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Introducing Static clings - everything you need to know

Today we are launching static clings – a new type of sticker or label that sticks using static only! In this blog, I’ll explain what a static cling is, how they work and how you can get the best static clings possible.

Static clings look like this

Die cut static cling with redmount logo applied to a window
Rounded corner static cling with vorticism design applied to a window
Rounded corner static cling with rocket design applied to a window
Die cut static cling with pop shop logo applied to a window
Die cut static cling with eat now logo applied to a glass door
Die cut static cling with pop shop logo applied to a car window
Circle static cling sticker with social distancing design applied to a window
Rounded corner static cling sticker with gogo logo applied to a window

What is a static cling?

Static clings, also known as static cling vinyls, are plastic stickers that don’t use glue. They stick to smooth flat surfaces, such as glass, using static only.

The surface of the static cling is so smooth when you push the air out, it acts as a suction cup, causing your label to stick to the surface.

Static clings are amazingly easy to apply & remove because no glue residue is left behind.

Here’s a quick video to show you how easy it is:

How can you get the best static clings?

The most important thing with static clings is to ensure the surface you’re sticking to is smooth, flat and non-porous (it doesn’t have holes in it).

You’ll get the best results with glass, which is why static clings are so popular to use in shop and car windows.

They’ll also stick to smooth metal & painted surfaces – but only if they’re super smooth!

Otherwise, treat static clings as standard stickers that are easy to apply & remove.

How long do static clings last?

If you’re using static clings indoors, they can last up to a year or more! If you put them outside, this time drops a lot.

Expect no more than 4-6 months, but it really depends on the weather.

We recommend sticking static clings inside a shop or car window. This protects them from the weather, helping them to last longer.

How do you use static clings?

There are many possible uses for static clings. The main requirement is that you stick them to smooth, flat, non-porous surfaces like glass.

Here are the most popular uses of static clings:

  • Decorating shop windows. Perfect for seasonal displays or short-term promotions.

  • Car window clings, used for memberships, societies or some other form of identification. Parking permits or badges are a popular use.

  • Van or commercial vehicle signage, when you might be renting a vehicle or want to brand it temporarily. 

What are static clings made out of?

We make static clings from a soft, transparent plastic film that we can print any design on, in full colour, including white ink.

There are several different plastic options available on the market, but we only offer static clings made from PVS.

Is static cling dangerous?

The short answer is no!

When people think of static, they remember those horrible static shocks they get when touching something.

This does NOT happen with static cling labels. They have a smooth backing to the sticker, which acts like a mini-suction cup, helping it adhere to glass or other smooth surfaces.

What can static clings stick to?

Static clings can stick to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface. The most popular is glass, polished metals and flat painted surfaces.

A non-porous surface doesn’t allow liquid or air to pass through it – meaning there are no tiny holes in it.

Getting static cling samples for £1

If you like the sound of static clings and want to see if they’re suitable for your use, you can get one of our standard material sample packs for just £1 here.

Alternatively, you can get 10 custom static clings for just £9 printed with your own custom design – perfect for testing the final product.

We hope this has helped you to get a comprehensive understanding of static clings, what they are and how to get the best results.

Do you want to learn more about the world of printed stickers or about how we produce your custom stickers in our UK headquarters? Then head over to our help centre or browse these articles:

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