Unlike Printed Stickers - Die-cut vinyl decals last for over 5 years in all weather. Unlike printed stickers and decals, our decals stay vivid for 5 - 7 years in all weather conditions. Printed decals are really not meant for extended outdoor use, and tend to fade in the sun and rain within 1 to 3 years. Die-cut vinyl decals look painted on, with no white, clear, or other background color. Unlike printed decals, our die-cut decals do not have a background. The actual graphic or lettering is die-cut out, so they look painted on when applied. There is NO background at all... ONLY the image itself.