Label Application Instructions
Before your start:
Our labels are easy to apply and will leave you with a professional looking outcome. Patience is the key to a great outcome.
Each label has 3 layers:
- The top layer is the transfer tape.
- The middle layer is the vinyl label.
- The bottom layer is the backing paper.
Some quick tips before you begin:
- Do not apply in cold weather, adhesive may stick but will lift easily.
- Do not apply in extreme heat, apply in the shade, vinyl will get very soft and stretch in extreme heat.
- Do not use alcohol to apply, it will destroy the adhesive.
- Do not touch the adhesive backing, oils from your skin will prevent sticking.
- Wash and rinse the area with liquid dish detergent and warm water. Then dry the surface with a clean, lint-free towel or cloth. Do not use ammonia based cleaner such as Windex
- Prepare the label for application by turning label face down on a flat hard surface and rub a credit card across surface of the label. Flip the label over and repeat (This will help the label stick to the transfer tape).
- Peel the backing paper away from the label and transfer tape, and slowly remove it. If part of the label sticks to the backing paper, carefully lay the label and transfer tape back down to the backing paper. Use your credit card and firmly rub across label and try again.
- Slowly lower the label onto the surface and rub it in place firmly with a credit card. For best results, wait 24 hours before moving to the next step.
- Now you're ready to pull off your transfer tape layer and view your label. Gently pull it off, if you see some vinyl start to come up with the transfer tape then lay it back down, rub with the credit card, and wait a few minutes and try again. Let label adhere for 24 hours before exposing to any water.
- Begin by heating one corner of the label with a blow dryer, heat lamp, hot water or heat gun until hot to the touch.
- Pick up and lift the area you just heated. Slowly begin pulling back the label, at less than a 90 degree angle.
- Continue applying heat to the area just before the area that is being removed.
- Once you have removed the marking, check to make sure all of the adhesive residue has been removed. remaining residue may be removed by using Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)