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StandOut Stickers has been a go-to source for many customers looking to order cut vinyl decals for years. After some feedback, we have adjusted our website to now allow ordering of custom window decals online!
Until now though, we have required customers to e-mail for ordering. This is because of several reasons outlined below. But if you’re ready to order custom decals, grab your vector artwork and head to StandOut Stickers!
This custom product is different from our regular printed custom stickers, in that it is a single color design cut out of solid colored vinyl.
Your design’s negative space is then “weeded” or manually removed. Next, a layer of masking tape is applied over the top. This lets you apply a decal design with floating pieces, much like the window lettering you’ll see on business doors, or even on car windshields.
Our custom decals are weather resistant and can perform for years indoors and outdoors. The solid colored vinyl is not printed, so there is no ink to fade, scratch or blur via sun exposure.
While we can print just about any artwork as a full color printed sticker, our cut vinyl window decals require special artwork and we’ll explain what kind and what the difference is.
Custom Decals Require Vector Artwork
Most images you see on your screen are called “Raster” or “Rasterized” graphics. These are made of pixels and when you enlarge or reduce the image size the pixels must be recalculated by the program displaying or printing the image. When you enlarge a raster graphic you most certainly lose fidelity as the software tries to “fill in” the details with limited information. When shrinking raster graphics, the fidelity loss or “pixelization” is less noticeable.
Vector artwork is an image that is made of data points that represent filled paths. These paths make shapes that can be scaled perfectly up and down with no loss in quality because they don’t represent a fixed quantity of pixel information.
Vector shapes can also be sent to cutting machines to tell the blades or lasers where to cut. These vector cut paths are used to create Cut Vinyl Decals out of rolls of solid colored material.
Cut Vinyl Decals Require Single Color Artwork
Since these decals are not “printed” they require your design to be one single color. This color doesn’t really matter, as the design is “cut” into a solid colored material of any color you request. The first most important thing is that you design is vectorized. After that, you’ll want to make sure the entire design can be translated as one color.
If you would like a two color or even a three color decal installation, you’ll want to separate the elements of your design and order them as unique decals. See the photo below for a two color decal install we recently did at our new offices.
While we offer glossy black and glossy white as our default options at no additional cost, you can pick any of our custom decal colors for your order. Simply choose “Custom” on the vinyl color customization and enter your preferred color in the cart notes field when checking out. If you forget to note which color you want, no worries. We will be in touch during the proofing process before manufacturing your custom decals.
Custom Vinyl Decals Require Simple Artwork
Finally, it is important to recognize the limitations of the cutting and weeding process involved with cut vinyl decals. It is also important to recognize that delicate designs create weak decals.
We need to sometimes simplify a design to create a reasonable decal cut path. Including a ton of fine details like dust, dirt and scratches makes for an impossible manual weeding task, and also reduces the durability of the installed decal.
We like most free floating pieces of a cut vinyl decal to be at least 1/8″ wide.
Designs with dirty splatter effects or detailed halftone styling will not be able to be produced quickly. Lots of tiny thin elements are also not good for durability. The larger area that a decal has to effectively cling to the surface, the better. We can help advise changes or simplify your design for a reasonable fee if it is deemed too complex or fragile.
We require vector art files for ordering custom decals online (.ai, .eps, .pdf). Please contact us ahead of ordering if you have any questions or concerns about your design or the vectorization process.
You can order multiple colors of cut vinyl decals and combine them to make multi-colored installations like this one, that you’ll find when you visit us at our new headquarters in Brunswick, OH!
Watch: Here is quick video we made on the topic of installing cut vinyl decals. This video is brief and these tips are best for small decals. For larger decal installations we recommend using a decal installation spray called Rapid Tac to help give you a little play with the decal when it hits the surface.
Last Modified: March 21st, 2023
We’re always looking for ways to get more of our custom stickers into the hands of people, and that includes our friends overseas! In recent years due to a wide variety of factors, UPS prices have skyrocketed, making ordering internationally from StandOut Stickers almost impossible to justify unless you ordered in a great bulk quantity.
Well, hopefully smaller orders can now breathe a sigh of relief with our new USPS international shipping options. We now offer USPS First-Class Package International® and Priority Mail International® services.
Smaller orders can take advantage of First-Class mail’s super low cost in exchange for a longer transit time than air services like UPS.
We hope this helps customers in places around the globe where these kinds of vinyl sticker printing services aren’t offered. We hear from a lot of customers that products like ours aren’t made in their country, and importing them is the only option. If that’s the case, we’re here for you!
Be sure to check out our Shipping Policy Page to get full information on shipping internationally.
Last Modified: February 27th, 2023
Recently, we have been sending e-mail list members super secret VIP offers. These are special sales and deals that you can’t get on any social media and are usually one day only. They’re definitely bigger and better than any promotions we run for the general public.
If that’s not enough to get your interest, you can also get an instant 15% OFF coupon when you join our email list.
We will never sell your information and promise to only send you relevant info on our sweet deals and updates. 😎
So consider joining and becoming an SOS VIP. It’s free, and it’s worth it.
Last Modified: February 22nd, 2023
The numbers are in for 2022 and we’re excited to share them! Together with Pure Buttons customers, StandOut Stickers orders have offset 32.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide with the UPS Carbon Neutral program.
We launched this service at no additional cost in May 2022, making every UPS shipment from our facility carbon neutral moving forward. This is just one way we’re making efforts to reduce our carbon footprint including recycling our waste, using recycled materials, and automating our facility to use less electricity in areas where no workers are detected. Join us in looking for ways to make positive changes for the environment and reducing our impact.
What is carbon neutral shipping? Read more at our FAQ
The UPS Carbon Neutral program calculates the carbon load of packages shipped and creates a carbon offset with investments in programs like tree planting and renewable energy.
We’re excited to share next year’s numbers!
This certificate above reads Pure Buttons because that is the name on the shared shipping account that both companies use. If you weren’t aware, we print a wide variety of custom promotional products at our sister company Pure Buttons!
Last Modified: February 21st, 2023
We’re excited to share that we will soon replace our reviews system with Trustpilot verified customer reviews. Trustpilot is a verified reviews service that collects the unfiltered thoughts and opinions of real customers and documents them in a public and transparent way.
We will no longer have a review form for the public to freely use. Instead, Trustpilot will e-mail customers after they place an order to collect their thoughts. This means that all of our future reviews will be marked Verified, much like “verified purchase” tags you see on reviews at Amazon and other online retailers.
We hope that this new system will shine a light on the high quality of our custom stickers, custom magnets, and cut vinyl decals. We also have seen a lot of compliments on our excellent customer service! We hope these new StandOut Stickers Reviews will help you feel confidence when choosing StandOut Stickers for all of your custom sticker needs.
Take a look at some of our most recent reviews:
Last Modified: February 4th, 2023