1. Porous Surfaces
Stucco and similarly textured surfaces are not your friend. Nearly all High Quality Vinyl Stickers utilize a pressure sensitive adhesive. This means that if you can’t get a smooth even connection between sticker and surface, that sticker is going to fall off.
Clothing was made for printing. Inks, dyes, and even heat transfers can jazz up any article of clothing. Stickers might stick around for 20 minutes on your favorite t-shirt, but movement, flex, and moisture will only help your sticker fall off and blow away in the wind.
At first glance cardboard might seem like an okay idea. It’s smooth, flat, and stiff. Unfortunately, the natural fibers and texture of cardboard, along with environmental factors like dust, can play havoc with your stickers and cause premature separation. Instead, go for a mega-adhesive label.
4. Extreme Curves
Complex, heavy curves will immediately reject your sticker at every turn. Curves create tension and tension causes stickers to stretch and pull right off of their new home. Instead, go for mellow curves with lots of transition like on a helmet. Steer clear of stickering bowling balls, cannon balls, and similar surfaces.
5. Human Skin
Skin is major danger zone. Oil, hair, pores, and constantly shedding of skin layers makes the human body completely uninhabitable for stickers. Save your sanity, stick to temporary tattoos when it comes to body parts.
This is by no means a definitive list and is based merely on our experience and frequently heard input from customers. Do you have a surface to add? Is there a glaring omission?
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