What is a Die Cut Sticker/Decal?
At astickything.com our vinyl stickers are all vector images that are die cut into coloured rolls of vinyl. The decals are usually one colour and have no background colour. The background is cut away leaving your object to take that place. Each decal consists of three layers: the top layer (Transfer Tape) the middle layer (Vinyl Media) and the bottom layer (Wax Paper Backing). The Transfer Tape top layer allows you to grab the Vinyl Media and apply it to your Wall, Car, Motorbike or wherever it might be. Once you squeegee it down into place, you can then remove the transfer tape leaving you with a perfect decal. Custom decals are available on request please email us direct [email protected]
What is the best way to apply a direct vinyl Sticker?
The best way to apply a decal is using a squeegee. Take the sticker/decal and lay it on a flat surface and squeegee it so the top layer adheres again to the decal itself. Then pull the transfer tape back slowly at a 45 degree angle. Once the sticker/decal is off the wax paper it can be applied to almost any surface depending on the media chosen.
What is the best temperature to apply vinyl stickers?
Vinyl stickers can last in any climate but they should be applied at about 70 degrees. They can be applied any time really but this is what is recommended.
What size vinyl sticker should I get?
This all depends on where you want the vinyl sticker on a car you are limited to space so you might not want that big; the most common size is 10" but if you want larger the most common is 23". The best thing to do is whip out the old measuring tape and figure out how tall and wide. If things need to be precise we recommend leaving us a note during checkout with all the details.
Do the vinyl stickers have a background?
All of the stickers are die cut and one colour. They are not outlined and they do not have a background the background becomes the colour of the object you apply the sticker/ decal to. The most common colour is white because most windows have a little tint. Once applied the sticker/decal appears white and black when the black is really your window.
How long will the vinyl sticker last?
This depends on the media chosen. If you choose the vinyl gloss or Matt exterior which is good for almost anything but not recommended for use on interior walls, it will last outdoors up to 7 years. Cast vinyl is even more robust and will last outdoors for up to 12 years. The Wall material on the other hand is meant for indoor use and will last for much longer since it's not exposed to the elements. If the Wall decals are used outdoors they won't last longer than 2 years. You can use the wall media inside your car and just order it reversed. This helps prolong its life and the decal is much easier removed.
What should I use for my application car or wall material?
You should use a Squeegee they are a must have to push out the bubbles and have a smooth application.
How do I make a single colour die cut vinyl sticker face the other direction?
To make the decal face the other direction order it in reversed/mirror.
How do I apply a single colour die cut vinyl sticker from the inside of my car to face outside correctly?
To apply a decal from the inside of your car window to face it outside correctly just order it in reversed/mirror.
Will my windshield wipers affect the vinyl stickers?
They will not, they will slide right over the decals.
I want a smaller sticker than what is offered can you do that?
Most we can adjust to any size you need. However there are some exceptions Where we can't. Just send us an email at [email protected]
with your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
How do I remove the vinyl stickers?
The Car stickers are permanent decals but don't let that scare you they come off really easy you just need to know what to do. The best way is to use a hair dryer or heat gun and the decals turn to butter and come right off. If you are removing the decals from glass, the method that is preferred and WONT SCRATCH YOUR GLASS is to use a razor blade, and scrape with the flat edge of the blade(don't cut into the glass with the sharp side. Using both methods together is the easiest way to remove decals from glass. The Wall Decals on the other hand are removable so they come off just by peeling a corner. No blades required, but a heat gun or blow dryer helps.
I want to add custom text to a decal how can I do that?
If you want custom text, its free of charge on most items. Just leave a note during checkout with the text you want and if you have a font in mind leave that two. We prefer solid fonts not things that are too crazy but just in case please leave three fonts you would like with the favourite one first.
How was my vinyl sticker shipped?
All decals are shipped out by Royal Mail standard (free to anywhere in the UK), Royal Mail standard international. But if you are in a hurry or just cant wait to get your hands on your vinyl stickers, then please contact us for a priority shipping quote.
When will my decal arrive?
The decals are usually processed within 24 hours and shipping takes 3 - 5 days. With holidays it could be little longer.
Do you ship internationally?
We do ship internationally to anywhere in the world. ANYWHERE!!!
If my vinyl sticker came bent is it ruined?
First off the decal shouldn't come bent but if it does you are still in luck. The decal itself isn't what is bent it is the paper below the vinyl that is. The vinyl is very flexible so it will apply and you won't even notice anything. Just be sure you have a squeegee for application and just follow the instructions as always.
I want a custom vinyl graphic sticker how much more are custom decals?
Custom decals cost the same as normal decals just email us your image and we will let you know if we can do it then we will send you a custom [email protected]
What is the return policy on my decal(s) / sticker(s)?
Please refer to our contact Click Here
Which material should I use for my application surface?
If you are applying your decals to a window, mirror, car body, bicycle frame, coffee mug, glass or any other similar surface; we recommend using the exterior 650 series gloss material. (For painted concrete use our "Car" material and make sure to leave a note during checkout specifying your circumstances)
What type of file is required for a custom decal or sticker?
We require that your files be in vector format. These file types are: AI, EPS, and Vector PDF. High Resolution JPEGs may be accepted in some cases.
I want a custom decal. How much more are custom decals and stickers?
It all depends on the amount of work that is required to create your custom decal or sticker. In some cases there may be no additional charge. On some custom orders there will be a design fee that is dictated by the amount of estimated design time required.
What is the difference between the Car material and the Wall material?
Our "Car" materials have a strong-bonding solvent based adhesive that is used for many surfaces and is made to withstand the sun and elements for 5 years. It generally has a high gloss. We do not recommend "Car" material for use on interior walls because they tend to pull paint off when they are removed. An exception would be a painted concrete wall, as the bond between the paint and concrete is stronger than that of drywall. Our "Wall" materials have a water based adhesive that is safe to use on interior walls, and more delicate surfaces, and are easier to be removed. They're also a great use for a temporary decoration solution
There are bubbles in my decal / sticker. What do I do?
Bubbles are a result of not using the proper tools during installation and can also be a result of your surface being too hot when you applied the decal. Removing bubbles from your decal or sticker is simple as long as the bubble is less than half an inch, and you have the proper tool . Just simply poke a tiny hole and gently work out the bubble using your finger. Be careful not to crease the vinyl as you're working out the bubble.
The edges of my decal are coming up. What do I do?
This should only occur when applying wall decals to highly textured walls or surfaces. Generally you should need only use your fingers to work the decal into the crevices of the surface. If need be you can use a tiny bit of glue stick to keep that area down. If you are planning on making your decal or sticker.
A piece of my decal is missing, or I lost a piece. What do I do?
In most cases if you lost a piece that is not attached to the main part of your image, a replacement piece can be sent out to quickly and easily to fix the error. If a piece is missing from your decal upon reception of your order. We can either send out the piece that is missing, or we can replace the decal depending on the circumstance.
When will my order be processed and shipped?
Orders are received 24 hours a day, but are only processed during our normal business hours. Orders received between Friday and Sunday evening will be processed on Monday. Please allow 1-2 days for production depending on the size of your order, and the detail involved. Orders will be shipped out as soon as production is complete. Everything is sent Royal Mail 2nd Class 2-5 days by default. Other shipping methods are available, and include additional cost.
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