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#1 Posted : 1/24/2020 1:20:37 PM(EST)
Candy Crave

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We are ordering Printable Sticker Paper Labels (removable white, but not sure which one yet). Our use is going to be making custom colour stickers that will go on clear acrylic hard plastic cubes. They will be cut using a Cricut. This for a consumer product. My main question is; from a quality and professional look point of view, is it better to use Colour Laser Printer or an Inkjet printer, or does it matter?

Thanks in advance.

Shaun
#2 Posted : 1/24/2020 1:31:21 PM(EST)
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Originally Posted by: Candy Crave Go to Quoted Post
We are ordering Printable Sticker Paper Labels (removable white, but not sure which one yet). Our use is going to be making custom colour stickers that will go on clear acrylic hard plastic cubes. They will be cut using a Cricut. This for a consumer product. My main question is; from a quality and professional look point of view, is it better to use Colour Laser Printer or an Inkjet printer, or does it matter?

Thanks in advance.

Shaun


You'll be able to achieve similar, high quality print results whether you use an inkjet or a laser printer. If the consumer product that you're labeling would benefit from moisture resistance, or if it's likely to be handled frequently, then you would benefit from the superior print durability that laser printing provides. If moisture or heavy handling isn't a concern then either type of printer should suit you just fine.

I hope this helps. If you need any additional information please just let us know.
#3 Posted : 1/24/2020 1:46:15 PM(EST)
Candy Crave

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I hope this helps. If you need any additional information please just let us know.

Wow Josh, now that was a fast reply! I never thought of the moisture resistance but I think it makes sense as consumers will be handling the product (candy cube). Any recommendation on a removable sticker paper (8.5 x 11) either gloss or matte that would be appropriate for our use?

Thanks.

Shaun

#4 Posted : 1/24/2020 2:35:44 PM(EST)
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Shaun -

We don't offer a removable glossy material at this time, but we do have a removable white matte that should be suitable for your application. You can view more information about this product at the link below:

https://www.onlinelabels.com/materials/removable-white-matte-labels

Some other options to consider would be our white gloss laser and weatherproof polyester laser materials. Both of these products feature a more permanent adhesive, but you may find that they still work well for your application. The weatherproof polyester material has a finish that falls somewhere between matte and glossy, and would definitely be the best choice if you have any concerns about durability over time.

If you'd like to try any of these products before placing an order you can enter a sample request by visiting the link below:

https://www.onlinelabels.com/general/SamplesSelectItems.aspx
#5 Posted : 1/24/2020 3:02:26 PM(EST)
Candy Crave

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Thanks so much for your help!
#6 Posted : 1/24/2020 3:27:08 PM(EST)
Candy Crave

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Sorry, one more thing. Will all of those suggested work with a Cricut cutter (Cricut Explore Air 2)?

OL177WR Removable White Matte 8.5" x 11"

OL177WS White Gloss for Laser 8.5" x 11"

OL177LP Weatherproof Polyester for Laser 8.5" x 11"

Thanks again.

Shaun

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#7 Posted : 1/27/2020 9:34:42 AM(EST)
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Each of these materials was tested thoroughly using the original Cricut Explore Air model. You can find suggested settings based on our testing at the link below:

https://www.onlinelabels.com/articles/cricut-explore-sticker-paper-cut-settings.htm

While we haven't had the opportunity to test with the Cricut Explore Air 2 yet, these settings should definitely be a good starting point for that model as well.
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