February 8, 2023 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Sticker Printing – Everything You Need To Know

As a Los Angeles-based business owner, educator, or entrepreneur, you want to be able to get your brand or message across to your patrons or students. One cost-effective and popular method of doing this is through sticker printing

Guru Printers is a top-rated, locally-owned company that can help you design and print unique stickers that will set you apart from everyone else. Continue reading to learn more about the sticker printing services we offer and the different types and styles that are available to you. We promise that whatever your need is, our trained staff can help.

Why Should I Get Stickers?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider getting stickers for your business. First, they’re unique. Not only can you use them on your company’s packaging or other merchandising, but they also make excellent and inexpensive promotional items to be handed out at events or packed into a customer’s order. A custom sticker with your company’s logo on it is something memorable that provides you with excellent brand recognition.

Stickers offer a colorful graphic display that can draw people in. Vinyl stickers tend to be very weather-resistant, making them ideal to stick to surfaces outside. With all of the different cuts, colors, and shapes, they allow a lot of creativity. They are great for meeting advertising goals for grabbing potential customers. 

When making decisions over these stickers, there’s a few factors you should consider, such as what environment you plan on putting the stickers in – like indoors or outdoors – how long you want them to stay, and the size type you want. 

What Do I Need to Know About Sticker Printing? 

Stickers are designed to capture your attention. Furthermore, they can help communicate value to students or patrons. If you’re in the market for stickers, here are a few things you need to know: 

  1. Adhesive Quality Matters

Stickers need to have a quality adhesive backing; otherwise, they’re worthless. However, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what kind of material or surface someone will place your sticker on after they receive it. For example, stickers are going to work best on glass and plastic, while textured surfaces like wood will pose a greater challenge. However, if you have an idea of what you want the stickers to go on, this makes the process a lot easier. 

This is why you need to use an experienced sticker printing company that can advise you on the proper type of adhesive to use based on the type of surface you have in mind. Permanent stickers need to have a long-term tack, or adhesive, while removable stickers need to have low long-term adhesive. 

  1. You Need the Right Sticker Material

The majority of stickers are made with either vinyl or paper. Deciding between the two will depend on your budget and intended durability. Vinyl is more durable but it’s also more expensive, whereas paper labels are usually suited for one-time usage. Because paper stickers have a shorter shelf life, they are usually cheaper than vinyl options. 

Vinyl stickers are usually made from something called polyvinyl chloride (or PVC) polymer. This gives a level of rigidity to the material while adding other ingredients like pigments and plasticizers to help with achieving additional flexibility. These are all mixed with fillers, heat stabilizers, and UV absorbers that increase resistance to UV radiation.

The right material can keep your stickers from fading or peeling. After all, you don’t want your brand or message to be associated with a worn-down sticker label. 

Sticker Specifications

We offer a number of specifications on our stickers. We offer stickers in round, oval, square, and rectangle shapes. Our stickers have a Gloss UV Lamination with Crack and Peel paper for the backing. Our stickers are available in the following sizes:

  • Sizes range from 1.5” x 2.5” to 6” x 9”
  • Round sticker availability: 2.5” x 2.5”, 3.5” x 3.5”, 2” x 2”
  • Oval sticker availability: 3.25” x 7.5”, 1.5” x 2.5”

We also offer a number of design options. If you already have a specific design in mind, upload it into a PDF format and we’ll begin printing for you. If you don’t have a design already, let us help you! Our team of in-house graphic designers can help you design your sticker to your specifications. You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you want. If you want to sign off on every change, you can. If you want to just let us loose, you can do that, too. If you have some ideas you want to base your design on, send us some examples and we’ll put it together for you.

Want To Get Your Stickers Printed? Visit the Gurus at Guru Printers Today to Get Started

You’ve decided that you want to get stickers printed. You see that they’re a great way to promote your business and help you stand out from everyone else. You may even have a design in mind. The question remains: How do you get your stickers printed? The knowledgeable gurus at Guru Printers can help you get on the right track. We have the expertise to help you decide what options work best for your needs. If you need a sticker design, our in-house design team is here to help you bring your creation to life. If you have any questions about this or any of the other services and products we offer, give us a call at 213-513-2159, and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions. If you’d rather contact us another way, you can reach out to us at this contact form, and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can.

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