Combine all the layers onto a single piece of backing paper before taping them. This leaves you with only one layer to apply when it comes to sticking it to your surface. Tape each layer separately. This means you then have to combine each layer separately when you try and stick it on your surface.
Metallic stickers provide a luxurious look for any artwork thanks to the shiny gold or silver metallic surface.
Your custom vehicle stickers will be printed with high definition Xeikon printing using eco-friendly solvent inks to make them highly detailed, vividly coloured, fully waterproof and UV resistant as standard. This also makes them ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
Vehicle stickers date roughly with the birth of the Ford Model A, in 1927, it was the first car to have a bumper. Although there was a form of bumper sticker shortly before World War II; which were flag-like, and attached using wires it was Forest P. Gill, a Kansas City based printer’s replacement of the wire attachments with pressure sensitive adhesive, in the late 1930s, which resulted in bumper stickers became more far-flung and practical.
At Vinyl Revolution, we specialise in making the best quality vinyl products possible. That’s why we want to make sure everyone can understand the differences between vinyl stickers and decals. It’s not rocket science. It’s just some simple vinyl science that everyone can wrap their heads around (excuse the pun – we just can’t help ourselves).
Many customers also use them as custom van stickers for a business livery, where they can get quality printed vinyl artwork, fully customised to their needs, without having to worry about expensive costs.
Alice Searching Behind the Curtains Vinyl Sticker for Macbook (13/15)
Yes! They will be cut to ANY size you choose. This means they can be large enough for custom van and truck stickers, or small enough for personalised car and bike stickers. Just make them fit whatever you need!
Other parts of the world use them to show where they have been on holiday, or in support of a charity. Rear window stickers are popular around the world. Vehicle stickers have expanded to include vehicle decals, which are applied to a car’s rear windshield, and the entire body of the car.
Have a look at the products above. The similarity between these three stickers might be harder to notice than for the decals at the start of this post. But there is one thing they all have in common. Each of these vinyl stickers is printed onto vinyl using a wide-format printer. We load a roll of digital vinyl that absorbs the inks we use and keeps them looking great for ages. We use special repositionable vinyl for our stickers because it is much easier to apply and remove than other stickers while benefiting from all the long-lasting properties of vinyl. This is particularly important for wall stickers, when you don’t want to damage your wall upon removal. Here’s a photo of one of our printers in our studio in Oxford. Looks a little more complicated than the plotter doesn’t it?
Another great use is to promote a special offer. For example, you can create custom vehicle stickers which showcase your latest prices or latest eye-grabbing special deal. You can then drive around or even park your car in a key area with lots of passing footfall. It’s like having your very own mobile billboard!
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To order, start by choosing from the options below (gloss, matt, clear and metallic):
This makes it easy to provide the right sort of promotion for your vehicle. For example, if you have a car, then car sticker printing can be done on a smaller scale to fit perfectly across a side door, bonnet or boot. However, if you have a larger vehicle such as a van, then van sticker printing can be done much larger to fit the wide surface area of a side door. Our stickers can be created to perfectly suit what you’re looking for.
Technically, you could make a vinyl decal with multiple colours. But to do this you’d have to cut each layer of vinyl separately and then do one of the following:
1. Choose from the type of finish you would like – matt, gloss, clear and more2. Enter in your customisation details, such as shape, size and quantity3. Receive your instant online quote4. Upload your artwork or choose FREE basic artwork (we even have the choice of sending the artwork later)5. Fill out your delivery and payment details and submit your order6. That’s it! Your stickers will then be delivered straight to your door
Tailor your stickers to your exact needs – any shape, any size and any artwork!
Gloss stickers consist of a highly glossy finish which is a very popular choice for most applications.
How To The Difference Between Vinyl Stickers and Vinyl Decals
Vinyl stickers can still have shapes cut out of them. In fact, most of our stickers have shapes cut out of them. They just look much better when stuck to your surface like that. We actually die-cut all of our stickers to make them look even better. That means that after your sticker is printed onto the roll of vinyl, the same machine goes back and cuts a contour for each sticker into the role. This cutting process is exactly the same as for decals with one important difference: the blade is set to cut all the way through the vinyl and backing paper (rather than just the vinyl). This creates a die-cut sticker that we pop out of the big vinyl roll and quality control before preparing it to be sent anywhere in the world.
Ok. Maybe not quite a vinyl wizard. The vinyl wizards in our studio have been honing their craft for years to learn the best way to weed a decal and create design files for die-cut stickers. Their experience helps us to make the best vinyl stickers and decals around.
Using a repositional adhesive allows for ease of usage, and correct application adhesion into recesses for a professional finish. Printers employ solvent, eco solvent and latex inks. Vehicle stickers will usually last up to two years in extreme outdoor conditions.
Whilst many customers use them as car labels for personalisation purposes, one of the most effective uses is as promotional car stickers to advertise a business, brand or offer. Just imagine how many people might notice your advertising just by driving your car or van around. It could be thousands every week!
The vinyl used to make vehicle stickers comes in sizeable rolls that are pushed through a large-format printer/cutter. Designs are made using specific computer software and this information sent to the machines via cable link for production and cutting.
Today they are made from lightweight soft PVC. PVC is the abbreviation of polyvinyl chloride, a plastic; it is one of the most used compounds in the world with virtually unaccountable applications. PVC is waterproof with a firm surface that does not easily peel or tear.
Matt stickers have a satin-like effect with a non-shiny & non-glossy finish. Great for none reflective applications
They are used for commercial, religious, secular, humorous reasons or to show support of a sports team or other organisation. In the United States the bumper sticker is used as a way of showing your support for a political candidate. At election time nearly every car is showing its support for a political candidate.
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If you want to buy vehicle stickers such as car stickers, van stickers or bike stickers online, then look no further than Discount Sticker Printing for that perfect combination of quality and price! Did you know that just by driving around with promotional stickers on your vehicle, you could attract the attention of hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of people? They really can turn your car or van into a powerful advertising tool which promotes your brand during every second you drive.
You might wonder why the Alice Searching Behind the Curtains macbook sticker above is a vinyl sticker and not a decal. After all, it’s a single colour isn’t it? That’s absolutely right. The problem is that it’s a very complicated design. There’s no way you could get all the detail in the cross-hatching of that illustration in a small macbook decal. Our team would spend 10 hours to weed it and you would drive yourself crazy trying to keep all the little pieces on the application tape when you tried to stick it down. In cases where a single-colour design is too complicated to produce as a decal, we produce them as stickers that are printed onto transparent vinyl. The result is a product that looks a lot like a decal but has all the properties of a vinyl sticker.
Have a quick look at the products above. Do you notice any similarity between them? These are all vinyl decals. There’s a decal for a macbook, a vehicle and a wall. But the important thing is that they are all vinyl decals! You can get decals in lots of different colours and finishes but they are usually only in one single colour. Why? Because vinyl decals are physically cut from a roll of vinyl by a magical machine called a vinyl cutter or plotter. Here’s what our cutter looks like in our studio in Oxford.
Yes! The vinyl material and eco-friendly solvent ink makes them fully weatherproof and UV resistant for outdoor or indoor use.
Ordering cheap car stickers and van stickers is very easy with DSP. Here’s how you do it:
You might have heard the terms vinyl stickers and vinyl decals before and wondered what the difference is? It’s not surprising you might be confused. A lot of people seem to use the terms interchangeably. Or they think that hearing the word vinyl immediately means decal. But vinyl stickers and vinyl decals are very different and it’s important to understand the difference when buying online in our shop. You need to be sure you’re getting what you want!
However, vehicle stickers aren’t just for trade businesses. They can literally be used for any form of business promotion. If you have a car or van for business commuting, then you can use them to turn it into your very own branded billboard. It’s very easy and very cheap with Discount Sticker Printing.
Vehicle stickers are the most widely seen type of sticker in the world. Research carried out by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) states that vehicle advertising boosts brand identification by as much as 15 times more than any other sort of advertising. These findings are supported by studies done in the USA by the Transportation sector of the Advertising Council, which discovered that individual vehicle advertising generates between 30,000 and 70,000 daily impressions.
Wait a minute. Did you just understand all the terms in those last sentences? If you did than you just might be on your way to becoming a true wizard. Welcome to the club. Now use your newfound knowledge to impress your friends. Or head to our online shop and buy something knowing exactly what to expect. Want your own custom decal or sticker? Just contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
Weeding one vinyl decal is already quite a lot of work. Doing option 1 above is very time consuming to produce and would mean your decal would get very expensive. Doing option 2 above means you’d have to stick multiple layers on your surface, which can be a serious pain. While we do this sort of thing all the time for businesses that hire our professional services, we rarely include it in our products. Why? Because some customers already struggle with applying their decal. It can get a bit tricky with all the bits and pieces. Imagine trying to do multiple layers!
Vehicle sticker printing has been used as a form of promotion for decades, and it’s not hard to see why. If you’re driving around every day to and from a place of work, then your car or van is a prime piece of advertising real estate which you can use to promote your brand or special offer.
Once the decal has been weeded, it’s ready for the taping machine. When the decal is pushed through the taping machine it rolls a layer of application tape onto the decal. This is what is then used to apply the decal to a surface. Voila! You’ve got yourself a vinyl decal.
No matter what you need, we’ve got you covered, so start your order by choosing from the options above.
It’s what tradespeople, such as plumbers, have been doing for years. They often use van stickers or bumper stickers to include their business name, logo, list of services and contact details across their van. When driving, this can literally be seen by THOUSANDS of people every week! They’re a brilliant form of brand promotion and also put your business in front of potential customers when they may need it most.
Mandala Owl On Honey Pot Vinyl Wall Art Sticker by Kitty Foster
Once the vinyl has been cut it’s removed from the machine and laid on a table for weeding. Weeding is when the excess vinyl (the negative space in your decal) is removed by hand. This can be quite a time consuming process depending on the complexity of the design. Check out the video below for an example of what this looks like. Thankfully we can speed it up so you won’t be watching for hours!
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To order vehicle vinyl stickers, start by choosing from the options above
Tailor your vinyl car stickers or van stickers to virtually ANY use! Choose the finish, choose any shape or even a completely custom shape sticker, type in your quantity and then enter in your own size measurements for an instant quote to order online. You can then upload your own artwork or choose FREE basic design service. Best of all, this comes with some of the UK’s lowest prices and next-day UK delivery after dispatch as standard.
The vinyl cutter is connected to a computer which allows it to read our vector design files. The cutter uses a single, tiny blade to cut into the vinyl .The big roll of vinyl is moved back and forth as the blade cuts into the material. Most importantly, the blade only cuts deep enough to slice through the vinyl material, not the backing paper it is stuck to. The result looks almost exactly as before. One big sheet of vinyl. But there’s an important difference! Look closely and you’ll see tons of tiny little lines cut into the material.
Alongside business promotion, our stickers also offer fantastic customisation purposes. For example, you can add completely custom vehicle stickers to your car, van or motorbike with your own artwork to create a really personalised look which fits your own tastes. If you can’t find decals with the right photograph or image, then simply create your own! Our stickers don’t have to just be used on the outside surface, but also the inside as well, with vinyl in car stickers perfect for uses such as dashboards, car window stickers and other internal surfaces.
Yes! Even though your stickers come with a strong permanent adhesive which is designed to stay stuck for years, they CAN be carefully removed if necessary and leave no residue behind.
The ability to choose your very own shape and size with Discount Sticker Printing also means that we have stickers suitable for cars, vans, motorbikes, cycles and much more. Basically, if it moves, then we can create a sticker for it!
The first promotional use of bumper stickers was in the 1940s when staff at a tourist venue, Rock City, Tennessee began applying stickers to the bumpers of visitors’ cars. Though called “stickers”, these bumper signs were really light, screen-printed card. They were connected with compressed aluminium strips, along through the end of the sign and wrapped around the bumper.
Custom vehicle stickers for cars, vans and bikes premium quality at some of the UK’s lowest prices.
Apple Tennis Ball Vinyl Sticker for Macbook (13/15) or Laptop
Clear stickers use transparent vinyl where only the areas of your artwork are printed and the rest is transparent.