Applying A Sticker To Printed Material

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by MarbleMad, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. MarbleMad
    MarbleMad Member
    I've got some objects printed in the default "Black, Strong & Flexible" nylon and need to apply stickers to them.
    Stickers apply very poorly to this material due to the rough texture I suppose.
    Has anyone got any rips for improving adhesion?

  2. Shea_Design
    Shea_Design Well-Known Member
    Powdery, ffreakin nylon, yeah not ideal for thin acrylic adhesives. Spray your sticker backs with 3M Super 77 and place carefully. Ventilation and long sleeves help ;)
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  3. ZapWizard
    ZapWizard Member
    Your "stickers" are most likely designed to stick to paper.
    If the Super 77 doesn't work, you can try a "Low-Surface Energy" adhesive.
    Transfer tapes work well. 3M 300 LSE is an example. I select 5mil thick to help it conform to the rough surface.
  4. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    Maybe @Oskar_van_Deventer knows because he sticks a LOT of stickers on this material for making some of the puzzles he makes. :D
  5. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    I use transparent nail polish as primer.
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  6. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
    Thanks Oskar! I knew you would know! :D