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Design your vinyl lettering online and instantly view all fonts & colors, calculate dimensions and prices. Vinyl lettering is custom made with one day production and FREE SHIPPING. We provide a free squeegee tool and installation instructions with each vinyl lettering order. Vinyl letters are custom made for signs, boats, trucks, store windows, vinyl registration numbers, and vinyl wall quotes. We have a variety of letter styles, colors, sizes and materials. The material is available in standard, premium or reflective vinyl and comes with a 10 year salt water guarantee.
What is Vinyl Lettering?
As a way to gain attention for your business or organization, fewer techniques are more cost-effective and efficient than vinyl lettering. Such lettering typically comes in the form of transferable decals and graphics that is easily applied by any user with just a little practice. When it comes to vinyl window lettering, for example, customers have their choice of custom-designed packages as well as generic one size fits all vinyl window letter kits. But what, exactly, is vinyl lettering? How is it made and when should it be used?
In the past, signs were hand painted by graphic artists and the lead times were slow. Vinyl lettering revolutionized the signage industry because letters could be produced quickly and accurately by a computer driven plotter. A design could be first previewed and changes made before material production would begin. A sign technician would apply the vinyl letters on banners, company vehicles and store front windows. Today, vinyl lettering can be designed, viewed online and applied by most anyone.
How is Vinyl Lettering Applied
The most common type of vinyl lettering application is to simply peel and paste. The vinyl letters are produced as individually cut letters that are pre spaced on a wax liner. You don’t have to apply the individual letters one at a time; you can apply the letters one line at a time or all at once. The vinyl lettering is very thin and has an aggressive adhesive that will stick to any smooth non porous surface such as windows, banners or business vans. The vinyl lettering comes with transfer tape that allows you to peel the decal from the wax liner and paste the letters. Alphabet Signs includes a squeegee applicator to burnish and smooth out any bubbles. The vinyl lettering comes in the three layers:
- The bottom layer is the wax liner that holds the vinyl lettering in place and allows the letters to release.
- The middle layer is commercial grade vinyl with an aggressive 9 year adhesive.
- The top layer is the semi opaque transfer paper that allows you to lift off the vinyl letters.
After removing the top transfer tape, the vinyl letters will appear in place. The sign will serve as a way for customers to see either a product or your company's name on an ongoing and permanent basis. Vinyl signs can be a great way to make a permanent mark in a community.
How is Vinyl Lettering Produced
Vinyl lettering is produced from a computer driven platter that has a very sharp blade to precisely cut through a thin layer of a vinyl film. Large rolls of a vinyl are fed into what's called a large-format printer where the desired color prints onto the vinyl. Alphabet Signs uses a pigmented vinyl so the color is not just on the surface of the vinyl letters but all the way through. Once the decorative vinyl lettering color is printed, the machine cuts it into the specified shapes and sizes.
Today, computers and specialized software are used to create an almost endless variety of designs, meaning there's no limit to the custom vinyl lettering available. After cutting, the vinyl letter decals undergo excess material removal through a process the industry calls weeding. This process allows for very sharp, very exact lettering and graphics. Finally, paper pre-masks are placed atop the completed vinyl letters, making it easy for customers or lettering professionals to apply multiple letters and shapes at once.
How to Make Signs with Vinyl Lettering
There's no limit to the uses of vinyl when it comes to lettering and the advertising needs of customers. Vinyl lettering for cars, to use an example, can come in every size from small lettering to complete vinyl advertising wraps that's easily applied as well as removed. Reflective vinyl signage and lettering on windows and walls help businesses remain visible at all hours of the day or night. Most watercrafts make use of different types of vinyl boat lettering, too, and vinyl lettering for crafts is ubiquitous as well. Decorative vinyl lettering adorns even vital government and municipal buildings, vinyl lettering sayings, and company mottos are quickly applied to any surface.
How to Design Your Vinyl Lettering
Nowadays, almost all vinyl, whether for graphics, signage or lettering, can be designed, ordered and bought online. Customers may obtain vinyl lettering quotes in quick and accurate fashion once they've selected the desired fonts by using a company's online designer.