Custom Vinyl Stickers – Frequently Asked Questions


Do you want to place your own design on a sticker for business [marketing] or personal [decorative] purposes? Custom vinyl stickers are an excellent advertising tool for any business. If you haven’t used them before, however, you may have some perfectly understandable questions on the subject. For this reason, we have compiled the following guide we hope will provide enough evidence that custom vinyl stickers are the way to go when it comes to marketing. 

What Kind of Vinyl Is Used in Production?

Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona employs several different types of vinyl material when manufacturing our custom vinyl stickers. Each type of vinyl comes with its own benefits and downsides.

White, opaque vinyl material is extremely durable, so it’s often used for stickers and other signage meant to be used both indoors and outdoors long term. Clear vinyl is a little more stylish owing to its transparent nature, but it’s often used to produce signage designated for special occasions or meant to be used indoors only. To achieve bold, vibrant images on clear vinyl white ink is applied first to the background of the graphic only. The adhesive surface may be applied to both front and back, which is how we create our vinyl car stickers. In manufacturing our clear window graphics we use a two step process. These involve printing a layer of white ink onto a blank sheet of transparent vinyl, and following it up by a layer of colored ink. The white ink layer is used as a color primer and is only printed onto the area of the graphics where the design will be printed onto as well. It adds contrast and vibrancy to the design while retaining the overall transparency of the graphics.

It is important to note that our clear window graphics are only transparent in the areas which do not include the quoted design. With this in mind, we recommend our customers use files which contain a transparent background when placing their order. If one needs help with choosing or making their clear window graphics design, they should refer to our free design services.

Static cling vinyl signage can be both clear and white and doesn’t rely on the traditional glue-based adhesive technology. Instead, it relies on the static charge to stick to smooth, non-porous surfaces such as plastic or glass. This feature also can be added to the front or the back of the sticker.



How Does One Submit Their Design to Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona?

One may simply email their file to us, accompanied by their stated name and order number in the body of the mail. An alternative way to do this is via our order page, where one may simply upload the file when they are finished placing the order. The files may be in .jpg, .tiff, .eps, .pdf, and .ai formats. The upload file may not exceed the size of sixty-four megabytes. If one chooses to submit a design in bitmap format, they may send the files optimized at one hundred to one hundred and fifty dots per inch. Higher resolutions won’t provide an advantage as our fourteen hundred and forty dots per inch printers can scale down the resolution without affecting the quality of the imaging.

Can Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona Design Graphics for Our Clients?

All our signage may be designed using several varying methods. Our clients are free to create and submit their own designs that we’ll print onto the stickers. Alternatively, if they need advice, help, correction, or simply don’t know where to start, they may refer to our professional graphic design staff available 24/7 that will provide design guidance and assistance free of charge. If our client has a logo or another detail they want to be included in the final design, they may supply our graphics professionals with the file and let them come up with something amazing.

What Kind of Coating is Featured on Customgraphix Vinyl Stickers?

Customgraphix vinyl stickers may come in either glossy or matt finishes. A glossy finish provides a shiny look, reflecting the light off of it. Both are comparably durable but a glossy sticker appears fresh longer, while a matte sticker appears more natural. Some stickers, if one intends to use them outside, may be coated to be resistant to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It keeps the colors fresh for longer and provides an element of weather resistance to the signage.

Can Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona Provide Vinyl Car Coatings?

If one is in the market of customizing their car for any purpose, Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona is able to supply adequate signage. Our care signage is produced out of the highest quality vinyl material which makes them extremely durable. They can be cut to almost any shape and size and made to feature graphics with bold, vibrant colors. Our vehicle decals can be placed on any part of a nearly any vehicle. Each of our vehicle decals is printed with durable vinyl lettering, and is able to withstand water, sun, and rain, guaranteeing a long lifespan.
All our car signage is produced with the exact model and year of your vehicle in mind. This is how we ensure that our product curves and contours the vehicle while maintaining a seamless, professional appearance of the design, without wrinkles and tears. One may contact us to discuss the design or supply a file of their own. It should be noted that simple, text-only signage is cheaper than full-graphic logos and designs. If you already have your logo, you may submit this file to us so we can create the accompanying layout with text.

Does Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona Provide Custom Vinyl Stickers for Windows?

If your business already has commercial space, it can benefit greatly from Customgraphix window decals and stickers for both indoor and outdoor displays. Customgraphix window decals and stickers are able to transform a plain glass surface into a full-color, exciting branding experience that serves to attract people to your business, advertise products, services, events, etc. Our window decals are carefully designed and produced for smooth and easy installation on any glass surface. They are perfect for businesses who want to stand out and draw more customers in via unique, eye-catching logos, motifs, offers, and more. They can be used indoor and outdoor and the carefully-crafted vinyl lettering is extremely durable against varying weather conditions.
Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona doesn’t produce any of our window signage without inspecting the space and the building first. This is how we ensure that the design our client has submitted fits well. To do this, all we need are some photos of the exterior and the relevant measurements. If your office space needs privacy, Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona is able to supply it. In addition to the standard window signage, we offer perforated, one-way vinyl stickers that grant you this without obstructing your view outside.

What Are Helmet Stickers?

Customgraphix helmet stickers are an excellent way to brand your team, whether you are dealing with a professional organization or an amateur sports group. Vinyl stickers on football helmets have been a way of branding since the sixties. They are an excellent incentive for players and teams. Customgraphix helmet stickers do need a little more care than our other vinyl signage. They need to be able to accommodate the curve of the helmet in their design. Additionally, they need to be extremely durable to withstand all the wear and tear of the standard football field. They also need to be waterproof and feature strong adhesive so they don’t simply peel off after a few games. They need to be able to do all of that while sporting and keeping vibrant colors and crisp graphics.

How Long Does Sticker Printing Process Take?

This greatly depends on the type of sticker and the complexity of the design. It shouldn’t be surprising that a full vehicle wrap will take longer to produce than a simple, square window sticker. We also take great care to inspect our product to ensure quality at every step of the production. Our printing process is closely overseen by highly experienced and well-trained graphics technicians we are proud to have on our team. They are tasked with examining each coloration layer for accuracy and perfect reproducibility. Once an order has been placed, our client will receive an estimated time depending on a variety of factors we wouldn’t be able to specify in advance.

Discuss it with an Expert

Now that you have been more adequately informed on the subject of custom vinyl stickers, their many applications and benefits, all you need to do is place an order. While we noted how the specific production times may vary, all our products ship out quickly so you will get your hands on your order in a relatively short time. When looking for custom vinyl sticker printing, look no further than Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona. To take your next marketing campaign to the next level, contact Customgraphix Phoenix, Arizona immediately.