You are looking for individual car stickers? Then you are right with us! We print your personal and individual bumper sticker.
Important features for car stickers
- UV-resistant, waterproof& scratch resistant
- High-quality color printing with high color brilliance
- Long-term lettering
- Easily removable after events
- Vehicle stickers for everything with edges all sizes& shapes from 1 piece
As a basis for your individual bumper sticker serve high-quality PVC adhesive films. The stickers are therefore waterproof and, if desired, removable so that the inscription can be removed without leaving residues. the printing of car foils is done in most cases by digital printing – waterproof and UV resistant already from 1 piece.
Car stickers or vehicle lettering become very robust and durable by refinement with a laminate. choose between glossy and matt lamination. With the optional protective laminate, the stickers are very resistant to all influences, such as.B. Car washes or UV rays and weather influences, which can occur more frequently on cars.
How long do car stickers last?
the durability of bumper stickers depends directly on the materials used and the printing process. Roughly speaking, car stickers can be divided into two groups by their usage time – short-term stickers (up to twelve months) and long-term lettering for your car.
When using the car stickers for a longer period of time, make sure to use high-quality print media. The printing inks should be UV resistant. the environmental impact of car stickers is extreme. These are often underestimated. In addition to permanent UV radiation, car tattoos and vehicle foils are frequently exposed to chemicals such as salts, soaps and alkalis. Mechanical stress in the car wash or caused by dust and sand should not be neglected either. Make sure that you use high-quality PVC films for your bumper sticker so that you can enjoy your sticker for a long time. we rely on brand quality (made in germany) for our vehicle stickers.
In order to prevent the color of the print from fading, the printing inks should have a high light resistance, as is the case with e.g.B. In digital printing or silk-screen printing is the case. in addition, the durability of the print can be increased by a protective laminate or varnish. Special UV-protective laminates act like "sunglasses", so that the sticker will look like the first day for a longer time. UV-offset stickers are not suitable for car stickers due to the printing inks and the material used.
Short-term lettering- car stickers with easily removable adhesive
For events or short term signage, the use of removable adhesive is recommended. this effect is limited to 6 months for most materials. Over a longer period of use, the adhesive strength will adapt to the permanent adhesive.
designing bumper stickers the right way: what do i need to consider when designing bumper stickers?
When designing and designing car stickers and advertising for vehicles, it should always be kept in mind that the viewing time is normally very short, because the vehicle is passing by or the viewer is moving. It is therefore necessary to place the most important message in the viewer’s field of vision in such a way that it can also be perceived in a matter of seconds.
If the following tips are taken into account when designing the vehicle lettering, the car sticker will be a success:
- choose a visible and suitable place on the vehicle to apply the sticker in the desired size.
- Order the sticker in the required size.
- Reduce the information to a minimum. What is the core of the statement?
- Focus z.B. The performance of your company in communication.
- Use a legible font (no-frills font).
- Pay attention to a good contrast when choosing the color.
for transparent window stickers, keep in mind that the interior of the vehicle usually looks dark. Therefore the color is white recommended on the windshield. This is also more visible on tinted car windows.
Transparent stickers for your vehicle
Printing on transparent film offers a discreet and unobtrusive option for vehicle lettering. The background – vehicle color or window – remains visible and the sticker blends in with the vehicle’s appearance. The use of opaque white is necessary for non-white backgrounds, because usually the colors only get optimal luminosity on a white background. The only exception is black, but this is counterproductive on dark vehicles or tinted windows anyway. For dark colors the use of white is recommended as printing ink or as underprint for colored areas is indispensable.
How to apply car stickers correctly?
Small bumper stickers can be applied easily. To do this, clean the surface in advance with a glass cleaner and dry the surface with a soft cloth. Afterwards the car tattoo can simply be stuck on. Start on one side and press the sticker on with a soft cloth.
For large vehicle films, proceed as follows:
Large car stickers can be applied wet. Here, too, before applying the car advertising, the surface must be z.B. clean with a glass cleaner.
Prepare the bonding solution. Mix 1-2 liters of water with a drop of washing-up liquid. wet the surface (car window, car door, hood or tailgate) with the solution.
Place the sticker with the printed side down on a table. Remove the backing paper and wet the adhesive surface of the adhesive film z.B. With a spray bottle. Position the sticker on the vehicle. The solution allows you to move or remove and reposition the sticker.
Once the sticker is in the desired position, you must carefully remove the water between the adhesive and the vehicle sticker. This can be done very well by using a plastic spatula or an EC card to paint over the car sticker from the inside to the outside. Cover the surface of the sticker with the backing paper, so that the bumper sticker is not scratched. Alternatively, wrap the tool in a soft cloth.
Our tip: order our plastic squeegee together with your stickers. It is a helpful tool for sticking and can also be used at home for sticking wall tattoos or window decals.
How to remove car stickers easily?
- Heat one corner of the sticker with a hair dryer.
- Remove the sticker with the help of a fingernail.
- Then carefully peel off the sticker while continuing to heat the surface with the hair dryer.
- Any adhesive residue can be removed with a soft cloth.B. be removed with adhesive remover. Check the compatibility with the paint beforehand.
- After successful removal of the sticker from the car, it is advisable to apply a polish to remove any shadows from the sticker.
Removing a vehicle label is usually easy. In exceptional cases, the label may become brittle due to several years of UV exposure, so that the sticker must be laboriously removed. In the case of large-area, aged vehicle lettering, we recommend that an advertising technician be commissioned to remove it.
What types of bumper stickers are there??
To design your vehicle individually with vehicle films, you have several possibilities. On the one hand, you are free to choose the motive of the sticker. This can be a photo, logo, image or text. on the other hand, you have the choice of where the bumper sticker is to be placed on your vehicle. Below we present the most important types of adhesive films for vehicles.
Rear window sticker
If the rear window is tinted, we recommend that your motif is printed with a white underprint so that the color of your motif is shown to its best advantage. If you decide on a lettering or slogan for the rear window sticker, please prefer a font that is not or only slightly ornate in order to increase readability. stick the bumper sticker on the rear window in such a way that the view through the rear view mirror is not impaired.
Due to the legal situation, which we will discuss later, we only recommend a windshield sticker if it is ensured that there will be no impairment of visibility when affixing it to the windshield. if you want to stick a lettering on the front window of your vehicle, the lettering height should be selected in such a way that it does not restrict the view of the road and the traffic ahead in the upper area of the window
Side window stickers
Stickers on the side windows are very popular because they are easily seen – when parking at the side of the road as well as when driving by. However, they may only be applied to the rear side windows of the vehicle so that they do not restrict the driver’s field of vision. We generally recommend printing the motif of the car sticker on a white background to optimally emphasize the brilliance of the colors.
Both small and large motifs are suitable for sticking on the hood of your car. For larger motifs, a 3D adhesive film should be chosen that adapts to the individual shape of the hood. For a hood sticker, a film with air channels is suitable to ensure bubble-free adhesion.
bumper stickers with funny or graphic motifs are also called car tattoos. Their design is often reminiscent of popular body tattoos (e.g.B. Tribal) and can also be made in various sizes, shapes and colors according to your wishes.
racing stripes / viper stripes
so called racing stripes or viper stripes underline the sporty performance of your vehicle. of course we make stickers with desired stripe motive for your car on your order.
Our tip: if you want to stick a racing stripe over the whole length of your car, it is advantageous to have the help of a second person, so that the racing stripe can be placed perfectly on your car.
Racing flags sticker
Racing flags are absolutely popular to emphasize the sporty design of the vehicle. These can be applied either only on the side of the vehicle, on the roof or around the vehicle and can be combined, for example, with a lettering such as your own name or a national flag. Racingflag stickers, as seen in racing and rallying, transform any vehicle into a vehicle with a unique design.
are there any legal requirements for the use of bumper stickers?
The road traffic regulations impose a duty of care on the vehicle driver. The driver must ensure that visibility is not impaired by the sticker.
§ 23 other duties of drivers(1) 1whoever drives a vehicle is responsible for ensuring that his or her vision and hearing are not impaired by the occupants, animals, cargo, equipment or condition of the vehicle.
According to § 19 abs. 2 stvzo, the application of film to the windows may invalidate the operating permit if the automotive film does not have type approval in accordance with §§ 22 a abs. 1 no. 3 stvzo has been issued. In addition, adhesive films must be applied in accordance with §§ 22a abs. 2, 69a abs. 2 nr. 7 stvzo§ have 23 stvg test marks ( s. A. Announcement of the BMV of 27.05.86, vkbl. 1986, S. 306).
However, the legislator provides for exceptions. A sticker whose area is smaller than 0.1 square meters (1000 square centimeters) may be affixed. However, no more than 1/4 of the windshield surface may be covered with stickers. In addition, the window surround must remain free (s. A. BMV 2.10.1986, vkbl. 1986, S. 557); also
It is therefore sensible not to exceed a corresponding size of the surface to be covered, especially on the windscreen and rear window – this will save you annoying paperwork and you will not endanger road safety if you ensure unrestricted visibility on the windscreen and rear window.