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What are the different types of window sticker?


When printing window stickers there are a variety of production methods that can be used. In this article we explain the different types of window sticker and the differences between them.

Window stickers generally come in 3 different types:

1. Permanent adhesive
2. Removable adhesive
3. Static cling

1. Permanent Window Stickers

Adhesive used on permanent window stickers is designed to permanently adhere to glass and not easily come off.

Adhesion can last from 3 to 7 years before peeling (known as ‘sticker failure’), depending upon the quality of the vinyl used.

Permanent window stickers are used when there is no requirement to remove the sticker in the short term. If the sticker needs to come off then they can still be removed after it has been warmed up by a hairdryer. The warmth from the hairdryer will loosen the adhesive and the sticker will come off quite easily.

However, the downside is that adhesive residue is often left on the window after a window sticker with permanent adhesive has been removed.

2. Removable Window Stickers

Window stickers with removable adhesive are an excellent choice when stickers are required to stick to the window for a long period (3-7 years) but, nevertheless, may need to be removed with ease during this time.

Window stickers with removable adhesive can be easily removed within the first 12 months of application without leaving adhesive residue. After this period they tend to become like permanent adhesive window stickers.

Car window stickers are best printed on a removable adhesive vinyl, to avoid any residue being left on the windows after removal.

3. Static Cling Window Stickers

Static cling (or self-cling) window stickers are an ideal choice when the sticker needs to be easily removed.

This type of window sticker does not have any adhesive at all but ‘clings’ to the window by static suction. A clear advantage, therefore, is that they do not leave adhesive residue.

The downside, however, is that static cling stickers do not have a long life. The estimated lifespan of a static cling window sticker is approximately 6 months. After that time they will lose their suction, pick up grease and dirt, and will no longer stick to the window surface.

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