How to Guide: Vinyl Lettering
Vinyl lettering is adhesive and consist of three layers:
Ensure the surface is clean and dry before commencing application.
Place your lettering sheet in your desired location.
Use small pieces of masking tape to hold the lettering sheet in place.
Ensure that the letters are straight by measuring to the letters (not the edge of the sheet) from the floor, ceiling or a known straight edge. Adjust the sheet and masking tape pieces as needed.
Once letters are straight, place a long piece of masking tape along the entire top edge of your lettering sheet to keep the lettering in place.
Flip up the lettering and peel off the backing paper, be careful that all the lettering remains attached to the transfer paper. The masking tape is now working as a hinge.
Slowly lower the transfer paper, with lettering attached and use your straight edged implement to gently rub and adhere the vinyl to the chosen surface. Work from the top, down and centre, out to more easily remove any bubbles.
Once the lettering sheet is down, firmly rub over the lettering again (with straight edged implement) to securely adhere to the chosen surface.
Leave for at least an hour so the vinyl lettering to adhere to the surface.
After an hour, carefully remove the transfer paper to reveal your letters. If you notice any letters are pulling up with the transfer paper, re-rub onto the surface.
For large single horizontal words -after completing step 5 of the application instructions, cut between every 2 to 3 letters, from the bottom of the sheet up to the masking tape, holding the sheet in place at the top. This will leave you with smaller sections to apply, making it easier to complete the installation.
Prior to beginning the application, cut the sign into manageable sized pieces, preferably keeping words and if possible, lines in one piece. Now begin the application following the step by step instructions. If the lines are still too long to handle follow the first suggestion as well.
Prepare a small spray bottle with a solution of warm water and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid. After completing step 6 in the application instructions, spray a mist of the solution onto the window surface where you will be applying the lettering. The solution makes it easier to remove bubbles. Continue on with step 7 as per the instructions.
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