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Custom Vehicle Lettering Just How You Need It

Choose from over 35 different colors of self-adhesive vinyl and have your lettering, numbering, or business logo cut to the exact shape you need.

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(Text effects such as gradients, shadows, borders, slants, etc. are not possible with vinyl lettering. For these effects please use our custom vehicle decals.)


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What is Vehicle Lettering?

Vehicle lettering or car/truck lettering includes the lettering, numbering, or graphics individually cut out from a sheet of solid colored, 2-mil vinyl. Each shape is pre-spaced and placed onto masking transfer tape that allows for easy installation on your car, truck, or van in one piece, creating a clean and professional look.

Vehicle lettering works great on cars, trucks, vans, jeeps, buses, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, race cars, off-road vehicles, RVs, tractors, and even lawn mowers. It also works on windows and painted surfaces.

Vehicle Lettering Features

Additional Specs

  • Thickness:

    .002" (2-mil or 50 microns; about the thickness of half of a sheet of copy paper)

  • UV Resistance:

    UV protectants in the material for 8+ years of outdoor vibrancy with proper car and maintenance

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    8 years depending on climate and use

  • Temperature Range:

    -40F to 225F

  • Installation Method:

    Transfer tape; all-at-once installation

  • Print Method:

    Cut, not printed, from vinyl sheet

  • Uses:

    Outdoor. Used on windows and painted surfaces on cars, trucks, vans, buses, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs race cars, off-road vehicles, RVs, tractors, and lawn mowers.

How to Use Vinyl Car and Truck Lettering Templates

Pressed for time to create your own car and truck lettering design? Don’t worry, we have ready-made templates you can easily customize for free!

To personalize these templates, follow these steps:

  1. Select your preferred design template.
  2. You will be redirected to our Online Design Tool, where you can explore a wide range of customization features: adjust the specs, add some text, upload your own images, and insert shapes, among others!
  3. Click “View Proof” to see a preview of your draft.
  4. Once you are satisfied with your design, click “Save & Continue” to proceed with checkout.
  5. Alternatively, you can click “Save” and finish your draft at a later time.

How to Install Vinyl Car and Truck Lettering

All our vehicle lettering comes pre-spaced and pre-masked with transfer tape that makes installation a simple, all-at-once process. Follow the step-by-step instructions below for a fast application:

Thoroughly clean and dry the surface of your car or truck where the decal will be installed.

Apply a horizontal strip of masking tape to the top of the graphic with the top half of the tape on the intended surface, creating a hinge.

Note: Designs with three or more colors will require you to place individually colored layers on your vehicle. Two vinyl dots (one in the upper left corner and one in the bottom right corner of each layer) will be used to help align individual layers.

Hold the bottom edge of the hinged graphic away from the intended surface and remove the back liner, revealing the sticky backing of your lettering. Be careful not to allow the exposed adhesive to touch the surface.

Using a squeegee*, press down on the premask, placing the lettering or graphic onto the intended surface. If creases develop, carefully lift the graphic and place it again. Work from top to bottom and left to right.

*Available for purchase with vehicle lettering.

Remove any air by dragging the squeegee from the center of your graphic outward.

Gently remove the premask, starting at a top corner. If any vinyl begins to come off the surface, use your squeegee to firmly adhere it back to the surface and continue peeling away the premask. This should remove the masking tape hinge as well.

Laying the liner over the graphic with the shiny side facing you, apply hard pressure with the squeegee, removing any remaining air bubbles.

As noted above, for vinyl lettering with three or more colors your order will have one layer per color. Repeat steps 2-7 and use the registration marks in the in the upper left and bottom right corners to ensure proper alignment and installation. The video below shows the installation process for 1 and 2 color vinyl lettering.

Download or Print Vehicle Lettering Installation Instructions

Use water and a non-abrasive cloth to clean your vinyl car and truck lettering. This lettering is not ideal for pressurized car washes, as it may result in peeling corners. Do not use strong cleaners or power washers on or around the lettering. This could damage or remove the lettering from your vehicle.

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Additional Car and Vehicle Decals

We offer several different vehicle decal types to ensure you are able to get the decal that best meets your needs. Create a consistent look and make your vehicle stand out by incorporating several different types of decals on your car or truck.

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July 11, 2024 by Screen Printing For Less ( FL )
“Great quality at a great price. Fast production. Highly recommend it.”
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July 3, 2024 by Bob M. ( PA )
“The product was exactly as expected, and the pricing was very competitive. Included instructions made the installation easy and saved me a lot of money from having an outside vendor do the lettering.”
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February 9, 2024 by Steven Conard
“Exactly what I ordered.”
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What is cut vinyl or vinyl lettering?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

Vinyl lettering is made up of individual letters, numbers, or graphics that are cut to the exact shape and then pre-spaced and placed onto transfer masking tape. This structure allows for a seamless application onto the desired surface.

Will there be a background or sticker between letters?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

No, the letters are individually cut but not printed separately. The application tape layer holds the letters in place upon application.

Will all my individual letters or design elements be placed on the same sheet of transfer tape?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

In most cases, the individual letters contained within your vehicle lettering will be appropriately spaced and placed on a single sheet of transfer tape for quick and simple installation.

However, if your vehicle lettering exceeds 48" (for colors black and white) or 24" (for all other colors) in both width and height, your lettering will be split and placed onto two sheets of transfer tape.

You will also receive your vehicle lettering in multiple sheets if you are using three or more different colors. In this case, each separate color will be grouped together on its own sheet.

Is there any difference between vehicle, car, and truck lettering?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

Vehicle lettering, car lettering, and truck lettering are all the same products. The exact same material and installation process is used whether you are using the lettering on your car, truck, van, or any other type of vehicle.

Is car and truck lettering printed or cut?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

Car and truck lettering is cut to shape from a sheet of solid-colored vinyl, which gives the lettering no background. Therefore, there is a limited number of colors to choose from with vinyl lettering.

After cutting out the general shapes of the letters or object, the production team employs manual weeding also known as picking to cut out any internal spaces. This is what allows vehicle lettering to be cut to the exact shape. No printing is used when producing car and truck lettering.

If you are interested in having your graphic printed onto vinyl with unlimited color options or gradients, you can check out our vehicle decals.

What is weeding or picking?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

Weeding (picking) is the process in which the internal spaces of a letter, shape, or object are cut out. For example, whenever a "D" or a "B" is a part of an order for vinyl lettering, the external shape of the letter is first cut from a sheet of vinyl with the internal spaces still intact. Weeding cuts out the inside part of the "D" or "B” to give the letter’s actual shape.

Because of the intricate detail required with weeding, it is all done by hand and can be a very detail-oriented process for complicated designs. Hence the reason why pricing is based on the complexity of your requested design.

How does vinyl car and truck lettering differ from your other vehicle decals?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

The main difference between our vinyl car and truck lettering and our opaque, clear, and perforated vehicle decals is that the vinyl lettering requires no printing and uses different colors of vinyl material. Our vehicle decals all have the design printed directly onto a standard vinyl material.

Another major difference is in the cutting options. Vinyl lettering is cut to exact shape (including internal spaces), whereas vehicle decals can only be cut to the general outline of the shape, maintaining a solid background.

Are car lettering and car decals the same thing?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

In the general sense, car decals refer to any type of material with adhesive properties that has the intended purpose of being applied to the exterior of a car. So, in that sense, car lettering is a type of car decal. However, in order to eliminate confusion, we refer to vinyl that is cut from solid colored vinyl as car lettering and vinyl that is printed on as a car decal.

What material is your vehicle lettering made from?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs
Our vehicle lettering is made from durable 2-mil (50 micron) vinyl that is designed to last up to 8-10 years (depending on use and climate conditions). The vinyl is self-adhesive and comes in over 35 different colors.
What is the default color of the material used for your car and truck lettering?
Asked 2 years ago by Signs

There is no default color for car and truck lettering. Since the lettering is cut directly from a sheet of solid-colored vinyl, the color selected when creating your design is the same color as the vinyl material that is used.

That said, most people choose white for the color of their vehicle lettering. In most cases, a white color provides the most contrast and visibility when placed on the window of a car or truck, especially if the window is tinted.