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High-Performance Cast Vinyl

High performance cast vinyl is an excellent option for graphics that will be applied to compound curves, such as vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, etc. Or if you are just needing a more durable vinyl graphic to withstand the elements, our high performance cast vinyl is sure to deliver. 

Get started designing your High-Performance Cast Vinyl decals by using our free online designer tool or upload your print ready artwork today!

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Design Methods

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Design from Scratch

With our easy to use online designer, you can quickly design your custom high-performance decals. Just upload an image or logo from your computer, or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized high-performance decals.

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Upload a File

If you decide to upload an original file, instead of designing your own, you will need to upload an .eps file. This ensures that you will receive the highest quality high-performance decals possible! Once you have added your product to your cart and select your shipping method, a proof will be emailed to you. When you approve your proof and make a payment, your order will be complete.

Payment

All high-performance decals must be paid up front prior to being put into production. We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept checks, which must be received prior to your car stickers being put into production.

Live Order Tracking

Back in the early days of making stickers, we built a system called Live Order Tracking that enables our customers to track their order through every stage of our streamlined process, from order placement to delivery.

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After placing your order for high-performance decals, you’ll receive a unique Live Order Tracking number via email that will allow you to track your decals every step of the way. Need the current status of your order? Just click the link in the email and get the most recent updates from our dynamic Live Order Tracking system.

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Turnaround Time

Production

  • At Decals.com, we offer flexible production time ranges for you to choose from.
  • Because it's important for you to have ultimate control over your order, our production times range from one to five business days.
  • This allows you to make the final decision on when you need to order.
  • Please note: the time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as shipping time.

 

Orders received after 5:00 PM CST will be processed the following business day.

Emergency/same-day rushes are available in some cases. Please speak with our friendly Customer Service Representatives at (320) 391-5250 for more information.

 

3 Day Standard This is our most popular fast turnaround option. Free and fast enough for most custom orders.
1 Day Priority Timelines can be tight. That's why we offer this speedy option.
2 Day Express Have an extra day, but still need it quickly? Express is for you.
5 Day Saver If you aren't in a hurry, you can save some money by choosing our 5 Day Saver option.

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Die Cut, Kiss Cut, and Transfer Cut High Performance Vinyl Decals

The main differences between these three cut options, comes down to the paper backing on each decal.

Die-Cut decal

Die-Cut

Die-cut means that we are cutting through both the vinyl decal material and the paper backing. This cut type doesn't leave any material around the decal. Another way to look at it is to think of it like a "cookie cutter." Your decals are all individually cut out to the contour of your design, so you have individually cut decals with no paper material around the design.

* Please note, back slit (crack and peel) is only available on decals 3" x 3" up to 12" x 12 *

If selected on sizes larger than 12" x 12" your decals will not be backslit

Kiss Cut Decal

Kiss-Cut

Kiss-cut means we are only cutting through the vinyl layer ("decal material") and not cutting through the paper backing, leaving a paper material border around your decal. When you choose a kiss-cut decal, you will have extra material around your decal for easy peeling.

 

Transfer Cut Decal

Transfer-Cut

Transfer cut option means that we will be cutting the vinyl decal material to a specified shape, graphic or text and then removing or “picking” any excess or unwanted vinyl material from your design leaving no vinyl background on your decal. We then place a transfer tape over the top of the remaining pieces of vinyl. This tape is what holds all the individual cut pieces of your decal design once you remove the paper backing from your decal. It also allows you to place multiple individual pieces of vinyl decal material on your desired surface cleanly and evenly.

* Vector File (EPS or Ai – Adobe Illustrator) format needed for Transfer Cut decals. *

Transfer Cut / Pick Charge

Transfer cut price includes 8 standard picks with a Maximum of 40 picks per sq. foot.

Additional picks are $0.02 to $0.04 per pick depending on difficulty/intricacy.

Intricately cut decals will be custom quoted based on difficulty and time required to pick.

For more information on our transfer cut guidelines click here.

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High Performance Cast Vinyl Artwork Specifications

Preferred Files for Printing

The maximum file size we accept is 100 MB. Our preferred file types are:

  • Adobe Illustrator EPS (Encapsulated Post Script)
  • Adobe Illustrator AI (Adobe Illustrator)
  • PDF (Adobe PDF)

When submitting these files, make sure you convert all fonts to outlines or curves to ensure they print correctly and the fonts are not substituted. 

Additional Files Accepted

  • JPG (High Resolution JPEG)
  • TIFF (High Resolution TIFF)
  • PNG (High Resolution PNG)

File Tips

  • Set up size proportionate to the exact size product you are ordering 
  • Convert all text to outlines 
  • Only Allow for bleed if necessary
  • Never flatten/merge layers in a PSD file
  • Indicate the cut line clearly for all decal products

Transfer-Cut Guidelines

Transfer Cutting refers to any sticker or decal that will be picked or weeded with transfer tape applied over the top of it. Most commonly used for vinyl lettering.

  • Simple and open fonts are recommended.
  • All text must be at least 1/2" tall.
  • The space between characters and other design elements must be at least 1/8”.
  • Main strokes, line weights, or art elements should be a minimum of 1/8”
  • Minimum pick size of 1/8”.
  • We recommend you request a proof for this product.

Disclaimers:

  • Transfer cut price includes 8 standard picks with a Maximum of 40 picks per sq. foot.
  • Additional picks are $0.02 to $0.04 per pick depending on difficulty/intricacy.
  • Intricately cut decals will be custom quoted based on difficulty and time required to pick.

Vector Art

Vector art consists of lines and curves that are mathematically defined objects. When viewing art in key line mode you can see the points or vectors when connecting your lines and curves. They can also be seen when using the pen tool or editing the points along a path. Vector art is ideal for type and drawn shapes because they can be enlarged to any size while maintaining crisp outlines and details without sacrificing quality. The distance between the vectors is calculated mathematically and is not dependent upon resolution. 

Raster Art

Raster images consist of colored squares, called pixels. They are created by combining a series of various colored pixels. Digital photographs are made up of pixels. If you view a raster image at 200% or more you are able to see the individual pixels that make up the image. Raster images are dependent upon resolution so image enlargement is limited by the individual size at which the file was created. If a file is produced at a size that is larger than its resolution will allow, the quality will decrease. Printing a low resolution file will result in pixelation. Individual pixels are large enough to be easily discernable. Increasing the resolution will not solve this problem is there are not enough pixels to begin with. The program will add more pixels based upon the estimation of their location and will then assign their neighboring pixels's color value. This may cause an image to look muddy. 

If submitting these files, please follow the guidelines below:

  • 100% scale (full size output) at 100 dpi
  • 50% scale at 200 dpi or higher
  • 25% scale at 300 dpi or higher
  • 10% scale at 600-1200 dpi recommended

Design Services

If you are not able to provide us with a print ready artwork, we do have a vectorizing/recreating service available. Most logos or images can be recreated for $70. Artwork design service discounts may apply.  Please contact a sales representative today for more details.

This service needs to be paid for in advance and we will be happy to give you a copy of the vector file once it is complete.

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Shipping

  • Decals.com ships within 2 - 4 business days to 90% of the United States.
  • Unless otherwise specified, at the time of ordering, your high-performance cast vinyl will ship via UPS Ground.
  • If you have any questions about shipping rates or rush production, please contact our friendly Customer Service Representatives at (320) 391-5250 prior to ordering.
  • You will receive a tracking number once your package has shipped.
  • To read more about our shipping information visit our shipping policy page.

Shipping Methods:

  • Economy (5-15 Days)
  • Standard (3-5 Business Days)
  • Three Day (3 Business Days)
  • Two Day (2 Business Days)
  • Overnight (1 Business Day)

Important Economy Shipping Notes:

  • If choosing economy shipping, please include additional postal information such as your P.O. Box in the "Address Two" field on the checkout page to help ensure delivery.
  • Using economy shipping can also add an additional 5 - 10 days, depending on where the package is being shipped to. 

National and International Shipping Notes:

  • Decals.com ships throughout the United States and Internationally.
  • All international shipments must have shipping labels as well as customs documentation provided by the customers. We will only accept international shipping labels from the following carriers, USPS, UPS, and FedEx.
  • Contact a Customer Service Representative at (320) 391-5250 for more information.

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More About High-Performance Cast Vinyl Return to Top

Our high performance cast vinyl material is an excellent choice for all sorts of vinyl applications, but it is commonly used for wrapping vehicles, vinyl lettering, or when you require a more permanent or longer lasting vinyl graphic. This is due to its ability to easily conform to rough or uneven surfaces helping your graphic to adhere for a longer period of time. 

Cast vinyl also offers air release channels. These channels allow for a lower occurrence of air bubbles, making the installation of these graphics much easier than other vinyl material options. All of our high performance cast vinyl graphics are digitally printed in full color and come with the option of either a glossy or matte protective laminate. This laminate will help improve the lifespan of your cast vinyl graphic by protecting it from UV, moisture, and scratches. 

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Standard turnaround time ships your product within three business days.

 

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Product Information

What is High Performance vinyl?

High Performance vinyl is a cast vinyl decal material. It is one of the toughest and highest quality vinyl decal materials on the market and is commonly used for vehicle wraps due to its air release technology and ability to be removable, slidable, and repositionable when wrapping vehicles. 

Does High Performance vinyl have a glossy or matte finish?

High Performance vinyl is available in both a matte or glossy finish. 

How small or large can my High Performance vinyl decal be?

High Performance vinyl can be printed as small as 2” x 2” or as large as 58” x 120”.

What is the lifespan of High Performance vinyl?

The lifespan of our High Performance vinyl material is up to 8 years when properly applied and maintained

Common Uses

What are some common uses for High Performance vinyl?

High Performance is commonly used for vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics, fleet wraps, and marine applications. But it can also be used for any general decal or sticker applications. 

What surfaces can High Performance vinyl decals be placed on?

This vinyl material can be applied to a variety of surfaces. We recommend they be applied to non-porous smooth surfaces like metal, plastic, glass, aluminum, and smooth wood surfaces.

Will High Perfornace vinyl ruin the paint on my vehicles?

No! If this vinyl material is properly installed and removed you will not see any damage to your paint.

How to Apply Vinyl Decals

Decals are a great way to add a unique touch to many spaces and surfaces. Whether you plan to display your new decal on your car, laptop, living-room wall, or anywhere else, proper installation is crucial for creating a strong bond that lasts long and looks great. That's why we've put together this guide that teaches you how to apply decals in just six easy steps.

Decal Application | Step 1

Step 1:

Tools Needed

Scissors Paper Towels
Masking Tape Tape Measure
Plastic Applicator Squeegee or Credit Card Warm Water or Other Common Household Cleaning Item
Decal Application | Step 2

Step 2:

Clean the Surface

The first order of business before you apply your decal is to make sure the surface is clean and dry. Any dirt, debris, or moisture can weaken the adhesion. Use warm water and soap, rubbing alcohol, or other common household items for a good clean. Be sure to wipe away any left-over cleaning product or residue with a dry cloth before moving on to the next step.

Decal Application | Step 3

Step 3:

Tape & Measure

Before you peel away the backing, tape your decal down on the surface where you intend to apply it. Measure and adjust to make sure it is centered and straight.

Decal Application | Step 4

Step 4:

Remove the Transfer Film from the Backing

Run a long piece of tape across the top of the decal to form a hinge. Slowly peel away the transfer film from the white backing.

With smaller decals, you can peel away the entire backing. For larger decals, it may be best to peel away the first portion and apply the decal to the surface as you peel away the rest of the backing.

Decal Application | Step 5

Step 5:

Apply the Decal to the Surface

While holding the bottom end of the decal away from the surface. At the top of the decal, apply pressure with a plastic applicator squeegee or credit card. Start from the center of the decal and, with a scraping-like motion, work your way outward left to right, working your way down the decal.

Decal Application | Step 6

Step 6:

Remove the Transfer Film

Once you've placed the decal, slowly remove the transfer film and press down any loose pieces and work out any air bubbles

Decal Application | Step 7

Step 7:

Enjoy!

Now you can remove the transfer film and enjoy your freshly placed decal.

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