What Materials Can You Use for Sticker Labels?

Sticker Label Materials

Sticker labels can be used in many different ways and can come in many different forms. These can also be manufactured using a wide variety of materials, depending usually on how you would like these labels to look and where these will be used. The choices you have when it comes to materials that can be used to manufacture these labels include paper, aluminum foil, vinyl and polyester, to name but a few.

The kind of label material you choose should be dictated by where and how the label is to be used. Choosing the wrong kind of material for your labels can make these deteriorate faster than expected. For example, if you are to use these labels outdoors or the item these sticker labels are to be used on will be exposed to heat or moisture, paper is definitely not the material you want for this. To help you determine what kinds of materials to choose for your labels, here are some examples:

  • Aluminum Foil – labels made with this material can withstand certain temperatures, are ideal for use indoors or outdoors and are pretty resistant to abrasion. These are ideally used for asset tags, model and serial tags, warning and information labels and for branding. Care should be taken when applying these labels however since wrinkles and creases can form when haphazardly attached to items.
  • Vinyl – this kind of a material is often chosen when the user wants a label that essentially “floats” off the surface. In other words, this is the material you choose when you want your label to not have a background. These are usually used on glass and other clear surfaces due to this quality. This particular material can also be used for other purposes due to its durability and ability to lie perfectly flat on the surface that it is attached to. This can be used for warning labels, branding and for asset management.
  • Polyesterthis durable polymer is a great material for use in making labels that are to be exposed to harsh conditions. These are often chosen by those who know their labels will be subjected to rough handling, hot and cold temperatures, chemicals and other similar substances and conditions. These are resistant to abrasion, UV rays, water and a whole lot more. Due to its durability, you will easily find labels using this material used on machinery, as warning tags, as instructional labels and many more.