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custom weatherproof stickersTypes of Stickers and Labels
There are many different kinds of labels that people can use. All these labels are classified according to the base material and the type of adhesive.

More and more people have to come to realize the importance of labels and stickers in the promotion of their products and services. But which type of label should a businessperson have? Before ordering labels, one should first know the different types of labels that can be used by the business.

All stickers and labels are categorized in two ways. First, stickers are classified according to the type of base material on which the label is printed on. This base material is called the “stock”. Second, labels are classified according to the type of adhesive used for the label.

Types of Labels According to Stock

- Paper – This is the most common type of stock. A label created using the paper stock is the one often referred to as a “sticker”.
- Litho – It is also a common base stock. It is a smooth non-gloss stock. Very easy to write or print on.
- Latex – It is the same litho stock, but a material called “latex” is added. This latex makes the label more pliant and can be used for curved surfaces.
- Plastic – Labels using plastic are more flexible yet more durable than latex, litho, or paper. One can create transparent labels out of plastic stock. But these labels need to be created using a special printing method, such as ultraviolet curing. An example of a label using a plastic stock is the bumper sticker. A bumper sticker uses the plastic called vinyl. Other plastic stocks are acetate and PET film.
- Foil – Labels that utilizes that foil stock usually have shiny surfaces, yet these labels are also flexible enough to be used on curved surfaces.
- Thermal – This type of stock has the characteristic of changing colors when exposed to higher temperatures. Unfortunately, labels made of such stock do not last long. The images on the label will fade.

Types of Labels According to Adhesive Type

- Permanent Adhesives – The most common and least expensive adhesive type which is used by manufacturers of self-adhesive papers. Obviously, when a label using a permanent adhesive is placed on a surface, this label is not supposed to be removed. Labels that use permanent adhesives can be removed only when one resorts to solvents. And usually, the label is destroyed.
- Removable AdhesivesStickers using this adhesive type holds fast and do not easily fall off. But these labels can be removed from the surface on which it was placed. Upon removal, the label is not destroyed and the adhesive stays with the label, not on the surface. Then, this label can adhere again on another surface.
- Semi-permanent Adhesives – This adhesive type does not instantly create a strong bond with the surface. That is, when the label is placed wrongly, the label can still be fixed, as long as not more than 48 hours have passed. This is why semi-permanent adhesives are also called repositionable adhesives.
- Freezer permanent Adhesives – Such adhesives are for labels that holds fast to a surface when the temperatures have gone extremely low, even below zero Celsius. When the temperature goes higher, the label can be easily removed.

There are also several types of security stickers or security labels. Each type corresponds to a unique security need.

Choosing the type of label may not depend only on stock and adhesive type. Choosing the type of label will depend on the purpose of the label. One should thoroughly discuss with the label manufacturer the specific purpose for having the stickers and labels. And it will be best to contact a label and sticker manufacturer which is capable of producing various types of labels.

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