Self adhesive vinyl printing...besides being a mouthful is that nifty sticky stuff that looks fabulous pretty much anywhere.

We’re going to tell you all about what it is, how we print on it, how it can be used and the great benefits so that the next time you’re out looking for self adhesive vinyl printing, you’ll know your stuff!

What is self adhesive vinyl printing?

Unlike stamps that need a good lick to stick to anything, the self adhesive here means that the material is coated with a sticky substance and it just sticks!

Vinyl is a synthetic resin or plastic consisting of polyvinyl chloride or a related polymer. Long story short, vinyl is an adhesive material that lasts!

Adhesive vinyl sheets are made up of three parts;

  1. The top layer is a thin layer of vinyl. This is the part of the sheet that your prospects will see, the part that holds the colour.
  2. The second layer is the adhesive. There are two types of adhesive used; water based and solvent based. The water based are removable whereas the solvent based are permanent.
  3. The final layer is the backing. Just like a sticker, the backing is coated with something that doesn’t stick to or cause any damage to the adhesive. 

Self adhesive vinyl  absorbs of certain kinds of ink and is used in digital printing to create really bright designs.

Like a giant sticker but on an immense scale! 

You could design a funky car advert or reconfigure your office wall display...

How do you print on self adhesive vinyl?

The best way to create fantastic quality is to print directly onto the vinyl. This gives the print a longer lease on life. 

We make sure to use UV curable ink technology to exceed all quality expectations, making the product perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

You can choose to have a removable or permanent adhesive and you can have a gloss finish with either if that’s what tickles your fancy!

There are some key things to get right before printing;

  • Make sure artwork is 300dpi CMYK
  • Get the colour profile spot on
  • Are all the fonts embedded?
  • Supply your design at 100% scale or a reduced size that scales up in proportion

There are a whole load of different types of self adhesive vinyl which include; premium sheets, reflective, fluorescent, decals, letters or numbers. 

You also have the pick of matte, gloss or clear to create the best solution for your display.

What can you use self adhesive vinyl printing for?

The most common use is for graphics for advertising but it works really well to decorate walls and windows internally. 

Right now they are being snapped up as distance markers and reminders for customers to stay safe.

Stickers and decals can be used on cars for advertising - we’ve all seen those cars!

Banners can be stuck to windows and doors for a really popping display of colour. 

Self adhesive vinyl tiles can even be used to make flooring a little more snazzy! 

The possibilities are endless!

What are the benefits of using self adhesive vinyl printing?

As well as being super flexible, self adhesive vinyl printing is versatile because it can be cut into almost any shape and size.

Not only can you create the scenes from your dreams with this material but you can also put it pretty much anywhere...wood, plastic, walls etc.

If you opt for the temporary adhesive you can place and remove with ease which makes switching your space up not only easy but fun!

There are a whole myriad of options out there when it comes to what makes self adhesive vinyl the right choice?

They last

Vinyl printing can be used internally and externally. This durable material is waterproof and hosts scratch resistant inks which makes it a worthwhile investment. They will stand up to heat and cold. You will get your money’s worth. 

The make money sense

Businesses of all sizes can afford them because they are such value for money which means that you can pep your display up, make it really shine and not be out of pocket.

Quality quality quality

The printing quality on vinyl is exceptional which means that your business/living room/car will look amazing thanks to the digital printing technology. If you need a professional overhaul, self adhesive vinyl is the way to get stuck in.


You can have a look at our smashing self adhesive vinyl products here, if you have any questions we’re happy to help!