What is Die Cut Vinyl?

By David Potts
Plotter Cut Vinyl decals (die-cut)
  • These are one of the most popular decals you see every where!  These are one color decals. The decal is the image only. This means there is no backing material (clear).
  • A machine with a small razor cuts into the vinyl but not the backing paper, then the excess vinyl is weeded out of the decal by hand, then covered with top application tape that is used for you to install the decal onto your surface.
  • Art work requirements: These are much different than digitally printed decals. Art files must be a very clean vector file. Common files are in .ai, .eps, .cdr.
    • We use the latest technology in digital printing for high resolution brilliant colors. These type of decals can be printed with EcoSol inks, ready to install. Add extra protective clear coat for 3 more years of decal durability is optional, also provides protection from UV rays and chemicals like gas and oils. They also look great with the glossy finish.
    • We can contour cut these decals to most any shape or size at no extra fee.
    • Art work requirements: Digital printing allows us to print just about any file type, photographs print as good as the original photo! But the better the art work quality, the better the finished product. Our print equipment provides the highest of resolution for very sharp images, even for large format prints. The best art files are vector files, example eps. , ai. , cdr. corel. If using a jpg. png. bmp. etc we require 300 dpi resolution image.
  • Adding More Colors to a plotter cut decal….. YES it’s possible and here is how:

    Additional colors can be cut and layered together for special effects. Shown to the right, we cut out a red thin ‘R’ and a black bold ‘R’. We carefully laid the red on top of the black.  The result is a great outline or shadow effect. You have a complete decal in your custom colors ready to be placed anywhere. Be careful picking out two colors, always, consider the background color surface.

    Full Color Digitally Printed Decals (unlimited colors)

    Front Sticky: The sticky side is usually on the back of the decals and lettering, if you wish the sticky side to be on the front of the decal you want it TOP STICKY.

    Reverse: The decal is usually printed with the vinyl as the image outlines, however we can do a reverse print and then your decal is cut into a square piece of vinyl and your image is then weeded out producing a different effect.

    Mirrored: If you want a decal to be flipped over as a MIRROR COPY which is reversed from left to right.

    vinyl decal layersVinyl decals can be applied to virtually any smooth surface such as: glass, plexiglas, painted surfaces, fiberglass, some plastics, walls, autos, metal, tiles, etc.

    There are no minimum charges for our vinyl, so that means you can order just 1 decal or order thousands.  All vinyl is waterproof, fade resistant, masked and ready to apply.

    If you buy vinyl letters, numbers, quotes or wording they are pre-spaced for you and come all in 1 piece and can easily can be cut with household scissors. The result will be clean cut perfectly spaced lettering that looks hand lettered by a professional!

    Where can Vinyl Letters and Decals be used?

    WRITING ON THE WALL – The HOTTEST decorating style is Wall Words as seen on DIY Network. Customize your home, church, office, schools and business instantly with your favorite letters, words, and quotes. You choose your wall words, the font, size and the color!- A Unique Way of Making a Statement. We will even send you an image of what your finished product will look like before you even buy it – AT NO CHARGE.

    Vinyl lettering is also the perfect choice for use on Boats, Jet Skis, Personal Watercraft, Kayaks, Snowmobiles, Hotrods, Race Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV’s, skateboards, vehicles, windows, storefronts, and virtually any other smooth surface.

    Vinyl decals are made to your specification. They can be back adhesive or face adhesive. They can be printed on any color vinyl you want with any font style you choose. We can take your logo and print it in a decal, or create any custom die-cut vinyl graphic for you.

    Automotive Decals Magnetic Signs Truck Lettering Car Lettering
    Boat Lettering Jet-Ski Lettering Race Car Graphics Race Car Decals
    Motorcycle Decals Snowmobile Decals Country Oval Decals
    Boat Registration Numbers Truck Registration Numbers
    Domain Name Decals School Spirit Decals Football Team Decals
    Fund Raising Decals     Team Number Decals