Chicago 2013 was the first WordCamp I ever attended, and not only am I now addicted to attending WordCamps, but also collecting the awesome tech-related stickers you can get there! I’ve been putting them on my laptop, and as you can see in the photo below, I’ve already made quite a dent in my collection.
I found myself wishing I had some of my favorite design/development jokes in sticker form, and before I knew it I was putting in an order at Sticker Mule. I decided to order with Sticker Mule because they offer fantastic prices even for a small run. For example, you can get 10 4″x6″ sheets of vinyl stickers for $50 (once you’ve added in a $10 discount), which is a total of $5 per sheet. If you put 10 stickers on each sheet, that’s only $0.50 per sticker! The price drops depending on how many you order.
Pros of vinyl stickers
I love vinyl stickers, because they are super durable. They are scratch resistant, water resistant, and won’t fade in the sun. They’re durable enough that you can peel and restick them, which is great for when I need to rearrange the stickers on my laptop. :) They’re also soft to the touch and have a pretty matte finish.
Cons of vinyl stickers
The only downside I’ve found with vinyl stickers is that the edges of your print won’t be quite as crisp as traditional paper stickers. However, the difference is negligible in my opinion. I’d much rather have vinyl stickers than paper. When viewed at full resolution, the image below is zoomed in to about 3 times the normal size of the sticker sheets I ordered.
To give you an idea of how big a 4″x6″ sheet of stickers is, I’ve placed the stack next to my iPhone 5 in the photo below. All 11 stickers are also present on my laptop at the top of this post. The “Crop it like it’s hot” sticker is about the size of a nickel, and the “You are the CSS to my HTML” sticker is about the size of a postage stamp.
The reasons I ordered my sheets at this size instead of 8.5″x11″ are: 1) they’re cheaper to print; 2) they’re easier to mail (will fit in a standard size envelope!); and 3) the stickers are smaller, therefore leaving room for even MOAR STICKERS on my laptop! ;)
Want these stickers?
I’ll be giving out these sticker sheets to everyone who attends my presentation on How to Rock Client Relationships at WordCamp SLC this weekend! If you’d like to print your own, click the “download” button below. Zipped file includes a layered high-resolution PSD and a JPEG, and can be printed as large as 8.5″x11″. The red outlines indicate where the stickers are cut.