Stickers are for everyone. Many well known and very talented artists
have created unique artwork for stickers. Beautiful paintings, drawings and limited
edition artworks have later been made into stickers. Stickers are a way for artists
to express themselves in a different medium. Not all of us can own an original
painting, but we can easily buy the sticker version of it. Stickers are an expression
of who we are...or what we feel. Small and easily portable, you can stick them
anywhere you want to... a car window, a skateboard, a cooler, on your dogs water
bowl! They are inexpensive but over time, we often get a sentimental attachment
to our stickers that many non-sticker people would find unnatural... possibly
even obsessive! We loved the story we heard from one customer who was glad to
find a replacement for a sticker she had lost. It seems that the people who bought
her house took exception to the idea of allowing her to take her front door with
her when she moved... all for the sake of saving the baby bear rose sticker that
she had stuck there a long time ago, and figured she would not be able to replace.
We hear from many people who have been searching for years for an out of print
sticker that was on a vehicle they no longer have. One customer bought a life-time
supply of a particular design. He said his wife had a frisbee dog sticker on every
car she ever owned :) Another customer in Puerto Rico had a great solution. He
has framed all of his VW stickers under glass and hung them on the wall. Art is
art and we believe that stickers are merely a miniature, and more sticky version!
And we are sticking with that opinion!
What is an outside window sticker?
window sticker is usually transparent at the edges, translucent (lets light in)
through the artwork, and can be stuck to virtually any smooth surface.
It is printed
on one side and the sticky part is on the back of the sticker.
is an inside window sticker?|
An inside window sticker is usually transparent at the edges,
translucent (lets light in) through the artwork, and must be stuck to the inside
of a window. It is printed on one side and the sticky part is on the front of
the sticker. Inside window stickers are useful for cars in snowy areas. Many a
nice sticker has been ruined with an ice-scraper.
is a two-sided window sticker?
A two-sided window
sticker has artwork printed on both sides of the sticker. It is transparent at
the edges, translucent (lets light in) through the artwork, and can be stuck
to virtually any smooth surface. Two-sided printing means that they look equally
nice from either side of the window and resemble stained glass when applied to
a window. You can use this type of sticker on either side of your window. The
sticky part is on the back of an "outside window" sticker and on the
front of an "inside window" sticker. Keep in mind if you plan to use
a two-sided "outside window" sticker on the inside of the glass and
it has text on it, the text will appear backwards when viewed from outside the
vehicle or house.
inside window sticker applied to the inside of the glass
from outside the vehicle
same two-sided inside window sticker applied to the inside of the glass
and viewed from inside the vehicle
is a vinyl sticker?|
vinyl sticker is opaque (will not let light through) and has artwork on one side,
with the sticky part on the back. Bumper stickers are vinyl. Mylar is a very thick,
glossy vinyl. I have labeled both mylar and vinyl stickers as "vinyl".
Vinyl stickers are very durable and will stick to any smooth surface.
is a static cling sticker?|
static cling sticker is made of a flexible plastic material and does not have
a sticky back. They stick as if by magic to
virtually any smooth surface. Static cling stickers
are easy to remove and can be used again and again. Dust and other debris will affect sticking ability. If your static cling sticker is getting less sticky after repeated use, try rinsing it carefully in warm water and pat dry with a lint free cloth. Always make sure the surface you are sticking it on is clean and dry.
is a rub-on transfer sticker?
rub-on transfer is not a traditional sticky sticker. They are bold, usually one-color
designs cut from durable vinyl that can be used on windows, cars, surfboards, skateboards, guitars or
any other hard surface. Most designs are available in assorted colors. The design
is sandwiched between two pieces of paper. To apply a transfer sticker, first
clean your surface with glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol. Simply peel off the
top layer of paper, the design will come off with the top layer of paper, discard
the bottom paper. The top layer is very sticky. Place the graphic sticky side
down where you want the design, and rub over the top piece of paper with a spoon, credit
card, coin or fingernail. Be careful to rub all fine lines and details. When you
have rubbed all over the design area, carefully peel off the top layer of paper, and the
graphic will be stuck to the surface. If the design is sticking to the paper as you peel it up, lay it back down and rub again. There is no clear, white, or blue background on
these stickers. Rub-on transfer stickers are waterproof and long lasting when
applied properly and will appear as if the design is painted on with a stencil.
your stickers weather-proof? Can I put them anywhere?|
of my stickers are waterproof and when applied correctly to a clean and dry surface
they can be used on cars, trucks, campers, bicycles, boats, snowboards, dive tanks,
canoe paddles, water skiis, lockers, toolboxes, appliances, house windows and walls, shower doors, lamps, candle holders, windchimes.. or anywhere that you
can think of. Add a little color to your world! All of my stickers have been professionally printed over the years
by a wide variety of artists. I do not sell paper stickers or homemade PC printouts.
What is the difference between
a sticker and a decal?
really have no idea..... I have asked many sticker vendors that question, and
have gotten various answers. Some people say that a vinyl sticker is a decal and
window stickers are stickers. Someone else said inside window stickers were decals,
and all the rest are stickers... Somene else said that the rub-on transfers were
decals... Someone else said decals are put on with water like temporary tattoos...
I prefer to call anything flat and sticky a sticker. You can call them
decals if you like...
How do I apply a window sticker?
Start with a clean,
smooth, dry surface. You will need a credit card or some other small straight
edge (NOT metal), some Windex type cleaner, and the sticker. Clean the glass.
Make sure it is dry. Focus your mind on where you want to put the sticker. Try
to think straight. Find a corner of the sticker where you can get a fingernail
under it. If you have no fingernails, this could take awhile, stay calm. If your
sticker is large, you only want to peel about 1/2 the backing off at first. Now
place one edge of the sticker against the glass, make sure it is straight and
smooth. With your other hand, use the credit card to gently smooth out
any air bubbles that may get trapped under the sticker, as you slowly stick it
down. Smooth the sticker away from the edge that you stuck first. As you get closer
to sticking the middle, peel more backing off, keeping the credit card moving,
smoothing those air bubbles out. Finally, peel off the rest of the backing, and
hold the edge of the sticker with your fingers as you continue to smooth and let
the final edge stick. Smooth over the whole thing with the card, from the center
out to the edges. If after all this careful planning, preparation and sweat, you
still have an air bubble under your sticker, don't freak out. You can take a straight
pin or needle, and poke a tiny hole in the center of the bubble. (right through
the sticker) Use the credit card to gently smooth the sticker down from
the edges of the bubble towards the pinhole in the center. Repeat as needed.
do I remove a sticker?|
the sticker is on glass, a razor blade works well to scrape it off completely.
For most surfaces, hot soapy water and a kitchen scrubbie will remove any sticky
residue remaining. Some people swear by a product called "Goo Gone"
instead of soap.
do you ship stickers? and... Why are there 3 styrofoam peanuts in my envelope?
Standard shipping in the USA is by First Class Mail through the USPS. I have found
this to be a very reliable and inexpensive way to ship stickers. This allows me
to keep shipping costs low. All stickers are wrapped in plastic, backed with recycled cardboard and sealed
in a manila envelope to prevent damage in transit.
Unfortunately Delivery Confirmation by USPS is only available on packages NOT not on letter evelopes... adding a few recycled peanuts makes a green, inexpensive, trackable package :)
and Express Mail shipping options are available in your shopping cart when you check out.
are the shipping costs?
$3.49 for up to $30 in merchandise
$5.49 for up to $50 in merchandise
for up to $100 in merchandise
$11.99 for up to $200 in merchandise
orders over $200
These rates are for addresses in the USA. All orders ship by USPS First Class Mail and include tracking and insurance. Priority and Express Mail are available when you checkout through the shopping cart.
We are happy to ship our stickers anywhere in the world. Shipping rates to all other countries are:
$4.00 for up to $35 in merchandise
$15.00 for up to $75 in merchandise
for up to $125 in merchandise
$35.00 for up to $175 in merchandise
orders over $175
These rates are for addresses OUTSIDE the USA. Orders over $35 include insurance.
Orders less than $35 will ship by USPS First Class Air Mail. Orders valued at $35-75 will ship by USPS Registered Mail. Orders over $75 will ship USPS Priority Mail International.
There is no insurance or tracking on orders under $35 shipped outside the US. If you require insurance on a small order, let us know and we will bill you the $15 Registered Mail fee.
We are not responsible for uninsured lost or stolen packages.
||What does "gone but not forgotten" mean?
Unique and amazing stickers come and go. Some older sticker designs are currently in print today, dancing bears, traditional stealies, yellow smileys, peace flag fingers... Other designs have a limited run. When I sell out of an original sticker design that I cannot replace they move to the bottom of the page and become part of the purplemoon.com archives. Will they ever be re-stocked? I've learned to never say never. Occasionally older designs are reprinted and sometimes vintage stickers resurface in the strangest of places...
Where did you get all these stickers?
I have been collecting
and selling stickers for almost 30 years. It all began one hot afternoon...no really...it
did! Naturally, my obsession with the beauty and humor of stickers began on Grateful
Dead tour. A lot of great artists and art evolved from that scene and is still
evolving today. Creative Deadheads pushed art on stickers, and sticker making
in general to new heights. These miniature artworks are not kid's scrapbook stickers,
although they could be used for that :) The old parking lot scene has moved to
a lot of places... the internet has become the virtual world-wide lot. I am still
poking around for old stickers from back in the days and beautiful new artwork
is being created all the time. If you are looking for a particular sticker just
ask! If you have vintage or unique stickers to sell please e-mail
me! My goal is to promote peace, love, freedom, music and beauty on the highway
and at home. I will always keep my sticker selection family friendly and hate-free.
I hope that you enjoy browsing my collection!