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Vinyl Stickers

Vinyl Stickers

Custom printed vinyl stickers for use on any clean and flat surface. Printed on premium waterproof self-adhesive vinyl and suitable for outdoor use. Printed to any shape or size. Lamination options available.

Window Stickers

Window Stickers

Custom printed window stickers for shop, office, home or car windows. Reverse printed on self-adhesive or static-cling vinyl and white-backed for high-impact and opaque colours. Printed to any size or shape.

Transparent Stickers

Transparent Stickers

Custom printed transparent stickers for standard use. Printed on a quality self-adhesive transparent vinyl that shows through the surface colour on which it is placed. Printed in vibrant full colour.

Floor Stickers

Floor Stickers

Turn your floorspace into powerful advertising with these custom printed floor stickers and graphics. Printed on premium quality floor vinyl and overlaid with a anti-slip protective laminate. Printed in high-impact full colour.

Car Window Stickers

Car Window Decals

Advertise your business, association or membership scheme with these custom printed car window stickers, used inside car, van or bus windows. Reverse printed in full colour on self-adhesive or static cling vinyl.

Custom Bumper Stickers

Custom Bumper Stickers

Custom printed bumper stickers to be stuck on the outside of a vehicle. Popular for 'sticker bombing', to show political affiliation, or simply to make a bold statement. Printed in high-impact colour at superb high resolution.

Extreme Sports Stickers

Extreme Sports Stickers

Tough, durable, laminated vinyl stickers suitable for all kinds of outdoors sports equipment. Popular for skis, snowboards, helmets, canoes, boats etc. Printed on quality self-adhesive vinyl in high resolution colour.

White Printed Stickers

White Printed Stickers

Using clear self-adhesive vinyl, these transparent stickers contain white print - a specialist printing technique. White printed stickers can look extremely stylish and are preferably used on dark coloured surfaces or backgrounds.

Metallic Stickers

Metallic Stickers

Gold, silver, copper and other metallic printed stickers, custom printed from your artwork. Metallic sticker printing is rather specialist so it is always best to give us a call before or after placing a metallic sticker order.

Laminated Stickers

Laminated Stickers

Custom printed vinyl stickers, laminated with a protective clear over-laminate. Laminated stickers are twice as thick as standard stickers with the printed image protected from solvent cleaners and abrasion.

Footprint Stickers

Footprint Stickers

Footprint shaped stickers designed for floors. Often used as directional signage within buildings and for exhibitions. These floor stickers are protected with an anti-slip laminate that meets health and safety standards.

Sticker Sheets

Sticker Sheets

Custom printed sticker sheets with multiple kiss-cut stickers per sheet. Printed in full colour, with the individual stickers on the sheet being any shape or size. Allows for really creative designs. This is sticker printing at its best!

The following SPECIALISED STICKERS can be ordered by PHONING 01347 824450

Die Cut Vinyl Stickers

Die Cut Stickers

Die-cut sticker are those that have the backing paper cut to the same shape as the sticker. Our die-cut stickers can be very economical when produced in large volumes, leveraging our screen-print and die-cutting technologies.

Screen Printed Stickers

Screen Printed Stickers

Screen printed stickers are vinyl stickers that have been printed using dense, opaque spot colours. We can produce screen printed stickers very economically in large volumes, offering you the most competitive prices on the market.

Large Format Stickers

Large Format Stickers

We can print large and extra-large format stickers using a variety of printing methods. Our large-format digital printing machines can print at widths of up to 1.5 metres, with even larger widths available on our screenprint machines.

Reflective Vinyl Stickers

Reflective Stickers

We are able to print onto speciality reflective vinyl material to produce reflective stickers. Light shone onto the unprinted area of the sticker will reflect brilliantly the light, allowing these stickers to used at night.


Why use Edge Stickers for your Sticker Printing? Here are some 4 good reasons...


Quality PRODUCTS

Not all custom sticker companies are the same. Indeed, not all stickers are the same.

At Edge Stickers we focus on the high-end, quality vinyl stickers, utilising high-grade self-adhesive substrates and long-lasting quality inks. Quality is also built into our production process, with our design team sending out digital proofs prior to production, and quality checks being made a several times during the production process.

Our finished products are something that will stand the test of time, offering water resistance and colour fastness, able to endures many years of UV light from the sun. Once applied, our stickers remain in place for years.

Don't be fooled into buying cheap stickers to save a few £££'s. You will be disappointed and will end up wasting your money.

Choose Edge Stickers today and put your trust in a reliable and professional sticker manufacturer.

Personalised and bespoke SERVICE

When you place an order with us, it is treated as a completely unique request. This is what differentiates Edge Stickers from the competition. Our staff of 20 people take the time to review your order and process your job through to completion.. Corners can be cut to any radius, print quality is high resolution and in full colour.

While our most common order is for surface facing vinyl stickers, we are able to offer a wide range of specialist stickers such as fluorescent, metallic, transparent, screen-printed, die-cut and extra-wide format stickers. We can also provide labels on a roll, sticker sheets, reflective stickers, floor stickers and a whole lot more.

Our PRICES

On a like-for-like basis we offer some of the most competitive prices to customers in the UK and across Europe.

Most of our products on our website can be directly ordered online. Prices can be obtained instantly via the price calculator on each of these product pages. Simply enter the required options such as size, quantity, shape, finish, presentation etc. and you will be presented with an immediate price. Change any of the variables and the price will immediately reflect the changes made

Our price calculator has in-built discounts, so that the more you order the less you pay per sticker.

To save you even more money, we allow you to have multiple designs in the same order. This avoids you having to pay our minimum order charge more than once.

With such competitive prices and quality products, this makes Edge Stickers a clear favourite amongst our customers.

Listen to our CUSTOMERS

 

Thousands of customers can't be wrong. Time and time again our customers (from the UK and Europe) tell us we are doing a great job in custom manufacturing high quality bespoke and custom decals at affordable prices - whether that be surface sticker, window sticker, floor graphic or transparent printed sticker .

Our customers come from many walks of life from small businesses to large multinationals. radio stations, manufacturers, charities and membership organisations all use our window stickers to promote their message or help brand awareness. Our window display graphics are displayed by high street retailers the length and breadth of the country.

And, if you don't believe us, then why find out for yourself by reading our customer testimonials.




Some of the brands we work with, or on behalf of


Balfour Beatty
BBC
Classic FM
Costcutter
Flymo
Forestry Commission
Marks and Spencer
North Yorkshire Police
Northern Rail
Portakabin
Starbucks
Suzuki

Don't get stuck with stickers! A simple guide to sticker printing


Introduction

A simple guide to choosing the right printing process for your vinyl sticker production.

Everyone knows the old saying ‘Horses for Courses’, but what’s that got to do with the printing of vinyl stickers you may ask.

Put simply, there’s lots of ways of doing things, but there are also the best ways of doing things…

The world of print is wide and diverse. Stickers and self-adhesive labels are everywhere in our daily lives, just look around you; Logo stickers, Membership stickers, Floor stickers, Accreditation stickers, Car stickers, Website stickers, Plant Hire stickers, Bus side advertising stickers, stickers on sheets, stickers on rolls… It just goes on and on, and then on some more.

So where do all these stickers come from?

You know that you can’t make them on your desk top printer, so there must be a sticker printing machine available?

As you’d imagine, it’s not quite as simple as all that…

Imagine a full length Advertising sticker on the side of a bus, a printed Floor Sticker in a supermarket aisle, or the sticker in your Car window. Of course they’re all printed vinyl stickers, they all convey a message, they’re all fundamentally the same thing, but they’re each made in entirely different ways.

The problem for the would-be customer wanting to have vinyl stickers produced is understanding in which direction to head for the very best sticker printing deal and service; to find the company that can marry up the details of the job, to the best, fastest and most cost effective method of production.

A quick search of the internet will reveal 101 print firms offering everything from printed mugs to building sized plastic banners. But beware! The printing industry is a deceptive place for the unwary. It’s an industry that’s full to overflowing with trade re-sellers, print agencies, brokers, dealers and middle men all buying and selling, and adding their cut along the way.

What’s needed is to cut through the noise, and seek out the actual specialist vinyl and plastic printing companies from whom you can buy directly.

Back to the Horses and the Courses…

Fundamentally there are three tried and tested print processes for the printing of plastic and pvc vinyl:

Traditional screenprinting, digital ink jet printing, or an adaption of conventional litho, or lithographic, printing.

Each process has its strength, each its weaknesses. Here’s a very simple guide of which horse is best for which course.

Screenprinting

Screenprinting is basically a stencilling process whereby ink is transferred on to the surface that is being printed, through a stencil, that is held in position on a fine woven fabric mesh.

The material on which the print will be made is placed directly under the taut mesh and the ink is forced through the stencilled mesh by the use of a rubber or polyeurathene ‘squeegee’.

The required artwork image is in negative form on the mesh, and so the ink passes through the open areas of the mesh, reproducing the image back in positive, readable form once printed.

Screenprinting is a single colour print process. Many colours can be printed in the design, but only one colour at a time can be printed. A print job of several colours requires the same sheet to be passed through the printing press the corresponding amount of times to the colours required, each time through its own stencil.

Each print colour is dried before the next colour can be applied. It is in the drying process that the durability of the print is made.

Although screenprinting is a very simple process, it creates results that are impossible to create in any other way, and can only be mimicked by other processes.

As each chosen colour is specially mixed before printing, there are no colour matching or colour balance problems created in other processes. If a specific pantone, pms, or spot colour is required, then screenprinting can hit the spot directly. The ink being printed is mixed before it goes onto the press, to the precise colour you choose.

As screenprinting is a ‘direct’ print process, the thickness of the ink layer laid down is much greater than with other processes. This thickness of ink film helps with opacity, durability and light fastness. Screenprinted inks will last much longer is harsh environments than ink printed by any other process. Ink used in the printing of self adhesive sticker pvc is actually a liquid pvc itself, and bonds to become part of the actual vinyl during drying.

To recap, screen print is the best process for printing long production runs of printed vinyl stickers, where colour matching, durability and a long outdoor life expectancy are required.

Digital inkjet printing

The most recent and cutting edge process to enter the print industry. Digital inkjet printing is an adaption of the technology used in every day desk top printers, but usually on a larger scale, and with the ability to print on to a pre-loaded roll, as well as trimmed sheets.

The artwork is finely sprayed in great detail on to the surface of the sticker material by a selection of printheads that pass back and forth across the width of the vinyl being printed.

A CMYK process, required colours are created by the blending of transparent cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks onto the white surface of the self-adhesive material.

The wet ink is dried by a passing UV light, which ‘sets’ the ink on to the surface of the plastic.

Being a digital process, there is no requirement for printing plates, screens or other ‘set up’ costs associated with the other processes. Print set up in achieved in moments, there’s no waste created, and the finished prints are dry and ready to trim.

Strengths and weaknesses: Digital inkjet print is high resolution, pin sharp, and cost effective for smaller print volumes. A welcomed addition to the print industry that fills a gap for the production of smaller volume full colour printing on plastic, at low cost. Its inherent drawback is the speed of production, ruling it out as a high volume print process at this time.

Litho printing

The world of printing changed forever in 1769 when Alois Senefelder’s discovery of a new printing process named lithography.

Prior to Senefelders experiments utilising the long known fact that oil and water didn’t mix, the world of printing had been little altered since Glutenberg’s invention of moveable type, used in the ancient relief printing process known as letterpress. This letterpress process worked on the basis of inking a carved wooden plate, and then crushing it to a piece of paper under great pressure.

Using a flat, polished piece of limestone as a rudimentary printing plate, Senefelder realised that if an image was written on to the stones surface in a greasy wax, a thin layer of water applied to it, a greasy ink when rolled onto the stone would only key to the greased ‘image’, and be repelled by the remaining wet surface of the stone plate.

From this greased, inked image, an exact print could be taken from the stone, over and over again, as long as the ink was continuingly replenished.

Lithography, or litho as it is better known, was born.

Long gone of course are the limestones, long since replaced by treated micro thin aluminium print plates, but the process of greasy ink not liking water has remained.

Developed along the way into the most prolific printing process the world has ever known, sheet and reel fed litho is used as the predominant process for the production of most of the print now produced.

But, as you would expect, nothing is perfect, and litho has its own set of problems, although much outweighed by its many advantages.

Printing onto anything other than paper or card was at the top of the problem list. Lightfastness of the printed image a close second.

However, through continued development, litho presses have now been designed that can successfully produce work on thin and flexible plastics, pvc’s and self-adhesive vinyls.

Utilising specialist inks, created especially for the printing of high quality images on plastic, along with specialist UV drying equipment, litho is now the choice process for certain types of high quality, long run or high volume sticker printing.

Strengths and weaknesses: As a rotary process, the size of printing sheet is restricted, therefore limiting the size of the work that can be physically be printed.

Although lightfastness problems have been addressed, litho ink will only last outdoors for a limited period of time.

Set up costs can be expensive on smaller runs, as the cost of machine plates, set up, and strip down at the end of the run is exactly the same for a short run as a long run.

As it’s a very fast printing process, the cost of the machine set up is soon absorbed into longer run jobs, making it the absolute choice for certain specifications, and run lengths of printed plastic vinyl stickers.

And so to the conclusion…

As we’ve seen described above, there’s a little more to sticker printing than might be imagined…

It’s crucial that you seek out the right printer for the job in hand. What’s needed is a company that offers ALL of these print processes. One that can take your details and decide down which route to go, to give you the best printed vinyl stickers, for your end use, and at the very best competitive price.

Edge Stickers have 30 years of experience in the printing of every description of self-adhesive label, vinyl sticker, window cling, or printed self-adhesive graphic.

Using screen ,litho and digital processes, we offer the best trade prices, direct to you from the back of our presses.

Stuck for stickers? Give Edge a call.


Custom Stickers | Sticker Printing | Edge Stickers

Edge Stickers is a specialist UK full colour sticker printer, manufacturing personalised and custom stickers for a wide variety of marketing, advertising, commercial and private purposes.

Each order is bespoke to individual requirements, lovingly and carefully prepared by our team of sticker enthusiasts, utilising a variety of digital, white print, screen print and thermal technologies.

As experts, Edge Stickers is the UK’s “go to” company for stickers. The options open to our customers are endless. Choose from full colour vinyl stickers, reverse printed window stickers, vehicle and car decals, shop retail floor stickers, stylish metallic stickers, transparent stickers and more.

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