Suitable Stickers for Xbox Controllers, Printing Labels using Inkjet Printers, and Finding Sports Team Decals
Question: I have an Xbox 360 controller and I want to know what kind of stickers will stick best to it.
Answer: Any sticker with a permanent (standard) glue adhesive should stick fine. Avoid static cling stickers as they are meant for surfaces like glass or acrylic (super smooth and hard plastics).
There are a lot of sites that sell individual stickers online, so you should be able to find one or two that have what you’re looking for, although we are a wholesale company, and typically have a minimum quantity order of 125 to 250 of any given design.
Question: We’re on a budget and are looking for a sticker label. I noticed at the office supply store that you can purchase label sheets. Can I print sticker labels on my inkjet printer?
Answer: Yes you can. (Now I sound like a certain popular politician!). The real question is not whether you can or not, but whether you should. It will all depend on your end usage and how many identical stickers you’re needing.
Let’s say that you have storage boxes that will be in a cool, dry storage unit. Each box will have a time period, a description of the paperwork in the box (i.e. Customers – 2010), as well as an alphabetical determination that looks something like this –
This would be a GOOD time to use a laser or inkjet printer because the data is variable and you’re likely going to have just one or a few per box.
Where it would be a BAD idea to use the inkjet printer would be where you’re promoting a product or service that you’ll want hundreds or thousands of stickers or labels for, and there’s a very good possibility that they’ll be applied to bumpers or car windows or a number of other items, many of those out-of-doors.
While you can certainly find vinyl inkjet printable labels, it would be very cost ineffective to print them on your printer when you might be able to buy them pre-printed professionally for a couple dimes.
By the time you factor your time, going to the office supply store, running them through your printer that uses expensive ink that may or may not be water resistant, your cost will be probably at least as high as it would have been to order them from a label printer, and you wasted a day doing it.
Even if there is variable data, and you need moisture resistance, there are many professional printers who offer variable data printing, although some of it may need to be manually entered into a spreadsheet. Obviously, there is a time and place for office-printed labels, but a quick review of the above points should tell anyone in a buyer’s position which route to take.
Question: I am looking to purchase some small (one inch up to three inches) NBA, MLB, or NFL team logo stickers. Do you know where I can find them?
Answer: Due to the way I have to write this blog and some of the subsequent places it gets posted, I can’t answer that directly, but I can say that if you Google “1 inch to 3 inch small NFL (or MLB or NBA) decals,” you should come up with a website that would provide what you’re looking for.