What is the Difference Between Stickers and Labels?

What is the Difference Between Stickers and Labels?

Jesse Jesse
4 minute read

Every business or person has a story to tell, something we believe in here at Fast Stickers. Whether you're looking to improve a product for your customers, advertise your business, or get organized, there are so many different types you can choose from. They are an invaluable tool for transforming your business and getting the word out. Once you’ve used them, you’ll wonder just what you did before. Two of the main things that you need to select between are stickers and labels and many don’t know the difference between the two. This is why we’re here to help you learn the difference between stickers and labels and find out which is better for you. 

What are labels?

Labels are a great way to easily and effectively brand your products and can be printed with custom designs. They can make your products easily recognizable. It can be used as a cost-effective way of marketing your business - a helpful tool for companies of all sizes.

One of the great things about labels is that while they are cost-effective, there is no compromise on quality. They also offer a quick turnaround, meaning if you need to sort some marketing materials or need something for an event coming up last minute, this can be done.

It enables customers to have more flexibility with their plans if they need something new or want a reprint ahead of an event or promotion. This can easily be sorted with no hassle involved. All of our labels come on a roll. This makes them quick and easy to apply to products manually, or via a machine.

Custom labels tend to be better for higher volume jobs which are generally ordered in much larger quantities. That said, labels don't have the durability of a sticker. They are better suited for temporary applications such as packaging or invitations.

custom label stickers


What are stickers?

Stickers are another great tool that you can use within your business. There are many benefits to stickers and lots of companies don’t realize just how impactful they can be. Some folks think of stickers as cheap - something for kids.

In reality, our stickers are very high quality. They aren't throwaway products like cheap paper stickers. All of our stickers are cut individually and are made from premium vinyl with a laminate coating. This means they are waterproof so they are durable and waterproof outdoors. They can even go through the dishwasher with no problem!

Stickers are a great solution for giving to customers, handing out as promotional tools, or using for artwork and designs to sell. We can print stickers in any size, shape, quantity, and color you might want. They are cut using the latest technology allowing for intricate and detailed die cuts that are crafted with extreme accuracy. Stickers are also available in a host of sizes and shapes depending on what you are looking for. Whether you want a sticker to add some branding to your car, to give away, or for another form of marketing you have lots of options.

As well as the above, stickers can be used for things such as giving away as a promotional gifts at festivals, conferences, or events. They can be put in gift bags or bundled with other marketing items as a takeaway for people.

Here is a post we wrote about the difference between die cut and kiss cut stickers. And here is one about holographic stickers.

custom die cut stickers


What is the difference between stickers and labels?

While labels and stickers are similar in nature, there are differences between the two. Labels are more designed to provide information about something or about a product and tend to be attached to a product. In contrast to this, stickers are the product and don't necessarily need to provide identification or information on any specific thing. Labels tend to have a specific role, whereas stickers are designed to be passed around and don’t always have an end destination in mind.

Labels tend to be made from thinner film whereas stickers are made from premium, thick vinyl. With both labels and stickers, we can print on a variety of media types, depending on your needs. 

If you are looking for stickers or labels for your business, we are here to help. At Fast Stickers, we are extremely knowledgeable in how to help utilize stickers and labels to promote your company. Get in touch with us for a no-obligation quote and to find out what we can do for you today. We can print a host of stickers and labels no matter your needs. 

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