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Options for Removable Double-Sided Decals and Stickers

double-sided decals

Easy to remove two-sided sticker decals in static clings for windows and Walls.

I hear it every day…the economy sucks. There’s less money to spend on necessities. Your price is too high. Etc., etc. Etc.

Yesterday a potential client called needing removable double-sided decals. Something that could be used universally on doors, windows, and walls. A fairly reasonable request on the face of it. Except for one thing. If you’ve been in this industry for over 20 years like I have, you know that double-faced stickers can, at this time anyway, only be screen printed. (If anyone knows of a digital decal material that can be printed on both sides that has a “no shadow” blockout layer, let me know about it, please.)

Features of Double-Sided Decals

At any rate, the fact is that “Removable” double-faced decals are available – screen-printed. But the adhesive remains removable for only up to a year, and our client needed them to be removable for up to 3 years or longer.

double sided adhesive graphicsThere are lots of online businesses that sell decals. A former employee, after working for me for less than a year, bolted and started a website selling, you guessed it, decals. I’m too trusting.

Here’s the thing, though. The customer service departments for a lot of these sites have limited knowledge of the materials used in the decal printing industry, and if our client had called my former employee, it is highly likely that he would’ve simply sold her double-faced removable decals, not knowing (or caring) that they were, indeed, NOT removable after a year, not only costing the client money, but goodwill with her clients who’d be sticking these stickers on their walls and then pulling paint and sheetrock off with the incorrect material a couple years down the road.

Smart Buying Always Helps

Saving money isn’t a bad thing, especially with the economy the way it is, but sometimes you’re better to go with a company that actually knows what they’re selling. You may pay a little more for their product or service, but in the end, did you really spend more money? Yes. Of course you did. But did you save yourself and your clients a big headache? Yes. Of course you did.What is that worth?

I will guarantee that ultimately, you’ll spend less money with an experienced firm because they’ve been through the school of hard knocks, and they already bore the cost. Believe me, we’ve made every mistake in the book in the past 20 years, and fortunately, we don’t make too many any more, and that’s worth a lot of money saved to you.

So, how does this story end? I don’t know yet. I made the suggestion that we printed double-faced static cling windows for their clients who have windows and print single-sided 3M’s IJ160C-10 3 year removable vinyl decal material for those who have walls, but she’ll have to make that decision.We’re here with our expertise when she’s made up her mind, though, and she’ll save her reputation and it won’t cost her a lot of money to do so!

Click here to see custom printing of double-faced and double-sided decals and stickers.


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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