DIY Design Tips

Contrary to popular belief, graphic design is not all about artistic skill. A variety of external factors, including everything from personal taste to raw talent, play a big role in how your design will turn out. Recognizing the importance of these outside influences on the success of the design process.

While anyone can dabble in the craft, some people are just better at it than others. If you're one of those less fortunate, not-so-artistic types, not to worry. By following the guidelines we've set forth below, you should have no trouble designing a respectable sign, banner or vehicle layout, no matter your pre-existing artistic ability.

Step 1. Choose colors that will not blend together and opt for combinations that are easy on the eye

Step 2. Choose a shape that fits your design's intended concept. For example, if you are designing a sign with long rows of text, then opt for a long rectangular sign to accommodate your lettering. Do not attempt to squeeze it all in on a square sign. Doing so will force you to use smaller letters and will result in a lot of wasted space.

Step 3. Do not get carried away with information overload. Give your audience only the details they need and no more. The more you try to squeeze into your design, the more it detracts from the sign's effectiveness.

Step 4. Alignment is extremely important in a design's overall visual appeal.

Step 5. Our final piece of do-it-yourself design advice is to examine other designs. Search for some existing designs you like for inspiration.

Install Video

This video segment will show you how to install self-adhesive vinyl graphics. The products mentioned in the segment are not relevant for the Australian market. However the overall application method is quite sound.

If you have any detailed questions, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss.

Installing a Sign

Please find attached copy of our standard install instruction for DIY vinyl lettering or Signtext. Custom install instruction are available when supplying more complex signage or when special considerations are noted.

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