Parking permits come in two different styles; outside the vehicle or inside the vehicle. We produce both styles at My1Stop.com each with different materials for various applications.
Outside the vehicle parking permits. You see these all over the place. Usually oval or square in shape, they come in two different types of materials reflective and reflective destructible. Both materials are durable, designed specifically for custom parking permits and when subsurface printed (our unique specialty) they will stand up to almost any temperature and moisture extremes. The materials differ in their removal qualities. When any attempt is made to remove reflective destructible parking permits, the entire permit flakes apart, making it impossible to be re-used. Non destructible reflective material leaves no trace when removed and has no adhesive left to make the parking permit reusable. As you guessed, most parking permits are not meant to be reused. This makes it very difficult – if not impossible – for unauthorized use of parking permits.
Inside the vehicle parking permits. These come in three flavors; hang tags, window clings and mirror decals. The most popular type of in-vehicle parking permits are window stickers. These window clings have a permanent, non reusable adhesive that is impervious to heat, cold and moisture. You see these all the time, usually in the lower right or left side of the front window. This is the best bet for issuing parking permits that last and are almost impossible to steal or alter. Hang tags are the most popular form of temporary or reusable parking permits. These PVC tags simply hang from the rear view mirror post. They are readily visible, durable and ultimately reusable. Window clings can come with or without adhesive. Huh? Some window cling are static cling – making them reusable; however, they are suggested for temporary use only. This type of parking permit is so easy to remove and reuse that they invite abuse for anything other than temporary conditions. Lastly, mirror decals offer a lot of the advantages of window clings – though they can be messy to remove from the plastics typically used in rear view mirrors. As a result, these are the least popular type of in-vehicle parking permits.
When you’re ordering or designing parking permits, just let me know and I’ll get you some free parking permits samples from customer service. Be sure to give them a call once you have your samples in-hand!