After receiving your vinyl make sure you squeegee
the whole surface of the masked lettering or graphic for
good sticking power! Then measure out your
application surface with a pencil (grease pencil pref.)
Makes sure you take time. A well thought out plan
of attack goes along way.
Cutting down your masked vinyl makes
the application easier not to mention some times its necessary.
Just make sure your cuts are straight for better
registration during application. Be careful and go
slow. Maybe practice a bit before you start. Once
finished recheck your guidelines for registration. Don't
go to dark though pencil lines show though.
Flip masked edge to down side and remove
backing. If letters are sticking to your
mask, you have did a good job squeegeeing. If
letters are not adhering to the mask, turn back over and
removing the backing, carefully take masked vinyl and
this is a good way to find center. Be very careful
here! Vinyl Sticks to anything and easily gets
damaged there's no fixing it.
Application of the vinyl to the substrate
is a one shot deal when applying dry, fortunately
their is a application fluid which is sprayed on in a
mist, that makes things a whole lot easier. One
drop of dish soap in a spray bottle works too.
Notice the center is the only thing
stuck. If I lay both sides down it is still
perfectly lined up. I just found center on my masked
vinyl and lined it up on my center pencil mark.
finding center I lightly drop sides on substrate
After positioning, take squeegee and
press center down then work to the outside using back
and forth motion. Your positioning is critical
because once its down its a done deal.
Make sure you do a good job squeaking
here, Bubbles are your worst enemy. After your
finished peel a corner and pull back, not up back.
Once you start peeling back your mask, letters should
release. If they don't back to the squeegee.
of vinyl letters and graphics is a Art of it own. With a
little direction anybody can do it!
This should help you get a grip on Vinyl application.
Just remember accurate measurements are critical when ordering
your vinyl letters or graphics.