With so many different sticker materials available it can sometimes be difficult to know which one is best to fit your needs. Many vehicles today have tinted windows, making it difficult to see stickers placed inside. We strongly recommend outside application of stickers printed on our most popular material, White Vinyl. Our White Vinyl is specifically created for use with vehicles. It is weatherproof and able to withstand elements like UV rays and rain. It can be placed on almost every type of surface, including glass, metal, wood and plastic, and will not leave any adhesive residue behind once removed.
We Make Our Stickers With PET
Over the last twenty years, we have tested many different materials in order to create the perfect sticker. We have found that PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is a superior vinyl when compared to more common sticker materials, such as BOPP (Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene). PET is usually stiffer than BOPP and has superior optical qualities. In terms of durability, PET outperforms BOPP, which will deteriorate over time when used outdoors.
PET is strong, durable material that resists scratches and offers excellent protection against harmful UV rays and weather. It exhibits good resistance to oil and acidic product contents, whereas BOPP is more likely to absorb those substances and become distorted.
Won’t Stretch or Shrink
PET is a very stable material, showing less stretching during the printing, laminating, and application processes. It’s known for excellent thermal stability (the ability to withstand high temperatures), and will not shrink or curl after prolonged exposure to the sun.
PET offers a significantly better eco-balance than other materials. The raw materials consumed during production is lower than most films, and PET is highly recyclable, leading to a 60% energy savings compared to the energy requirements of producing new plastics.
Protect Your Investment With Free Lamination
All of our printed stickers receive a complementary layer of matte or gloss lamination. Our lamination is not a spray-on coating but an additional layer of transparent material we add to the surface of the stickers. This laminate increases protection from UV rays, moisture, and extreme hot or cold weather. It also guards your sticker’s design against scratching or fading due to excessive handling, which is bound to happen if you place your sticker on your phone, laptop, or water bottle. When you choose to buy from Carstickers.com, you can rest assured that your design will look great for the duration of the lifespan of the sticker.
Sticker Material Overview
|Material||Looks best on||Avoid||Durability|
|Reflective Vinyl||Everything||Nothing||Lasts up to 5 years|
|Front-Facing Cling||Clear Glass||Tinted Glass||Lasts up to 6 months|
|Clear Vinyl||Everything||Nothing||Lasts up to 5 years|
|Permanent Adhesive||Everything||Painted Indoor Walls||Lasts up to 5 years|
|Clear Cling||Flat Glass Surfaces||Uneven or Textured Glass Surfaces||Lasts up to 6 months|
|White Vinyl (Most Popular)||Everything||Nothing||Lasts up to 5 years|
|White Cling||Flat Surfaces||Surfaces that are uneven or textured||Lasts up to 6 months|
|Perforated Film||Storefront Windows||Opaque Surfaces||Lasts up to 3 years|
|Glow in the Dark Vinyl||Smooth, Flat Surfaces||Nothing||Last up to 5 years for indoor use, not intended for long-term outdoor use.|
|Front-Facing Adhesive||Clear Glass||Tinted Glass||Lasts up to 5 years|
|Magnet Material||Flat surfaces made of metal||Curved or plastic surfaces||Lasts up to 2 years.|
Sticker Material Details
Click on a material type below for more information to help you decide which one is best for you. If you are interested in a material we do not typically offer, please contact us via phone or email to discuss a special order.
Print on white reflective vinyl. Outside application. Will reflect light similar to a road sign. Lasts up to 5 years. May leave some adhesive residue when removed.
Print on white cling. Low Tack adhesive. Inside window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.
Print on clear vinyl. Outside or inside application. Lasts up to 5 years. May leave adhesive residue on surfaced when removed.
Print on permanent adhesive white vinyl. Will leave adhesive residue on surface. Select when looking to achieve a permanent sticker that you do not plan on removing. Lasts up to 5 years.
Print on clear cling. Low Tack adhesive. Window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.
Print on white vinyl. Preferred material. Does not leave adhesive residue on surface when removed. Lasts up to 5 years. Designed specifically for car application.
Print on white cling. Low Tack adhesive. Window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.
Print on perforated film. Outside application. Does not obstruct view from inside looking out. Won't leave adhesive residue when removed. Lasts up to 5 years.
Print on off-white vinyl. Glows green in darkness for up to an hour. Does not leave adhesive residue when removed. Lasts up to 5 years indoors.
Reverse print on clear vinyl with layer of white ink behind design. Inside application. Lasts up to 5 years. May leave adhesive residue when removed.
Print on white vinyl applied to magnetic sheeting. Inside and outside application. Won't leave adhesive residue when removed. Lasts up to 2 years.