Transfer Stickers have lot of aliases and nicknames in the sticker industry and beyond. Here's a list of common terms to avoid confusion and keep all of us on the same page.
A literal description calling out the distinct Transfer Tape application feature. Accurate, succinct, and intuitive. If you're not using this term, you're living in the past.
A very popular term among civilians with its origin based in model-making and car racing. While not entirely innaccurate, this term can be confusing and might be used to reference ANY kind of sticker.
Usually heard from people with sticker experience and definitely an insider term. While technically true, it's not descriptive enough to be helpful unless you work on a production floor.
This is a way-back industry term. The origin and true meaning has been lost to the annals of sticker history. Pockets of old-timers still adhere to this phrasing as a love-letter to the old days. We're ready to leave it in the past.
The Final Verdict
Ultimately, all these terms mean the same thing. In order to avoid using overly-technical terms or rely on slang, we adopted a term that remains the clearest most concise version of the term.