Choosing the best sticker and label components isn’t as easy as most people think. Paper or plastic backings? What type of material should you choose? Rolls, sheets, or single cuts? The questions can feel endless. But we have narrowed it down for you.
For example, when you need a clear, sturdy, and flexible label or sticker, it’s important to know what your options are. Sticker Mountain has you covered. Let’s take a deeper look at the two most common options, vinyl, and BOPP.
Vinyl Stickers and Labels 101
Vinyl is the original transparent to semi-transparent option. Comparatively, it is often thick, has limited flexibility, and is manufactured out of ethylene and chlorine. While they were much more common in the past, other materials have come to dominate the market.
Today, the most common uses of vinyl are bumper stickers, industrial labels, and specialized outdoor applications. In these instances, these drawbacks can turn into assets. On the other hand, other applications don’t typically use vinyl stickers and labels.
So, what’s the alternative to vinyl? With the development of BOPP, vinyl has rapidly decreased in popularity. Here’s why.
BOPP: The Better Alternative
BOPP or Biaxially Oriented PolyPropylene is a very popular paper material made out of thin, flexible plastic. It is extremely versatile and inexpensive, thus making it ideal for a wide variety of uses and designs. In many cases, BOPP is significantly more durable, flexible, and versatile than their vinyl counterparts. Likewise, it is widely available, as many customers and shops have realized the advantages of BOPP material.
Here at Sticker Mountain, we offer white and clear BOPP labels and stickers. Firstly, white BOPP offers a beautiful frame and canvas for your designs. On the other hand, clear BOPP allows your container to shine in all its glory. For example, beverage manufacturers often value this “no-label” look.
Some common applications of BOPP labels include:
- Health and beauty products
- Wine bottles
- Glass food containers
- And paper/plastic materials.
In addition, BOPP stickers and labels are the perfect way to add professionalism to your product, campaign, or fundraiser!
That being said, what do the professionals recommend?
Sticker Mountain’s Recommendations
Above all, our best recommendation is to examine your needs before you make a decision. Some simple questions to consider are:
- What will the sticker or label be used for?
- How many do you need? How many would you like to order?
- Are there any special requirements that you need?
- Do you require your stickers/labels to be waterproofed?
If you have trouble with these questions or other technical aspects of label and sticker printing, we would be happy to help you. Our dedicated staff offers years of experience in many different applications, designs, and more. Contact us today to start your journey to quality stickers.