Transform Any Surface into a Promotional Tool for Your Business

Vinyl lettering is a thin self-adhesive plastic film that adheres to almost any smooth surface, including glass, wood, metal, and drywall. Custom vinyl lettering decals are a fast effective way to achieve exposure for your business, brand, promotion without spending a fortune.

Vinyl letter design is commonly applied to vehicle windows, shopfronts, and masonry walls although it has a variety of other applications. It can be printed in a range of fonts, colors, and finishes, and best of all customers love the fact a customized design can be realized within the space of a day. 

Vinyl letter stickers are highly durable, lasting between 5 to 7 years in most cases. Contact Tinting Chicago today to install vinyl letters fast at  773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493

Most common applications of lettering design

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Vehicles
  • Material
  • Walls
  • Storefronts
  • Boats

Benefits of vinyl letter stickers

  • Cost effective
  • Durable
  • Customizable
  • Easily removed without damage
  • Perfect for temporary promotions
  • Cheaper, easier, and more durable a painted sign

Indoor or outdoor use of vinyl letters

High-quality vinyl stickers are waterproof and resistant to harsh weather conditions meaning they can be used both indoors and outdoors.

How to apply vinyl decals

To install vinyl lettering, there are two critical factors to be aware of. The first is that the smooth surface the sticker is adhering to is totally clean and dust-free. The second is that the sticker is straight! If you want to ensure a truly professional look, it’s always best to engage experts to install large or complex stickers.

  1. Clean the surface with a lint-free cloth and a household cleaner
  2. Use a piece of masking tape or transfer tape to create a straight line guide above where you plan to place your sticker
  3. Remove the backing paper from the vinyl
  4. Carefully place the sticker on the chosen surface
  5. Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles
  6. Remove the guideline tape

The durability of vinyl letters

Custom vinyl lettering decals are incredibly durable, lasting many years, depending on the quality of the brand used. Expect the highest quality vinyl stickers to last for as long as 9 years, medium quality stickers to last 5-7 years, and the cheapest vinyl stickers to only last a year or two.

Custom-designed vinyl letter decals

You can use an online design tool to create your custom vinyl lettering. Such tools supply you with design templates that can be customized to suit your brand and needs. Be aware however that an online design tool won’t give you complete flexibility, for example, most fonts are available for use, but not all.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a truly unique sticker that stands out from the crowd, you can engage the design team at Tinting Chicago to take it to the next level by using our own custom vinyl lettering service. Simply supply us with your lettering, desired color,  logo, and any other details and we will come up with the rest!

The production process for custom-designed graphics is generally very fast. You can expect to have your graphics designed, printed, and mailed to you in just a matter of days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you remove, custom lettering from a vehicle?

Vinyl graphics are easily removed from cars using a heat gun. By heating the adhesive underneath the vinyl, it becomes easy to peel off the sticker in one go, without leaving any sticky residue. If done correctly, the removal process won't damage the surface the sticker is adhering to in any way.

How do you remove custom lettering from a shirt?

The easiest and cleanest way in which to remove vinyl designs from clothing, such as shirts and T-shirts is by using the heat from a hairdryer or iron. if that doesn't work, you can also try using petroleum jelly, acetone, or commercial vinyl removers.

Do vinyl stickers fade in the sun?

All vinyl stickers eventually fade in the sun. Outdoor vinyl decals are usually laminated to protect them from the sun's harsh UV light which causes color fading. With lamination, vinyl stickers will retain their correct colors for 5-6 years.


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