Gain some inspiration from some of our Vinyl Lettering customers:
Vinyl lettering has a wide range of uses such as business storefronts, home decor, car stickers and more. These custom vinyl letters adhere to any smooth non-porous surface and are easily installed and removed. Made from a durable adhesive vinyl that resists cracking and embrittlement, our vinyl letters can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Installation: All of our vinyl lettering comes pre-masked with transfer tape. The first step to install your lettering is to clean the surface and allow it to air dry. After measuring and marking where you want your lettering to be applied, use masking tape to affix the pre-masked graphic to the wall. Now slowly start removing the backing from top to bottom with the transfer tape remaining over the cut vinyl. Working from top to bottom use a squeegee or flat edge to apply the letters to the wall while continuing to slowly pull the backing off. Once fully applied, slowly and carefully peel away the transfer tape. Your vinyl lettering is now applied to the wall.
Care: Your vinyl lettering can be washed on a regular basis with a damp non-abrasive rag. This will clear it of dust or grime without damaging the lettering. Do not use strong cleaners or scrub vigorously as both of these actions can damage and/or peel away the lettering from the surface where applied.
Details: 2-mil (50 micron) cast film.
Uses: Indoor/Outdoors. Business storefronts and windows, walls, home decor, cars, trucks, etc.
Print Method: Vinyl lettering is created from colored vinyl and not printed.
Estimated Lifespan: 8 years depending on climate and use.
Common Sizes: Custom
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.
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.
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.
Installation & Care
Vinyl lettering installation does not require professionals nor 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.
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 of the pre-mask to your previously marked location.
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) 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 and transfer tape.
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.
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.
Your trusted, custom signage provider.