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How to choose the correct sticker to write on.

You can write on all of our materials, but some may react differently to the type of writing tool being used. We suggest using a sharpie to write on all of our material types. Pens tend to smear and don’t recommend using pens. Here’s a chart to help you determine how to choose the right stickers to write on and which type of material you may want to choose for your project.

The rating will show you how well it works with that particular type (5 being the best), and dry time will let you know approximately how long it takes before it doesn’t smear when wiped. Also, it’s not recommended to clean the surface with any harsh cleaning agents after you have wrote on the surface.

Adhesives

Use this adhesive rating below if you are choosing the semi-gloss (no laminate) option, and ARE NOT selecting a laminate product add on. If you ARE choosing a laminate protection on the product page you will actually want to review the rating for each laminate type at the bottom of this page.

WH refers to white material version CR refers to clear material version. As they have slightly different properties. Some materials do not have a clear material option.

Restickable StickleMe

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 5/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
6 Seconds

Removable Genius Vinyl

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 2.5/5
CR Rating 3/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
WH 21 Seconds
CR 13 Seconds

Removable Genius Vinyl Premium

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 3/5
CR Rating 2/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
WH 15 Seconds
CR 20 Seconds

Permanent Vinyl Premium and Xtra Strength Permanent

Sharpie Writing Test:
Perm Premium WH Rating: 3.5/5
Perm Premium CR Rating 4/5
Xtra Strength WH Rating: 3/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
WH 12 Seconds
CR 11 Seconds

Repositionable Micro-Suction Cling

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 4.5/5
CR Rating 1/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
WH 8 Seconds
CR 30 Seconds

Removable Static Window Cling

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 1/5
CR Rating 1/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
WH 30 Seconds
CR 30 Seconds

Paper Roll Labels

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 5/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
6 Seconds

Vinyl Roll Labels

Sharpie Writing Test:
WH Rating: 1/5
CR Rating 1/5
Sharpie Dry Time:
25 Seconds

Over-Laminates

This is the laminate protection that is applied to the top of the adhesive. So, if you are selecting a product and not choosing over-laminate protection then you will not need this rating. This is an additional option for various products. Therefore, there are no links to actual products. As they are simply options on the products themselves.

Custom Shape Sticker with Laminate Selected

Gloss Laminate

Sharpie Writing Test:
Rating: 1/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
23 Seconds

Matte Laminate

Sharpie Writing Test:
Rating: 3.5/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
14 Seconds

Luster Laminate

Sharpie Writing Test:
Rating: 3.5/5

Sharpie Dry Time:
14 Seconds

Roll Label Sticker with Laminate Selected

Roll Label Gloss Laminate

Sharpie Writing Test:
Rating: 2/5
Sharpie Dry Time:
19 Seconds

Roll Label Matte Laminate

Sharpie Writing Test:
Rating: 2.5/5
Sharpie Dry Time:
17 Seconds

We also carry a dry erase laminate, but of course this is meant for dry erase markers and the ability to wipe away.

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