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Difference Between Decals and Stickers – Signage 101

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If you’re asking what’s the difference between decals and stickers, you’re probably looking to buy one. The trick is figuring out which one is right for you. Decals and stickers are very similar. Oftentimes, they are used interchangeably. Decals, stickers, and labels are all comprised of two layers: a paper backing and an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is placed on the paper backing (usually some form of wax paper or something equivalent) and the design is printed on the front of the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer can be made of a number of materials including vinyl, paper, and aluminum.

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How to Apply Decals

How to Apply Decals

When it comes to applying decals, there are a number of things to consider: type of decal, wet or dry application, surface, location, etc. Today we’ll break all these factors down and give you a one-stop shop on how to apply any decal you may have. Generally speaking, the steps to install a decal are clean the application surface, remove decal backing, apply application solution (if there is one), position decal in the desired location, press firmly and use a squeegee to get rid of air bubbles.

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How to Remove Decals

How to Remove a Decal

Decals can often be difficult to remove. When it comes to removing decals, there are a number of factors to consider. The three most important are the type of decal, the surface to which the decal is applied, and how long the decal has been applied to that surface. Each one of these factors will affect how you go about removing your decal. Some decals require extensive work to be removed, while others can be removed by simply peeling them off of the surface with your fingers. It is important to note that some decals cannot be removed without leaving permanent damage.

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Announcing the Signs.com Business Hours Giveaway

Business Hours Giveaway

So, you have a great banner out in front of your store. You even have a couple matching yard signs, directing customers to your sale. Maybe, you even created a beautiful sign from your logo to adorn your new office space. You’re all set right? You’re feeling really good about the future success of your business . . . that is, until a customer asks, “What time do you close”?

Decal 2Like a lot of small businesses, having a really professional looking business hours decal on your store or office front door or window is probably an afterthought. You have spent your time, energy and money making sure your other signage correctly reflects your brands image. Unfortunately that handwritten sign with your business hours just won’t cut it. And, that’s where Signs.com comes in! Read More