Roland Static Cling and Permanent Adhesive Vinyl  

Whether it’s an annual Black Friday sign or a “Recording in Progress” message, these kinds of signs are everywhere!  

But have you ever wondered how they were made? 

If you’ve been thinking about entering the custom sign business with your Roland BN20 or BN20A, then you’ll want to keep reading.  

If you own a Roland BN20 or BN20A and are already making custom stickers, labels, and t-shirts, then here’s just another idea for you to add to your business.  

Or if you are thinking about entering the customization world, this may be your way in.  

Specifically, we’ll talk about a few products, Roland Static Cling and Roland Permanent Adhesive Vinyl, what they’re both used for and the pros and cons of each.  

Roland Static Cling

If you’ve ever seen a seasonal sales sign in a store or shop, then you probably can guess that it’s made with a material that can be removed easily. That’s exactly what Roland’s Static Cling material is made for.  

Offered in white or clear, static cling is easy to use and is an excellent alternative to vinyl that has an adhesive backing. Of course, this depends on what you will be using it for.   

This self-clinging film is mainly used for temporary displays that can be easily removed and stored for later use.  


So, as we mentioned earlier, things like Black Friday signs are perfect on this kind of material. Or if you have a one-time event that you need to promote for, this is a great option for your business. 

However, because of the lack of adhesive, Static Cling isn’t recommended for outdoor use. It won’t hold up well against outdoor elements, instead it’s most commonly used on glass and most smooth surfaces.  

But because both sides are made of cling material, these signs can be placed inside or outside of a window, if it’s still indoors.  

Now that you know what Static Cling is used for, let’s list some of the pros and cons of this material.  

Pros of Static Cling 

Cons of Static Cling

As you’ve read so far, Static Cling can serve many purposes. It may be exactly what some of your customers need, but you want to make sure to offer an additional product that functions differently to have your business be the one stop shop for everyone.  

That’s why we’re moving on to Roland Permanent Adhesive Vinyl.  

Roland Permanent Adhesive Vinyl

Next time you’re shopping, look around and you’ll most likely see a “Smile, You’re on Camera” sign stuck to a glass window or other surface.  

Signs like these are not the kind that business owners are going to take down unless they are moving, so Static Cling isn’t a good option for this.  

For more permanent signage, Roland BN20/BN20A users will use Permanent Adhesive Vinyl 

Available in clear, this vinyl film is durable and water resistant, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use.  

Just like the name implies, Roland Permanent Adhesive Vinyl has a strong, adhesive backing to it.  

So, before you stick your graphic to a surface you will definitely want to make sure that it’s positioned correctly, otherwise it will be difficult to remove and will probably damage the sign.  

Because of this strong adhesive backing, signs made with this material will last a significantly longer time than those made of Static Cling. Plus, it’s able to be displayed outside of businesses without damaging, making it a bit more versatile.  

Signs that display store hours, business names, logos and even social media handles all can be made with Clear Permanent Adhesive Vinyl.  

You’re familiar with what this material is and why it’s used, so let’s go over some pros and cons. 

Pros of Permanent Adhesive Vinyl

Cons of Permanent Adhesive Vinyl

When searching for the right material for the job, it’s important to know what you’ll need.  

If longevity is important, Permanent Adhesive Vinyl is the way to go. It’s weather resistant and low maintenance.  

If you’re looking for something temporary, that’s easy to remove and can be reused, Static Cling will be the best option for you.  

Start shopping for both materials, plus tons of other Roland print and cut media here!