What Is a Bumper Sticker?

Bumper stickers are a fun way to express yourself to others while driving on the highway or parked on the street. The history of adorning cars with signs goes back to well before even the car was invented. Travelling salesmen were famous for traversing the country in horse-drawn wagons covered in signage advertising their wares. However, most of these signs were hand-painted by skilled craftsmen, so they weren't very affordable. 

The bumper itself was invented during the 1920s by none other than Ford Motor Company, and the sticker came along sometime in the 1930s. Still, it wasn’t until the 1940s that custom-made bumper stickers for cars became available. 

This was thanks to surplus military equipment after World War II, specifically strips of self-adhesive paper that the military used to put decals on planes, tanks, and other vehicles. These self-adhesive strips of paper, when combined with a printer and a cutting machine, quickly became a way to print thousands of bumper stickers. 

Bumper stickers have politicians to thank for their most successful endorsement. During the 1952 presidential election, bumper stickers for candidates and parties were seen on cars all across America. Over the coming decades, bumper stickers would find fans worldwide looking for a colourful and visible way to express themselves, their hobbies, and their beliefs. 

Places Other Than Bumpers

At the beginning of the bumper sticker craze, the question of where to put a bumper sticker had only one answer: the bumper. But people quickly realised that bumper stickers could be placed anywhere thanks to their durability. 

Even today, it’s common to see bumper stickers everywhere—from signposts to walls to laptops to all sorts of promotional products. Because of their relatively large size, bumper stickers are noticeable even from a distance, making them ideal for advertising.

Custom-Made Stickers of All Kinds

Whether you need a 13.1 bumper sticker, meaning you want to celebrate a half marathon, or you just need some cute stickers to use as labels for your Etsy products, Sticker it has you covered. 

We have stickers of every size imaginable and offer custom-cut stickers in any shape you can dream up. We also have stickers for the environmentally conscious, as we offer biodegradable materials and vegan inks. 

If you still aren’t sure what type of sticker you need, and want to see and feel the full range available, order one of our $9 custom sticker sample packs with your design on them. This is a great way to see how your sticker will look before ordering in large quantities. 

Direct to Your Door in Under Five Business Days

Once your order is placed, we’ll send you a digital proof of your sticker within twenty-four hours. Tell us if you're satisfied or want any changes before we send it off to print. Your stickers will be carefully packed and shipped to your home in fewer than five business days. If you’re looking to save some money, prepare to save up to 90% when you order your stickers in bulk. 

Final Thoughts

Bumper stickers have a long and varied history, culminating in all the modern technology harnessed by Sticker it. Our products are a fantastic way to advertise your business or label your products simply and beautifully!

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