Removable versus Permanent Vinyl

26 Oct 2017

Many of our clients ask us what the difference is between these two options – removable and permanent vinyl stickers/labels/decals.

Firstly, it is important to mention that in all other aspects the properties of the vinyl are exactly the same. They are waterproof, dishwasher safe and you can write on them with a permanent marker. The difference in removable versus permanent vinyl lies purely in the adhesion qualities, specifically the strength and the permanence.

Removable vinyl can be easily removed and does not leave a sticky residue. It is ideally suited to applications such as the following:

  • Retail Stickers/Labels/Decals
  • Name Tags
  • Bumper Stickers
  • Licence Disc Stickers
  • Bottle Labels
  • Home/Office Admin or Organisational Labels

It is important through to point out that although they may sound similar, removable labels/stickers are not reusable.

Permanent vinyl stickers/labels are difficult to remove (by design) and are suitable for any applications where it is unlikely that you will ever want to remove them. These include some of the following:

  • Waste/Recycling Bins
  • Machinery Warning/Operating Labels
  • Outdoor Gear and Equipment
  • Indoor Signage applications e.g. on wayfinding or information stickers

If you need any further advice or assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via Live Chat, Phone or the contact form.