Before I got to the vinyl graphics business, I wasn’t quite sure how die-cut decals were applied. How did they receive the phone number so straight using a truck? Or how was that intricate logo die-cut logo put on a wall allowing the wall color to exhibit through?
Now, being previously in the business for more than 16 several understanding the process, I forget that the consumers don’t always comprehend how their custom wall decals are created. I thought I’d make an effort to explain both how, and why, these are so easy to make use of.
So, let’s take the Nike logo. It’s mostly letters and also a swish, right? Well what happens if I wanted the wall color to indicate through in which the letters were absent?
Some might imagine that we might print the decal on clear vinyl. That would sound right right? The color with the wall would show through and it also would be easy to put on.
But in truth, ya think that would look professional? In some lighting, you recognize you could well be able to see the location where the clear tape ends and that could look, well… tacky.
So then a only option could be to die cut each letter right?
That would not be too difficult for your logo, specifically if the wall decal were to be large – for any lobby or conference room.
But imagine if the lettering were smaller? Or suppose we needed to include the smaller text “Adhere for a style” within the decal? That text is script and far smaller and thinner as opposed to letters inside our logo.
That’s the place where a three layer mask also comes in. Here’s the way it operates.
So the vinyl is either printed and cut, or die cut from your solid color vinyl sheet. It comes over machine still held together with the backing since the blades are going to only cut the vinyl instead of through the paper backing.
Then you need to “weed” the vinyl. Weeding is the place where someone needs a tweezer or maybe a pointed pick tool and pulls off every piece that is not needed. So within our logo example, we’d need to weed everything round the logo, for example the inside with the “e.”
Then, the only real part left within the paper backing could be the logo.
So how should we get that logo from your backing paper to wall? Here’s the spot that the third layer will come in.
Next, we take clear transfer tape and use it over the entire decal. (It’s important to really know what the decal will be put on to so that the correctly transfer tape is utilized.)
In our case, we currently ship the custom wall decal out to the customer.
And all of our customer should do to utilize the decal with their wall, is actually peel over paper backing.
Once the backing paper is taken off, the adhesive side with the decal is exposed. The logo or decal is held together because of the clear transfer tape which enable it to easily be applied in almost like it were one decal.
Once the decal has become squeegeed on the wall, the client simply grabs one corner in the transfer tape, and slowly pulls it with a 90 degree angle. Like magic, the decal stays for the wall along with the clear transfer paper becomes trash.