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Laptop stickers: Everything you need to know

Laptop stickers are by far one of the most popular uses of custom stickers. For good reason!

Putting stickers on your laptop is not only a great way to add some color to a rather boring-looking surface, but it is also the perfect opportunity to show off the brands, TV shows, bands or cultural references you love.

But what is the best way to make laptop stickers? Should you even put them on your work laptop? And will the glue damage your laptop? Read on to find out the answer to these questions and much more.

What are laptop stickers made from?

Not any sticker can be a laptop sticker. Laptop stickers need to be durable enough to withstand bumps and the occasional spill of coffee or water. Yet, you do not want them to ruin your laptops (more on that in a bit).

That is why laptop stickers should always come with a medium-strength adhesive and a vinyl base. You can see a breakdown of each layer below:

Split view of a white vinyl sticker with each material layer numbered
  • 1st layer: glossy lamination to protect your design from scratches, water, chemicals and oils

  • 2nd layer: your design, printed with the world's best digital printer

  • 3rd layer: the vinyl-based material you chose

  • 4th layer: a permanent, medium-strength, pressure-sensitive adhesive

  • 5th layer: thick backing paper to make your stickers easy to peel

To make that super easy, you can find the best and most popular laptop materials on our stickers page. You can choose from different looks like white vinyl, clear, holographic, silver, gold and glitter to create just the effect you are after.

Will stickers ruin my laptop?

No, not if you choose the right sticker for your laptop.

While the material is important, the adhesive used is essential in keeping your laptop in one piece when removing your stickers.

We have tested plenty of combinations to arrive at the correct adhesive that won't mark the plastic, metal or glass surfaces of your laptop.

You can learn about the different strengths of adhesives here.

Are laptop stickers unprofessional?

Absolutely not! Thousands of brands & individuals worldwide use stickers on their laptops or computers to show their personalities, promote their messages or brand, or become brand advocates.

Developers use laptop stickers to point others to their GitHub, while others showcase their slack IDs, brand loyalty or simply want to show off their taste in music.

If you are thinking about handing out or selling laptop stickers with your branding, do it! Some of the largest brands & fastest-growing startups use stickers to grow.

They're one of the lowest cost and easiest ways of growing brand presence amongst your hardcore customers and turning them into brand advocates.

Check out our blog on 7 of the most creative laptop stickers we've seen for inspiration on how to make your laptop look awesome!

How to remove the sticky residue left by stickers on a laptop?

You can remove your laptop stickers just like any other sticker or label. Lift the sticker off to separate the adhesive from the surface.

Then, you can use rubbing alcohol or brake cleaner and a microfibre towel to remove any leftover residue. Here is a video that shows how easy the process is:

How to make your own laptop stickers

Every great sticker starts with a custom design.

To make your own laptop stickers, you first have to create or find a design you love. You can use design software like Adobe Illustrator to create it from scratch or use free online tools like Canva or Graphic to browse templates and edit them to match your brand or personality.

Then, all that is left to do is head over to over laptop stickers page, pick your favorite material (if you struggle with that, you can take our quiz here), enter your ideal size (again, we have a video on finding your sticker size here) and select the quantity you need.

If you want to make your own stickers from scratch, you can find some tips in our blog post "how to make your own die cut stickers".

Do you have to cover your laptop camera?

Honestly, we don't know. According to Tech Insider, you should.

If you want some cool stickers to cover your camera, we find 2cm circle stickers work perfectly.

Head over to our sticker samples page and get 10 stickers for just £9!

And now it is time to upgrade your laptop with some custom stickers, right? If you need any help or have some questions, you can ask our experts anything right here.

You can also learn more about the world of custom sticker printing by visiting our blog. Happy sticking!