Glossary of Sticker Terminology

Sticker terminology can get pretty confusing with all of the different types of stickers, stocks and print methods.  Use the following glossary to better understand stickers, labels and decals.


The most basic sticker terms are often thought of as interchangeable. The following are examples of how one might differentiate these terms based on their use.


Full Color Sticker

Pressure Sensitive Stock: This is the most technical way to refer to stickers or labels. It’s a general description of any paper or synthetic stocks that adhere to surface when pressed against it.

Stickers: When a pressure sensitive stock is used for decorative or branding purposes it is usually referred to as a sticker. They generally come individually cut.

Labels: When pressure sensitive stock is used to identify a product or contents of a package, indicate a destination on an item being shipped, or differentiate items for organizational purposes they are usually referred to as labels (i.e., mailing labels, size labels, beer labels, etc…). Labels come in individual sheets or on a roll.

Decals: When a pressure sensitive stock is used to decorate or brand an item for a extended periods of time they are usually referred to as decals. Decals usually come with an implication of permanence, so you’ll often find them being used for signage purposes. Decals are most often thought of as being unprinted cut vinyl, or screen printed.

Roll Labels/Stickers: Stickers and labels can be printed in a continuous line and then rolled onto core cylinders. The purpose of this is most often for machine labeling.

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Piccolo Spoleto – InstrumentHead News Clip

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We had a brief visit with the local news team down in Charleston showing a little of our preparation for tonights grand opening!


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CLEavage Rocks! Customer Spotlight: Lost Hero Clothing

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Jakprints-Product-Of-The-Day-Apparel-V-Neck-441382-CleavageWe’ve got mad CLE pride! The Indians had an amazing season (Thank you Tribe!) and the Browns…are actually winning. With everyone bringing their “A” game, we thought we’d take a minute to give a shout out to a Jakprints customer with a brand new Women’s T-Shirt design that we’re giving an A+!

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A3C Hip Hop Festival

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A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta starts this week!  Now in it’s 9th year, A3C, also known as, “All 3 Coasts” is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US. Boasting over 300 artists, 50 shows will be hosted in more than 25 venues — Jakprints is pumped to be a sponsor!

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Ingenuity Festival 2013 ~ Jakprints Sponsored Artists!

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A Cleveland favorite, Ingenuity Festival kicks off today! The fest takes place all weekend (September 20 – 22) at Docks 32 and 30 on the lakefront (North of FirstEnergy Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center.)

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Jakprints Presents: #AccidentalComedyFest Part Deux

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accidental comedy

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Top 5 Printed Products Of The Week (11.26.12-11.30.12)

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When we get the chance, we like to dig in and pull samples that we think are creative, well designed, unique and just plain awesome. But we’re not selfish, so we post our favorites on the Jakprints Tumblr everyday for you to see. We’ll post all five products from the week into one blog post so you can see what you missed, what you like and what may inspire your next project.

Monday November 26, 2012

Here are some custom Tri-Fold Brochures that we do for the House of Blues Cleveland. You may see these around as their monthly schedule of shows and times in brillant full color. Product: Tri-Fold Brochure Stock: 100 lb. Uncoated Text Flat Size: 12.9 x 9.5″ Finished Size: 4.34 x 9.5″ Inks: Full Color Finishing: Folded (2) Times To Create (6) Panels. Continue Reading…

Employee Spotlight: Dan Byler

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Dan Byler

Position: I’m the Sales Manager. Since we don’t have an official outside sales staff I’m actually the first guy to delve into that role as well.

Years at Jakprints: 8


Color: Black, dark grey, sometimes white and red.

Food:  Anything fresh. I’m not a very picky eater but I prefer the good stuff whenever possible.

Movie: For some reason I’m partial to movies that are shot or set outside of the United States, like The Lives of Others. I also enjoy horror movies in the theater.  Insidious was a blast. I also saw Tron Legacy in 3D twice in the theater. I regret not seeing it a third time. My favorite skate video is a film by Pontus Alv called The Strongest of the Strange, which happens to be the title of a poem by Charles Bukowski. The soundtrack is really great.









Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel

Band/Musician: Man, I listen to so much different stuff it’s hard to say. Lately I keep coming back to stuff like Neutral Milk Hotel, Howlin Wolf, Wooden Shjips, Frank Fairfield, Smog, and Carsick Cars. I always enjoy High On Fire live too.

Book/Author: I usually am reading motorcycle repair manuals or motorcycle and skate magazines; but for real authors I like the works of Twain, Bukowski, Vonnegut and Hemmingway. I get into other random stuff like this book on Shape Shifters that a coworker lent me. Currently I’m in the middle of reading a book by Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia. It’s a pretty good read and he seems like an interesting guy so far.

What do you like to do in your free time?  I have more interests in life than I dare to entertain. I attempt to keep it limited to skateboarding, riding motorcycles fast, shooting film photography, and spending time with my wonderful girlfriend. I run a website ( that’s a pretty leisurely skate blog. I’ve also recently gotten into hand-guns which has been fun. Continue Reading…

The 50/50 Show

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The 50/50 show makes its return to Cleveland May 20th at smaARTspace located in the 78th Street Studios. When the show debuted 5 years ago it was one of the most anticipated art events in Cleveland. It was also the most successful show at the now closed 1300 Gallery.

The idea of the show is 50 works by 50 artists and each piece will be sold for $50. This show will give art enthusiasts the chance to own pieces from some of the best local artists at a very affordable price. Each work will be hung for one night only, with sales being completed that evening.

The roster of artists include- Karl Anderson, Joe Ayala, Robert Banks, Oliver Barrett, Bask, Judy Brandon, Sean Burns, Jason Byers, J.Scott Byler, Dale Caruso, Amy Casey, R!ch Cihlar, Dave Cintron, Cleveland SGS, Suzanne Cofer, Pepper Davis, Billy Delfs, Dana Depew, Eileen Dorsey, Steve Ehret, Dan Ferlan, Susie Frazier, Mallorie Freeman, John G, Mike Gezze, Ivan Gomez Keri Gortz, Ben Haehn, Laurel Herbold, Derek Hess, Sara Hoover, Jeff Hulligan, Nina Huryn, Beth Kappa, Jim Karpinski, Stephen Kasner, Brian Kelly, Sean Kelly, Jake Kelly, Chad “CHOD” Kimes, Ron Kretsch, Rose Marincil, Geoff May, Keny Medina, Barb Merritt, Rosalina Morales, Dan Morgan,Julie Morgan, Erin Mulligan, Nathaniel Murray, Billy Nainiger, Karen Novak, Shannon Okey, Dana Oldfather, Ian P.E., Anastasia Pantsios, Bob Peck, Scott Pickering, Marlee Pickles, Mikhail Poloskin, Paul Rogers, Rich Romero, Joe Rossi, Thom Rossino, William Rupnik, John Ryan, Christina Sadowski, Will Sanchez, Dott Schneider, Kelle Schwab, Aaron Sechrist, Matthew Ryan Sharp, Paul Psydorenko, Rustbelt Welding, Chris Ryniak, Justin Tokos, Douglas Max Utter, Anthony Van Roy, Sebastian Wagner, Mike Wohlend, PaulWoznicki

With music provided by DJ Bradly P.

Jakprints is an official sponsor of the 50/50 Show and will have several team members in attendance. For more information on the event please visit:

Hope to see you there!


Jakprints Employee Spotlight Jeff Weisenberg

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On our next edition of employee spotlight we focus on Jeff Weisenberg. Jeff has the honor of being the very first employee of Jakprints. He’s put in 12 years of hard work to help build the foundation of what we have today. Jeff is currently the head of apparel production where it’s his duty to make sure the apparel production employees have everything they need in order to make the best possible product. Jeff isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and try new things. Where other print shops will turn away challenging projects, Jeff has no problem taking them head on. His positive attitude and open mind is what keeps our apparel department above the rest.


Color: Pantone 186c

Food: Hot dog carts in Paris, cant touch ’em!

Movie: Every single Stars Wars movie (even the new ones, I don’t care)

Band/Musician: Fugazi – Repeater

Book/Author: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

What do you like to do on your free time? Take running motorcycles and make them un-ridable. Skateboard…….poorly. Spending quite evenings with my #1 lady, Porkchop.

What would you do if you had a million dollars? Buy an RV and spend quite a bit of time traveling the country, w/Porkchop of course.

If you could travel to one place in the world where and why? I will never get sick of Southern California, best weather/food/scenery around.

Why do you choose to work at Jakprints? I had a feeling Jacob and Dameon were on to something good and I wanted to be part of it. Thank God I was right!

What are some interesting projects you’ve been a part of: So many different things over the years.  Really, just the progression of the company. Being able to speak with other print shops that come through and seeing them be “wowed” by our company.

What are your favorite aspects of what you do at Jakprints: I very much enjoy working around the people that I do. That’s something we probably take for granted sometimes but it really is what make this place special. Having owners that spare no expense with equipment and materials. There was a time when we couldn’t afford paper towels and I will never forget where we came from.

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