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Choose from over 30 different colors of vinyl and have your lettering, numbering, or business logo cut to the exact shape you need for indoor or outdoor use.
(Text effects such as gradients, shadows, borders, slants, etc. are not possible with vinyl lettering. For these effects please use our custom wall decals.)
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Vinyl lettering includes lettering, numbering, or shapes that are individually cut out from a sheet of solid colored, 2-mil vinyl and then pre-spaced and placed onto pre-masked transfer tape (the number of transfer tape sheets used will depend on the size of your vinyl lettering and amount of colors used). This allows the lettering to be easily installed as one piece, creating a clean and professional look.
Some surfaces vinyl lettering will work on include glass, windows, walls, storefronts, cars/trucks, and boats.
Our vinyl lettering has over 30 different colors to choose from, including specialty colors such as frosted, fluorescent, gold, and silver. You are also able to incorporate multiple colors into your lettering design.
You can choose either Standard or Reverse Cut for your vinyl lettering. Standard Cut makes it so each letter and object in your design will be cut directly out of the vinyl material, leaving no background. With Reverse Cut, each element in your design will be cut away from the background of the vinyl material. With Standard Cut the price of your vinyl lettering is based off of the size of your actual design, whereas with Reverse Cut the price will be based off of the size of the square/rectangle you are having your design cut out of.
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All of our vinyl lettering comes pre-spaced and pre-masked with transfer tape, making installation a simple, all-at-once process. Follow the step by step instructions below to help you get it installed exactly as you want it. The instructions below are for one-color and simple two-color letters and graphics. For orders with complex two-color designs or three or more colors, due to both production and installation quality purposes, you will install your vinyl lettering layer by layer for the same seamless and professional look.
Thoroughly clean and dry the surface where the lettering will be installed.
After measuring and marking your intended installation location if necessary, apply a horizontal strip of masking or painters 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 wall. 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 (which is different from the transfer tape), revealing the sticky backing of your lettering or graphic. Be careful not to allow the exposed adhesive to touch the surface.
Using a squeegee*, apply pressure to the front or pre masked side of your lettering, placing the graphic onto the intended surface. Squeegee from left to right from the top down. If creases or bubbles develop, carefully lift the graphic and re-squeegee it.
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Once in place without creases or bubbles, squeegee the entire lettering or graphic to ensure the adhesive is firmly attached to the surface.
Gently remove the pre-mask transfer tape, starting at a top corner. If any vinyl begins to come off the wall, use your squeegee to firmly adhere it back to the wall and continue peeling away the premask.
Laying the liner over the graphic with the shiny side facing you, apply hard pressure with the squeegee, removing any stubborn 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.
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Cut vinyl or as it is more commonly known, vinyl lettering, is individual vinyl letters with an adhesive backing. These individual vinyl letters can be used for a variety of home and business uses both in buildings and on cars.
Your letters will typically be individual letters but come pre-masked with transfer tape for easy application. See below for explanations of pre-masking, transfer tape and full installation instructions. Alternatively, our repositionable wall decals or window decals are similar signage solutions that can be cut to shape but are not individual letters like vinyl lettering.
Including multiple colors in your vinyl lettering design will affect how it is printed, shipped, and installed on your wall. Most designs that include only two colors will be produced just as designs with one color - all on one sheet of pre-masked transfer tape. Installation of one or simple two-color products can be applied all at once as per the installation instructions and downloadable PDF further up on this page.
Large or complex designs that include two or more colors will be printed in layers according to color. This means you will receive multiple sheets of vinyl lettering (each with pre-masked transfer tape over the top of your lettering or design). Each layer will have a vinyl lettering dot in the upper left and bottom right corners of the pre-mask film to help with alignment during installation. To install the lettering on your wall, simply align each sheet using the dots on the upper left and bottom right corners of each layer.
Begin with the first layer, attach it to the wall then peel away the pre-mask film. Align the second layer in the desired position by lining up its registration dots to the ones from the previous layer that are now on the wall, then adhere the vinyl lettering to the wall. Repeat this step until all layers have been positioned on your wall.
So long as the marks on each sheet are lined up correctly as you install the individual layers, your vinyl lettering will appear as if all the color layers came from a single sheet of pre-mask. This method of installing vinyl lettering is done for higher quality production purposes and is the preferred method of professional installation teams due to the more seamless end result. Remove the small dots, if any remain, that were applied during installation.
The terms, pre-mask, transfer paper, transfer tape, or even pre-masked transfer tape are all interchangeable. The transfer tape is laid over the top of your lettering. After removing the back liner and installing your vinyl lettering, peeling it away will leave your lettering in place on your desired surface.
It is important to note that complex designs with two colors and all designs with three or more colors will not come on a single sheet like designs with one color. These multi-colored designs will require each color to be placed on its own, separate sheet of transfer tape. In such cases, you will need to layer the colors individually on your wall to create your final design; your design will ultimately appear as if it was on a single transfer sheet when all layers have been placed on your wall. Please see the installation instructions further up the page for detailed instructions on how to install your vinyl lettering, regardless of how many colors it contains.
Vinyl letters should not ruin your paint regardless of how long they are in place. The only damage that may occur is using a sharp edge when trying to peel them away and chipping or peeling the paint away. Nonetheless, with or without a sharp edge, we recommend that removal is done with the utmost care to ensure no damage to any underlying paint.
Not all wallpaper is created equal. Our vinyl lettering will work on some surfaces with wallpaper and others it won’t. If your wallpapered wall is smooth and non-porous and you still have concerns please contact us about a sample. We offer free samples if the shipping is paid for. Textured wallpaper will not work with the lettering. Assuming the lettering works, removing the lettering should not damage the wallpaper itself excepting damage done when using a sharp edge for removal.
Typical uses of vinyl lettering are largely broken down into two main uses. These areas of use are business and home related. For businesses, storefronts advertising store hours, sales and promotions are common. Likewise, internal offices can feature decor, motivational quotes, room numbering and much more. Likewise, fleet cars can feature a variety of lettering including registration numbers, contact information, website and business names.
Home or residential uses can be for home decor (quotes, house rules, chores, welcome, etc.) as well as no soliciting, security warnings, and more.
Vinyl lettering installation does not require professionals or a paid service. Though large quotes or stickers may require more than one person to prevent the lettering from prematurely sticking to the surface or to itself.
*Designs with three or more colors will require you to place the vinyl lettering in layers on your wall. This process will be outlined below.
The steps to install your lettering are below. Please read all the steps before starting the installation. The steps outlined below should be followed in order to ensure proper installation.
1. Clean the surface where the lettering will be installed with a non-abrasive rag and very mild cleaner or slightly soapy water.
2. Allow the surface to completely air dry before beginning installation.
3. Measure the area where the lettering will be installed.
4. Mark in a non-permanent fashion where you want the lettering to be applied. Ensure it is level and will be correctly placed after installation.
5. Without removing the backing of the lettering or the transfer tape (on top of the lettering) use masking or painter’s tape (or other suitable tape) to affix the top edge of your pre-masked vinyl lettering to your previously marked location.
*For designs with three or more colors: two vinyl lettering dots (one in the upper left and one in the bottom right) will be included with your design on each layer to assist in correctly lining up each layer on your wall.
6. Carefully peel away the backing of the decal from the top of your lettering that is affixed to the wall. Do not peel away all of the backing. Only peel away a thin horizontal stretch of the backing initially. Do not let the lettering or transfer paper (both of which now have the adhesive side exposed) touch the wall.
7. While still holding both the adhesive sides and backing away from the wall, use your hand or a flat surface (like a credit card or squeegee) to evenly and firmly press the adhesive backing of the letters and transfer paper to the surface. Move from top to bottom across the horizontal stretch you exposed in the previous step.
8. Continue to peel away the backing little by little while evenly and firmly press the lettering (with the transfer paper on top of it) onto the surface.
9. Once the lettering is fully adhered to the surface, carefully remove the masking tape hinge and transfer tape.
*For designs with three or more colors: once the first layer is applied to your wall (including the dots in the upper left and bottom right corners), place the next layer by aligning the dots of layer 2 with that of layer 1 (note: the layers are not labeled). Continue application of the layers using the dots on the wall by repeating the same steps above.
10. Your vinyl lettering is now installed on the surface where you want it.
11. Remove any bubbles that remain. Remove any non-permanent markings that may remain.
*For designs with three or more colors: remove the vinyl dots leftover from the installation process. Carefully peel them away from the wall by using your fingernail or a sharp edge. Take care not to scratch away paint or damage the your vinyl lettering design.
Larger lettering signs can be installed piece by piece by cutting the order between words. Make sure that the backing and transfer paper are not removed and simply cut in between the words after affixing it to the surface with masking tape. This will allow you to repeat steps 6-8 by doing smaller portions of the entire phrase or quote while still keeping aligned and situated correctly as per your markings. For very large stickers this can be done not only between words but as often as possible, even for every letter, if needed.
Alternatively, a middle rather than top hinge (i.e. with the masking or other suitable tape) can be used. A middle hinge just means that the tape you use will run vertical rather than horizontal. This is effective for longer quotes and words that are wider than they are tall.
The only essential item beyond a measuring tape we’d recommend is masking tape. This will allow you to affix the lettering in the proper location and install the decal exactly where you want it.
If available, a flat surface tool, such as a squeegee, would be an added bonus. Though using your hand, a credit card, or even a hardcover book works just fine in almost all cases. Additionally, a level may help to ensure your lettering is installed evenly rather than crooked due to a failed eyeball test. Lastly, if the surface is extremely dirty then we’d recommend using a spray bottle and rag, or just a damp rag, to clean the surface before installing the lettering.
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