Set the text, size and the on-screen preview background color (for preview only, not a part of the lettering). Multiple lines of text are centered by default and can be changed on the Font Settings tab. Avoid extra spaces at the beginning and end of each line to keep the lettering centered.
Type the text of what you would like the decal to say. Multiple lines of text are centered by default.
Change the background color for the on screen preview only. The checkered background shown on the screen represents where the vinyl background is cut out and removed. All the letters will come prespaced on a sheet to install as one application, then after removing the transfer tape just the individual letters will be left on the surface.
If you would like a solid background color on the lettering you can select this on the Purchase tab.
This is the avarage size of just the Capital letters in the design. If you have a lower case letter with a descender sticking down below the capital letter or if you have multiple lines of text the total overall height the design will be larger than the Capital letter.
This is the overall dimensions of the entire design.
When you change one of the Capital Letter Height, Total Height, or Total Wdith, the others will change to display the correct proportion for the font style that is selected. Uncheck this option to change the height or width without changing the other. This will stretch or shrink the letters and the preview will show exactly what the lettering will look like.
Use this tab to preview and select font styles based on how they look. If you know the name of the font you are looking for go to the next tab (Font Settings).
Select a font category to preview all of the fonts in that category at the same time. Click on each font that you are interested in to add them to your selection list.
Once you've added fonts to this list. Select the Compare List button to preview all of the fonts on your list. You can also click on a font on this list to use it.
Text can be displayed very small if there are a lot of letters in the design. Use this option to limit the previews on this page to just he first 10 letters and show the fonts bigger.
Set the color of your lettering on this tab. You can also make the lettering bold or italic or change the font style.
You can change the font from the drop down list. You can also add bold or italic styles to the letters.
Change the color of the lettering by clicking on one of the colored squares. The on-screen preview will show the lettering in the color you select. If the checkered background is the same color as the lettering you are selecting just click on the Text & Size tab and change the preview background color.
Click on enlarge Samples to view the standard colors available larger on the page. * Each screen can display the colors a little differently and the color shown may not be slightly different than the vinyl lettering color.
Multiple lines of lettering are centered by default.
Left Align: Align each line to the left hand side.
Center: Align each line to the center.
Right Align: Align each line to the right hand side.
Word Justify: Spaced between each word and flush left and right.
Letter Justify: Spaced between each letter and flush left and right.
Stretch Justify: Each letter stretched to fit and flush left and right.
Change the amount of space between each letter.
This forces every character to be the same height. Lower case letters become stretched to the same height as the capital letters. Capital letter height is not available with this option.
Changes the lettering to display vertically. After selecting this option go to the Text & Size tab and set the total hight and width. Capital letter height is not available with this option.
Add an outline border and/or shadow to the lettering.
Select the Show Border option to add an outline border around each letter. You can make the border thicker or thinner by using the - or + buttons or typing a new number in the box. Remove the border by un-checking the Show Border box.
The Preview Preset Options can be used to preview the border in 6 different thicknesses at the same time. Just click on the preview that you like to select that thickness.
Change the border color by clicking on the colored squares on the left side of the screen. The name of the font with be displayed.
Add a shadow by selecting a shadow option.
The slant and deep shadows do not work very well with small lettering less than around 1 inch.
For drop shadows only, increase the vertical or horizontal amounts to move the shadow away from the lettering. Decrease the amounts to move it closer.
Select the color for the shadow.
If the checkered background is the same color as border or shadow color just click on the Text & Size tab and change the preview background color.
Skip over this tab unless you would like to add an effect like arched, wave, slanted lettering etc...
Preview all the effects by clicking. You can also select an effect from the list.
Each effect will have a few Effect Adjustments to change the effect. Each adjustment includes a quick description of what is does or how to use it.
Most of the effects have Preset Options on the right hand size. Click on a preset number or select Compare Preset Options to compare all the presets and select the one you like.
Select the material and background options. The lettering will come ready to install unless you choose the cost saving Do It Yourself weeding option.
Price EA is for the entire decal design shown in the website preview. You will need to change the quantity to 2 if you need duplicates to install on both sides of a vehicle, boat, mailbox etc...
Also check the sizes in the Item Summary before adding to the shopping cart as the proportions may have changed if a new font, border/shadow, or other effect has been applied.
The Standard Calendared Vinyl is a great option for almost any project that only needs lettering for 3-4 years. The Premium 3M™ Cast Vinyl is the best vinyl and is manufacturer rated for 7+ years. The Reflective Vinyl is also a premium cast vinyl that is highly visible at night time when lights shine on it.
Select the Vinyl Product Information button for more detailed information about the vinyls.
If you leave the option for Ready to Install selected, the lettering will come 100% ready to install. If you select the Do-It-Yourself option, we will cut out your lettering for you and ship it to you without removing the extra vinyl or adding application tape. You will need to "Weed and Tape" your lettering before you install it. (You will need to provide your own masking tape when selecting this option.)
This option is not recommended for large decals and is better suited for smaller do it yourself and craft projects.
Select More Info or click here for more information.
The default Background Cut Out & Removed option is recommended and is by far the most common way to order lettering. With this option the lettering will be computer cut, pre-spaced with a transfer tape on top, and 100% ready to install. The entire design installs as one application then after removing the transfer tape, just the individual letters will be left perfectly aligned on the surface with no background at all.
If the Do-It-Yourself "Weeding" & Tape option is selected the Background Cut Out & Removed option will change to say "Cut Out, BUT NOT REMOVED".
When you select the Solid Background Color option, the lettering will come as a solid one color decal with the solid background included. The lettering will remain the same size and the background will start at exanding 10% larger than the lettering. You can change the Background Margin Size to another percentage if you like. The margin size and total decal sizes will be shown in the Item Summary.
This section shows the total sizes of the adhesive lettering decal you are purchasing and price for the item. The Price EA for the entire decal design shown in the website preview. You will need to change the quantity to 2 if you need duplicates to install on either side of a vehicle, boat, mailbox etc...
Change the Quantity and the price will update to show the new price for each item.
Once your design is complete select Add To Cart to add the item(s) to your shopping cart. You can add as many different items as you like before purchasing. After adding the design, you will have the option to Order Additional Lettering or Go To the Shopping Cart. If you select Order Additional Lettering, all the font, sizes, colors and options will stay the same as the item you just added to the cart.
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