3D Stickers are generally “doming stickers,” “domed decals” or “epoxy stickers.” You see these extremely durable stickers every day on appliances, computers, vehicles and other products. In our opinion, 3D stickers are one of the highest quality ways to label your product. Below we will get into the process of how we print, create and ship your 3d stickers and 3d labels.
What is Doming?
Doming is a process where we print your logo to a high tack outdoor vinyl, die cut, or custom cut the vinyl then put a layer of epoxy over the sticker. Over 24 hours, this epoxy resin will dry to create your 3d sticker. Doming can be by hand, but it is a very tedious and lengthy process. At our office, we have a doming printer that creates 3d stickers and epoxy stickers in bulk with no manual labor or safety hazards.
Uses for Epoxy Stickers:
Whether you need 1000’s of epoxy stickers or just one epoxy sticker, our automated doming process makes it a straightforward process. There are many uses for epoxy dome stickers but below are a few of the most common we see:
- 3D motorcycle stickers
- Custom 3D car stickers
- 3D product labels
- Custom 3D computer stickers
- 3D boat stickers
- Puffy Stickers
- 3D RV Decals
Domed Decals vs. Domed Stickers
The difference between a domed decal and a domed sticker is the die cutting process. When we produce domed decals, each letter in the vinyl is cut. Producing domed stickers is where there is one massive cut around the logo or more of a traditional cut such as a square, circle or rectangle. Domed decals are generally more expensive because the process takes about 5x longer than domed stickers. Both dome decals and dome stickers usually are for outdoor or industrial use.
Domed labels are very similar to decals and stickers except they are generally used indoor for product labeling. You have probably seen 100s of domed labels on your computer, laptop or other technology products. Domed labeling usually comes in smaller sizes and more massive quantities. Dome labels are less expensive because they are on an indoor vinyl instead of an outdoor vinyl, but the durability is usually the same. For serial number stickers, we can create variable data dome stickers for any product tagging solutions.
How does doming resign work?
Doming resin forms when two chemicals are mixed. It can be a dangerous process, and you should always wear proper eye and skin protection. If the doming resins leak on the ground, you should clean it up immediately. You can buy doming resin at any home depot or hardware store, but if you are producing your 3d stickers in bulk, then we can probably provide them much faster and less expensive than you can at home. If you do not mix your doing resin in the correct heat, it can ruin your stickers and decals. Epoxy sticker printing is effortless if you have the proper machines.
Options for Domed Labels
Domed Label Colors
Our domed labels can come in any color, graphic, image or foil. The epoxy resin itself is always clear so you can see through to the image printed on the 3d labels. Just submit your artwork with a clear die line or cutline so we know where the resign domed labels should end.
If you are interested in 1 color custom domed decals, we have several options to choose from.
- Brushed Chrome Polyester
- Chrome Vinyl
- Clear Vinyl
- White Vinyl
- OEM Labeling
- Equipment Labeling
Domed Label Sizes
Our dome labels come in any size you can imagine. The most standard size is 2 in epoxy stickers, but everything we produce is entirely custom.
3D Sticker Pricing
3D sticker pricing ranges depending on the size, quantity and turnaround time that you need your resin stickers. Most epoxy resin stickers take us about two weeks to produce. If you stick with a standard shape like round resin stickers, it will improve our output time.
Domed Decal Adhesive Options
We have several adhesive options for our domed decals
- Brushed Chrome
- Permanent adhesive
- Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Q&A for 3D Labels
Do you offer wholesale pricing for epoxy stickers?
Yes, we do offer competitive wholesale pricing for 3D stickers and domed stickers. Please reach out to us to discuss the best way to produce your project.
Is epoxy resin dangerous if I make my own dome epoxy labels?
We do not recommend making your own epoxy resign stickers; it can be a hazardous and flammable project. Our epoxy decal machine provides the exact amount of resin needed to make the perfect 3D labeling.
Are epoxy resin decals the same as bubble stickers?
A lot of people refer to bubble stickers as epoxy stickers. The term bubble stickers come from the bubble that the epoxy forms over the print when it dries and expands. The bubble sticker resin begins to dry on the edges causing a bubble in the middle as more resign adds to the label. The same theory and nickname are given to bubble labels.
Are your resin stickers waterproof?
Our resin stickers are 100% waterproof and should last under any water conditions. Although our epoxy stickers are waterproof, the salt water can eat away at the resin and vinyl over time, so we do not recommend ocean use.
Is embossing available for custom domed decals?
We do offer to emboss for our custom domed decals although there is an additional price.
Do you color match custom domed labels?
Some of our clients are worried that with the resin, their custom domed labels will have a color shift. That is rarely a problem for us because we use calibrated UV printers and screen printers. If you need your custom domed labels color matched, that is something we can do for an additional cost.
What is the resin you use in your domed decals?
The exact resin we use is a clear polyurethane that forms a raised dome over the decal or label.