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What sets Removable Vinyl apart from BOPP?

January 16, 2017  |  
Removable Vinyl vs BOPP: What's the Difference?

Removable Vinyl vs BOPP: What's the Difference?

Two of the most common sticker types used for commercial labeling are removable vinyl and BOPP. While they share similarities, they also have differences that make one better suited than the other for certain applications. Specifically, removable vinyl is, as its name implies, removable. However, it is thicker and more durable than BOPP and can adhere better to curved surfaces. This makes it more suitable for outdoor application.

What is BOPP?

BOPP stands for biaxially oriented polypropylene, which is a permanent adhesive that cannot be removed from surfaces. It is rather durable when used indoors. However, it’s not suited for outdoor applications because it doesn’t hold up well against UV rays. Exposure to the sun can cause BOPP sticker to turn yellow over time.

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What is White Removable Vinyl?

Removable vinyl is another durable and strong adhesive. It’s easy to apply with its bubble-free technology and can stay on a surface for a long time without losing its stickiness. It can also be easily removed without leaving behind a sticky residue. Removable vinyl is commonly used to label jars , home organization bins, marketing materials, and sports equipment. You’ll also see it used for bumper and window stickers.

What are the different types of BOPP colors and finishes?

There are plenty of BOPP variations that you can choose from depending on the design and finish you’re going for. These include:
● White BOPP - Best for crisp and straightforward designs.
● Clear BOPP - Best for labeling clear or transparent objects.
● Chrome BOPP - Has a shiny silver finish.
● Gold BOPP - Has a shiny gold finish.

Is removable vinyl cheaper than BOPP?

Removable vinyl is more expensive than BOPP because it’s made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is twice the thickness of BOPP materials. It also lasts longer than most types of stickers, making a vinyl sticker the most popular choice for outdoor use.

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What laminates are available for removable vinyl and BOPP labels?

There are plenty of laminates available for both removable vinyl and BOPP. Depending on your intended design, you can go for high gloss, matte, thermal transfer, or UV outdoor gloss, among others.

What are other alternatives to removable vinyl and BOPP?

Aside from removable vinyl and BOPP, you can also opt for polyester labels or paper thermal labels. Polyester has a long lifespan and durability. It is heat-resistant and waterproof, making it fit for outdoor applications. On the other hand, paper thermal labels use standard paper and are used for short-term applications like shipping labels.

What's the Difference between Vinyl vs BOPP?

The main difference between the removable vinyl and BOPP materials is even though the white vinyl material is removable, it is best suited for outdoor purposes as it is a thicker material, better adheres to curved surfaces, and is more durable than its White BOPP counterpart.

What does BOPP mean?

Bi-axially oriented polypropylene.

What is White BOPP Label?

White BOPP material is slightly thinner than White Vinyl material. It also has a permanent adhesive and cannot be easily removed from surfaces. While this material is extremely durable, it does not hold up well against sun/UV rays (material may yellow over time), which is why we recommend this product for indoor use only.