Vinyl decals are coated with a thin plastic film that sticks to a variety of different surfaces. This material is highly resilient to weather and UV rays, so these do well in an outdoor setting. The vinyl finish creates a glossy look, which can be a good way to attract attention. They can be difficult to remove once they have bonded, so initial placement should be carefully considered. There are options for “low-tack” or “static” cling, in the case you don’t want your sticker to be a permanent placement. If you are looking for long-term signage that withstands weather exposure vinyl decals are a great choice.
Static clings are made from a thin plastic film that "clings" to different surfaces with static electricity. These cling to smooth surfaces, like plastics and glass. Static clings also have a glossy finish to protect their vivid colors. Clings do not use an adhesive, so they can be repositioned, removed and reused. Both sides of the material can cling to surfaces. Static clings can be printed in various sizes from small window clings to large promotional sizes. The lack of adhesive does mean clings cannot stand up to weather conditions as well as vinyl decals can. The material begins to lose the ability to cling over time and may need to be replaced or reinstalled. If static clings are something your company utilizes for brand saturation – consider DMS for your next production.