Vinyl lettering has become one of the standards for producing sign faces as well as automotive and window graphics. It comes a in wide range of colors and grades.
Images can also be digitally printed on vinyl then contour cut to create colorful, custom shaped graphics for any application. Sheet or roll stock is fed into a specialized cutter called a plotter and a pre-designed image is then cut through the vinyl film. The unwanted material is pulled up (weeded) leaving only the desired image attached to the plastic or paper back liner. The weeded image is then covered with transfer paper and the back liner removed to expose the vinyl’s adhesive side. It can then be applied to any substrate and burnished down for long term attachment
Ask your Garrett Sign Company project manager to provide you with the many vinyl color options.
Producing a Vinyl Sign Face
The sign face is designed on the computer and set up to be cut with a vinyl plotter.
Each vinyl color layer is fed into the plotter where the outline of the image is cut into the material.
WEEDING THE VINYL IMAGE
The excess background material is removed leaving only the desired image
An adhesive transfer tape is applied to the surface of the image.
BURNISHING THE TRANSFER TAPE
The transfer tape surface is pressed down to ensure adhesion to the vinyl.
IMAGE POSITIONING AND LINER BACKING REMOVAL
The image is positioned and secured before the vinyl's liner backing is removed to expose the adhesive side.
The adhesive side is sprayed with an application fluid to prevent immediate bonding.
The vinyl is placed adhesive side down and the application fluid is squeegeed out bonding the vinyl permanently to the sign face.
REMOVING THE TRANSFER TAPE
With the vinyl firmly in place, the transfer tape is removed exposing the vinyl image.
FINAL CLEAN UP
Any remaining bubbles or fluid are removed from under each layer of vinyl.
Any additional color layers are added repeating the application process.
FINISHED SIGN FACE
The completed sign face is now a brilliant, illuminated advertisment for your business.