Decal, Sticker or Cling?
While the words window decal, window sticker, and window cling seem to be used interchangeably, there is a difference. The main difference is the type of adhesive material (if any) that is used.
Window Stickers – A window sticker is just as it sounds. A one-time use material that won’t be able to be repositioned or reused. Once removed, the stickers are generally destroyed.
Window Decals – Window decals all have some kind of adhesive backing that is stuck to a window. They can be removable or permanent, and are generally speaking, a one-time use. Removable means that the decal can be removed, usually with no adhesive residue left behind. This adhesive material means that your actual window decal is “semi-permanent.” When installing the decal, there will be some room to adjust it as needed, but once the decal’s adhesive is set, it will be extremely difficult to reposition.
Window Clings (Also called static cling) – Unlike a traditional sticker or window decal, static window clings have no adhesive side. The window clings attach or "cling" to the window or glass through the static charge of the window cling material itself and the window. Window clings are easily removed and reapplied over and over again, or can be stored away for use at another time.