A transfer sticker gets cut from a single piece of colored vinyl. The waste is removed or 'weeded' away, leaving your design. We finish by applying a semi-clear transfer tape, which temporarily holds all the pieces together for the application.
Here's how to effectively apply your transfer sticker.
- Turn your sticker over on a clean, flat surface, so you're looking at the backing paper (your design is facing down).
- Starting at a corner, peel the backing paper away, keeping it close to the surface of the surface to get the maximum angle.
- Pick up your transfer sticker by the corners and position it very lightly in the right place. If you do this very lightly, you'll be able to lift & remove it multiple times to get a perfect position.
- Once you're happy with the positioning, working from the center of your sticker, using a credit card, squeegee, or your thumb, press down firmly to create a small circle that's stuck down. You don't need to use excessive pressure; that will risk stretching & distorting your sticker.
- Work from your circle outwards, slowly applying pressure across the whole sticker. Be careful to work from the center out & removing all bubbles.
Top tip: if you're applying your transfer sticker to glass, especially if it's large, we recommend using hot soapy water. Put some in a spray bottle and wet the glass before applying.
- Once you've worked all the bubbles or water out (if you applied to glass), leave your sticker for up to 24 hours if possible (optional). Leaving your sticker will give the adhesive time to gain strength & make it easier for you to remove the transfer paper.
- Finally, remove the transfer paper. Starting at one corner, peel away slowly, keeping the transfer tape close to the surface you've applied to. It'll ensure the individual pieces of your transfer sticker don't lift.
- Stand back & admire your handy work.