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.

BASIC TERMINOLOGY 

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.

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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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Top 5 Printed Products Of The Week (09.10-09.14)

This post was published and formated for an old version of the blog.

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.

So today, and every Friday, we’ll post all five products from the week into one post. This is a great way for you to see our printing capabilities, as well as inspire new ideas.

Monday September 10, 2012

Jakprints Four Fold Brochures for NeonCRM

These creative brochures from NeonCRM may look like a custom job, but these Four-Fold Diagonal Brochures are actually a standard product we offer!
Product: Four-Fold Diagonal Brochures

Stock: 100 lb. Gloss Text
Flat Size: 16.875 x 10.75”
Finish Size: 3.38 x 10.75”
Inks: Full Color
Finishing: Folded (4) times to create (10) panels. Accordion fold+ diagonal cut

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Product Showcase – Clear Stickers

This post was published and formated for an old version of the blog.

What’s a Clear Sticker? Glad you asked. Instead of telling you we thought showing you would be best. Clear Stickers are great label alternatives if you’re on a budget but want a custom shape for your design. Fantastic for application on windows, glass, beer bottles or mirrors. The possibilities are endless and did we mention there’s a unicorn?

Have you used Clear Stickers before?
How did you use them?
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What other product showcases would you like to see?
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