Are you looking to apply stickers to your laptop, but are not quite sure how to? Or are you after some reassurance before sticker bombing your laptop?
You have come to the right place. We will talk you through the steps of applying laptop stickers and give you some helpful pointers. But before we jump into that, let us take a look at what a laptop sticker actually is.
Laptop stickers are made of vinyl. Custom vinyl stickers are not only the perfect way to express your personality, they are also super resistant. They can absolutely withstand the daily strain of being in your backpack as they are resistant to water, sunlight and scratches. Below, we have dissected a laptop sticker into its layers for you.
- A gloss laminate protects your sticker from sunlight, scratching and water.
- This is your custom printed layer, super detailed and vibrant.
- The third layer is your chosen material. Most sticker makers offer great effect materials to create your desired end-result.
- Then, a permanent, medium-strength adhesive is applied. That is perfect for sticking to your laptop.
- Lastly, a thick backing paper makes your sticker easy to peel.
Now, let us jump right into how you can apply stickers without damaging your laptop.
1. Use an alcohol-based cleaner
Your laptop is likely to hold some grease or dirt. This can impact the adhesion of your sticker. To ensure your stickers will stick perfectly, you want to clean the surface of your laptop with an alcohol-based cleaner.
Just put a few drops on a cotton bud and rub it all over your laptop. Make sure to then let it fully dry before applying your stickers.
2. Pick your favourites
This is especially important when you want to sticker bomb your laptop. Sticker bombing means to cover an entire surface with multiple stickers until the original surface becomes basically invisible. This creates an amazing effect and really shows your personality.
However, do not start this process with your favourite sticker. The stickers that are applied first will most likely get covered as you add more stickers. Keep the ones you love or that really show your personality in a safe place and apply them at the very end to make sure they receive all the attention.
3. Apply with pressure
Laptop stickers come with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. This means the adhesive is activated once you put pressure on your sticker. If you are unsure where you want your sticker to go, place it on the surface lightly. This way, you can correct its position.
Once you are happy with your position, apply pressure to the sticker’s centre and work outwards to remove the air that tends to get caught underneath. You can use your thumb or a credit card to do this.
When applying your stickers to your laptop, be sure not to cover air vents or outlets. You will only have to peel them off when you need to connect a new device, which will impact the adhesive of your stickers.
And that’s it, all you need to know about applying laptop stickers. We hope you found these helpful and can now get straight to work. Are you already using stickers on your laptop? We would love to see that! Please feel free to share your creations in the comments below.