Best place for vinyl lettering & decals

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2017/10/03 20:20:58 (permalink)

Best place for vinyl lettering & decals

Any suggestions on a place to order large vinyl lettering and decals. Large as in up to 2ft tall
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    Blakkmoon
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/03 21:20:02 (permalink)
    I have used bannerbuzz.com for all my stuff so far.
     
     
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/05 12:28:21 (permalink)
    try my buddy at Blade graphics.
    great guy and awesome work
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/30 19:26:53 (permalink)
    Any other recomendations for places? The larger the better
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 10:37:48 (permalink)
    I ended up buying a vinyl cutter, and a bunch of Orocal 751 and had a blast... and saved a TON of money
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 14:05:32 (permalink)
    .. and the Enso (the huge red logo) is 99 inches tall. The letter 'T' is over 5feet tall
     

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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 14:31:14 (permalink)
    Wow that quality looks great. Is the programing and printing not to difficult? Id like to do it myself, as Id imagine i would be changing signage, and menu enough it would be worth the investment. If you dont mind sharing a bit of info
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 19:49:21 (permalink)
    I see no pics !!
     
    Where did they go??
     
    Plus..
    Where did you get the cutter?
    Where do you get the Orocal 751??
     
    I assume ebay or amazon.... but links would be great.
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 21:42:10 (permalink)
    Do you still not see the photos?
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/10/31 23:00:34 (permalink)
    Don't see them.
    2 different browsers.
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/01 17:37:13 (permalink)
    Blakkmoon
    Don't see them.
    2 different browsers.


    Can you see these - https://www.flickr.com/ph...8108/with/38067129802/
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/01 18:26:35 (permalink)
    Now THAT I see!!
     
    That looks fantastic.
    Bold, simple, high impact.
     
    Now I definitely want to know what equipment you are using.
    What software?
    Etc.
    Your opinions on it.
    Would you recommend it?
     
    I do all my own graphics in photoshop.
    I do all my own application.
     
    I have used a big printer unit to do my hotdog cart logos, so the software is pretty easy to learn.
    But that was years ago.
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/01 21:29:27 (permalink)
    Thanks Blakkmoon
    Below is a timelapse of the vinyl install of the one side.
    Yes, I wanted Bold and Simple and not to over explain everything.. there needs to be a little curiosity and wonder.
    I didnt want too much info that people have to think.
    I didnt have time to finish my food truck build thread here on the forum because I had places contact me to serve food before officially being open.  I was able to pull some temporary permits. Anyway, one of the compliments I had since being open other than the food being good, is they love the truck, its look and cleanliness. Its attracts them, instead of some trucks that are not clean looking and shabby. 
     
    The vinyl install was life changing.  Its had everything in it..  patience, vision, fun, and TONS of math. 
    I first went to signs dot com and they wanted 500 for the word Teriyaki. A local place also wanted close to that. The big red Enso (Circle) on the truck would have been easy double that because its 99 inches tall. The letter 'T' is over 5ft tall. I had a brain wave one night and decided to google DIY vinyl and thats where I got sucked in.  Two local people to me declined the job due to the size. The small 'e' in Teriyaki is 28 inches tall. 
     
    Anyway, I ended up buying the budget cutter from uscutter.com. I got the MH 34 inch with the stand, with a complete start up kit for $330, then I bought their Oracal 751 in red and white for $50 for 10yards. That stuff is the best, its what pros use. The kit came with an cutting software which was really awesome, and their youtube channel has really prof tutorials. Using it was fun. I had to cut my letter 'T' in pixler (online version of photoshop) then rotate to fit long ways on the 30inch roll of vinyl. Once ready, I sent it to the cutter then wow, just wow. That thing is sick. It took a little to calibrate and set the cut speed and pressure, but for someone who has never even SEEN a cutter before let alone pull off a stunt like mine..  I was in awe of how easy it was. I only attempted it because I was uneducated on how tricky it can be. I think if a pro had sat me down and told me what could go wrong I would have not attempted it. 
     
    I can share more of my experience doing this if needed. I highly recommend a DIY job
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LgkMLE8ZKE
     

    post edited by paulnye - 2017/11/01 21:32:38
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/01 21:32:49 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info on that. Very much appreciated. I will be reading much more into it as the cost savings seems huge
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/01 22:26:45 (permalink)
    Great video.
    So glad you shared.
     
    Would like to pics of the rest of the truck.
     
    That was the cutter I was looking at after you first mentioned it.
    Looks like a blast.
     
    Similar to the kind I worked on years ago.
     
    Going to have to seriously think about going this route.
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    Re: Best place for vinyl lettering & decals 2017/11/09 17:26:52 (permalink)
    Ok So I haven't used them for adhesive Vinyl yet but I've been using these guys for years on our other banners Best prices around and shipping is easy enough
    www.halfpricebanners.com/adhesive-vinyl-signs  
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