Die Cut Vinyl
Millions of uses! Individually cut letters logos and shapes, supplied pre-spaced on applicator tape. Wide range of colours and finishes.
Can be stuck to almost any (prepared) flat surface, designed for a 7 year outdoor life.
Why Choose Die Cut Vinyl
Precision cutting allows you to get really creative with the size and shape of your vinyl stickers.
Die cut vinyl stickers are also known as ‘decals’ and they are created by a specialist machine that uses a sharp blade to follow a defined line with exacting precision. If you have a requirement for printed, self-adhesive graphics to fit a specific shape, die cut vinyl makes it possible.
With our state of the art technology, Impact Signs can print and cut multiple versions of the same design onto one sheet. You can then remove and apply as and when required.
We get excited by the possibilities that die cut vinyl offers and welcome challenging designs that put our technology to the test. If you have ideas, let us help them become reality!
It’s as easy as 123
|Let’s get started with your Ideas, the more detail you provide the better!
|We’ll email or phone you to talk it through, give advice and provide a quote.
|It’s then over to us to create and amend artwork and you to pay the deposit.
|If you provide the artwork, we’ll pre-flight check it for you and you pay the deposit
|With your approval, we’ll get cracking on with the production.
|We’ll soon be back in touch to arrange fitting/delivery/collection.
We will never proceed with production until you are entirely happy with the artwork and will always provide a proof (unless the artwork is supplied by you).
This product is available in the following colours.
Disclaimer: Although every effort has been made to display the colour swatches shown as true, all monitors are not consistant in colour representation, the swatches therefore should be taken only as a guide!
Maintenance & Tech
Care of your vinyl lettering
Congratulations, you have just bought ‘the best’. Impact Signs use ‘new generation’ vinyls. The manufacturers stated exterior life under normal conditions is a massive 7 – 10 years (except florescent & some specialty finishes).
Cleaning your lettering (once on the sign) is pretty much the same as it would be if it were not sign written, however a few precautions should be taken:
- Do not wash for at least 4 days after lettering has been fitted to the sign. This allows the adhesive to ‘cure’ properly
- Use a sponge, not a cloth.
If you wish to remove the sign writing at any stage, this is relatively easy to do, just use the following guidelines:
- Use heat! Vinyl can be removed easier when it is warm. A hair dryer is the best tool for the job. Caution! Do not use hot air guns, these may burn the surface.
- To remove the glue residue use white spirit. Let it soak in for approx 2 minutes first, glue should then be easy to use.
- Do not use a knife to remove vinyl. It may ‘pierce’ the surface. Use a plastic knife or ask us for a squeegee
- When the entire vinyl and glue residue is removed, it would be wise to use ‘T’ cut to hide the ‘ghosting’ that may be evident.
Chinagraph pencil – for marking position of graphics. Easily removed without damaging surface.
- Lint free cloth – for preparing the surface.
- Block plan – Shows your vehicle and exactly where to position of graphics.
- Instruction leaflet – All the information you need for a professional finish.
- Application fluid (very important) – allows re-positioning of graphics. A ‘grease’ element allows you to slide graphics into position as well as making air bubble removal extremely easy. It is also quick drying to allow the job to be completed quickly. When fitted with application fluid, vinyl adheres just as well as if fitted dry. Drying time approx 30 minutes (90 minutes on glass).
Instructions for vinyl application
To start clean area thoroughly by spraying a little application fluid onto the surface, and wiping with lint
Set out your base and margin lines using china graph pencil and ruler to mark the lines. To mark a base line measure down and mark panel (a small dot or dash), do this approx. every 12”. (fig 1)
Then using a straight edge join the marks to make a straight line (fig 2).
For final check of alignment place your taped vinyl graphic/text against your china graph markings for positioning is correct (fig 3).
Spray application fluid on to the surface until wet. The wetter the better! You cannot make the area too wet!
Note: if the text is to big or long to apply in one strip simply tear in between lettering (fig 4).
Carefully peel away taped vinyl graphic/text from paper backing exposing sticky side of vinyl onto the tape side (fig 5). Important, keep Sticky side dust and grit free, immediately applying your vinyl to surface, carefully sliding into position, keep the paper backing to be used later.
If you have torn the graphic into 2 parts as fig 4 fit first part (fig 6) first.
Important, do not remove tape from first part until second part is in place!
When in position lightly use the plastic squeegee pressing and spreading over vinyl working from the centre outwards to flatten and dispose of any bubbles and fluid (fig 7).
When fitting the next part (if applicable) simply butt join the tear (fig 8) and then use the plastic squeegee, as above.
Leave to dry for approximately 5 mins to 1 hour depending on temperature.
When dry before removing the tape from graphic/text, flatten again with plastic squeegee, then slowly peel off tape (fig 10). If vinyl comes away with the tape then it’s not quite dry, wait and try again later.
Finish by using the paper backing from the graphic/text supplied, shiny side up placing onto the applied vinyl pressing firmly with the plastic squeegee (fig 12) all over the graphic/text.
To remove china graph marks lightly dampen cloth with white spirit and rub gently.
That’ it, job done! (fig 13). You can now drive your vehicle as normal, but please avoid any kind of washing for 2 days.
Static attracts grit. Work in a dust/grit free area.
Air bubbles can be caused by the following:
a) Surface not wet enough, be careful in direct sunlight
as it dries fast!
b) Not pressing hard enough with the squeegee
c) Removing the application tape too soon after
If bubbles do occur, don’t panic, they will probably disappear in a few days. If not use a pin to prick them and then push the air out with the squeegee (or your fingers).