Here you will find a useful reference list of sticker terminology used in the Sticker Printing Industry
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Abrasion is the process of scraping or wearing away the inks printed onto stickers, most often assoicated with stickers printed by solvent or eco-solvent inkjets. To avoid abrasion stickers can be protected through lamination.
A Bitmap Image is a digital graphic composed of many tiny 'parts', called pixels, each pixel having a specific colour that can be edited. Since the computer has to store information about every single pixel in the image, the file size of a bitmap graphic is often quite large. An example of bitmap images would be photographs, and graphics where there is shading or gradients.
Stickers that are presented as singles after our cutters have cut through both the sticker and the backing paper. Often die-cut stickers are custom-shaped to fit a unique design. Not to be confused with 'kiss-cut' stickers
A compressed file format for bitmap images, being an acronym Joint Photographic Experts Group, the company that originally created the format. JPEG files usually have the file extension of .jpg or .jpeg.
Stickers that have been cut to shape, with the cutter going through the sticker material, but not the backing paper. Kiss cut stickers can be presented as singles (the backing paper may be square but the sticker within may be 'kiss cut' to a custom shape) or many on one sheet (often called 'sticker sheets'). When kiss-cut stickers are removed from their backing paper, the border around the sticker remains stuck to the backing paper.
Out of the ordinary stickers that are easily noticed due to the design or printing technology used. Stickers that make the biggest impact include metallic stickers, transparent stickers, and fluorescent stickers.
Quality self-adhesive vinyl stickers that adhere to a surface for many years, even in outdoor conditions. This is contrasted with non-adhesive 'static cling' stickers and poor quality stickers that do not stay stuck.
In the sticker world this term can refer to all types of printed stickers, vinyl graphics, self-adhesive decals, floor stickers, window stickers, car stickers, printed labels, transparent stickers and other printed sticker items produced using a sticky substrate.
The common name used for polyvinyl chloride (or PVC), being one of the world's most widely produced synthetic plastic polymers. It comes in two forms: rigid and flexible, the flexible type being using in signage and sticker production.