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123Decal sees growth in decal sales in 2009. Plans Expansion in 2010.

 2009 was a Banner year for 123Decal. No pun intended! 

123Decal finished post high 4th quarter profits and closing with successful December. We should great results in many product categories. Some that are new to our product line and some that we have just expanded. For instance one figure that we are really proud of is a 85% increase in sales of Static Cling Decals. 85% more then last year!! That is amazing! Static Cling Decals have been a big spot in our marketing efforts this year!

We attribute our continued growth to Amazing Customer Service. A strong and happy customer base, Tremendous SEO and page rank in search engines and Quality Products & effective low cost pricing. 

Coming into 2009 we were coming off of a record 2008. Wondering how we would match, we knew we could access our existing customer base and expand our product lines. 123Decal has never had to return money to a customer over quality of products. 

Expansion on the Horizon. 2010 will bring expansion to 123Decal. We look to add again to our staff and also see growth in production of Custom Decals, Vinyl Decals, and Static Cling Decals and 2010 Election Products!

 

Happy New Year!

 

Tyler, 123Decal.com 

 

It Cracked..Decals by Humpty Dumpty

Earlier this evening I was at the local mall with my wife and daughter. While getting the stroller out of the car, I noticed that there was a bubble in one of the small decals I had on my car window. I then attributed the bubble to the recently frosty weather in Idaho.

Vinyl, Pressure Sensative Decals  I then took a moment to push the decal back down to hopefully fixed the bubble. Then The DECAL CRACKED!!! I was furious, now my snowboarding decal was ruined, I asked myself how it was possible. 

I left the car and started to walk into the nearest store thinking “I sure hope that doesnt happen to any 123Decal Customers”  my next thought was. No, it won't happen to our customers, we use Pressure Sensitive Vinyl and UV Ink on our Vinyl and Static Cling Decals.

So Customers of 123Decal have nothing to worry about. Our Decals whethe Double Sided Decals, Static Cling Or Regular Vinyl decals are printed with UV Ink and the vinyl decals are printed on Pressure sensitive vinyl. No worries!

 

 

Clingy…I love Clingy!

I would have to say that my overall favorite type of decal is a static cling decal.

Static Cling Decals   WHY.. Its decal that also is removable. I have seen static clings put on windows, plexy glass, bottle and more. I would totally recommend the http://www.123decal.com/static-cling-decal.asp . Yes, I do work there, but we sell so many static clings that it's no even funny. Fun yes…Funny no. The reason why static clings are so great especially at http://www.123decal.com is that we print with UV Ink. Therefore, they are enviormentally sound, they won't fade, and they hold up against the elements.  We offer double sided static cling decals, face adhesive static cling decals, back adhesive, full color and many other types.

 Take a moment and see why Static Cling Decals are my Favorite.

 

Thanks

 Tyler Hurst, http://www.123decal.com

 

Understand the Process, Understand the Price!

Double Sided DecalsToday, I had a conversation with a gentlemen about double sided decals. We were discussing the method of print and how he wanted his decals to be produced.

So I thought to myself: “Maybe people don't understand the process of the double sided decal production”

Double Sided Decals are produced in 1 or 2 ways. Digital Printed or Screen Printed. The process includes printing the image face down and then reversed and the putting a backer layer down, and then printing the face up side! Other have known to do it a different way also. But This process is time intensive and generally there is a need for drying and curing! (That is the Screen Printed or Digital way) Althought other print methods are possible!

123Decal has produced Double Sided Decals for many large companies and organizations! Come Get a Quote

 

Thanks

 

Tyler!

 

Where are your Applying your Decals?

Over the past week, 123Decal.com has seen a tremendous amount of question about the Application of Custom decals, Primarly Static Cling Decals vs. Vinyl Decals

When thinking about whether you need static cling or vinyl decals there are a few factors to consider:

Static Cling Decals, Window Decals1- Window Tint – Window Decals or Static Cling decals usually would be placed on the inside of the window and will be viewable to the outsite world. If you have tint on your car windows in may imped on the visibility of the decal, many areas that are hot or warm yearround usually have a high propensity to have tinted windows in cars and thus it may not be a good idea. 

Outside Vinyl Decals2- Outside or Inside – Many people are looking for a Removable Decal, which a static cling decal or window decal can be. But 123Decal.com Does not recommend using a standard cling on the outside of a moving car. They may blow away. Some people say that if you apply a static cling decal with windex that it will stay on.. I wouldnt risk it. If you plan to use a decal on the outside of a moving car we recommend a vinyl decal or removable vinyl decal.

 

All in all we do print our Decals with UV INK, which is not only enviornmentally friendly but also it's a great product that holds up against weather and wont fade

 Thanks

 

Tyler Hurst

123Decal.com  

Taste the Decal…Or dont. How to use a Static Cling

I once was given a political sticker and told that if i used windex it would go on and stay on. It was a Static Cling Decal. So being the optimist I am, I tried it. 

I got about 4 miles down the interstate and looked back to inspect my new found knowledge to find that it was a Folk Lore of the highest Order. STATIC CLING DECALS don't do well in 75MPH on the outside of your car.

A Static Cling Decal is a great decal for indoors and inside windows so the outside world can see it. In Fact the 123Decal Static Clings are really good, we print with UV ink, so it's not only eviornmentally friendly, but very durable and it lasts againist the sunlight and wont fade.

Many people still seek a decal that is applicaple for the outside of the car but comes off. If they dont want to use a quality magnet, then I would recommend a Removable Decal.  

Our Removable decals or Removable bumper stickers, magnets and static cling decal are all printed with UV INK. You dont have to taste it to find out. The removable decal is sticky and tacking but no permanent. Now the 123Decal Bumper Stickers are custom and permanent, They are removable within 6 months. Try one today!

Thanks

 

Tyler Hurst

http://www.123Decal.com 

 

Decals – Not as Simple as you Think!

When people say decal what do they mean? Is that a sticker? Is a Sticker and Decal that same thing?

 Dont forget about Kinds of Decals…. Static Cling, Vinyl Decals, Removable or tempory adhesive. If you really want to make your head spin, think about the different color combinations that you can provide also..White backing, clear, Full color.

A Decal is a….well,…Decal

The word decal is a very generic term for many different segments of Decals and Stickers. Most people think of a decal as a stick, adhering, vinyl sticker that you adhere to things. YES. Okay so you need stickers? Did you mean label? The big issue in is industry is that there are no “Standardized Terms” for anything. So let me take the initiative right now to set some. Who knows if the Industry will follow.

DecalsA decal is a usually a vinyl or polyester product in which people adhere them to different items. Car Decals, Window Decals, Bumper Stickers (technically a decal), oval decals, and more.. There are 3 Main Decal Types: VINYL DECAL, STATIC CLING DECAL, or REMOVABLE DECALS.

   Vinyl Decals – Made on a vinyl propylene, you can print full or single colors. Usually Vinyl Decals are made with White Vinyl and are by far the most common types of Decals. Many outdoor decals you see on cars are Viny Decals.

  Static Cling Decals – This is also a very common decal. Static clings are sometimes also called Window Decals. They are mainly used in cars. Static cling back be face or back adhering, and usually is clear, but there is white back adhering static cling material also. These decals are available in the face adhesive and back adhesive. We might warn, dont put them on the outside of  your car. They usually won't stay.

 Removable Decals – These are interesting decals. They are a great product that you can apply and adhere as a regular decal, but now you it's removable also. Many people love these for campaign or election decals. Oh yes, since your asking we can do this in bumper stickers also! Now you can get removable decals in Clear or in White. Either way, they will come off when you want.

Well Thanks,

Tyler,

Check Us Our Online @ http://www.123decal.com

 

I need Decals too!

The other day I was driving my wife's car and I noticed that her car (new to us) didnt have any decals on it. So by this finding, I began to think, how do I feel about decals on my car, what kind of decal would I use, and what messages would I put on my car.

This is i have decided. (also note I have another car that does have decals on)

I would chose to use Static Cling Decals to promote either a brand or sports teams that I like. If I had a child on a sports team, I would promote that team also. Perhaps, anothe solution would be a temporary adhesive decal. If I was really  about something, maybe I would even apply a regular custom decal that is permement.  

Many people will only support different causes, sports team, promote their car type or even make a political statement.  

Either way I will plan to put more decals on my cars. But remeber I will only put them on the window. 

What is Vectored Artwork?

 In the print world, a word that you will here thrown around a lot is Vector art. “Do you have Vector Art”. Many companys charge a fee to “vector your art” for you. When you give a machine artwork to print you give it Vectored art. Some machines will accept the lesser version called Raster Artwork.  

 

Vector Art

The idea behind vector art is to use mathmatical formulas to actually print, by using lines. Thus you have an exact measurement of where the print goes in relationship to the Custom Decal or Banner you are printing. Most decal artwork must be produced in vector format. When using the screen printing process, you must use vector artwork for print. Notice in the image above the zoom is at 4800% but it's still crystal clear and straight even lines.

Raster Art

When you have raster art the printed does not read it. Some digital printers can print using raster art and if the decal artwork is produced to the right size and the right DPI then you may be okay, but it's not recommended. 123Decal has professional graphic designers who do artwork and can vector your artwork for you. Notice in the raster art the grainy artwork.

 

So the next time you have a custom decal project, or banners, or any type of print. Use 123Decal but when we ask for vector art, you'll understand why. It's only for your protection and to give you the best quality products.

 Thanks,

Tyler,

123Decal.com, Custom Decals, Banners, Bumper Stickers and more!

Market This!!

When first trying to get a new venture going many people ask.. How do I get the word out about what I am doing? So many people turn to many sources like Facebook, or Myspace, but that really is not consistant market advertising. Then people look at other avenues to continually get the word out about them.  So how many cars have stickers? 60 %  So. Think, a long lasting durable advertising source is decals. You have easy stick a decal on a car, sign, office window etc. and continue to brand yourself. Use Durabable Vinyl Custom Decals to continually help yourself have lasting advertising! You also can use alteratives such as Static Cling Decals or Double Sided Decals. Either Way Decals can be a great way whether a high school band or NBA Champs. Decals will always be there for you to help your message stick (no pun intended!)