How To Apply Vinyl Decals
Before applying your decal make sure that the surface you are applying it to is completely clean and dry. USE RUBBING ALCOHOL on glass - Windex and other glass cleaners and leave residue and decals my not adhere properly. Then using a straight edge, such as a credit card, rub over your decal to make sure it has fully adhered to the paper backing.
Next carefully peel off the backing to expose the sticky portion of your sticker.
DO NOT REMOVE THE PAPER ON THE FRONT YET!
Next apply your decal to the object and gently rub over it to make sure it fully adheres. On rounded surfaces place middle of decal down first and work from there.
Then, slowly peel away the paper making sure that any small lines and letters come off clean.
For best results do not apply your decal to hot or very cold surfaces.
How To Apply Heat Transfer Decals
Iron the item BEFORE placing the image on the shirt. (DO NOT USE STEAM when ironing or applying vinyl.) This removes any wrinkles from the item & removes any excess moisture. Allow the fabric to cool down completely before continuing to the next step.
Remove clear film applied to ship and expose sticky side.
Apply the image (sticky side down) to the cooled down item. Be sure that there are no wrinkles in the vinyl or in the clear backing material.
(Now is when you get the image exactly where you want it).
Preheat the iron to its’ highest setting (305-320) (usually cotton).
Place the preheated iron on over the vinyl image. PRESS DOWN for 10 – 20 seconds. DO NOT MOVE THE IRON AROUND. Pick up the iron and repeat this step over any remaining areas. It’s ok to overlap if necessary.
Remove the iron & SLOWLY remove the clear backing material. This can be done warm or cool. If any part of the iron on vinyl lifts off, repeat the steps above until you can peel off the clear backing without lifting up the vinyl.
Wash inside out & tumble dry as usual.