How vinyl vehicle stickers can benefit you
Vehicle sticker printing has been used as a form of promotion for decades, and it’s not hard to see why. If you’re driving around every day to and from a place of work, then your car or van is a prime piece of advertising real estate which you can use to promote your brand or special offer.
It’s what tradespeople, such as plumbers, have been doing for years. They often use van stickers or bumper stickers to include their business name, logo, list of services and contact details across their van. When driving, this can literally be seen by THOUSANDS of people every week! They’re a brilliant form of brand promotion and also put your business in front of potential customers when they may need it most.
However, vehicle stickers aren’t just for trade businesses. They can literally be used for any form of business promotion. If you have a car or van for business commuting, then you can use them to turn it into your very own branded billboard. It’s very easy and very cheap with Discount Sticker Printing.
Another great use is to promote a special offer. For example, you can create custom vehicle stickers which showcase your latest prices or latest eye-grabbing special deal. You can then drive around or even park your car in a key area with lots of passing footfall. It’s like having your very own mobile billboard!
The ability to choose your very own shape and size with Discount Sticker Printing also means that we have stickers suitable for cars, vans, motorbikes, cycles and much more. Basically, if it moves, then we can create a sticker for it!
This makes it easy to provide the right sort of promotion for your vehicle. For example, if you have a car, then car sticker printing can be done on a smaller scale to fit perfectly across a side door, bonnet or boot. However, if you have a larger vehicle such as a van, then van sticker printing can be done much larger to fit the wide surface area of a side door. Our stickers can be created to perfectly suit what you’re looking for.
Alongside business promotion, our stickers also offer fantastic customisation purposes. For example, you can add completely custom vehicle stickers to your car, van or motorbike with your own artwork to create a really personalised look which fits your own tastes. If you can’t find decals with the right photograph or image, then simply create your own! Our stickers don’t have to just be used on the outside surface, but also the inside as well, with vinyl in car stickers perfect for uses such as dashboards, car window stickers and other internal surfaces.
No matter what you need, we’ve got you covered, so start your order by entering your specifications into the calculator above.
Q. What can I use the vehicle stickers for?
Whilst many customers use them as car labels for personalisation purposes, one of the most effective uses is as promotional car stickers to advertise a business, brand or offer. Just imagine how many people might notice your advertising just by driving your car or van around. It could be thousands every week!
Many customers also use them as custom van stickers for a business livery, where they can get quality printed vinyl artwork, fully customised to their needs, without having to worry about expensive costs.
Q. Can I enter my own size measurements?
Yes! They will be cut to ANY size you choose. This means they can be large enough for custom van and truck stickers, or small enough for personalised car and bike stickers. Just make them fit whatever you need!
Q. Are they suitable for indoors and outdoors?
Yes! The vinyl material and weatherproof toner makes them fully weatherproof and UV resistant for outdoor or indoor use.
Q. Can I remove them?
Yes! Even though your stickers come with a strong permanent adhesive which is designed to stay stuck for years, they CAN be carefully removed if necessary and leave no residue behind.
Q. How do I order?
Ordering cheap car stickers and van stickers is very easy with DSP. Here’s how you do it:
1. Choose from the type of finish you would like – matt, gloss, clear and more
2. Enter in your customisation details, such as shape, size and quantity
3. Receive your instant online quote
4. Upload your artwork or choose FREE basic artwork (we even have the choice of sending the artwork later)
5. Fill out your delivery and payment details and submit your order
6. That’s it! Your stickers will then be delivered straight to your door with FREE delivery
Vehicle stickers are the most widely seen type of sticker in the world. Research carried out by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) states that vehicle advertising boosts brand identification by as much as 15 times more than any other sort of advertising. These findings are supported by studies done in the USA by the Transportation sector of the Advertising Council, which discovered that individual vehicle advertising generates between 30,000 and 70,000 daily impressions.
They are used for commercial, religious, secular, humorous reasons or to show support of a sports team or other organisation. In the United States the bumper sticker is used as a way of showing your support for a political candidate. At election time nearly every car is showing its support for a political candidate.
Other parts of the world use them to show where they have been on holiday, or in support of a charity. Rear window stickers are popular around the world. Vehicle stickers have expanded to include vehicle decals, which are applied to a car's rear windshield, and the entire body of the car.
Vehicle stickers date roughly with the birth of the Ford Model A, in 1927, it was the first car to have a bumper. Although there was a form of bumper sticker shortly before World War II; which were flag-like, and attached using wires it was Forest P. Gill, a Kansas City based printer's replacement of the wire attachments with pressure sensitive adhesive, in the late 1930s, which resulted in bumper stickers became more far-flung and practical.
The first promotional use of bumper stickers was in the 1940s when staff at a tourist venue, Rock City, Tennessee began applying stickers to the bumpers of visitors’ cars. Though called "stickers", these bumper signs were really light, screen-printed card. They were connected with compressed aluminium strips, along through the end of the sign and wrapped around the bumper.
Today they are made from lightweight soft PVC or advanced polypopylene vinyl. PVC is the abbreviation of polyvinyl chloride, a plastic; it is one of the most used compounds in the world with virtually unaccountable applications. PVC is waterproof with a firm surface that does not easily peel or tear.
The vinyl used to make vehicle stickers comes in sizeable rolls that are pushed through a large-format printer/cutter. Designs are made using specific computer software and this information sent to the machines via cable link for production and cutting.
Using a re-positional adhesive allows for ease of usage, and correct application adhesion into recesses for a professional finish. Printers employ solvent, eco solvent and latex inks. Vehicle stickers will usually last up to two years in extreme outdoor conditions.
- Essentials / F.A.Q
Please see our recommend artwork guidelines below, if you are unsure about the artwork you are supplying and would like us to check and fix any issues please continue ensuring you tick the ‘check artwork and send PDF proof’ option on the upload page before proceeding
Please note: We only accept print ready artwork on the "upload your file" option, if you need any changes to artwork please select the "we design your artwork" option.
File Type – We accept PDF, AI, EPS or JPEG files
Colour – Convert all colours into CMYK format, with no tints lower than 5%
Fonts – Make sure all fonts are converted to outlines or flattened
Bleed & Safe Area – We require a 3mm bleed and a 3mm inner safe area, WITHOUT crop marks
Image Resolution – Artwork must be at a resolution of 300dpi or higher
To download our checklist please click here.
- File Types
Preferred file types are high resolution flattened PDF or EPS files. If you are designing artwork in a vector program such as illustrator please ensure all fonts are converted to outlines or attach all fonts with your order.
High resolution AI, PSD or JPEG files are also accepted.
For a more in-depth guide about file types click here.
All files supplied must be based in the CMYK colour mode, with no tints lower than 5%.
For a more in-depth guide about colour click here.
To avoid any issues, make the fonts part of your original document through embedding, flattening or converting them to curves in the chosen design program.
For a more in-depth guide about font click here.
- Bleed & Safe Area
All artwork supplied to us for print must have at least 3mm bleed and 3mm inner safe area on all trimmed edges. Please do NOT add crop marks.
For a more in-depth guide about bleed click here.
Images need to have a minimum resolution of 300dpi. If artwork is generated at a lower resolution, then the quality of the final printed job will be affected.
For a more in-depth guide about resolution click here.
- Clear Labels with Opaque & White Elements
The toners we use to print on clear materials are slightly transparent, this means that for the parts that you require to be opaque or to add full colour images we have to create a white base layer on the artwork behind the colour or image, this is achieved by creating a separate layer on your artwork named “white” and anywhere our press finds this colour it will print white toner (beneath the CMYK artwork, beneath images or on it's own).
We can set up your artwork in our design studio, please describe which areas you require to be white or opaque in the notes box on the upload artwork page.
Please be aware that if additional set up is required by our design studio this may delay turnaround time.
For an in-depth guide of how to setup labels with white elements please click here.
- Labels with Metallic Elements
The way we create metallic colours is by using a silver substrate and applying a thin layer of CMYK toner to create the metallic colour required, when ordering please describe the colour required (or give the metallic swatch code from our color logic sheet which is included in all sample packs and can be ordered here FREE of charge) in the notes box at the upload artwork stage.
The parts that you do not require metallic we have to create a white base layer on the artwork, this is achieved by creating a separate layer on your artwork, named “white” and anywhere our press finds this colour it will print white toner beneath the CMYK artwork.
Any white parts on your design that are not named “white” will be printed in a silver metallic.
We can set up your white base for you here in our design studio, please describe which areas you do not require metallic in the notes box on the upload artwork page.
Please be aware that if additional set up is required by our design studio this may delay turnaround time.
For an in-depth guide of how to setup labels with metallic elements please click here.
- Material & Finish Options
Think about the appearance you are trying to achieve for your label, some materials may darken or lighten the appearance of your artwork once printed.
The different finishes may also affect the way your labels appear, Matt effects will make the colours look a little dull or faded and a gloss finish might make them appear brighter.
For more in-depth information about all of the materials and finishing options we offer click here.