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Bike Decals(12 posts)

Bike DecalsFranchise
Aug 9, 2002 5:08 AM
Can anyone suggest a place where I can order Bike Decals with my name on them? Thanks.
Go to FastSigns or another sign shopDave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 5:32 AM
I've had transfers made from FastSigns. They work great.
Transfers or vinyl stick ons?Spoke Wrench
Aug 9, 2002 6:01 AM
Do you have to use one of their fonts, or can they scan in your artwork? About how much was the cost?
I had some LOOK transfers made......Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 6:14 AM
for a frame I was restoring. I believe they are a very thin vinyl. They scanned my image and did it for about $25.00. Know that I think about it, FastSigns wanted too much and the company I ended up using was Signs Now.
re: Bike DecalsFranchise
Aug 9, 2002 6:41 AM
Thanks. I'll check it out. Also, any suggestions as to how to affix the decals to the frame? Do you use any special adhesives?
Mine came with an adhesive backing nmDave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 6:44 AM
Vinyl stick onsSpoke Wrench
Aug 9, 2002 7:09 AM
I've used vinyl stick ons for various things in the past. My experience has been that the big charge is for them to scan your artwork into their computer. If you are willing to do a one color and use their font, it shouldn't cost you more than $5.00 or $10.00.

To apply, use a piece of masking tape as a hinge. Position the sticker exactly where you want and "hinge" it up. Peel off the protective layer, hinge the sticker back into place and scrape any air bubbles off tthe edge.

Lots of original equipment bikes use similar stickers.
Vinyl stick onsFranchise
Aug 9, 2002 7:18 AM
Thanks. I'll post a pic when I get them done!
re: Bike DecalsGTDave
Aug 9, 2002 7:26 AM
Check out www.decalpaper.com. They make the actual decal paper (like from model cars etc.) you can run it through a laser or ink jet printer. I am making up some decals for a project bike now. I can't honestly report how it works because UPS mangled the paper in shipping (grrrr)
From an old model car guy..............Dave Hickey
Aug 9, 2002 7:37 AM
Be careful with inkjet decals. I used to make models car decals and the problem with inkjet decals is they are not opaque. If you're putting them on a white frame, it's no problem. Any other color frame and the frame color bleeds through the decal color. If you look at professional decals, they actually have a white backing under the colors.
I've never tried laser decals.
Thanks for the tip.........GTDave
Aug 9, 2002 12:18 PM
I have thought of that. I have a metallic black and white scheme for the bike (Classic sort of look) The decals are going on the white bits only. FWIW, they do make white decal paper too.
http://www.longscycle.com/personalize.your.bike.htm NMMudman
Aug 9, 2002 8:57 AM