How static cling stickers work
Static cling window stickers print on a thick, smooth vinyl that fixes to glossy surfaces using absolutely no adhesive tack. That means there’s no sticky goop. Static clings use the moisture in the air to bind its surface to another slick surface, such as glass or a dry erase board. They’re completely repositionable (read: stress-free) and require no cleanup crew once you peel them off. Their flexible and temporary nature makes them ideal for promotional car window decals; stick them on when you’re on duty and remove them when you want to go incognito.
Static cling stickers are only adhesive on the side with no print, so be sure to let us know where you’ll be placing your sticker.
Where will you stick your static cling?
When ordering static cling window signs and graphics, the primary thing you have to bear in mind is where you are going to be sticking it. Are you considering a QR code to hold in your storefront window, so that passersby can search your business even when you’re not open? Then you’re probably going to want to go for a face adhesive sticker. As stated before, static cling stickers are only adhesive on the side with no print; a face adhesive sticker would have the printing on the back with the front applied to the inside of a window so that the message is visible on the other side.
Are you going to be using your decal on a dry erase board? Then you re going to want a back adhesive sticker. That can also be a glass sticker but preferably applied indoors (such as on a mirror, glass countertop, or the outside of a wine glass), as the face remains unprotected.
What if you need your message to be visible on both sides of a window? That’s what sandwich printed static cling stickers are. To make static clings vibrant, images and text are backed with white, rendering the message opaque. To make an image visible on either side of the sticker, the cling film would be printed in color, then white, then color again.
Making your window cling decals last.
Window decals are printed using our soy-based UV resistant inks, so your image will remain vibrant for up to 5 years, even in bright sunlight. The sticker itself is another story. Because these stickers are dependent upon moisture in the air, they begin to lose their static adhesiveness in dry or frigid weather. The vinyl window cling material will generally last two years with regular use in an optimal environment. When not in use, store your window stickers in wax paper to avoid dust or debris buildup.
If you are looking for a window display with more long-term potential, you might want to look into window graphics or perforated window vinyl.