Vinyl Installation Instructions

Dry Method (recommended)

Tools Needed:
Glass cleaner, paper towels, masking tape, squeegee, Exact-o knife or scissors.

 

Preparation:
Using non ammonia based glass cleaner, thoroughly clean the surface and allow to completely dry. For best results, we recommend outside temperatures be over 65˚F with low humidity.

 

Your Vinyl
Your Lettering Will Arrive With Three Layers:

  • The top layer is pre-mask, which holds the letters in place for easy installation.
  • The middle layer is the Vinyl Lettering.
  • The bottom layer is the white wax paper backing, which protects the Vinyl Lettering and the adhesive.

 

Installation Procedure

  1. Place the lettering on a clean, flat surface with the white wax paper backing facing you. Run a squeegee over the wax backing with even pressure to secure the lettering to the pre-mask tape.
  2. Using a ruler, measure your surface area to find the center point or desired location for installation.
  3. Place the lettering sheet against the surface, with the masking tape facing you and the backing still on. Place strips of masking tape all four corners.
  4. Step back and see how it looks.  Remember, once applied, it cannot be repositioned. Measure twice to assure accuracy. Once it lettering is where you want it place a strip of masking tape down the center (between the letters if possible).
  5. Choose one side and remove the corner tape. Gently and slowly pull away the backing at a 45˚ angle to prevent stretching or tearing. Stop when you reach the center tape line. Cut off the wax paper backing with a pair of scissors.
  6. Carefully place the exposed lettering against the surface and squeegee firmly in both vertical and horizontal directions, starting from the center and working outward. The squeegee should stay in direct contact with the surface of the vinyl as much as possible in order to prevent air bubbles.
  7. Once the first half is installed, remove all of the masking tape that you used to secure the material to the window. Lift the uninstalled material and slowly pull away the remaining backing at a 45˚ angle.
  8.  Firmly apply the remaining lettering. Squeegee over the entire decal in both vertical and horizontal directions.
  9.  When finished, very gently peel away the top layer of masking tape at a 45˚ angle. Removing the masking tape too quickly can damage the material.
  10.  You’re done! Once the installation is complete, all that should remain is your custom Vinyl Lettering.

Wet Method

(recommended ONLY for large printed graphics)

 

Tools Needed:
Glass cleaner, paper towels, masking tape, felt edged or rubber squeegee, Exact-o knife or scissors & application fluid

 

Preparation:
Using non ammonia based glass cleaner, thoroughly clean the surface and allow to completely dry. For best results, we recommend outside temperatures be over 65˚F with low humidity.
In a spray bottle mix 25% Isopropyl alcohol and 75% water along with 3 drops of liquid dish soap like dawn.

 

Your Vinyl
Your Lettering Will Arrive With Two Layers:

  • The top layer is the printed Vinyl.
  • The bottom layer is the white wax paper backing, which protects the Vinyl and the adhesive.

 

Installation Procedure

  1. Using a ruler, measure your surface area to find the center point or desired location for installation.
  2. Place the lettering sheet against the surface, with the masking tape facing you and the backing still on. Place strips of masking tape all four corners.
  3. Step back and see how it looks.  Remember, once applied, it cannot be repositioned. Measure twice to assure accuracy. Once it lettering is where you want it place a strip of masking tape down the top of the vinyl.
  4. Fold back the vinyl along your taped hinge and mist the application fluid liberally over the area where you will be applying the vinyl
  5. Gently and slowly pull away the backing at a 45˚ angle to prevent stretching or tearing starting at the taped line
  6. Carefully place the exposed vinyl against the surface, and starting from the taped edge and working from the top center work downward and outward. The squeegee should stay in direct contact with the surface of the vinyl as much as possible in order to remove water and air bubbles. (Note: your vinyl will need to dry for 3 to 24 hours and you will may to re-squeegee out air bubbled after the vinyl has dried)
  7.  You’re done! Once the installation is complete, all that should remain is your custom Vinyl.

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Monday thru Friday

Contact Info

S&S Printing and Graphics LLC

701 N Marion St

Kirksville, MO 63501

 

660-665-7251

1-800-279-2234

Fax: 660-665-7868

 

Email: info@snspg.com

 

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