Stickers vs. Labels - What's the Difference?

Stickers vs. labels - what's the difference?  

Is there one?

Why yes, there is.  Both labels and stickers are a piece of material (usually paper, vinyl or polypropylene) that have an adhesive backing.  However, they have different purposes and designs.

Labels are used primarily for informational purposes. They can be on sheets or rolls and are a designed to fit a specific space (rectangle and circle are the most common shapes).  Labels normally contain text that provides information about a product. For instance:


nutrition label.jpg
energy label.jpg
file folder label.JPG

On the other hand, stickers are more graphical in nature.  They may contain logos or promotional designs.  They're decorative, typically individually cut into interesting shapes or sizes and intended to be applied on a smooth surface.  Custom-printed stickers can be a great, inexpensive way to promote your business.  Here are a few examples:

TEP T5010
TEP T83904

 Physically, labels and stickers are the same thing.  The difference is in their purpose and usage.  I know this has been keeping you up at night, so worry no more!  

Contact our print department at 248-307-1842 if you would like to get a quote on any custom item.