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Capital Letter Height
Total Size (All Lines, Inches)
 
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Preview Size
Your message text is resized to fit into the online preview.
Preview only the first 10 letters, so the font is shown bigger online.
Compare Fonts
Compare multiple font styles, and select your favorites.
Your Font Selection List
 
 
Font Name & Color

 
 
Multiple Line Alignment
 
Character Spacing
Same Letter Height
Vertical Text:
 
Shadow
 
Adjust Offset (Drop Shadows Only)
 
Special Effect
 
Effect Adjustments

Select an effect shape to active your effect

Click here to view samples of all the effects.

TIP: Try turning on the "Same Letter Height" font setting. This will force the text to expand out to the edges of the effect, and reduce the spacing between lines of text.
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Help Section

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.

Enter Text

Type the text of what you would like the decal to say. Multiple lines of text are centered by default.

Preview Background

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.

Capital Letter Height

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.

Total Size

This is the overall dimensions of the entire design.

Maintain Proportions

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.

What is Do It Yourself Vinyl Lettering and how can I use it?
Our custom vinyl lettering is self-adhesive and works great cars, boats, storefront windows, walls, mailboxes and almost any sign surface.

With Do-It-Yourself Vinyl Lettering:
  • It's fun and easy to order and apply yourself.
  • Vinyl comes pre-spaced on one sheet of backging paper to install in one application
  • You can achieve professional results and save money by installing yourself
  • Vinyl lettering is one of the most cost effective forms of advertising
  • We replace any lettering you do not install correctly at no charge
How soon can I receive the lettering?

Most orders placed online through this create tool ship the same or next business day.

Shipping Method/Speed Production Time Price
First Class Mail (Up to 5 days) Ships in 1 or 2 Business Days $2.95
Priority Mail (2-3 Days) Ships Next Business Day $4.95
UPS/FedEx 3 Business Day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $6.95
UPS/FedEx 2 Business Day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $8.95
1 Day Air - By end of day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $17.50
1 Day Air - Morning Delivery Ships Same Day (Order by 4:30pm EST) $29.95

*First Class Shipping is FREE for orders over $25.00.

**For international orders select the Priority Mail option and use Paypal to checkout. International shipments usually take a few weeks for delivery.

When sizing by width, the height becomes too small. What can I do about this?
Sizing decals based on the total width is a great starting point for sizing. Start by setting the total width then un-check the Maintain Proportions option. You can now set the height taller without changing the width. The lettering will stretch to the new height and the preview will show exactly what the lettering will look like.

Help Section

Use the 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).

Preview Size

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.

Compare Fonts

Select a font category to preview all of the fonts in that category at the same time. Double click on a font to use it or single click on each font that you like to add it to the Your Font Selection List.

Your Font 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 double click on a font on this list to use it.

I know the name of the font that I want. Where can I select the font by name?
Go to the font settings tab and use the drop down list of font names. In most browsers you can open the drop down box then type the name to immediatly scroll to it.
When I click on a font preview image nothing seems to happen.
Double click on the preview instead to select the font style. When you click on the font preview, each one you click on is added to the Your Font Selection List and can be previewed together by clicking Compare Selected.

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Set the color of your lettering on this tab. You can also make the lettering bold or italic or change the font style.

Font Name & Color

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 Line Alignment

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.

Character Spacing

Change the amount of space between each letter.

Same Letter Height

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.

Vertical Text

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.

What do the gold and silver colors look like?
The gold a silver colors are a solid medium color and have a slight metallic look to them to make a "real" gold or silver color that you would not be able to print with a conventional printer.
Can you change the space between each line of text?
Not on the website. You can cut apart the lines of text and apply them indiviually or include a note with the order if you would like us to manually space them for you.

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Add an outline border and/or shadow to the lettering.

Borders

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.

Shadows

Add a shadow by selecting a shadow option.

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Shadow
NONE
Top Left
Shadow
Top Left Shadow
Top Right
Shadow
Top Right Shadow
Bottom Left
Shadow
Bottom Left Shadow
Bottom Right
Shadow
Bottom Right Shadow
Center
Shadow
Center Shadow
Slant Left
Shadow
Slant Left Shadow
Slant Right
Shadow
Slant Right Shadow
Deep Left
Shadow
Deep Left Shadow
Deep Right
Shadow
Deep Right Shadow

The slant and deep shadows do not work very well with small lettering less than around 1 inch.

Adjust Drop Shadow Offset

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.

Shadow Color

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.

Tip for a nice 3D lettering effect.
Try selecting the same color border and shadow.
Add a white or a light colored border for better visibility of colored lettering on windows.
Windows appear dark from most angles and adding a white border to colored letters makes them much more visible.

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Skip over this tab unless you would like to add an effect like arched, wave, slanted lettering etc...

Special Effects

Preview all the effects by clicking View All Effect Shapes. 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.

Sometimes the first or last letter becomes distorted. What can I do?
On the text and size tab add a few spaces to the beginning and ending of each line of text.
How can I make the lettering follow an exact arch radius?
This cannot be done with the online designer. you could order a straight line of text with no effect then cut apart and apply the letters individually along the curve. The online effects should be used only with the visual reference of how the preview looks.
How can I install lettering to follow the curve of a windshield?
To install lettering to follow the curve of a windshield you'll start by ordering the decal in a straight line of text. Then before installing the decal, cut between each letter from the bottom of the decal about 80% of the way or until about 1/2" from the top of the decal - then "dry fit" the decal along the top of the window and tape the bottom of each letter in place. Then you can cut each letter apart at the top and apply each letter individually.
I would like a set of lettering with a copy slanting to the right and another slanting to the left?
Use the Slanted Left and Slanted right options on this tab. Do not select the Italic option on the Font Settings tab. To make sure the slant amounts match each other, leave the Maintain Proportions option selected (on the Text & Size tab) and use the same slant percentage for each.

Help Section

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.

Select Material

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.

Weeding and Tape Options

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.

Background Options

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.

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.

Add To Cart

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.

I want the lettering to come ready to install and easiest for installation. Which options should I choose?
Leave the default options for Ready to Install and Background Cut Out & Removed selected.
What's the easiest way to install the vinyl lettering?

For many lettering designs with the background cut out and removed, especially with 1 or 2 lines of text, the "Cut Apart" technique is recommended. Before removing the backing to expose the adhesive, tape the lettering in place by running a piece of masking tape completely along the top edge of the lettering. Then take a pair of scissors and cut from the bottom completely through the top between every couple of letters. Since the tape on top will hold each section in place you can then apply a couple of letters at a time instead of the entire decal.

Cut Apart Installation Technique

For outdoor installations of large decals with solid backgrounds or large letters a wet installtion usually works great.

How soon can I receive the lettering?

Most orders placed online through this create tool ship the same or next business day.

Shipping Method/Speed Production Time Price
First Class Mail (Up to 5 days) Ships in 1 or 2 Business Days $2.95
Priority Mail (2-3 Days) Ships Next Business Day $4.95
UPS/FedEx 3 Business Day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $6.95
UPS/FedEx 2 Business Day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $8.95
1 Day Air - By end of day Ships Same Day (Order by 2pm EST) $17.50
1 Day Air - Morning Delivery Ships Same Day (Order by 4:30pm EST) $29.95

*First Class Shipping is FREE for orders over $25.00.

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