Stickers – Sticker Printing – Lamination & Contour Cutting
Vinyl Stickers by RCS printers in Oakham sticker sheets custom printed using the latest digital printing technology & organic solvent ink because your satisfaction is our number one priority.
As standard these stickers are waterproof & abrasion resistant. When stickers are to be used in more extreme, harsher environments or in contact with more aggressive chemicals then we would suggest using lamination.
Vinyl Sticker Sheets – Supplied A4
Stickers produced on quality 70micron vinyl with a permanent blockout grey adhesive. Removable and high tack (100micron) versions use a clear adhesive. Gloss finish for all 3. Matt finish for these non laminated vinyl stickers available only in permanent clear adhesive. 5 year gloss white premium calendered vinyl.
These stickers are supplied on sheets and allow for multiple designs per sheet. RCS recommend a minimum sticker size of 2 x 2cm due to the tolerances of the cutting technology. In house Graphtec cutters provide the latest technology for cutting your sticker sheets but everything has its limits.
Sticker Sheets – Adhesive Options
General adhesive types – Permanent, Removable, High Tack
Removable adhesive has 3 times less bond than permanent adhesive and is therefore more easily removed without leaving adhesive residue.
Permanent adhesive will bond over time and the sticker may be difficult to remove after being insitu for some time. Removing them can be made easier by applying heat (e.g. a hairdryer or heatgun) to them. The heat loosens up the adhesive allowing them to be peeled off more easily.
Removable stickers can generally be removed easily within the first 12 months of initial application to a surface. Within this time they can normally be removed without leaving any adhesive residue. They can be repositioned, although each reposition can reduce the overall bond life of the sticker.
After 12 months, however, the removable property diminishes and the sticker becomes like a permanent sticker and more difficult to remove.
High tack sticker adhesive helps stick to tricky low density surfaces – plastic containers, MX parts etc
RCS protective lamination adds an extra layer and even more protection and quality to your sticker. It is available in either matt or gloss.
You would normally laminate a digitally printed sticker to protect against:
- heavy abrasion or scratching
- solvent cleaners and other chemicals
- or quite simply to add a more luxurious appearance / feel to your decal
Here you can choose whether you want your stickers to have a gloss (shiny), or a matt (glare free) finish.
Customers most often choose gloss. However, the matte stickers are becoming more popular and look very stylish, authentic and classy.
Please note: The matt stickers tend to have a shorter outdoor life than the vinyl gloss stickers
Uses and applications
Vinyl stickers can also be applied to any clean, flat and lightly contoured surfaces and are great for numerous applications including:
Anywhere you need to make an impression or get info across..
- Promoting new brands, clothing, anything.
- Marketing and promotions Cars, vans, boats, trucks & motorcycles
- Machinery and equipment
- Restaurants and shops
- Labelling and asset identification
- Toy Models
- Health and safety warnings and much more
- Also for more industrial uses, Machines, equipment etc.
RCS laminated stickers are available in low quantities and also in large volumes alike.
Sticker labels for automotive use. Outside application of any vehicle whether this be a motorcycle, car, van, boat or truck. For extra protection against fuels and chemicals we recommend using laminated decals.
Also useful to advertise your business, school or club in superb high-resolution full colour. RCS use quality self-adhesive media that can be used indoors and outdoors. Stickers in general can last 3 – 7 years. This depends on the media and finishing process. Environmental conditions can affect this too but either way rest assured you are receiving a quality product at an affordable price.
Vinyl Sticker Artwork
Please supply your sticker artwork as a CMYK PDF or AI file. 300dpi or vector prefered. One layer containing your artwork and a separate layer containing your cutline stroke. Please allow 2mm bleed on your graphic. Overall artboard at 297x210mm – Leave a safety margin of at least 3mm
Cutline should should be a single connected outer line only
Sticker Design Ideas
Looking for inspiration or tips for designing your stickers / labels? Our friends at 99Designs have some cool suggestions here
Delivery times are estimates only and whilst stated times are met over 99% of the time, unforseen delays can happen. Orders & correct artwork received by 3pm.
Delivery : 2-10 days depending on the QTY ordered
Delivery days stated are working days only.