Little Labels will install your pre-printed or pre-cut signs to your vehicle or shop front. While we prefer to print and cut the signs ourselves, we will apply vinyl signs purchased elsewhere to your substrate.
Instructions for Flat Surfaces
1: Clean the surface with glass cleaner and a dry cloth. Dirt and dust particles will cause vinyl
lettering to bubble and not to adhear properly.
2: Draw horizontal guidelines in the area you wish to apply your lettering. You can use a wax
pencil or if you don't have a wax pencil you can use masking tape.
3: With the lettering face down, carefully peel the backing paper away from the lettering.
4: Place the taped letters on the prepared surface, using your guidelines to position them correctly.
Firmly "squeegee" the lettering to force the bubbles out. A bondo squeegee will work well.
If you don't have a squeegee use a heavy gauge piece of cardboard. Start in the center and work
your way out. Be sure you have gone over all areas.
5: Gently peel off the transfer tape, leaving the letters in place.
6: Clean off your guidlines with glass cleaner and you're finished.
Instructions For Wet Application For Irregular Surfaces
1: Prepare application fluid: 4 drops of dish washing detergent to 250ml of water in a spray
2: Clean the surface with soapy water only and a dry cloth. Do not use commercial window cleaner as these can affect the adhesive on the vinyl.
3: Mark guidelines with masking tape or wax pencil in the area you wish to apply your lettering.
4: With the lettering face down, carefully peel the backing paper away from the lettering.
5: Spray down area to receive lettering with an ample amount of application fluid to prevent vinyl from
sticking to surface.
6: Place the taped letters on the prepared surface using your guidelines to position them correctly.
Lettering may be removed and repositioned as long as surface stays wet. Firmly squeegee the
lettering to force the bubbles and fluid out. Start in the center and work your way out. Be sure you
have squeegeed out all the application fluid before attempting to remove application tape.
7: Allow the lettering to dry for about an hour and gently peel the transfer tape away, keeping your
hand firmly on the lettering to prevent pulling it back up. Squeegee out any remaining bubbles and
fluid. You may need to smooth it down one more time after leaving it to dry for a couple of hours.
Vinyl lettering will take 48 hours to reach it's maximum adhesive strength. During that time, do not wash the lettering or operate windscreen wipers over the lettering. Be gentle for the first few days and resist the urge to pick at the corners to "see if it's stuck". If possible, leave the sign in the sun to assist drying. Don't panic over any bubbles - they will work their way out in a few weeks.