Recently we were contacted by a promotional company, OzStickerPrinting, about receiving free stickers in exchange for writing about them. Most of these requests get sent diretly to spam (or simply ignored) but the lure of free stickers was just too much for me (Joslyn) to handle, so we said yes. Maybe it’s the little girl inside still, but something about stickers on water bottles, our ingredients container, our clipboards – well, I have a fondness for stickers.
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We swapped a few emails for the design because, as it’s a promo piece, we weren’t up for anything die cut or too fancy. A simple green logo on a black background was something we were happy with, so after sending off the artwork we didn’t have to wait long before receiving the stickers in the mail.
Promo stickers can be finicky things. They can be too papery leading to the top layer – with all the design – to peel off or get soggy. Sometimes they’re too shiny, too hard to peel from the backing, the colour fades… Basically, a lot can go wrong. So we’ve spent the past week putting the stickers through the ringer; on a 20-minute drive I stuck one on my fingers and played with it the whole time. Sticking and unsticking, fiddling around, and at the end of 20 minutes there was still some adhesive. Tick! I also tried ripping it into shreds, but just using fingernails there was no ripping or tearing. I then used my teeth and had a bit of give, but they are definitely sturdy. Not too shiny. Vinyl. And so far, no colour has faded.
Specs: vinyl stickers, 60 x 24mm, green logo on black background
All in all, these stickers rate highly. Highly enough that I’m trying to convince the other half to get some fancier ones made so we can incorporate some cool new designs!
Thank you to OzStickerPrinting for reaching out and for the very quick turnaround time! You’ll be hearing from us again!
Cheers and beers,
Joslyn and Matt