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Vinyl Lettering Just How You Need It

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.

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  • Easy-to-Use Online Design Tool
  • Over 70 Fonts Available
  • Wide Range of Custom Sizes
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  • Vector Artwork Required (ai, eps, svg, pdf)
  • Most fonts and designs acceptable
  • Need help with files, uploading or design? Check out our Free Design Services!

(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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What is Vinyl Lettering?

Vinyl Lettering

Vinyl lettering includes lettering, numbering, and 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. You have the option to choose the standard print surface or have it made to be displayed inside glass.

Our vinyl lettering will stick on almost any flat, nonporous surface. Some surfaces vinyl lettering will work on include glass, windows, walls, storefronts, cars/trucks, and boats. Scale is no problem! We can provide the perfect fit for every display surface, big or small. We can print vinyl lettering as large as 24” x 60” in size.

Vinyl Lettering

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.



Common Uses For Vinyl Lettering

Vinyl lettering is one of the most versatile tools for marketing. Since it’s made of durable, high-quality vinyl, it can be used both indoors and outdoors. It sticks to most surfaces and is weather-resistant. Below are some of the most popular uses for vinyl lettering:


Popular Vinyl Lettering Templates

Start Your Vinyl Lettering Project With Free Templates

No need to be an artist to start designing your own vinyl lettering! We offer a large selection of free templates you can use and build upon. All you need to do is pick one you like and customize as you see fit. Seeking inspiration? Here are some of our most popular premade templates:

3-Step Guide on Customizing our Vinyl Lettering Templates

  1. Choose a template that you would like to use.
  2. Customize using our online design tool. You can change the text, colors, or shapes of the design.
  3. Once you’re happy with the artwork, complete the order process and checkout.

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Easy to Apply and Made to Last

  • Pre-spaced and pre-masked for easy all at once install
  • Works on many different smooth, nonporous surfaces
  • Made from durable vinyl designed to last over 8 years and avoid cracking and embrittlement
  • UV-resistant
  • Water-resistant

Have Your Design Standard or Reverse Cut

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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Standard Cut

(Design Cut From Material)
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Reverse Cut

(Design Cut Out of Material)

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 5-10 years of outdoor vibrancy

  • Estimated Lifespan

    Approximately 8 years depending on climate and use

  • Temperature Range

    -40F to 225F

  • Installation Method

    Pre-Masked Transfer Tape

  • Print Method

    Cut, not printed, from vinyl sheet

  • Uses

    Indoor and Outdoor. Business storefronts and windows, walls, home decor, cars, trucks, boats, etc


Vinyl Lettering Fonts and Strokes Guide

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How to Install Vinyl Lettering

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.

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Thoroughly clean and dry the surface where the lettering will be installed.

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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.
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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.

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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.

*Available for purchase with vinyl lettering.

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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.

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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.

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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 upper left and bottom right corners to ensure proper alignment and installation.

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 may damage and/or peel away the lettering from the surface where applied.

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EASY TO USE DESIGN TOOL

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Create your custom vinyl lettering with the easiest and simplest design tool in the signage industry. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!
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Q:
What is the estimated lifespan of the lettering?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Our vinyl letters will last 8-10 years with proper care and placement. This will of course vary some with the placement (inside lettering vs. outside or vehicle lettering), climate, etc.
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What is the default color of the material used for your vinyl lettering?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Each roll of vinyl is manufactured as a different color and we simply use a machine to cut out your design or lettering. Thus, unlike our many other products which have a “default” or “raw” color before printing occurs, vinyl lettering is different and the finished product is the same color as the raw product.
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Is there any toxicity from the adhesive portion of the lettering?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No, there isn’t any danger or risk of toxicity in using our vinyl lettering.
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What is pre-mask? What is transfer paper or tape?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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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.
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Does the vinyl lettering have a matte or glossy finish?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Our cut vinyl is manufactured with a moderate gloss finish.
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Does your vinyl lettering have a laminate over top?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No, our vinyl lettering does not have a laminate over the top of it. Our cut vinyls are made to last 8-10 years in indoor or outdoor use without any laminate. They come manufactured with UV protectants in the material to increase their lifespan.
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What is stroke width and why should I care?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Stroke width is the width of any given letter in your design. Extremely narrow letters, or narrow portions of a letter, can be problematic when printing and weeding vinyl lettering. Thus, any custom font that is desired should steer clear of narrow fonts. Even then, custom fonts not listed on the website should be sent to us to determine the ability to produce them.
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How is the height of my lettering measured?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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The total size of your sign will be the width of the word or phrase multiplied by the height. The height is determined by the highest point of any given letter to the lowest point of any given letter. For example, “Testing” would be measured from the top of the capital “T” to the bottom of the “g”.
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What is weeding or picking?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Weeding or picking is the part of the production process in which someone “weeds” or “picks” out the portions of the vinyl that are not part of the actual design. For example, the middle portion of a “D” or “B” would need to be taken out in order to look like a “D” and “B” rather than two solid shapes. This manual process is unavoidable and can impact pricing for complicated orders which require a lot weeding.
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Can I reuse it?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Your vinyl lettering can be removed at any point without any trouble. Though the vinyl lettering is a semi-permanent use and not repositionable. Once you have firmly applied the lettering, you will not be able to move it and then reapply it.