Here's how to print transparent static cling labels to create your own window stickers.
Our Transparent Static Cling labels were designed with windows in mind and they’re a great way to produce your own window stickers – whether you want them for a business, charitable organisation, school, or for your own personal use at home.
We have thirteen sizes available to order from stock (min order 25 sheets) and our full range of sizes available to be made to order (min order 500 sheets); so we’ve got sizes and shapes to suit all purposes.
These labels are made of a gloss transparent polyester and use static cling (rather than an adhesive) to adhere to a surface. This means they tend to need just a little extra care when printing.
- Laser Printers Only
These labels are designed for use with laser printers only, and should be placed in the media bypass tray rather than the standard paper tray.
- Heat Matters
While these labels are designed for laser printers (which use heat in the printing process), they are very susceptible to heat and have a tendency to curl as they exit the printer. There are two easy ways to avoid this problem:
a) Set your printer to the “Light Paper” setting – this setting uses less heat than other settings do.
b) Print one sheet at a time (so heat doesn’t build up) OR place sheets of blank paper between your sheets of TSC labels (these sheets of paper will absorb some of the heat generated during the printing process, which will mean the TSC isn’t exposed to as much heat).
- They Do It With Mirrors
Remember that these labels are for use on windows – you need to decide which side of the window the label will be stuck onto AND the side from which the label will be viewed/read. If you intend to stick a label to the inside of a window that needs to be read from the outside (or vice versa), you will need to use mirrored text and images so that the print appears the right way around once it has been stuck in place. If you want a label that will be stuck to the outside of a window AND read from the outside or that will be stuck to the inside AND read from the inside then you can design your label as normal.
For tips and advice on printing mirrored text and images, please read our printing guide – “Printing Mirrored Text and Images”