Vinyl Graphics/Lettering Installation

 

Application instructions for Vinyl Graphics/Lettering – Dry method

  • Start by cleaning and drying the area where your vinyl graphics or lettering will be applied.

  • The surface you are applying your vinyl graphics or lettering to should be at least 65F and dry.

  • Next peel away the backing (liner) from your vinyl graphic or lettering.

  • If your graphics or lettering has transfer paper/tape covering the surface be very CAREFUL when removing the backing (liner) from the vinyl to make sure your graphics or letters are not left on the backing (liner). You want your vinyl graphics or letters to stay on the Transfer Tape.

  • It is best to apply the vinyl from the middle (center) of your graphics or letters using a squeegee to reduce air bubbles in the vinyl. Be sure not to crease or fold the vinyl when you are squeegeeing it.

  • After you have squeegeed all of your vinyl graphics or letting down, you should be able to gently peel the transfer tape off the vinyl. If the edges of your vinyl graphic or lettering start to lift off with the transfer sheet, squeegee that area again so the vinyl will adhere/stick to the surface where your graphic design or letting is being applied.

Application instructions for Vinyl Graphics/Lettering – Wet method

The wet method is recommended for graphics/lettering larger than 6″ x 8″. 

  • Take a small spray bottle filled with 3 cups clean tap water and add 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap and mix well.

  • Clean and dry the area where your vinyl graphics or lettering will be applied.

  • The surface you are applying your vinyl graphics or lettering to should be at least 65F.

  • Next peel away the backing (liner) from your vinyl graphic or lettering and spray both the adhesive side and the surface you are applying your vinyl graphics or lettering to with the soapy water. Make sure cover both services very well.

  • Gently place the decal into position being careful to use only very light pressure. Applying too much pressure will activate the adhesive.

  • Once you have the decal in position use a squeegee and squeeze out the soapy water solution starting in the center and working your way out towards the edges.

  • Work any air bubbles toward the edge of the graphic. Small air bubbles can be popped with a stick pin to release the air. (The vinyl is self-healing to some extent, so the smaller the pin the better.

  • Clean off the graphic or lettering with a dry soft cotton cloth.

** Make sure the squeegee you use has a smooth flat surface that will not scratch the printed vinyl. A soft cotton cloth can be wrapped around the edge to help ensure your graphics will not be scratched.

** Please store your decals in a cool and dry place until ready to use.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.