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  We can supply Computer cut vinyl text or graphics, cut to your specifications, for you to apply yourself. Your vinyl will be supplied complete with full  instructions, and application papercleaner / degreasing agent if required.

  As vinyl is suitable for use on any smooth, nonporous surface, the applications are almost limitless. Doors, walls, windows, boards, vehicles, bikes, boats, mailboxes, bins, equipment, containers, machinery, etc.

  There are a number of ways in which to order / request a quote for your DIY self-adhesive vinyl.

  1. Order lettering direct from our Online Store, in a choice of fonts and colours.
  2. For more detailed designs, give us the required wording and the size of the area available to use, and we will design the layout for you.
  3. As 2 above, but you may also specify fonts, sizes, alignment, colours etc.
  4. You may also request standard graphics, e.g.. arrows, borders, underlines, H&S etc.
  5. If you require your own graphic/logo to be cut, we will need a sample. This can be in any of the following formats (listed in order of preference).
    • .EPS   (Generic Encapsulated Postscript, OR Adobe)
    • .CDR   (Corel Draw)
    • .AI      (Adobe Illustrator)
    • .BMP/.TIF/.TIFF/.WMF
    • .JPG/.JPEG
    • .GIF   (Least preferred format due to lack of detail)
    • PRINT  (Photo, business card, letterhead etc.)

  If supplied in either .EPS or .CDR formats, we can work directly from the file, thus reducing labour costs. However, all other formats will require the redrawing of the graphic, and therefor additional costs, dependent on the complexity of the graphic.

  A hard copy is helpful for quotations, and essential when ordering, so please supply details by Fax, Post or E-mail. We can not always give accurate quotes by telephone.

Click here to enter details on our Quick Quote request form.

Basic Fitting Instructions

  1. On receiving your vinyl, if it has been rolled, open it out and allow to lay flat.
  2. DIY vinylVinyl should not be applied at temperatures below 10C as the adhesive will not be fully active, and your vinyl may not adhere correctly.
  3. Ensure the surface is clean, dry and dust free. Use a degreasing agent if possible and dry with a paper towel.
  4. If necessary mark up the (corner) positioning of your sign with wipe off pen or sticky tape. This will help when aligning your vinyl.
  5. Lay the sign face down and carefully remove the backing paper. (This is usually printed with the manufacturers name or a grid pattern.)
  6. Fix the sign in place using a squeegee action, paying particular attention to areas of vinyl. Work from the centre outwards, or from one side to the opposite, whichever is easier. (A plastic or rubber squeegee is ideal for squeegee actionthis process)
  7. Carefully peel away the application paper, or plastic film, whichever is supplied.
  8. Place the backing paper over the sign, shiny silicone coated side to the vinyl, and squeegee over once more.
  9. Your vinyl sign will now last for many years, even under extreme weather conditions.

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