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Order Your Custom Transfer Decals

 

With our custom transfer decals for business owners and marketers, engaging people with your message is simple.

We custom print our transfer decals on premium vinyl and make them easy to design online. Because of this, you can quickly get the decals your business needs and create the brand your customers will love.

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

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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 transfer decals. Just upload an image or logo from your computer or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized decal.

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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 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 orders 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 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 custom transfer 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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Production Time Tables

Our flexible production times range from one to five business days. This allows you to make the final decision on when you need your order.

1 Business Day Priority:

Timelines can be tight. That's why we offer this zippy one day turnaround option. 

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  • 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 a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

2 Business Days Express:

Have an extra day, but still need your products quickly? The express option is ideal for you!

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  • 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 a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

3 Business Days Standard:

This is our most popular fast turnaround option. Free and speedy enough for almost any custom order.

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  • 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 a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

5 Business Days Saver:

If you’re not in a rush, then you can save some money by choosing our 5 Day Saver option.

5 Business Days Saver

  • 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 a customer service representative today for more information,
  • Note: The time it will take to receive your product includes the production time as well as the shipping time.
  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If an order is flagged in our prepress department or a proof is requested awaiting approval, turnaround starts from the time the approval is given.

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Transfer Decal Cut Option

 
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Transfer Decal

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 visit our transfer cut guidelines.

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Custom Transfer Decal 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)
  • 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 custom transfer 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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How to Apply a Transfer Sticker

Are you having trouble with your sticker application or just not sure how to proceed? Whether you’re looking for car window sticker application instructions, or just want to learn how to apply a transfer sticker, don’t worry, we have an easy to follow guide!

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

Clean the surface. Smooth non-porous surfaces work best like glass, metal, painted dry-wall and tile. Clean thoroughly and remember to avoid using glass cleaner because it may leave some residue. Make sure the surface is dry.

Decal Application | Step 3

Step 3:

Tape 

Use the masking tape to temporarily adhere the sticker to the intended surface. This will act as a “hinge”.

 

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Step 4:

Measure

Grab your tape measure. Use the bottom of the sticker as a place to measure from - make sure it’s level on both sides.

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Step 5:

Peel

 Gently peel off the sticker backing.

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Step 6:

Apply the Sticker to the Surface

Using a sticker application squeegee, press and apply sticker to the intended surface in a zig-zag pattern. If you do not have a sticker application squeegee, then you can use a small flat object  with a hard edge like a credit card, your wallet, or a pack of post-it notes.

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Step 7:

Applying Sticker - Press Hard

This is the final sealing event, so press hard when applying the sticker.

 

Decal Application | Step 7

Step 8:

Remove the Transfer Mask

Next, slowly remove the application mask. Be careful as the sticker may peel away from the surface.

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Step 9:

Enjoy!

Stand back and admire your job well done! Enjoy!

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More About Custom Transfer Decals Return to Top

Personalize your items with the highest quality, vinyl transfer decals. All of our transfer decals are digitally printed in full color, which means your decal can be whatever color you want it to be. Add your company logo to a multitude of surfaces to handout as company swag and promotional items. 

Create transfer decals for your company laptops to help promote your brand and add a professional look to your equipment. These  decals are also great for personal use. Many DIYers use them to add names or custom designs to mason jars, glassware, laptops and vehicles.

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How to Install a Transfer Decal

Why Choose Decals.com?

Customer Service

Our customer service is 100% in-house and comprised of friendly, professional graphic designers.

Fast Turnaround

Standard turnaround time ships your product within three business days.

 

Free Shipping

We offer free ground shipping on all orders $99 or more. Expedited shipping methods available.

Track Your Order

Track your order, every step of the way, with our proprietary live order tracking system.

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Product Information

What is a transfer decal?

A transfer decal is a sticker consisting of multiple individually cut pieces of vinyl, leaving no vinyl background material. A layer of transfer tape is then placed over the top of your decal in order to hold it together when you transfer your decal to its intended surface.

All of our transfer decals consist of 3 layers of material. 

  1. The first layer is the paper backing of the vinyl material. 
  2. The second layer is the vinyl decal material itself 
  3. The third layer is the transfer tape, this is placed over the top of your decal design. 

This tape is what holds all the individual pieces of your decal design together 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. 

What is transfer tape?

Transfer tape, also referred to as transfer paper,application tape or “pre-mask” transfer tape is a paper or plastic film that is placed on the top of a vinyl sticker or decal material to hold all of the individual design pieces together in order to make it easier to apply your decal.  Once you apply your transfer decal to its desired surface, simply peel away the transfer tape to reveal your decal.

What material are your transfer decals from?

We offer two vinyl material options for your transfer decals. Our standard vinyl material is made from a calendered vinyl material with an outdoor durability of 3 to 5 years when properly applied and maintained.

If you are looking for something more durable, we recommend our high-performance vinyl material which is made from a cast vinyl material that has up to an 8 year outdoor durability lifespan when properly applied and maintained.

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

Yes! Because we digitally print our transfer decals in full color you will not be charged anything additional for multiple colors, fonts, or imagery.

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!

What finishing options are available?

Our transfer decals come in both a gloss or matte finish. 

What are the size limitations?

Transfer decals have a minimum print width and height of 3” and have a max print width of 52" and a max print height of 120" anything larger than 52" wide will require your decal to be printed in panels.

Please note: 

  • 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”.

Will my design impact the pricing of my decal?

Colors, fonts, and images will not affect the pricing of your transfer 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 transfer decals?

The lifespan of our standard vinyl material option is 3 to 5 year outdoor durability when properly applied and maintained. 

The lifespan of our high-performance material option is up to 8 years when properly applied and maintained.

Common Uses

What are some common uses for transfer decals?

Transfer decals are commonly used to transfer lettering, logos or designs onto a desired surface. Most people use them to brand products, equipment, machinery, windows, doors, vehicles, and trailers.

What surfaces can transfer decals be placed on?

Transfer decals adhere best when placed on smooth, non-porous surfaces such as glass, metal, plastic, smooth or painted drywall, and tile. We highly recommend only applying them to those surfaces.

Are your transfer decals repositionable?

Our high quality transfer decals are not repositionable. They are intended to remove cleanly from whatever surface you apply them to, but are not meant to be repositioned.

Will the transfer decals leave any sticky residue behind?

Depending on how long the transfer decal will be placed on its intended surface and what vinyl decal material you choose will determine if residue will be left behind.

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.