Cutting Stickers and Decals
The Designer sends the completed file through to Print team who will set it up to be cut. This is done by using a machine called a plotter which precision cuts each shape perfectly. It is important to note that a plotter is only able to cut along a vector line.
Weeding and Application
Once the stickers and decals have been cut, our team of sign makers will carefully weed out the excess vinyl by hand and apply specialised tape to aid application. The Graphics are then applied by a technician to your chosen substrate; which has to be perfectly clean to ensure proper adhesion.
If the graphics are to be placed on a transportable sign board, this process is typically done by using an application table fitted with a roller. The width limitation for this process sits at 3.5m but this does not mean that smaller panels cannot be joined together (almost seamlessly) to create a larger sign. Cut Vinyl Graphics can also be applied directly onto a wall or window on site.
The process of ensuring that custom decals are professionally applied, intact and properly aligned, with no air bubbles is a garnered skill, perfected over years of practise.
Vinyl Cut Graphics Adhesion
Letters and shapes applied in this way are removable, which is great for temporary signs or when only certain parts of a sign frequently need to be updated. Unfortunately Cut Vinyl Graphics Signage can also fall prey to vandals who remove certain letters, leaving behind a completely different message.
It is worth noting that the longer the self adhesive sign has been left in place, the more difficult it is to remove.