Labels, Tags and Stickers? They're the Same, Right? October 11 2016

Sometimes the terms label, tag, and sticker are used interchangeably. This isn’t usually a problem, but it’s a common misnomer that’s ages old. We always help to clarify what our customers mean to ensure they’re getting the right product.

To eliminate any confusion (and to make you a label savvy rockstar), here are some helpful definitions to differentiate between the three terms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

custom printed labels

Labels are die-cut plastics, papers, metals, or other materials that can be affixed to containers or surfaces. Labels carry information, and they may be created specifically for that type of surface. 


Tags are labels without adhesive. They’re attached by other means, such as tying or hanging. Sometimes an adhesive just won’t work for a specific application. 

Stickers are commodity markers that are mostly used for entertainment purposes. These include things like “I Just Voted” or “My Name Is”. They’re usually paper, not very durable, and made in large quantities since they are not expensive to produce.

We specialize in custom printed thermal labels, tags, tickets and rolls. Contact us for a quote today!