Calendered is what we use, 3 year outdoor durability. Avery MPI 2900
Do you laminate your bumper stickers or just print and cut?
Just print and cut. Although we have laminate, it's a little overkill for bumper stickers.
Do you have a source for sticker material?
I have about 3 sign suppliers from 25 mins to a hour away.
That's perfect. Yeah our Avery material is a 3.2 mil, Calendered Gloss vinyl. That's what we use for bumper stickers and other stickers as well. Hope this helps.
We have used calendared vinyl with a laminate for larger decals (10" wide) and they shrank after about six months leaving a very noticeable glue line (or as Steven refers to it, a snot line). I suspect exposure to sunlight accelerated the shrinkage that you can expect from calendared vinyl.
Is there a better vinyl then? I've been looking for something that has the split back on there for customer ease of use. Doing car stickers.
Choose a cast rather than calendared vinyl. To make application easier and reduce the appearance of bubbles, choose one that has air release.
thank you for the advise!