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BUTTERFLY STICKER ON A LAPTOP March 29, 2018

Our customers (that’s you guys!) love to decorate their laptops with stickers. Here’s a great example a fine customer sent us.
LAPTOP STICKERS
The picture shows where I put my last sticker from you. I ordered six stickers or so to see which I would like the best. Sadly, I dropped it on the hardwood last week, and it broke. Today I got my replacement, and ordered five more stickers to see which one I will the best on it. Yes, I did look at the “leftovers” from before, but somehow shopping for more stickers is more satisfying.

Glad you got just what you wanted, Natalie. The laptop looks great!

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JAY ALDERS IRON ON STICKERS March 20, 2018

We were psyched when Jay Alders came to IRONONLOGO for his stickers for his website IRONONLOGO.com. Jay’s an awesome artist and photographer who wanted his logo made into a great sticker. We came up with a two-color sticker for Jay on clear vinyl stock. This was a really fun sticker to work on, thanks Jay!

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Categories: DIY Stickers

SILKSCREEN IRON ON STICKERS – HOW THEY ARE MADE March 19, 2018

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Silkscreen printing is an everyday part of our lives, and this this printing method has its origins in China almost 3000 years ago.

Many of the stickers we print are silkscreen printed like these Ignite Boulder stickers. This sticker has a green impression and a black impression. When combined, they make a two color sticker.

First, two screens mounted on a rigid frame are created, one for the green impression and one for the black impression.

The yellow areas are where the ink will pass through the screen. The green screen is mounted on the printing press making sure it is aligned properly. A specially formulated green ink is prepared, and a pre-measured amount is applied to the screen.

Two large squeegees set the ink in place, and then then machine begins to feed the adhesive backed vinyl sheets into the machine. A series of suction cups and steel fingers make sure the sheets go in one at a time. Then the two large squeegees alternate spreading ink across the screen and then scraping it off again. The ink is squeezed through the screen onto the vinyl sheets, and then the inks dry instantly using ultraviolet light.

This job required 500 sheets to be printed. The sheets are stacked and taken back to the front of the press. The screen is cleaned and the ink is put away to be used another day.

Next, the black screen is carefully mounted on the press. Black ink is applied, and the sheets are fed back into the machine. The process is repeated applying the black impression onto previously printed sheets. The printing process is completed and the sheets are fed through a slitting machine. Each sheet gets four slits so the stickers have a crack and peel backing. The stickers are ready to be trimmed in this cutting machine.

After careful alignment, the five horizontal cuts are made consecutively. This machine requires the operator to use two hands to activate the blade, which reduces the risk of injury. The sheets are turned and the process is repeated making the seven vertical cuts. Once the trimming is complete, a simple rubber band keeps the finished stickers in order. And that’s how 2-color Laughing Squid stickers are made at IRON ON STICKER.

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Apply Your Decals Stickers Like A Pro March 14, 2018

Have you ever turned a perfectly attractive sticker into a twisted clump or a wrinkled eyesore? Here are some tips and tricks that will help you apply your stickers with ease every time!

Tip 1: Start With A Clean Surface
Pre-wash the area where you’ll be applying the sticker using either soap and water or a mixture of rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) and water—we recommend a 50 / 50 water / alcohol solution. After cleaning with soapy water, rinse thoroughly with water until no soap or residue remains. Do not use window-cleaning products. They may leave a residue behind, making your sticker cling less effectively.

Tip 2: Apply When Temperatures Are Moderate
For the best results, install your stickers in a shaded area away from direct sunlight. When possible, you should apply stickers when the temperature is above 50F and below 90F.

Tip 3: Use Masking Tape
Masking tape can help ensure that your sticker is positioned exactly where you want it. Leaving the white backing paper in place and facing the surface you’re applying it to, position the sticker where you want it to go. Place a piece of masking tape along the top edge of the sticker—this fixes it in the proper location. Then, lift the sticker as if it’s on a hinge, and peel off the backing paper. While holding onto the bottom edge, slowly lower the sticker, using the thumb of your other hand to press from the center out and gradually working your way from top to bottom.

Tip 4: Use The Wet Method
You can apply most smaller decals without using water, but for large and very large stickers, this trick is a life-saver. After cleaning your surface area, wet the area again using a spray bottle and a solution of about 5% soap / 95% water. Apply the sticker while the area is still wet. This will keep it from adhering immediately and give you time to reposition if necessary. It also enables you to remove any bubbles using a squeegee or a plastic card. The soapy water will dry in a few minutes and leave your sticker firmly affixed.

Tip 5: Tend To The Transfer Tape
Many of our stickers come with three layers: 1) transfer tape, the clear top layer that clings to the non-adhesive side of the sticker and holds the sticker together; 2) the sticker, the middle layer; 3) backing paper, the bottom layer of white paper that clings to the adhesive side of the sticker.

Before applying these types of stickers, it’s important to make sure the sticker and transfer tape are pressed firmly together. To do so, apply pressure evenly across the transfer tape with a squeegee or a plastic card. This will ensure that the sticker doesn’t come up with the backing paper during installation.

Also, once you’ve applied your sticker, be sure to leave the transfer tape in place for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours before gently removing it. In very cold winter months, you may need to leave the transfer tape on even longer. To speed up the process when it’s cold out, you can warm the application surface using a blow dryer on low heat.

Now that you know the tricks the experts use for applying stickers, you should be able to get it right every time! But just in case you want even more information, you can find step-by-step instructions and more tips at Sticker Installation Guides.

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HOW DO BRANDS USE TEE SHIRTS TO MARKET THEMSELVES? March 1, 2018

Never, ever underestimate the marketing power of cheap custom tee shirts iron on transfers. After all, they’re one of the most cost efficient ways to increase brand awareness.

On average, branded tee shirts generate 200 impressions per advertising dollar, which means that for every dollar spent making cheap custom tees iron on transfers, as many as 200 people will be exposed to the brand.

Plus, those who are exposed to brand because of a custom tee iron on transfers are more likely to remember the brand. In one recent survey, 73.5% of respondents said that marketing through tee shirts was a more effective tactic than TV advertising.

While the benefits of using custom tees to market a company make it obvious why a company would use them, some brands are unsure how how to market their brands with custom tees.

Fortunately, it’s simple. Here are just two of the most common ways.

Employees Can Wear Branded Custom Tees with Iron On Transfers on.

One of the most common ways brands utilize tee shirts as part of their overall branding strategy is to use them as staff uniforms, and there are several benefits to it. First, employees become walking billboards for the brand. Whether they’re out on break or coming in for their shifts, their custom work shirts expose anyone around them to the brand. Second, it makes employees more efficient. If each individual is wearing a uniform, they’re more likely to feel like they’re on a team, and help each other out. Third, they help customers identify who your employees are, allowing them to get help if they need it. Uniforms are not only a form of marketing, but also customer service.

Custom Tees Iron On Transfer Can Be Given Away at Promotional Events.

If there are two things most people love, they’d be tee shirts, and free things. In one recent survey, some 62% of Americans said that they owned more than 10 tee shirts, and about 91% of them said that they have a favorite one. If a brand were to give a person something they undoubtedly would appreciate for free, they’d in turn begin to appreciate the brand itself.

It doesn’t matter how you use custom tees to market your company — be it through an employee uniform, through promotional giveaways, or both — what matters is actually using these excellent marketing materials to get the word out about your business.

If you have any questions about using tee shirts to market your company, feel free to share in the comments.

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