So that new batch of perfectly designed and printed labels have just arrived at your place of work, and whether they are labels for products or stickers for any kind of surface, you’ll want to ensure that you apply it properly, so that it becomes a seamless part of the surface it has been applied to. Though placing down a sticker is not as simple as you might imagine. If not done with a particular technique and no small amount of care, you’ll find your stickers and labels lifting from their surfaces, creasing or warping; all taking away from the sense of professionalism that the label was supposed to create in the first place. So let us show you how to do it perfectly every time, so that you can get the most out of your vinyl printed labels and stickers.
Step 1: Clean the Surface
Before starting, you need to ensure that the surface on which the sticker will be put, is clean. To do this, use a sponge and soap and water, or some rubbing alcohol. Be careful not to use any window or glass cleaning products, however, as they leave a sediment on the surface that will prevent the sticker from staying put.
Step 2: Prepare the Sticker or Label
Next, you’ll want to ensure that the label or sticker can easily be removed from the protective paper without warping, tearing or bending. To do this, first use a hard, flat object such as a credit card and rub it across it. This will force the sticker to cling to the transfer tape, and will also remove and air bubbles which may cause the sticker to come off or warp at a later stage.
Step 3: Remove the Protective Paper
Now you can peel the protective backing from the sticker. Though if the sticker is not coming cleanly off of the backing, you’ll need to repeat the second step once more.
Step 4: Rub the Sticker Out
Now, lower the sticker on to the already cleaned surface and rub on it carefully with your credit card (or similar object) to remove air from beneath it, allowing it to stick to the surface. It is best at this point to wait about 24 hours before removing the transfer tape from the sticker.
Step 5: Removing the Transfer Tape
Once you are ready, peel the transfer tape carefully, and at an angle from the sticker. While doing this, take special care not to let the sticker or label come up off of the surface; if it does, you may want to repeat step 4 once more.
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