Buying Decals Online

As we already mentioned in our previous blog post “Purchasing Banners Online”, it is really important when buying decals for your business or your personal family use that careful consideration be given to the website that you are buying these decals from. You want a business that has a phone number so you can actually speak to a live person.

Here at Signs World Wide, we pride ourselves in superb customer service. Have a pre-order decal question? Just email or call us. Have a question about your recent decal order? We would love to hear from you.

Here are some additional items to consider when researching the best place to buy decals online.

The difference between printed vinyl and die-cut vinyl decals

Before installation the difference between the two types of decals are very subtle. The difference becomes more apparent when installing and after installation.

Printed vinyl decals tend to be easier to install and essentially are like a “peel and stick” sticker. These decals are printed directly on white vinyl. This process allows the decal to have many multiple colors and can be photo realistic. This type of decal is great for photographs, gradients/shading, illustrated artwork and when many colours are needed.

Die-Cut vinyl decals can be a little trickier to install, but the end result looks like it was hand painted. This type of decal uses no background and is die-cut from pre-colored rolls of vinyl. This makes die-cut vinyl decals having a color limitation more expensive for multiple colours. Die-cut vinyl decals don’t fade in direct sunlight and are thin enough to conform to different types of textures.

In conclusion when deciding on which type of decal you would like, you have to look at where you are going to install the decal, your budget and the installation process.
Don’t hesitate to purchase your next great business or personal vinyl decal today from Signs World Wide.

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Have a surface that needs a message attached? It might be a good job for the trusty decal!
Inexpensive and durable, decals have become a sign staple for small scale advertising.

Decals, also known as stickers, are a thin vinyl film with an adhesive backing. The decals come attached to a backing paper that keeps the adhesive clean until you are ready to apply it (think bumper sticker).

Some decals will be a printed image on a rectangle while others will be die cut into individual pieces.



The die cut decals will come with a temporary “transfer tape” that keep the vinyl decals aligned while it is applied to the desired surface. Once the decal has been applied, the transfer tape can be removed leaving only the individual decals behind (Refer to our Blog on “vinyl application instructions” for more information on vinyl installation). You may also receive larger one piece decals with transfer tape as well. Larger decals can be difficult for inexperienced users to install. The transfer tape will keep the decal stiff while it is being applied. As in the die cut decals, the transfer tape can safely be removed once it has been successfully applied.

Opaque White vs. Reflective

Most decals will be an opaque white, but reflective is an option as well. If you need your message to be seen at night, reflective vinyl decals are a good choice. Light from headlights or other ambient sources will reflect off of the metallic particles inside the decal and make your message stand out well against the dark area surrounding the decal.


SignsWorldWide offers many stock decal options along with the ability to customize or create any decal you may need. Feel free to contact us regarding your project so we can help get your message stuck!

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