Q- What type of material should I print my sticker on?
A- Our most popular material is White Vinyl. For a detailed list of our material types visit our Materials Page.
Q- Are cars the only things I can apply the stickers to?
A- Absolutely not! You can apply our stickers to any smooth surface. Some great places are: cars, trucks, boats, r.v.'s, motorcycles, skateboards, bicycles, helmets, trapper keepers and much more!
Q- How do I apply the stickers?
A- We have a comprehensive set of instructions on our Applications Instructions page and a set of these instructions will be mailed with each sticker order. Stickers should be applied to the outside of the car.
Q- How long does it take to get the stickers?
A- All of our stickers are custom made, so most orders are processed and shipped within 5-7 business days. Production time for bulk orders is based on the quantity ordered. If you live outside the United States please allow 2 to 6 weeks for delivery, depending on customs and your chosen shipping method.
Q- How big are the stickers?
A- Sticker size varies with each sticker. Most of our stickers are available in three sizes. Each stickers sizes is displayed in the description next to the sticker in the shopping cart.
Q- How do I remove the stickers if I want to?
A- Heat the area where the sticker is with a blow dryer and just peel the sticker back off. If there is any sticker adhesive still left on the window just clean it off with window cleaner. If the sticker was on the car paint then just buff the area with car wax.
Q- How do I reorder a previous order?
A- Reordering stickers from a previous order is easy. Simply login to your account using the "Your Account" button to the right of the search bar. Once you are logged in, click on the "Re-Order" button to reveal your previous orders. Locate the order you would like to reorder in the Order History/Reorders tab and simply press the green "ReOrder" button. This will place all the items from your previous order into your current shopping cart. Simply adjust the quantity from there.
Q- What is lamination?
A- Lamination is an optional extra layer applied to the top of printed stickers that is scratch and acid-rain resistant and will increase the lifespan of your sticker by 1-3 years. It offers a high level of UV protection and protects the sticker from moisture and abrasion. Lamination will also alter the finish of the sticker, making it either glossy or matte in appearance.
Q- What is a 'Gang-Run' and why don't you accept them?
A- 'Gang-run' printing is described as a printing method in which multiple printing projects or designs are placed on a common sheet in an effort to reduce printing costs. Carstickers.com does not currently allow gang-runs on our custom stickers. We offer a competitive pricing structure with discounts for ordering multiple stickers. This makes gang-runs unnecessary and saves our customers from needing to cut or pick their own stickers.
Q- What is the difference between Square-Cut Finishing and Flex-Cut Finishing?
A- With Square Cut finishing, the backing that you remove your sticker from will be cut to a square or rectangle.
With Flex Cut Finishing, the backing that you remove your sticker from will be cut to the shape of your design. This option increases the price by 20%.
What is DPI or PPI?
Because the resolution is directly related to the physical size of the image, if you take an image that is 1" x 1" at 300 dots per inch and then you scale up your image to 2" x 2" your dots in that inch just got spread over 2 inches, so 300dpi becomes 150dpi.
When viewing images on the internet you see them through a browser that only displays the images at 72dpi. If you download these images for print you are using a low resolution image at a small size. If it is scaled up, the 72dpi goes down to a lower resolution proportionately to how much it's scaled. This results in poor looking printed materials.
*The above file types marked in red are RASTER type files
Vector vs Raster
One way designers get around being stuck with one size is to design in vector art programs (typically Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw). Vector art programs use paths and shapes instead of pixels (Raster images) to determine shape and color. These shapes and paths can be enlarged and are not dependant to a pixel size, so their quality remains intact when sized. Typically people use vector programs to create logos and text, but are popular amongst designers because of their friendliness towards scalability. Click Here to find out about getting YOUR artwork vectorized.
Print ready artwork means exactly what it says...Is your artwork ready to print at the SIZE and QUALITY you want? Looking at what we've discussed above about DPI and SIZE and how they are related, does the image you are submitting fall into what the printer needs to make a high quality sticker for you? Here at CarStickers.com we can print up to 720dpi in full color, but if you have your image at 300dpi and at the size you want output or if you have true vector art then we should be able to reproduce what you need.
What is a Transfer sticker?
A transfer sticker is created by cutting sticker material to a shape, graphic or text, and then removing the background. Transfer stickers are not printed on, but instead are cut from a single-colored sheet of vinyl. If you would like a sticker with multiple colors but no background you should order a Multi-Color Transfer Sticker.Can I order Multi-Color Transfer Stickers on glitter or reflective vinyl?
Unfortunately we are no longer printing Multi-Color Transfer stickers on glitter and reflective vinyl.Transfer Sticker Guidelines
Transfer stickers are measured by the outer most points on the sticker. Multiply the width by the height to get the square inches of your sticker.
The majority of the stickers we make have 20 or less picks. If your custom sticker has a lot of picks, we will contact you for an additional charge. If your image has over 20 picks and you would like to count the picks yourself, you can click here and add it to your order. Make sure to add the same quantity as the stickers that are being made.
Transfer stickers have to have material manually picked out from enclosed spaces such as letters like "O" and "P". The cutting machine that makes the sticker cuts the material, but does not remove it. A Car Sticker employee will then take a special set of tweezers and remove the material by hand.
Transfer tape, also known as application tape, makes applying a cut-out sticker easy. It is called transfer tape because it transfers your cut vinyl graphics from the backing to the sticker's final location. Carstickers.com uses a transfer tape made from a transparent plastic film, which makes installation easier because the installer can see exactly where the decal will be placed before application.
It is not uncommon for the transfer tape to separate slightly from the sticker backing in a few places during shipping. This is normal and easy to fix. Simply pull the transfer tape away from the backing about halfway across the sticker. Then replace it slowly, smoothing the area with the flat part of your hand from the middle of the sticker out to the edge. Then repeat this process on the remaining side.
For a demonstration, please watch the video below
Why do large car magnets have rounded corners?
The first place that magnetic signs can have a problem adhering to a vehicle is the corners. Over time the corners may "flag up" creating the possibility for air and water to get underneath and therefore causing the magnet to not adhere well. Rounding the corners helps prevent this problem.
Why should I clean my car door magnet every day?
Magnetic vinyls can cause permanent damage to painted surfaces unless properly maintained, which includes daily removal. Please visit the Car Magnet Cleaning Instructions page for magnetic cleaning and care instructions.
Is a car door magnet safe to take through the car wash?
Although the magnets are weatherproof, we recommend removing car door magnets before entering a car wash. The water pressure and brushes can be strong enough to remove the magnets from your vehicle.
We offer free shipping on all orders being shipped within the United States. These packages are shipped using First Class Mail from the United States Postal Service. If you need your stickers faster we offer expedited shipping options with USPS and UPS.
How Long Does It Take?
Most orders are processed and shipped within 5-7 business days. Production time for bulk orders is based on the quantity ordered. Shipping times will vary based on the chosen shipping method. The USPS states that packages shipped First Class Mail can take up to 10 business days for delivery.
Shipping to All Other Countries:
DHL, International First Class, or Priority Mail: 2 to 6 weeks (depending on shipping service and customs)
Stickers that are sized at 1.25" or smaller will be shipped in strips or on sheets.
On the occasion that a customer’s design does not match the dimensions of the sticker ordered, our policy is to adjust the dimensions of the sticker to match the dimensions of the design. For example, if a customer uploads a 10”x5” design, but orders a 10”x10” sticker, we will make the sticker as a 10”x5” and refund the difference. We will not stretch or distort your design.
All of our stickers are custom made and therefore cannot be returned for reasons unrelated to quality issues or production errors. For example, we cannot refund or accept a return if you ordered the incorrect size or color. We stand behind our products and pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. If there is a problem with your order, please email a photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can address the issue accordingly. Although we reserve the right to refuse a refund request if it does not comply with our policy, feel free to call us to discuss any issue you have within 60 days of your purchase.
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and PAYPAL. If you want to pay with a PREPAID GIFT CARD or CHECK you will need to do so through PayPal. We do not accept personal checks in the mail.
Carstickers.com takes privacy very seriously. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise share your personal information, such as name, email address, physical address, phone numbers, buying history, etc.
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