Stickers vs Paint Stencils an honest comparison.
Are you having trouble choosing between stickers or paint stencils for your labelling and marking needs? Do you want to choose the cost effective option but don’t know if the difference in quality if worth it? Don’t worry as Signprint is here to help you decide.
Over the decades we have been asked what type of sticker would be ideal for a client’s needs, but at times a job requires the use of a stencils, this often leads to questions regarding the difference between stickers and stencils and which one is the better option for them. At Signprint we sell both stickers and stencils hence we are able to provide the clients with an unbiased and detailed comparison to help answer which one is ideal for their needs.
Defining stickers and paint stencils.
Stickers: A flexible label made of vinyl, polyester or paper, among other materials, which is usually designed or illustrated. They come in different sizes and have pressure sensitive adhesive applied to one side that allows the sticker to cling to various surfaces and equipment. Stickers can be seen applied on children’s lunchboxes, automobiles, fruits, industrial machines, equipment, walls, windows and more.
Stencils: A thin piece of material with designed cut outs or gaps which is placed on a surface and pigment applied, this embeds the cut-out design or image of the stencil onto the surface. The stencil is easily applied and is used to produce letters, logos, designs and even art.
Comparing the two.
Despite some similar functions and uses, stickers and stencils are vastly different, with many businesses and industries swapping between the two when necessary. Below we will objectively compare the functions and feature of stickers vs stencils to understand their viability in certain conditions. This might help those trying to decide which one would be ideal for their needs.
Which one is better for you?
When choosing between stickers or stencils one much have basic knowledge about the two and understand what is it that they require from it.
For marking multiple equipment and surfaces with the same rudimentary design a stencil is more cost effective than stickers, especially when the conditions require the sticker to have high resistance.
When decorating or labelling rented equipment or surfaces for a short period of time, it is best to use vinyl stickers which are easily removable. The gloss on the vinyl sticker also draws attention towards it making it an ideal choice for making logos or other decorations.
There are many other reason that one might choose a stencil over a sticker and vice versa hence it is best to understand the needs of the job before choosing.
Want our recommendation?
If you are still having trouble deciding, then we at Signprint can help you make an informed decision and choose the right product. You can contact us at https://signprint.com.au/contact/ to ask any question regarding the products, the cost or even free stickers and stencil samples to help you decide further. Check out our other videos and articles on the learning hub or connect with us on our social media.