a type of sticker paper that comes with multiple pre-cut stickers. Think of them like an A4 sheet with rows of round or square stickers ready to peel. This makes sticker sheets perfect for mass production or if you need a lot of identical stickers, like when you apply product labels.
However, sticker sheets are usually only available in traditional shapes. You are usually limited when you order them pre-cut. If you want to create a custom shape, it can be worth reaching out to a professional sticker printer.
Now that you know the different types of sticker paper available, you can choose the perfect type for your needs. Be sure to consider the durability, ease of use, and cost before making your decision – and do not forget to let us know which one you would go for.