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What is the difference between Printed Vinyl Decals
and Cut Vinyl Decals?
Vinyl decals have been around a long time, most commonly used in advertising, but with the increased popularity of vinyl being used for decorating purposes now there is much confusion on the difference between printed vinyl decals and cut vinyl decals. Both mediums will produce stunning decals for decorating purposes however there are some differences and those differences may determine which kind of decal you want for your decorating project. Let's explore those differences below.
As you can see on the picture below, before installation, the differences between the two are very subtle. The differences will become more noticeable during and after installation.





















PRINTED VINYL is much easier to install and will closely resemble what you think of as a "peel and stick" sticker.
Printed vinyl is basically what it sounds like, inks are used to print a design onto clear or white vinyl and because of that, printed vinyl can produce a decal that has many multiple colors. Printed vinyl can also produce a photo realistic decal.

CUT VINYL takes a little more time and patience to install, but once installed it can appear to be hand painted. Cut vinyl decals have no background, the background that you see behind the cut vinyl design is what you install it onto. Cut vinyl decals are die-cut from pre-colored rolls of vinyl and because of that you are limited by color selection.
Cut vinyl CAN produce a decal using multiple colors, however, each color in the design must be a different layer, and because more materials are used for each layer, it can quickly become very expensive to do this. Here is a good analogy to use when comparing cut vinyl to printed vinyl. Say you have a flower design, red flower, green leaves and yellow centers and when you print that design it comes out all at once on one sheet of paper, just like a printed decal would. Now if you want to create that same design using colored construction paper you have to cut out the shapes from the correct colors of construction paper and then assemble them to get the same flower design, just as a multi-color cut vinyl decal would have to be.
INSTALLING A PRINTED VINYL DECAL
Peel off paper backing                      








Stick to application surface        
INSTALLING A CUT VINYL DECAL
Rub paper backing   Peel off paper backing   








 
Stick to surface      Rub firmily over area
Peel off transfer tape         Rub firmly
CLOSE UP OF BOTH INSTALLED
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It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but the truth is that a few wisely chosen words can inspire a thousand pictures. People are beginning to realize this truth, and the hottest new craze in home decorating, vinyl wall lettering, shows this. Now, you too can enjoy the elegance and eloquence of vinyl wall lettering and see why so many people are choosing this means to turn their homes into a beautiful reflection of whom they are.
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