In today’s cut throat and competitive world, customization is what makes all the difference. If you want people to not only remember your brand but also can refer it to others, customized signage, banners, posters and messaging is very important. Customized signs and banners can be used for a plethora of purposes from conveying new and happening details, for promoting products, for inviting and luring customers, to make things attractive and also to keep things according to the theme of your brand.
But as we all know that generic things are easy to find with much less cost but as soon as you want to take the customized route, things get expensive and slowly burn a hole in your budget, right? For small to medium scale businesses it's difficult to do all the things in-house as it needs a ton of investment.
Getting vinyl plotters, cutters, sign making tools and other requirements in order to get customized signs in vinyl is pretty cool but a bit too much work. This can be easily done by large scale businesses but if you want to have customized vinyl signs for a party, a small business venture, for decoration or other purposes getting a customized sign from outside is the best.
Getting a customized sign for any of the purposes is a great idea and your eye for detail will surely pay off. In this article, I will tell you how to get a maximum effect from a custom vinyl design as well as how to get one in the best way possible.
How to Get a Maximum Effect From Custom Vinyl Design?
Before I tell you all about how to get a customized vinyl design on any material, I first want you to understand how to get maximum effect from a custom vinyl design. The first thing to keep in mind is the size of the design you have chosen. It should be proportionate with the room or area it will be displayed on.
It should neither be too big that it becomes overwhelming nor it should be too small that it loses its impact altogether.
The second most important thing is the usage of colors. If you’re a brand then using your brand aesthetic or color range will have the maximum effect but if you are not a business or brand then just stick to the theme or colors that bring out the best in the design.
The colors should not only go well with each other but also bring out each other more strikingly.
The third thing that will make your custom sign more memorable is limited use of text, let the message be short, sweet yet catchy, in fact the graphics make a much better impact than the text itself. Lastly, your custom vinyl sign should be placed in such a way that it is visible from everywhere and looks good from each angle. The usage of correct sign making tools and vinyl tools will also play a huge role in maximizing the effect!
How to Make Custom Vinyl Signs?
Before getting on with your custom vinyl sign journey, you need to have a few important vinyl tools for perfect sign making.
The tools that you need are adhesive vinyl sheets, transfer tape, spatula, scraper, scissors, a weeder, printer, custom design and laptop. Now that you have all the essential sign making tools let’s get you started!
1.Choose your Customized Design
In order to get a customized sign you need to either draw that design or upload it from a photo, right? So this is your first step. Once you have drawn the sign or have it uploaded in your computer, you need to then paste it on a 20.3 x 27.9 cm document in a png file. If you don’t get to choose the size of the document, alter the size after you have selected the document.
2.Get Your Image on the Vinyl Sticker Paper
Now that you have your customized vinyl sign selected and ready to be printed, load the printable vinyl paper on the vinyl plotter/printer’s tray, make sure the non-adhesive side is face up. Use clear vinyl printer paper if you want to see the image when it's printing and want the background to be transparent. Use glossy printer paper for stickers.
3.Weed your Vinyl Design
Once your image is out, it's now time to weed your cutout design so that it comes in its true style. For this purpose, you’ll need a weeding tool. Start from the corner of the sign and carefully start weeding the vinyl which isn’t a part of your original design.
4.Laminate and Enjoy
Now that your design is in its full glory, it's time to laminate the image to increase its life and stick to wherever you need it to be stuck.
Custom vinyl signs are a great way to showcase your inner artist, they always look amazing and give out the message clearly. Vinyl printing is gaining momentum all around the world and will do so more because these are cost effective and very cool!