VINYL APPLICATION

There are many types of vinyl for all kinds of applications. We can supply anything from plain black or white, right through to reflective, carbon effect, fluorescent, banner, translucent, polyester, metallic, chrome & etch-film frosted effect. Vinyls also have different life spans, ranging from 3 years for sport & cultural event, exhibitions, street banners and short term promotions, to 7 years for illuminated signs, marine, vehicle and window graphics.
We can also print any multi-coloured logo or design onto vinyl for individual or large print runs - you decide. Manufacturers logos can be replicated and cut in all one colour for presentation purposes.
Vinyl has many types of adhesive which covers anything from marine applications (water resistant) to easy peel adhesive for applications which require the vinyl to be removed without difficulty or damage to the surface underneath. Using special design software, we can tailor your requirements exactly and also produce custom designed fonts and textural effects.

When you receive your package from Creative Vinyls, you will find all circuit outlines in an envelope or your lettering rolled into a tube. There is a small instruction sheet that will basically replicate the instructions shown here. 

Step 1. Take the rubber bands off any tubes and roll them out. At this time double check for correct spelling, colours you ordered and size. If this is all correct place them in a warm area to flatten them back out -you can even apply some flat weight to help this.  

 

Step 2. Clean the surface you are going to apply the vinyl's to with a clean rag. If there has previously been wax on the surface, take the rag and some mild alcohol or water and lightly rub the surface. Vinyl outlines / lettering will not generally stick to a highly waxed surface.  

Step 3. Have an idea as to where you are going to place the vinyl and ensure it is going to fit the panel / door / wing etc.

 

Step 4. Positioning is a tricky task, as if you don't get it right the first time it's highly unlikely you will successfully remove the vinyl back onto the backing tape. So we would recommend either getting a helper to assist you in aligning the vinyl or using a ruler or spirit level and a wax marker to apply some guidelines. These can easily be removed afterwards and won't leave a mark. 

 

Appendix. One other method that does allow some kind of movement when applying is to spray the entire surface (lettering and backing paper) with some sort of application fluid like window cleaner or a weak solution of washing up liquid. Once the paper is wet, apply the wet side on the surface and locate it as close as possible to the guidelines as per above. 

If at this stage it isn't straight, you can remove it safely and reposition - sliding it into position is not recommended. You can do this a couple of times before you need to apply more solution. Once happy, use a plastic squeegee to remove the water going from left to right or right to left across the surface. Make sure all the vinyl is stuck to the surface before peeling the backing tape off from top right corner, back on itself to the bottom left corner. You may need to remove bubbles from under the vinyl after using the squeegee and then wipe the surface dry using kitchen roll or similar.

 

Step back and admire your new vinyl!

To remove, use a hair dryer to soften the vinyl but don't use a sharp object  to scrape it off - a fingernail will suffice.

When mounting rigid PVC foam sheet signs, ensure you drill any holes at least 5mm away from the edge of the material. It is recommended that a washer be used in conjunction with the screw when attaching to a wall or alternatively some double-sided tape if the surface is reasonably flat.

 

Web: www.creative-vinyls.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)2380 848431