Questions we receive the most:
Simply put: the difference between these two ‘color modes’ is that RGB represents what can be displayed on Screens, and CMYK is limited to what can be reproduced in Print.
RGB [Red, Green, Blue] = 16M colors
CMYK [Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key*] = 160k colors
*In traditional printing, the plates are aligned with the Key plate [black]
There are a ton of options out there, and it’s hard to decide who is going to meet your needs best. Screenprinters are generally less expensive for single color jobs, but may have size and quality limitations.
We use a digital printing process that produces the full CMYK spectrum at over 1,000 dpi. Sizes range from 0.4″ to 50″+
We can use any image, from a cellphone pic to vector graphics. Any file type is acceptable, although taking a screenshot off your phone or grabbing a picture from a website will result in poorer image quality. At smaller sizes (less than 2″), most graphics will be acceptable.
Before printing your image, we will always send you a proof with recommendations. A proof is a preview of your order, to make sure we’re on the same page.
Product life will vary with material choice and lamination type. The ink has a quoted lifespan of 3+ years (without lamination), and the vinyl is rated for 3-5 years. Our lamination doubles the lifespan by adding another clear layer over your image. Keep in mind that some materials, such as metallics, have lifespans as little as 1 year (outside).
You will find that the value you get from vinyl stickers far outweighs many other options.