Top Tips for applying printed stickers

When you buy your printed stickers the hardest part is applying them smoothly so they look professional.  So I thought I would share with you some top tips for how to apply printed stickers without wrinkles or bubbles so your sign or project will come out looking awesome.

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  • Make sure the surface you are applying too is totally clean, I can’t stress this point enough, even if the surface looks clean often there is dust or debris, so give it a good wipe down first. Even the tiniest bit of dust causes the biggest bubble!!Or even worse eventually lead to holes in your graphic. Clean the surface with soap and warm water.
  • When you positioned where your sticker use a couple of small pieces of masking tape at the top of your sticker and use them to tack it up on your surface and position it exactly where you want it. It’s always handy to have someone with you to help you get the placement exactly right.
  • Next, you will need a little bit of soap and water for applying the graphic, water helps to keep the adhesive from sticking permanently and will allow you to lift and reposition the graphic if necessary. Just put a few drops of dishsoap in some water and put it in a spray bottle.
  • Lift the sticker out from the surface and remove the paper layer that is protecting the adhesive. Take care not to touch the sticky part of the sticker to the surface and take your bottle of dishsoap and water and spray the surface you are applying it to.
  • Now begin lowering the sticker onto the surface, working from the top down. . Do not put the whole sticker on the surface at once. Use a squeegee to smooth it onto the surface. Work slowly and methodically from the top to the bottom ensuring that each portion is smooth and free of wrinkles or bubbles.
  • Use your squeegee to force the water out from under the sticker and remove the masking paper. Pull it back gently parallel to the surface to prevent lifting the vinyl sticker up off the surface.
  • If you have any air bubbles place the paper that was protecting the adhesive over the sticker and use your squeegee to force out any leftover air bubbles.

That’s it! You should now have a printed sticker that is up and looking great!!!!

Versa Print is your number one sticker shop, specialising in sticker printing, with years of experience in supplying custom stickers. Companies throughout the UK have chosen versa print to supply them with printed stickers, company labels, vehicle vinyl sticker printing and fitting, as a print company based in the UK you can trust Versa Print is the best place to get stickers!

Sticker It Up!!! 5 ways you can use vinyl sticker printing to promote your company

Using vinyl sticker printing can be a quirky and cost effective way to promote your company. Yes the world has gone digital, so here is ten ways you can use printed stickers in a way that really does get noticed!!!

There are many ways to distribute stickers to create excitement about your business and your product or service. The use of stickers in advertising is not only an innovative way to attract attention, it is also an extremely cost-effective way to create a lasting impression. Many companies, whose only form of advertising is stickers, have seen an increase in business by as much as 550%.

One sushi restaurant recreated the conveyor belt of their dishes on an escalator rail and saw a 38% increase in foot traffic. And an underwear company chose put their labels on the bottom of tomato sauce bottles, which café customers had to pat to get the ketchup out.

Whether or not recipients like stickers, there is only one way they can dispose or use stickers to their convenience; instead of throwing them away, people can apply the stickers on walls, objects, or any dry and smooth surface. This allows other people or passersby to see the stickers and know something about your business, depending on what’s printed on them.

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Use a dramatic window sticker that really gets the attention of passer bys.  Whether you want to post your hours, advertise a particular product line, or let clients know about additional services, window decals are an attractive and affordable way to put messages on windows, doors and mirrors.

 

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Two………..

 A lot of us use a car or van on a daily basis, every time that vehicle is out on the road it could be creating brand awareness for your company. Hit them hard with a vehicle sticker that stands out from the crowd!!!

 

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Did you know that, on average, a busy vehicle can be seen by more than 3000 people every hour? Get some of those people to notice your business or organisation with our vehicle graphics & stickers.

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Floor stickers in your retail outlet are a great way to catch attention and which could be diverted to a particular product or promotion. Make your sticker stand out, it could be a hole in the floor, or banana skins, anything that captures attention!!!

Floor stickers are great for shopping centres, shop floors, nightclubs, museums, supermarkets and exhibition halls and a fun way to turn your floor space into valuable marketing and advertising space.

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Use custom stickers to drive your digital marketing efforts, at trade shows, pos, meetings, events to promote your social media, use a campaign to drive this and use stickers as to promote your campaign to your offline clients!!!

Local business owners can utilize Custom Social Media stickers to spark interest in Social Media Profiles and increase conversations about brands online.

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 Five……..

QR Code sticker printing is a great way to promote you digital marketing, use stickers for customers to scan and join your social media for rewards, or to your new viral campaign on youtube or app. A lot of the time with QR code marketing on banners, posters, tv adverts is its accessibility, but give it to them on a sticker and they can scan away!!!

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Sticker Shop transforms Bentley

Prior to completing wraps on two previous cars for Speedy Solicitors Versa Print Sticker Shop took on the challenge of transforming a Bentley.

The company wanted consistent, identifiable branding to spread awareness of their business throughout the area with the aim of brand awareness and in turn getting the phone to ring.

However as a personal car it needed to look elegant, and softly sell the company in line with its previous branding , so the vehicle was transformed from a dark blue to back and white, with a carbon fibre texture.

Before:

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After: 

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Make every mile that you drive count by promoting your service, reinforcing your brand personality and – most importantly, encourage another customer to call you.

Contact Versa Print – Sticker Shop – to discuss your vehicle wrap.

Speedy Solicitors Wrap up their Promotion

As a knowledgeable print company UK, we aim to capture the attention of potential customers and make an instant and memorable impression. We can use full colour photographs and/or high impact imagery to produce a design that is appropriate for your business.

This means that every mile you drive will help to promote your service, reinforce your brand personality and – most importantly, encourage another customer to call you.

By applying large panels of vinyl sticker to the vehicle we created a complete, eye-catching design which effectively ‘wraps’ it – known as a vehicle wrap. Vehicle graphics continue to gain traction in corporate branding and promotion with vehicle wrap advertising.

Before:

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After:

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Don’t let exposure opportunities fall asleep at the wheel! Your image and revenue opportunities begin and end where the rubber meets the road.

Make every mile that you drive count by promoting your service, reinforcing your brand personality and – most importantly, encourage another customer to call you.

Contact Versa Print – Print Company UK – to discuss your vehicle wrap.