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Sticker Materials

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.

Incredibly Durable

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.

Environmentally Friendly

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

MaterialLooks best onAvoidDurability
Clear Vinyl EverythingNothingLasts up to 5 years
Front-Facing Cling Clear GlassTinted GlassLasts up to 6 months
Glow in the Dark Vinyl Smooth, Flat SurfacesNothingLast up to 5 yeas for indoor use, not intended for long-term outdoor use.
Permanent Adhesive EverythingPainted Indoor WallsLasts up to 5 years
Front-Facing Adhesive Clear GlassTinted GlassLasts up to 5 years
Reflective Vinyl EverythingNothingLasts up to 5 years
White Vinyl (Most Popular) EverythingNothingLasts up to 5 years
Clear Cling Flat Glass SurfacesUneven or Textured Glass SurfacesLasts up to 6 months
Magnet Flat surfaces made of metalCurved or plastic surfacesLasts up to 2 years.
White Cling Flat SurfacesSurfaces that are uneven or texturedLasts up to 6 months
Perforated Film Storefront WindowsOpaque SurfacesLasts up to 3 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.

Clear Vinyl

Clear Vinyl

Print on clear vinyl. Outside or inside application. Lasts up to 5 years. May leave adhesive residue on surfaced when removed.

Front-Facing Cling

Front-Facing Cling

Print on white cling. Low Tack adhesive. Inside window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.

Glow in the Dark Vinyl

Glow in the Dark Vinyl

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.

Permanent Adhesive

Permanent Adhesive

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.

Front-Facing Adhesive

Front-Facing Adhesive

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.

Reflective Vinyl

Reflective Vinyl

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.

White Vinyl (Most Popular)

White Vinyl (Most Popular)

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.

Clear Cling

Clear Cling

Print on clear cling. Low Tack adhesive. Window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.

Magnet

Magnet

Print on white vinyl applied to magnetic sheeting. Inside and outside application. Won't leave adhesive residue when removed. Lasts up to 2 years.

White Cling

White Cling

Print on white cling. Low Tack adhesive. Window application only. Lasts up to 6 months.

Perforated Film

Perforated Film

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.