What to Look for When Buying Custom Sales and Service Stickers

Many different industries use custom sales and service stickers to promote and support the products, equipment and services they provide. It is important to purchase high performance adhesive stickers that are designed to withstand years of use and abuse in order to maintain a visible presence for your company.

If you have never purchased custom stickers for your business before, it can be difficult to know what you should be looking for in a professional custom sales and service stickers manufacturer. This article will give you tips on how to select the best custom stickers supplier to help you get the most out of your investment.

Long Lasting
Any custom stickers that you will be using on your equipment should be able to last at least the life of your product. It should have a strong adhesive and be printed with high quality materials that will enable your stickers to look good and stay legible for many years to come. Ask the manufacturer how long the stickers are supposed to last and ask for references or testimonials from other area businesses to find out what their experience has been.

Water and Weather Proof
Will your products be used indoors or outdoors? Will they be cleaned regularly with chemicals? Will they be in an extreme temperature environment – either hot or cold? These are things that you will definitely need to keep in consideration when purchasing custom sales and service stickers.

Aggressive Adhesive Stickers
The industrial sticker industry uses a minimum of 1-2 mils of adhesive in order to maintain “stickiness” for the life of the product. Unfortunately 1-2 mils isn’t enough adhesive to outlast extreme conditions, water, weather, chemical cleaning agents and UV rays. Look for a provider that exceeds the industry’s standards, uses the industry term “aggressive adhesive stickers” and is UL certified for both indoor and outdoor use.

Materials
What are the stickers made out of? The type of materials used will determine the true life of the finished product. High performance adhesive stickers should be made from either Mylar or polycarbonate materials – not lamination. Some companies use a basic 1 mil layer of lamination, which will eventually begin to peel, discolor and separate.

Print Quality
Some custom stickers manufacturers limit customers to one or two colors. Choose a company that will give you the freedom to use multiple or custom colors that will best represent your business. Can the manufacturer create custom stickers from photographs? Do they charge extra for multiple colors? Do they guarantee a high quality finished product? Ask to see completed projects or samples of previous work to get an idea of what is available.

Made in the U.S.A.
There are many reasons why you should only purchase your custom sales and service stickers from a reputable American-based company. There are strict industry standards in the United States that aren’t required or enforced in other countries. From the protective outer layer to the adhesive layer and everything (literally) in between, it is important to know how it is made, what it is made from and that the finished product is guaranteed. Look for the Made in the U.S.A. symbol or text on the company’s website.

Environmentally Responsible
Now, more than ever before, it is important to choose a company that is environmentally responsible. Ask if the manufacturer operates an environmentally conscious workplace and find out what they are doing to refrain from contributing dangerous chemicals and processes into our air and local landfills.

Lots of Extras
Why not? If you want to add barcodes or serial number tracking to your custom sales and service stickers – it should be OK. If you want to add a custom photo or logo – it should be welcomed. If you want to choose a color scheme that matches your company’s signature colors – it should be encouraged. Make sure to ask your representative about any extras or add-ons that can be included with your custom stickers.

Industry Experience
Not only should you get references, but you should also find out if the company that makes your aggressive adhesive stickers has any experience working with other businesses in your industry. It is important to make sure that the company has an understanding of your specific needs and requirements. A good sales and service stickers company should have experience working with or knowledge of service providers, such as electronics repair, telecommunications, appliances, HVAC, household products, commercial products, industrial services, food and beverage services, medical equipment and more.

Look No Further Than Sales & Service Stickers in Massachusetts
The products available through Sales & Service Stickers in New Bedford, Massachusetts are American made, exceed all industry standards and are long-lasting, aggressive adhesive stickers of the finest quality. We provide custom stickers with all of the extras and commercial options you could ever desire at our environmentally conscious workplace and have been serving commercial and industrial customers since 1975. Give us a call today at 1-800-999-8900 to place an order or get a free quote.