What are the Differences Between Front and Back Adhesive on Clear Stickers
Clear Stickers are available with front adhesive or back adhesive, and the best choice for you depends on where you plan on applying your stickers. The difference comes down to which side of the sticker design the adhesive is on. Stickers with front adhesive are printed with the adhesive in front of your custom design. This makes them perfect for the inside of a transparent surface, such as a window or inside a glass display case. A back adhesive sticker is the most common, and is meant for standard applications on nearly any surface. The adhesive on these stickers will be behind your custom design.
About Front Adhesive Stickers
Front adhesive is ideal for situations when you will be putting your custom sticker on the inside of a transparent surface.
When printing Clear Stickers with the adhesive on the front of the design, we reverse the copy so the adhesive will be in front of your logo and artwork. This reversal effect ensures your stickers will look great when they are applied on the inside of a transparent surface.
Ways to Use Clear Stickers with a Front Adhesive
- Clear Stickers with front adhesive are great options for branding your business, highlighting causes your brand supports, or sharing product information easily in storefront windows.
As window stickers placed on the inside of a car windshield, front adhesive prevents them from accidentally getting scraped away on frosty mornings, or damaged by daily wear and tear of the road.
Local business districts and organizations can hand these stickers out to participating businesses as an easy way to show their support and affiliation with their local business community.
About Back Adhesive Stickers
These stickers are printed with the adhesive behind your custom design. This makes it easy to apply your stickers nearly anywhere, indoors or outdoors. With a clear background behind your design, these stickers also look great on opaque surfaces!
Ways to Use Clear Stickers with a Back Adhesive
When you want the product or material you plan on applying a sticker on, to show through.
Get multiple looks from the same great sticker. Placing Clear Stickers on dark surfaces can give you a distinctively different look than when they are applied to light or transparent surfaces.
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN STICKERS WITH FRONT OR BACK ADHESIVE
Both back and front adhesive stickers are printed on a clear polypropylene with a UV laminate for superior quality and durability indoors or outdoors. Take your new Clear Stickers anywhere!
Square Back Liner
Clear Stickers are printed as a Kiss Cut Sticker for a backing that will be slightly larger than your custom sticker shape.
Available with custom laser cut die shapes, for an extra pop wherever they end up!
Our Clear Stickers are digitally printed with full color matching, and we can match 95% of Pantone colors very closely.
White Ink Printing
All Clear Stickers are set up with a layer of white ink behind all colored areas of your design. This helps your designs stand out against any surface your stickers are applied to, even darker ones. We require either vector files (.ai, .eps, and some .pdf's) or transparent background images (.psd or .png) to print on our clear material. You can learn more about this process on our Artwork Page.
When choosing a Clear Sticker design, always keep in mind where your sticker will be applied. For stickers you plan on applying to a tinted window, you can keep your designs sharp by adding a white or brightly colored outline around any darker areas in your design.
We make it easy for you to get exactly what you need from your Clear Stickers. When ordering, just select your finishing preference of either front or back adhesive, after selecting the shape, size, and quantity you want for your custom stickers.