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Reflective Decals

Stay safe and visible with reflective decals from Decals.com! Reflective decals allow your designs to be seen when visibility is low, either at nighttime or due to adverse weather. Due to the increased visibility, reflective decals are a great option for usage on emergency signage, bicycles, and slow-moving vehicles.

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Design from Scratch

With our easy to use online designer, you can quickly design your custom reflective decals. Just upload an image or logo from your computer, or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized reflective 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 reflective decal 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 reflective 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 reflective decals being put into production. 

Live Order Tracking

Back in the early days of making decals, 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 reflective decals, you’ll receive a unique Live Order Tracking number via email that will allow you to track your decaks 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 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". *

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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Custom Reflective Decals 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

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 custom reflective decals 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 Reflective Decals Return to Top

Be safe on the job site and be seen with reflective decals. These decals allow you to be seen in low-light conditions, harsh weather and even from a distance. Reflective decals are ideal for emergency vehicles, trailers, buildings with dim lighting or city work vehicles. The reflective decals can be placed on any flat, smooth surface. Get creative with your design and select as many colors, images and text options as you’d like.

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Standard turnaround time ships your product within three business days.

 

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Product Information

What material is used for your reflective decals?

Our reflective decals are printed on a 5 mil engineering grade reflective vinyl material that is safe for both indoor and outdoor use. 

Because we digitally print our reflective decals, darker colors will not reflect as well as lighter colors.

Can reflective decals be used outdoors?

Yes, because we use engineer grade vinyl and apply a film laminate over the top, your decals will be able to withstand harsh outdoor weather conditions. This laminate helps to protect your decals from UV light, moisture, and scratches.

We offer two lamination options depending on your needs.

Our short term lamination will give your decals an estimated outdoor durability life of 3 plus years.

Our long term lamination will give your decals and estimated outdoor durability life of 5 plus year.

Can I use multiple colors, fonts and images in my design?

Yes you can, because we digitally print all our custom decals, you can use as many fonts, colors, and images as you want at no extra charge.

The only time color will affect your price is if you request a color match proof. If you need a color match proof, please contact us to speak with one of our friendly customer service reps!

How large can my reflective decal be?

Our reflective decals can be printed up to 46” high and 120” wide. You can create larger displays by combining multiple decal panels together.

Please contact us if you need an extra large decal and we will guide you through the process.

Will my design impact the pricing of my reflective decal?

Colors, fonts, and images will not affect the pricing of your reflective decal. The only factors that will impact the price of your decal are the size and quantity you order and whether you request a color match proof. If you need a color match proof, please contact us to speak with one of our friendly customer service reps!

What is the lifespan of your reflective decals?

Our short term lamination option has a 3 plus year outdoor durability when properly applied and maintained.

Our long term lamination option has a 5 plus year outdoor durability when properly applied and maintained.

Common Uses

What are some common uses for reflective decals?

Reflective decals are commonly used for both personal and business uses and offer the unique purpose of making your logo, design or text become more noticeable in low light conditions. Most people commonly use them for bumper stickers, safety or warning labels, product labels, bike stickers, racing stickers and parking permit stickers.

What surfaces can reflective decals be placed on?

Reflective decals are commonly used for both personal and business uses and offer the unique purpose of making your logo, design or text become more noticeable in low light conditions. Most people commonly use them for bumper stickers, safety or warning labels, product labels, bike stickers, racing stickers and parking permit stickers.

What surfaces can reflective stickers be placed on?

Because we print our reflective decals on engineer grade vinyl, they can be placed on a multitude of surfaces including vehicles, trailers, electrical boxes and equipment, heavy machinery, etc. and will apply properly to any non-porous, smooth surface such as walls, metal, plastic and glass.

Will the decals leave any sticky residue behind?

Depending on how long the decals will be placed on its intended surface will determine if residue will be left behind. 

If you do remove a decal and it leaves behind residue, we recommend using warm soapy water or a light cleaning agent to help cut through any residual residue that was left behind. Try to avoid using any sharp objects or anything with a hard edge to remove your decals as this can scratch and damage the surface you are trying to clean.

 

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