So you want to make a vinyl sign but you aren’t sure exactly what supplies you will need to make one and how to use those supplies? Well you’re in luck because it’s probably much easier than you think. There is a list below of four of the essential items you’ll need if you want to make vinyl signs. Let’s take a look.
1. You need vinyl and a vinyl cutter.
Of course you’ll need vinyl in order to make your vinyl signs. You’ll also need a vinyl cutter. As you may have guessed, this is what you will use to cut your vinyl signs. There are a wide variety of vinyl cutters out there. Different ones are used for the different types of signs you’ll be making. Make sure you do your research before making your purchase decision, to ensure you buy the one that will work best for you.
2. You need a computer with sign making software.
You’ll need a personal computer with internet access to make your vinyl signs. You’ll need this in order to access the software that you’ll use to make the designs for your signs. A lot of times, sign making software comes with the vinyl cutter you buy. If it doesn’t, you can browse around for which sign making software appeals to you and your designs.
3. You need application or transfer tape.
You’ll also need transfer tape in order to make your signs. Application or transfer tape is the easiest and most efficient tape to work with for this purpose. You’ll need to put the tape on the back of your vinyl or your sign that way they’ll stick to whatever surface or area you intend to stick them to.
4. You (might) need substrates.
If you don’t want to stick your stickers directly onto a surface (such as a wall or window) then it would be good for you to have some substrates handy. Substrates are what you can stick your vinyl stickers on to make them into an actual sign. There are two types of substrates. The first one is flexible substrates. Flexible substrates can be used to make more paper-based things such as banners. The other type is rigid substrates. Rigid substrates can be used to make more solid things, such as license plates.
Now that you have all of your supplies, you might be wondering how to go about actually making the signs. Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered. Here is a wikiHow article which shows you how to make a vinyl sign in 11 easy steps, complete with a video and a list of tips at the end. Happy sign-making.