VINYL | For the graphic artist
COST: Around $11 per square foot
Flat object for smoothing
Create a vector image using Adobe Illustrator. (This layer will be the printed image)
Copy and paste the image onto a second layer and convert it to "lines". This layer will designate where the cuts will be made.
* If you have any overlapping shapes, you will need to adjust your lines for proper cutting.
Find a print shop that has a vinyl printer/cutter and give them your file for printing.
Use a cleaning solution to remove any dirt or other residue from the top of the board.
Remove backing from the vinyl.
Apply vinyl to the board, moving from one end to the other.
Use a flat object to smooth out any bubbles as you go.
Remove top adhesive layer from the vinyl.