is vinyl adhesive?
days, vehicle bodies are sign-written using computer-cut
vinyl adhesive lettering. It comes in a roll of solid colour
(imagine a roll of wallpaper) that is fed through a plotter
which is, in turn, connected to a computer. All lettering
and artwork is laid out on the computer screen and then
‘sent’ to the plotter, which has a small blade that moves
from side to side as the vinyl is fed forward and backward -
thus enabling the sign writer to cut any shape. When used in
imaginative ways, effects such as highlights and
drop-shadows can be created for eye-catching effect. See the
images in the
Vehicle Graphics gallery
Creative Signs gallery for great examples of how
these techniques are used.
does cut vinyl differ from digital print?
cut vinyl is a single colour, digital print is full colour
reproduction of photographic imagery. Other factors to
consider are difference in price and potential life span -
so we take care in considering which of the two options is
the best for you. If digital print must be used then in a
lot of cases the final job ends up being a mixture of the
long does vinyl last and can it be removed?
vinyl is warranted for 4-5 years but it comes in various
ranges and some have a greater longevity. Full colour
digital print usually has a warranted life span of 3-4 years
and can be laminated to make it more durable. Vinyl that’s
been applied to vehicle bodies can be removed - so if your
vehicle has pre-existing stickers we can remove them prior
to applying the new.
I see layouts and proofs before you start?
First we’ll take your existing logo (if you have one) as
well as your basic information (contact details, web
address, bullet points, etc.) and then discuss with you the
features of your business that you want to get across with
your signage before creating two or three different drawings
for you to choose among. After receiving any suggestions for
alterations, we’ll fine-tune the drawings and move elements
around till the design is one that you’re completely happy
soon can I get my vehicle sign-written/signs made?
usually takes an average of about 10-14 days from the time
drawings have started to be produced to getting the vehicle
fitted or the sign manufactured. It all depends on the
variables that are peculiar to each job. If communication is
good (and the weather is kind, in the case of vehicle
graphics) then jobs can be turned around fairly fast.
to know more? Then please
contact us by email or
phone and we’ll be very happy to answer all your other