The biggest differences are therefore the variation in information on the carrier and whether or not it sticks. A third factor is ‘intelligence’. For example, you can also equip patches and patches with RFID and NFC technology, so you can follow them (traceability) or use them for access control. Many are also using the nasa patches there.
The patch: on the other hand, for example, you have the patch on a package. This is pasted on the box and each time contains specific information for that package. Other examples include food and beverage labels, safety regulations and price labels
The sticker: the difference with a sticker is that it often contains an unambiguous message. Consider, for example, the ‘in the bonus’ sticker, promotional stickers for events, warning stickers and floor stickers. Or of course, that beautiful sticker that you got in group 3 if you had done your best
Need a sticker, patch or a label? Here are the tips
Are you unsure what kind of patch is best to choose? We are happy to help you with the tips below:
Application: think carefully about the purpose for which you will use the patches or stickers. Only the transfer of an unambiguous message or for the registration/provision of information about products? This also involves determining the ‘intelligence’ of the label
Environment: what kind of environmental influences do the patches have to deal with? Think for example of humidity, high or low temperatures, dust and light
Material: do you choose paper, textile or plastic?
Confirmation: do you want to be able to stick the patch on something or should it not stick? The substrate also plays a major role in this
Detail: will it only contain a barcode or, for example, small print that must be clearly legible? This affects the printer selection
Color: are you going for black and white, one color or do you want full-color patches or labels?
Printing: do you want to have the patches printed or rent or buy a patch printer yourself?
By including these tips in your decision-making process, the chance of making the best choice is considerably greater. Very handy.
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So, your new super cool patch is complete and ready to print on your screen. But how do you ensure that those beautiful colors on your screen become just as beautiful on the printed label? It can sometimes happen that a color you envision cannot be matched when it is printed. We will now explain how you can prevent this.
Technical explanation: difference CMYK & RGB colors
Some devices use an RGB color space (additive color build-up) such as televisions, cameras, screens, beamers or scanners. On the other hand, printers, printing presses or test systems are based on a CMYK color space (subtractive color structure). In short, the first group works with a color space based on light and the second group based on inks. Due to this difference, a color may turn out slightly different than you had in mind.