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Using and Applying Custom Decals, Stickers, and Labels



Decal, Sticker, and Label Printing

Your Guide to Printing, Usage, and Installation of Decals, Stickers and Labels

While there are standard designs on decals, stickers, and labels you can buy in various stores, you can have your own custom design printed as well, although minimum quantities may apply. There are many printers that offer custom printing of graphic decals, and they are able to make different sizes and shapes with the use of a vinyl plotter or die cutting.

Printing your graphic designs on the adhesive vinyl material is simple. If you have a digital printer or a screen printing setup, you can either do it by yourself or have a professional decal maker do it for you. Applying decals, especially large format decals, can be difficult to install correctly. However, in the articles in this post, you will be able to find articles on how to install, remove, and maintain your printed decals, stickers, and labels. There are also discussions on proper usage, printing, online purchasing, and frequently asked questions.

Applying and Installing Custom Decals, Stickers, and Vinyl Lettering

You can apply custom stickers, decals, or lettering on walls, trucks, machinery, equipment, or other vehicles. These applications, of course, are not limited to those that were mentioned above. In the following articles, you will be able to learn how to properly apply adhesive graphic stickers, decals, and lettering:

Applying Vinyl Decals on Car Window, Boats, & Before Car Waxing

Correct Installation, Care, and Removal of Car and Truck Decals

How To Install Hood Decals Onto Your Car

Keeping Wall Decals Stuck to the wall and Washing Clothes with Stickers

Magnetic Vehicle Door Decals and Signs – Proper Care and Feeding

Putting Decals on Tinted Windows, & Removing from Laptops/Metal Buckets

Selecting Decal Sizes and Installing Wall Decals

Surfaces For Vinyl Wall Graphics, and Uses of Decals

The Best Time to Apply Window and Hood Car Decals

Using Decals on Painted Wood/Walls, Taking Them off Paper Backing

Waxing Your Car Before/After Decal Application-Personalized Stickers

When to Apply Wall Decals on Painted Walls, Reusing Dali Decals

Will Cut Decals Work on Textured Walls, and How to Make Decals

Reusing and Removing Decals and Stickers

Removing decals and stickers is not as hard as you might think it is. However, there are certain types of decals that are removable or repositionable, and some that will stretch or tear on removal, and some will leave glue residue. The following posts will be able to inform you of what types of stickers are available, how to remove decals, and how to remove unwanted glue that could remain after you’ve removed a decal or label.

Are Vinyl Graphics Removable? Surfaces Lettering Won’t Stick To

Questions About Placing and Removing Stickers – Decals

Removing and Reusing Wall Decals, and How Long they Last

Removing Car Decals & Putting Stickers on Tinted Windows

Removing Reflective Stickers Off License Plates, & Car Decals on Defroster Lines

Removing Residual Glue from Stickers – Keeping Decals Sticky

Removing Vinyl Letters and Decals Off Vehicles

Removing Wall Decals Without Destroying Your Walls

Removing Window Stickers Off a New Car, and Buying Boat Decals

Reusing Vinyl Lettering, and Why Put on Wall Stickers

Taking Decals Off Football Helmets and Removable Stickers

Top Reasons Why You’re Better Off with Removable Decals and Stickers

Discussions on Frequently Asked Questions

Being in the decal printing business, I often get questions from clients regarding various issues and concerns on how to use their newly printed custom decals and stickers. I have addressed the various questions asked in the following articles: 

Are Emission Inspection Stickers a Requirement for All Vehicles?

Background/Foreground Contrast of Window Stickers, Plus Decals for Brushed Metals

Can Decals Ruin Car Paint, Stickers on Shirts, and Vinyl Durability

Car Decals – Window Defrosters, Tints, & Weather Resistance

Clings and Stickers Differences, Cleaning and Storing Wall Decals

Getting Rid Of Air Bubbles Under Vinyl Window Stickers & Decals

How to Prevent Car Window and Bumper Stickers from Tearing Off

Advertising with Decals, Stickers, and Labels

Aside from personal usage of stickers to show your support for your favorite sports team or presidential candidate or to brag about your child being an honor student, you can use labels, stickers, and decals as advertising media. These are great promotional tools for your business or product as they build brand recognition and are, except for the small initial cost, free advertising. Read through the articles below and find out how you can utilize these printed graphics to advertise your products and services.

3d Floor Graphics­ – The Innovative Trend in Advertising

3D Flooring Advertising Graphics, Decals, Stickers, and Labels

Car Advertising Decals & Stickers – Right Product for Your Market

Custom Magnets Ensure Your Business Gets Noticed

Decal Car Stickers for your Business, Organization, or Club

Design Your Truck Decals to Define Your Business Vehicles

Floor Graphics Decals and Stickers – Perfect for Advertising

Helmet Stickers Increase Your Organization’s Exposure

How Auto Dealer Stickers Help You Advertise Around the City

How Custom Labels Can Help a Business Grow

Pull Everyone’s Interest With Magnetic Signs

Reflective Decals and Stickers – Advertising After Dark

Security Alarm Decals, Stickers, or Signs for Your Home/Business

Stylish Print Advertising with Truck Decals

The Many Uses of Aluminum Tags in Business

Vinyl Stickers, Magnets and Decals for Business

Uses and Applications of Labels, Decals, and Stickers

The usage and applications of labels, decals, or stickers is virtually limitless. You can use them in whatever way you want. Let me show you how to expand your imagination as to your options for getting the most of these colorful printed decal displays.

A Way You Can Express Yourself – Car Decals

How to Effectively Utilize Window Decals

How You Can Make Use of Aluminum Tags

Making The Best Out Of Refrigerator Magnets

Maximizing the Use of Auto Dealer Stickers

The Myriad Applications of Vinyl Decals

The Need for Car Window Stickers, Labels, and Decals

The Obvious Usage of Color Decals

The Relevance of Parking Permit Tags

The Value of Vinyl Decals

What Makes Parking Permit Tags Valuable

Window Decals Serve A Variety of Purposes

Full Color Sticker, Decal, and Label Printing

If you have the printer and the blank vinyl decal material, you could print your own stickers. Digital printers make it easier for sticker makers to reproduce full color prints of decals that are visually attractive. Read how sticker, decal, and label printing works:

Full Color Printing of Vinyl Decal Stickers for Small Businesses

Label Sticker Printing or Short Run Sticker Label Printing

Making Color Decals Informative and More than Just Fun

Professional Printing of Custom Vinyl Decals and Stickers

Roll Labels (or Stickers by the Roll) – Label and Sticker Printer

Taking Advantage of Sticker Printing for Graphic Applications

The Basics of Sticker Printing 101

Vinyl Decal Printing For Advertising – Best Custom Decal

Xbox Controller & Sports Logo Stickers, & Label Printing with an Inkjet

Purchasing Vinyl Stickers and Decals Online

There’s always a risk when purchasing vinyl stickers and decals online. If you’re not careful, you might get ripped off. Let me help you find reputable decal printing companies online:

How To Be Smart In Purchasing Helmet Stickers

Printing On and Purchasing Vinyl Stickers for Advertising

Purchasing Auto Dealer Decals for Your Car Dealership

Purchasing Custom Clear Decals or Transparent Window Decals

Purchasing Truck Decals Online with Zero Risk

Wholesale Cool Helmet Stickers, Decals, and Labels

Varieties of Custom Printed Decals, Labels, and Stickers

There are different varieties of custom printed decals, labels, and stickers. What I have included here are some of the common and widely used ones. Read these topics and discussions about them below:

Double-Sided Decals and Stickers

Double Sided or 2-sided Stickers and Decals

Options for Removable Double-Sided Decals and Stickers

Die Cut Stickers and Decals

Custom Die Cut Stickers/Decals Vs Rectangle and Square Shapes

Why Quality Die Cut Stickers Are To Die For?

Custom Printed Labels, Stickers, and Decals

Personalized Sticker Labels – Customized Stickers Labels

Custom Stickers in Full Color For Kids of All Ages

Custom Reflective Stickers, Decals, and Labels

Parking Permit Tags, Decals, and Stickers

Parking Permits – Hang Tags Decals, Stickers, and Static Clings

Parking Permit Hang Tags, Decals, Labels, and Stickers

Entry Pass Control With Parking Permit Tags

Hard Hat and Helmet Stickers and Decals

Sports Helmet Stickers and Helmet Decals In All Colors

Customized Printed Graphic Hard Hat Stickers

Car Decals and Stickers

Designing Your Autos With Stickers For Cars

What Rear Window Decal Sticker Means to Americans

Custom Decals for Cars Trucks, Vehicles, and Windows

Oil Change Stickers and Custom Service Automotive Decals

Truck Decals Add a Modern Style and Visual Graphic

How to Wrap a Car with a Vehicle Graphics Car Wrapping

Static Wall and Window Clings

Using Static Cling Film to Make Window Static Cling Decals

Why Static Window Clings Ads Are More Popular than Stickers

What Are Wall Clings?

Upgrading Indoor Atmosphere With Wall Clings

Wall Lettering Stickers and Decals

Self Adhesive Letters or Vinyl Lettering for Walls

Interior Designing Can Be Made Easier With Wall Decals

Ideas for Wall Stickers Applications

Design Like a Pro With Vinyl Wall Decals

How are Wall Decals and Stickers Made

What You Need To Learn About Wall Decals

Other Types of Printed Decals and Stickers

Sticker Chrome Decals – Really Shiny Decals

What Are Industrial-Strength Custom Stickers?

Deciding on the Type of Vinyl Stickers to Choose

Safety and Control Sign Color Decals


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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