When you hear the word "decals," you may have an impression of a sticker or a label. These are used by many interchangeably. However, they are not the same. Generally, in all cases, a design is printed on the front of an adhesive layer with a paper backing. The idea is to be able to peel off the design printed on the adhesive layer from the paperback and be able to put it on another surface where you want it to be. The adhesive layer can be made of several different materials such as vinyl, paper, and aluminum. 

The significant difference between a label, sticker, and a decal lies in their intended use. Labels used for information such as in product packaging, stickers are used typically for logos and illustrations. Decals, on the other hand, are used majorly for decorating and for advertising purposes. They are used on floors, walls, windows, and vehicles. This application results from their size: decals are usually larger. 

Decal sticker printing also last longer than both stickers and labels. You can also use decals for decorations, formal events such as conferences, and some not-so-formal events such as weddings. 

Decals are made by printing materials using a printing machine. There are various kinds of printers out there that can give you what you're looking for, although some printers perform much better than others.  

There are a few things to consider in choosing a printer for your decal printing; 

Compatibility:  

You have to entire that the pointer can create the decals you're trying to make. This because the printers require some materials to work with, and if the printer isn't compatible with the material you intend to use, there's no point using it. It can also cause damage to the printer. 

Print Quality:  

You should also consider the resolution of the printer. I'm sure you want your decals to be printed crisp and as vibrant as possible. 

Inkjet or Laser;  

Each of these models comes with its benefits and limitations. They work in diverse ways, using different methods.