How to Waterproof Stickers and Labels at Home

How to Waterproof Stickers and Labels at Home

The world sure has a different shape after the Pandemic break out, not like it became Rectangular as a shape, but for implied meaning, things have changed and the amazing thing of it all about mankind is our acceptance to change.

The world has experienced notable brands, establishments even down to the sole-proprietor seeking new-age technologies as remote work, virtual meetings, and working from home.

Could we be easy to say that the pandemic was an eye-opener to the rare view and understanding that perhaps work was not intended to be as complicated as it had seemed; perhaps life was just showing us some new tricks for us to unlearn and relearn.

Did you know that the new reality of working from home brought ease to not just individuals, but also the earth as there was less release of carboniferous materials that could cause the Greenhouse effect and then deplete the ozone layer? 

Ok! I won't bore you with some science class discussion on Global warming, but my angle is just the revelation of many things you could do from the comfort of your home.

In this article, I shall be guiding you on beautiful things you could do from home while designing your stickers and giving them an edge by waterproofing them and prepping them ready for market standard.

Why Should You Waterproof Your Stickers/Labels?

For every sense of durability and quality output, it would be recommended that every Sticker designer should imbibe this last unique feature to the production of their stickers.

Considering external factors as exposure to rainfall or internal factors as moisture or spillage of liquid on the surface, the waterproof unique feature shields the quality job and permits it to serve its purpose of being a work of art without giving out so quickly.

2 Ways to Waterproof your Stickers and Labels

These two modes are influenced by the choice of Film-based Labels. This means that you can only apply this mode if your work of art had been created by a film-label material.

Kindly see below 2 modes to securing your stickers and label after printing your work of art.

1.      The Clear Gloss Overcoat Sheet.

I know you may start wondering where you could get the mentioned item from, kindly note that most hardware and craft stores sell excellent top coating materials like this. A clear product with a glossy finish will provide the greatest appearance and most lasting power for your labels.

  • Once purchased, kindly see the steps below for your guide:
  • Wait for the labels to dry before using them.
  • Take the matrix from your label sheet. 
  • Ensure that your labels should are placed on a clean surface.
  • For approximately a minute, aggressively shake the can to have a good mix.
  • Hold the can 10-12 inches away from the surface and begin spraying off to the left of the sheet in a sweeping motion. Upon each pass, ensure you shake the container to release the spray. Repeat until the label sheet is completely coated to provide an even application.
  • Having completed that, allow 10-15 minutes for the labels to dry, and then proceed to remove your labels from the sheet and stick them on.

2.       The Overcoat Sheet.

The transparent gloss laser labels are a valid tool for laminating your labels. The secondary label will help to cover the margins of your label, ensuring that your patterns are sealed carefully.

  • Select a size that is somewhat larger than the size of your label.
  • Overlap the transparent label on top of your current label.
  • Allow it to dry, bearing in mind that the longer it sits before being exposed to moist circumstances, the better its durability.

I hope the information above was useful to one of the amazing things you could do from home and still earn some good bucks on the wings of diligence, creativity, and good quality. For more details on How to Waterproof your Stickers and Labels, How to Print your Stickers, Sticker Printing in Dubai, you can trust OBL Print - the most trusted Digital Printing Press in Dubai.

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