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Custom Transfer Stickers

 

Personalize your items with custom transfer stickers from Decals.com! Transfer stickers make it easy to apply complex, multi-piece designs and logos to any surface. Our full-color transfer stickers are great for customizing your personal computer, drinkware, packaging, or vehicle. 

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

 
Custom Transfer Stickers
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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 sticker. Just upload an image or logo from your computer, or choose from our wide selection of clipart to create your personalized transfer sticker.

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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 transfer sticker 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 transfer stickers 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 transfer 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 transfer stickers, you’ll receive a unique Live Order Tracking number via email that will allow you to track your transfer stickers 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 Cut Stickers

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Transfer-Cut

Transfer cut option means that we will be cutting the vinyl sticker 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 sticker. 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 sticker. It also allows you to place multiple individual pieces of vinyl sticker material on your desired surface cleanly and evenly.

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

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 Transfer Sticker 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 stickers 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
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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”.

 

Decal Application | Step 4

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.

Decal Application | Step 6

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 Stickers Return to Top

Personalize your items with high quality, vinyl transfer stickers. All of our transfer stickers are digitally printed in full color, which means your transfer sticker 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. Or create transfer stickers for your company laptops to help promote your brand and add a professional look to your equipment. Transfer stickers are also great for personal use. Many DIY'ers use them to add names or custom designs to mason jars, glassware, and laptops.

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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 sticker?

A transfer sticker is a custom sticker consisting of multiple individually cut pieces of vinyl, leaving no vinyl background material. Transfer tape is placed over the top of your sticker to hold it together while you transfer it to the surface.

All of our Transfer Stickers 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 sticker material itself 
  3. The third layer is the transfer tape, this is placed over the top of your sticker design. 

This tape is what holds all the individual pieces of your sticker design together once you remove the paper backing from your sticker. It also allows you to place multiple individual pieces of vinyl sticker material on your desired surface cleanly and evenly. 

What material is used to make your custom transfer stickers?

We offer two vinyl material options for your transfer stickers. Removable vinyl material is made from a low tack vinyl. It has a 1 to 3 year outdoor durability lifespan when properly applied and maintained. 

If you require something more durable, then we recommend our permanent vinyl material. Made from a calendered vinyl material with an outdoor durability of 3 to 5 years when properly applied and maintained.

What is transfer tape?

The tape helps to hold all the individual pieces of a vinyl sticker together, making it easier to apply. Once you've applied the sticker to its desired surface, simply peel away the tape to reveal your sticker.

Do your transfer stickers have a glossy or matte finish?

Our transfer stickers are available in either a glossy or matte finish.

How small or large can I make my sticker?

Transfer stickers have a minimum print width and height of 3” and a maximum print width and height of 18”.

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 or multi color images impact the pricing of my stickers?

The size and quantity you order will affect the price. If you request a color match proof, it will also influence the price.

What is the lifespan of your transfer stickers?

The lifespan of our removable material option is 1 to 3 year outdoor durability when properly applied and maintained. 

The lifespan of our permanent material option is 3 to 5 years when properly applied and maintained.

Common Uses

What are transfer stickers often used for?

Transfer stickers are commonly used to transfer lettering, logos or designs onto a desired surface. Most people use them to brand jars, glasses, laptops or windows. They are also used by artsy people to add personal lettering or complex graphics to a droves of projects and surfaces.

What surfaces can transfer stickers be placed on?

Custom transfer stickers can be placed on almost any smooth surface like walls, metal, plastic,wood and glass.

Will the sticker adhesive leave residue behind?

Time and which sticker material you choose will determine if residue will be left behind. 

If you are worried about residue we recommend our removable material. This material is intended to remove cleanly from its surface for up to 1 year after placement.

Can I reposition my transfer sticker after it has been placed?

No, we do not recommend trying to re-apply a transfer sticker after it has been placed. The sticker does not have vinyl backing once it is placed. This makes it very fragile, so moving it would likely cause tearing.