Custom Parking Permits: Which Style is Best for Your Lot?
From hang tags to parking stickers to cling permits, parking permits just make good sense. They help businesses and organizations control traffic in areas of limited parking, regulate the security of your facility and – fun bonus – they’re also low-key marketing tools.
Businesses, gyms, hospitals, universities, arenas, parking garages and more can all benefit from using parking permits for their staff, employees, and visitors. But which kind of permit is right for you? Read on to find out!
What are the Benefits of Parking Permits?
Parking permits, regardless of which kind you choose to use, all provide the same key elements:
What are the Different Types of Parking Permits?
Parking permits come in a wide variety of sizes and materials. But no matter how you customize your permits with logos, number systems, color coding or expiration dates, your basic design begins with choosing one of these three types of permits:
Hang Tag Parking Permits
Hanging parking permits, or hang tags, do exactly what you’d think they do. They hang from the rearview mirror of a vehicle. From a design standpoint, hang tag permits offer more space to include more information than other types of permits.
Additionally, hang tags are easy for security to spot no matter what kind of parking facility you have, and they’re easy for visitors to use and store inside their vehicle.
Parking stickers, you guessed it, usually stick to the outside of a vehicle. Either on the front or back windshield or somewhere on the back bumper. However, some stickers are made with face adhesive and placed on the inside of the vehicle window facing out. Window tinting in modern vehicles may reduce visibility on the back window; therefore, most face adhesive window permits are designed for the front windshield. While you’re a little more constrained when it comes to size, especially if designing a windshield permit, there’s still a lot of variety in shapes.
These permanent stickers are a stick it and forget it situation (until they expire). Note: We recommend using an expiration date in your art to avoid counterfeiting situations. Some businesses, like a hotel or a nonprofit organization, provide hang tag parking permits for temporary guests or volunteers. In these situations, hang tag permits are useful and easily transferable from one person (or vehicle) to the next.
Cling parking permits are printed on a material that sticks to the inside of a window or windshield but is also easy to remove.
Because they adhere with static, there is no adhesive residue to clean up when they expire and need to be replaced.
Key Considerations When Choosing a Parking Permit
Each of the types of parking permits above have their pluses and minuses. Which one works best for you and your organization will depend on how the following factors affect your parking area or facility.
Location on Car
Design Custom Hang Tag Parking Permits with Stomp
Stomp’s easy to use design tool helps you create secure hang tag parking permits in no time at all, with or without numbering. If you’d prefer to use a sticker or static permit, contact us to discuss your custom needs.
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