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Custom Decals - How can I make or buy some?(4 posts)

Custom Decals - How can I make or buy some?Alex R
Jun 6, 2001 2:05 PM
I have a color laser printer in the office which can print transparencies, so I imagine it can print on a blank decal. Question - has anybody ever seen blank, printable decals?

Otherwise, can I get this type of thing done at Kinko's or a small print shop. This is to be stuck onto a bike, of course.


Go to a hobby storeDave Hickey
Jun 6, 2001 2:29 PM
Go to a hobby store that sells plastic models. They sell decal paper in clear and white. If your using a printer you might have to use white as the ink is not opaqe(sp).
If you want frame decals, sign shops will make them for you. It can be done a a very thin vinyl that will last longer than decals. I just had some LOOK frame decals made up last week and they turned out great. I took a JPG image to a sign shop and they had them done in one day.
If you go the sign shop route, shop around. I went to FastSigns first and they wanted to charge me $95.00 for 8 LOOK logos. A local company did them for $24.00.
Go to a hobby storeJofa
Jun 6, 2001 2:42 PM
slight qualification to the above very sensible post- if possible, give them a postscript (ie. vector) file, such as pdf, ai etc. Raster compression (jpeg, gif, etc) can make odd pixellated images which need cropping. I speak from experience...
Jun 6, 2001 4:12 PM
I just ordered 2 custom decals (my name and team name) from for 12 bucks. You pick the size, color, font, etc.
Good service, and to me worth the 12 to skip the hassle. They even e-mail you an image of the decal before they print it for your approval.