Have an Outdoor Application? Ditch the Paper and Try Vinyl Stickers Instead.

When it comes to stickers, the main decision you have to make is what material you want to use – paper or vinyl. The material that is right for your application depends on how and where the stickers will be used and what the requirements for the run are. In this post, we will look at the advantages and differences between paper and vinyl stickers to help you decide which you should choose for your application.

Paper Stickers

  • Very thin with a low profile
  • Work well as a finishing item for packaging and products used indoors
  • Varying finishes are available, including matte paper or glossy
  • Do not require lamination

The biggest disadvantages to paper, and why it may not be right for your project, is that they are quite vulnerable to weather and other environmental impacts like moisture and temperature change. Paper stickers generally fade quickly and are not known for their durability and ruggedness as they are easily damaged.

Vinyl Stickers

  • Resistant to fading
  • Easily cleanable and maintainable
  • Stand up against harsh outdoor conditions and weather
  • Durable in general

Vinyl stickers are almost always the ideal choice when it comes to outdoor applications. Like paper, they are also fully customizable and can be printed in large sizes for outdoor display. They, however, are more expensive and not always necessary.

If you are still unsure whether you should go with paper or vinyl stickers for your product, packaging, or signage, do not hesitate to contact Impact Label online or by calling us at (269) 381-4280. If you have a good idea of what you are looking for, you can also request a quote online by clicking here. We look forward to working with you for all of your custom label and vinyl sticker needs.