What is the difference between stickers,labels & decals?
Well...I'm glad you asked we get that question a lot. Well, it’s pretty simple, but can get a little confusing at times. We’re all familiar with the three types of stickies: Decals, Labels and Stickers. We’re pretty comfortable knowing what a label is, but there’s no real difference between a decal and a sticker, right? Wrong. Actually, those terms shouldn’t really be interchangeable. Pulling straight out of the dictionary:
So, looking at the definitions, a label technically is a sticker–just a more specific type of sticker. A decal, in our case, is a cut-out sticker, not printed. Now, you may have heard the term “Die-Cut Decals”. Die-cutting is a whole other beast we’ll get into somewhere else, but more often than not a die-cut decal is a printed sticker which has been die-cut.
While this might not be the most accurate as it could be, it’s safe to figure that a decal is cut while a sticker is printed.
Well, that was short and sweet, but it’s down to the point. I hope you learned something!