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Astickeris a type oflabel: a piece of printed paper,plastic, vinyl, or other material withpressure sensitive adhesiveon one side. They can be used for decoration or for functional purposes, depending on the situation.

Stickers can come in many different shapes and sizes and also vary widely incolourand design. They are often adhered to items such as lunchboxes, paper, lockers, notebooks, walls, cars, windows, and so on. Temporaryname tagsfor example are frequently stickers.

Stickers are very widely used when an object requires with a word or idea.Brandstickers may be attached to products to label these products as coming from a certain company. They may also be used to describe characteristics of the products that would not be obvious from simple examination. Alabel dispenseris often used as a convenient way to separate the sticky label from its liner or backing tape.

Stickers placed onautomobilebumpers, calledbumper stickers, are often used by individuals as a way of demonstrating support for political or ideological causes. Identification of vehicle registration and last service details are two examples of stickers on the inside of most car windscreens. The term window sticker is generally used for vinyl labels which are stuck to the inside of a vehicles window, as opposed to water-resistant stickers that are stuck to the outside of a vehicle but can be affixed to anything.

Stickers are also used for embellishingscrapbookingpages. Kinds of stickers sold for this purpose include acrylic, 3D, cardstock,epoxy, fabric, flocked, sparkly, paper, puffy, and vellum. While in the earlier days of scrapbooking stickers were sold mostly on 2×6 sheets, now[when?]6×12 and even 12×12 size sheets are very common.

Stickers applied to guitars are calledguitar decalsPost-it notesare removable stickers having glue on only part of the back, and are usually sold blank.

They are frequently distributed as part ofpromotional, andpolitical campaigns; for example, in manyin theU.S., stickers indicating an individual has voted are given to each voter as they leave thepolling place, largely as a reminder to others to vote. Observers may clap hands, honk a horn or otherwise applaud a good sticker.

Some people collect and trade stickers with other collectors.[1]These stickers use different form factors such as the popular vintagePuffysticker types.

Some people put stickers (magnetic and permanent) on their cars to advertise their business, or to show support for sports teams or political views.

Stickers placed on tires, usually calledtire lettering, can be temporary or permanent. These spell out names or have graphics on them, to enhance the look of the car.

Sticker (Internet) emoticon-like pictures

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Lisa Frank was really popular in the early 90s and I was the sticker queen. I started a sticker club at my grade school. Our sticker club meetings mostly consisted of me giving stickers to the other members because I had tons of them. I never really stopped collecting, but it took me a long time to consider them as a medium.

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