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Vinyl Decals and Lettering Product Info

Tips and tricks that will help guide you towards a better custom decal or vinyl lettering.

Designing and buying your own custom decals and vinyl lettering requires a little bit of pre-planning. Knowing where you decals or lettering will be installed should help give you an idea what the maximum size your decal can be. Knowing how large to actually make it is a different story. Basic San-serif fonts, like Arial, can be easily read based on a certain size. At about 2" average letter height you should be able to read the text from about 100 feet away. This requires a sharp contrast between the lettering and the background. For instance, dark colors like black do not show up very well on car windows, especially windows with tinting. A white text color provides the best legibility on storefronts and vehicle windows. Always consider the decals surroundings before setting up your design and placing an order.

The size you create and quantity you want to order determines the unit price. The larger your decal or vinyl lettering is the more expensive it will become. The larger the quantity the lower the unit price will be. We have no minimum quantity limits so you can order as many or as few as you'd like. For best results, before ordering your large quantity, order one or two as a test run. Doing this helps ensure that you know exactly what you're going to get when ordering the larger quantity.

Our decals come with a solvent based adhesive on the backside by default. The solvent adhesive is ideal for exterior applications and will provide you with at least 3 years of outdoor use. Some competitors use an acrylic adhesive but most acrylic adhesives break down in weathering elements like rain and snow. You can expect much longer use when applied indoors and away from the sun. Because our decals are manufactured from vinyl stock they hold up very nicely to weathering elements.

Decals and lettering typically come covered with a transfer tape to help make the application process onto your clean and smooth surface easier. When using the wet application method you can ensure that no air bubbles will be present. It also helps assist in the alignment and positioning process. Many customers will apply their customer printed decals onto car or storefront windows for self promotional needs. When doing this you can use one of our water soluble marking pencils to mark the other side of the window to setup marks for positioning.

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  • Pricing
  • Ordering Expectations

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  • NO MINIMUM Quantity Limits
  • Add text, personal photos or use our clip art options.
  • Can be used on car windows, walls, laptops, and other clean smooth surfaces.
  • Solvent based adhesive made for exterior application.
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  • 2.5 mil vinyl thickness, up to 5 years of indoor/outdoor durability
  • We also have other [shape_category_text] Shaped Decals to choose from.
  • Price as low as 0.16 ¢ each depending on size, color, and quantity.
  • Manufactured and printed right here in North Carolina.

[widget_title] [shape_category_text] Decal Colors

Use these colors to as an example for what is available. Select the color from the drop down menu above to make your selection. You can also learn more about our colors through our Available Color Details.

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Your [lowercase] [shape_category_text] shaped decal will come sandwiched between a release liner and transfer tape. All decal orders come with application directions. See our decal application how-to video to learn more.

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Decal Application Surface

Decal Application Surfaces

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Adhesive Details

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By default our adhesive is applied to the backside of our decals Our adhesive by default is applied to the back of your decal. Face adhesive can be produced if requested. Our adhesive is solvent based and ideal for outdoor use. Solvent based adhesives do not breakdown when in contact with water.

No Minimums

No Minimums

No Minimum quantity limits so you can order as many or as few as you'd like. Because we have no minimums you can order one or two as a test run or proof to ensure that your larger quantity order will be exactly what you want.

Weathering Conditions

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Your decal will withstand most weathering conditions for up to 3 years. After about 3 years you might start to notice some subtle fading.

After about 5 years the color fading will be very noticeable and the decal may start to crack in certain spots. This of course is based on your usage. Customers who use their decals indoors will experience a much longer lifespan.

Price

Price is largely based on size and quantity. Use the following decal price calculator for a ballpark quote. Your unit price will drop as you order larger quantities. Learn more about Quantity Discount Levels

 

Ordering Expectations

Watch this short video about ordering expectations.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time for all custom and personalized orders are based on the shipping method that you select during checkout. We suggest providing us with at least 10 business days for large volume orders.

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Order Progression

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Pre-Production: During this process we review your design settings. Image quality and prep your order by adding cutlines, bleeds and more to your print file.

Production: The production process is just about like one might imagine. We send your files through the appropriate printing process for your order. Most decals are combined with other orders for larger job runs.

Post Production: After Production your order goes through a quality review process to determine if the outcome was as it should be. If your decal does not pass it will then need to go back into production.