The short answer is yes. If you choose one of our premium vinyl sticker materials for your die cuts, your stickers will be weather resistant and can be used outside for up to three years outdoors.
Do you want to learn more about how to spot weatherproof stickers, or what even makes a sticker waterproof? Then read on.
Can vinyl stickers be used outside?
Yes, vinyl die cut stickers are the perfect stickers for outside uses. For a sticker to be fit for outdoor use, it has to have three traits: It must be waterproof, scratch resistant and UV resistant.
This ensures that your vinyl stickers will not be impacted by rain, direct sunlight or any other stressors that might lead to scratching.
When you use your stickers outdoors, still make sure that you are applying them to a smooth and clean surface. You can read more about how to apply die cut sticker here.
What makes a die cut sticker waterproof?
Keep in mind that not all die cut stickers are waterproof. Die cut only refers to the way your stickers are cut, not what your stickers are made from.
When you are looking for waterproof stickers, it is best to choose a vinyl-based material over a paper material, simply because paper is not waterproof.
What makes your stickers waterproof is the laminate. To increase the durability of your stickers, we apply a protective laminate over the printed layer. Laminates usually come with a matte or glossy finish.
Our standard lamination is glossy, but if you are looking for a matte finish, you can contact us here.
The lamination process is fairly simple. The roll of vinyl is passed through the rollers. A transparent plastic covering (your laminate) is then applied to the material to increase the durability of your stickers. Learn more about how durable your stickers are here.
What can I use weather resistant die cut stickers for?
Weather resistant die cut stickers are ideal for any outdoors use. They make great car stickers or can be applied to the frame of your bicycle.
We also love using them as handouts: print your logo or company details onto your stickers and hand them to customers or suppliers. As your stickers are weatherproof, it allows the recipient to use them outdoors as well as indoors.
Weather resistant stickers are also waterproof - perfect for applications to water bottles, a hydro flask or anything else you want to put in a conventional dishwasher.
Their scratch-resistance also makes them perfect for die cut laptop stickers, as they will withstand the odd bumps and even a potentially leaky water bottle. Laptop stickers are very similar to vinyl stickers, which means they are equally durable.
Finally, such stickers also make great water resistant labels for products that will be used in the shower or food product labels that are likely to come in contact with water.
Now it's up to you
Do you want to give die cut vinyl stickers a try? Then head over to our die cut stickers page and browse our material options. All of these are 100% weatherproof.
If you are still looking for the perfect sticker design, head over to Graphic, our free online design tool. You can get edit pre-made templates and elements to design your own stickers or create custom shapes.
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