White Vinyl vs Clear Vinyl Stickers: What Is The Difference?

The main difference between white vinyl and clear vinyl stickers is the material they are printed on.

White vinyl stickers are printed onto a white vinyl-based material, whereas clear stickers use a transparent vinyl material.

What is a white vinyl sticker?

A white vinyl sticker is an individually cut sticker printed onto a white vinyl material.

White vinyl is our most popular product because the white base forms the perfect canvas for creating stunningly vibrant colours and beautiful details.

White vinyl stickers can be cut into any shape, are available in any size and can be used in hundreds of different ways.

Peeled white vinyl kiss cut sticker with hamster design applied to a cardboard food box

What is a clear vinyl sticker?

The term clear vinyl sticker tells you two things: your end result will be individually cut (stickers) and it will be printed onto clear vinyl.

With the transparent material used, you can create amazing effects. When you print colour directly onto the clear material, it results in a stained-glass effect that will make your design stand out.

But do not worry, we can also print full colours on clear stickers and labels to create vibrant looks.

Oval clear sticker with gin logo applied to a clear gin bottle

Curious? Then find out more about clear sticker printing.

What do they have in common?

White vinyl stickers and clear vinyl stickers are both durable. They are waterproof, tear-resistant and won't fade in the sun, making them the perfect choice for outdoor use - they can even be put in the dishwasher!

Both stickers can also be cut into any shape you can think of, from circle over square to die cut or kiss cut.

We consider both stickers as part of your standard range, simply because they are an excellent fit for most use cases. You can't go wrong with a white or clear sticker!

When to use which sticker option

White white vinyl stickers and clear stickers, you can go with whatever option you find most visually appealing. But if you are looking for inspiration, we have collected our favourite ways to use each.

White vinyl stickers are the perfect all-rounder and can be used indoors as well as outdoors. If you do not want any special colour effects, use white vinyl stickers for a vibrant finish.

Whether you want to promote your business or create unique custom designs, white vinyl stickers can help you make a lasting statement. The best ways to use these stickers include:

  • Bumper and car stickers
  • Laptop stickers
  • Product stickers
  • Marketing stickers
  • Promotional stickers

Clear vinyl stickers are a great choice to create an eye-catching design with stunning effects. We also love using them for sleek and simple designs with big impacts or for any use where you want your original surface to shine through, like:

  • Product stickers
  • Window decals
  • Jar and bottle labelling
  • Shopfront signage

White vinyl and clear vinyl stickers are both great choices for any project, with each having its own unique benefits. White vinyl is the perfect all-rounder, while clear vinyl provides an eye-catching design with stunning effects.

Whether you’re looking to promote your business or create a custom design, these two options will help make sure that your message stands out in style!

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