Stickers vs. Vinyl Decals

Note that my products are all decals that are machine precision-cut using thin vinyl. Despite this, most people still refer to them as 'stickers' so they are usually referred to on this site as such. There are a few differences between the two:

Stickers are made of a material that has adhesive on one side and a printed design on the other. They are typically easy to apply and can be removed without leaving residue. Stickers can be made of various materials, including paper, vinyl, and PVC. They are commonly used to decorate laptops, water bottles, and other personal items.

Decals, on the other hand, are similar to stickers but are typically made of vinyl and are designed to be more permanent. Decals have a strong adhesive and are often used to decorate cars, walls, windows, and other surfaces where the decal is intended to remain for an extended period of time. Decals can be more difficult to remove than stickers and may leave residue behind if not removed properly.

In summary, stickers are a temporary and more affordable option for decorating personal items, while decals are a more permanent and higher-quality option for decorating larger surfaces. Note that at Sticker Stop, we refer to most of our products as stickers and sometimes as decals. Whatever the wording, they are are all made from the same durable Metamark M7 vinyl which has a life of up to 8 years. This is whether it is being used on a car that is often outdoors in the hot sun or on a laptop that is always used inside. A regular sticker will start to fade, crack and peel long before this time. Our vinyl decals are also waterproof - for more information about water-proof vinyl stickers, click here.

Sticker Stop Vinyl Decals and Vinyl Stickers have no background and are usually one colour. When you look at my products, the main item will be a single colour - whatever background is shown will not be part of the decal that you will receive. We've tried to give you an idea of how they will look by using cars as a background to each decal we sell. Feel free to send us a message if this is not clear.