Application Instructions for Applying Lettering

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How To Apply Vinyl Lettering

Preparation

1Clean and de-grease surface (methylated spirits) works well. And apply any border striping a few millimetres in from the edge of the board.

Measuring

2Measure the distance from the top of sign to where you want the bottom of the first line of text to be and make a small mark underneath at both ends using a normal ball point pen (meths will remove the marks when you have finished)

Application

Lift the tape with the lettering (assist with knife when necessary) from the backing sheet.

3Lift the tape with the lettering (assist with knife when necessary) from the backing sheet.

Positioning the lettering

4The lettering is extremely sticky, especially if being applied to a gloss surface so if you are not sure that you can position accurately the first time then spray the sign surface lightly with water. Just a fine mist is sufficient. (a normal household spray bottle is fine). Providing you do not apply pressure to the lettering, this will allow repositioning.

When in position apply pressure to the lettering using a plastic applicator, working from the centre, up and down, squeezing out any air or water

5When in position apply pressure to the lettering using a plastic applicator, working from the centre, up and down, squeezing out any air or water.

6Continue the same way with further lines until your sign is complete.

7Spray the whole sign with water and allow a few minutes for the water to soak into the tape.

8Carefully remove the tape from left to right, keeping it flat to the surface and at a slight angle. Therefore leaving the lettering behind.

Carefully remove the tape from left to right, keeping it flat to the surface and at a slight angle, leaving the lettering behind

Finishing

9Large bubbles (if any) can be removed by pricking the outer edge of the bubble with a sharp knife (scalpel) and squeezing out the air or water towards the prick with your finger. As the vinyl matures it shrinks slightly and also breathes so small bubbles will disappear by themselves after a while.

10If you have used water, carefully dry sign with a soft absorbent cloth or kitchen towel. Furthermore, remove any pen marks with meths.

11Apply any outlining dry, (supplied on clear tape for easy application)

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