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Stickers vs. Under Surface Printed PermaLean: Understanding the Difference

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In today’s fast-paced industrial world, the most minor details can make a significant impact. When it comes to labelling, marking, and providing essential visual aids, the materials we choose can define the efficiency and safety of a work environment. The age-old favourite – stickers, have been a go-to for many. However, a new contender, under surface-printed PermaLean, is proving to be a game-changer. Let’s dive into the differences and understand why PermaLean might be the future.

Traditional Stickers: A Brief Overview

Stickers have always been a favourite due to their versatility. They can be colourful, easy to apply, and come in various shapes and sizes. Stickers have done the job, Whether branding or giving out critical information.


  • Cost-effective: Generally cheaper upfront.
  • Flexible: Often thin and can wrap around curved surfaces.
  • Diverse Designs: Stickers can come in glossy or matte finishes, transparent, translucent, or opaque.


  • Durability: Limited lifespan due to wear and tear.
  • Adhesive Issues: Tend to peel, especially on uneven surfaces.
  • Sensitivity: Vulnerable to UV rays, chemicals, and extreme temperatures.

Under Surface Printed PermaLean: A New Age Solution

PermaLean isn’t just another sticker variant. It’s a revolutionary product designed to overcome the typical challenges faced with regular stickers, especially in demanding environments.


  • Unmatched Durability: Designed for longevity, it can withstand environmental challenges.
  • UV and Chemical Resistance: Remains unaffected by UV rays and a wide range of chemicals.
  • Superior Adhesion: Stays firm even on challenging surfaces.
  • Customisability: Offers vast customisation options in shape, size, and design.
  • Protected Print: With its under-surface printing, the print doesn’t scratch off, ensuring clarity and vibrancy.


  • Cost: Under surface printed PermaLean may be more expensive initially, but the durability ensures value for money in the long run.
  • Rigidity: Slightly less flexible than ordinary thin stickers.

Making the Right Choice

While traditional stickers have their place, under-surface printed PermaLean, the industrial labels from Heskins are undeniably the superior choice for industries and applications where durability, clarity, and longevity are paramount. Whether it’s for safety markers in a bustling factory, labels on outdoor machinery, or any situation that demands resilience, PermaLean stands out.

Overview Stickers VS Under Surface Printed PermaLean

DurabilityLimited lifespan due to wear and tearOffers unparalleled durability; lasts longer
AdhesivenessTendency to peel, especially on uneven surfacesSuperior adhesion; sticks firmly even on challenging surfaces
Moisture ResistanceVulnerable to moisture, can peel or smudgeResistant to moisture, retains form and clarity
CustomisationOften comes in standard shapes and sizesExtensive customization options in shape, size, and design
UV ResistanceSusceptible to fading with UV exposureResistant to UV rays; doesn’t fade or become brittle
Temperature ToleranceSensitive to extremes; may warp or become brittleSensitive to extremes; may warp or become brittle
Chemical ResistanceCan deteriorate upon contact with certain chemicalsResistant to a variety of chemicals
Environmental ImpactCan contribute to environmental waste if not biodegradableReduced waste due to longevity; can be paired with eco-friendly disposal
Scratch ResistancePrint can easily be scratched offPrint is under surface, resisting scratches
Colour RetentionColours may fade over timeMaintains colour vibrancy and clarity for longer
CostGenerally cheaper upfrontMight be more expensive initially but offers value in the long run due to durability
Ease of ApplicationUsually easy to apply on various surfacesRequires a clean dry surface for optimal application, once applied, it stays firm
FlexibilityOften thin and flexible, can wrap around curved surfacesMore rigid due to PermaLean’s durable construction
TransparencyCan be transparent, translucent, or opaque based on needsOpaque and transparent designs can be created
Aesthetic FinishCan have a glossy or matte finish depending on designHas an anti-slip finish, which might limit design aesthetics

It’s essential to adapt and evolve with the changing times. As our needs become more specialized and demanding, so should our solutions. Under surface printed PermaLean represents this evolution in the world of markings and labels, offering a compelling alternative to traditional stickers. The choice, as always, depends on your application’s specific needs and challenges. But when it comes to resilience and lasting quality, PermaLean is hard to beat.

Choose wisely, choose PermaLean.


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