Vinyl decals are an easy way to attach a sign to a race car. Using custom vinyl lettering on professional and amateur race cars gives people a way to keep track of their favorite race car. Vinyl lettering gives a race car a custom look without the high price of a new paint job, and using vinyl lettering on all sides of the race car allows spectators to see the vehicle from any seat in the stands. Race cars were made to look great, go fast, and win; race car vinyl lettering is an easy way to announce to the fans and sponsors that you’re here to win.
Create your new lettering using a computer aided design tool, or scan an image of a design into a computer and save as a vector file on your computer. Designing custom lettering entails using a drawing tool like Microsoft Paint or Adobe Illustrator to develop a new design.
Save your new design or scanned image as a vector file. Professional vinyl cutters and sign makers require that any new design be saved this way so that computerized vinyl cutters can use the image to cut a new vinyl decal or lettering. This type of digital file can then be read by a vinyl cutting machine to precisely replicate the design in a piece of vinyl.
Cut the design into a piece of stock vinyl by using your own computerized vinyl cutter or take the design file to a professional vinyl cutter. Doing the design work yourself and then taking it to a professional vinyl cutter will save you the cost of having a professional design it for you. The cost of design can cost as much as $100 an hour when done professionally. Learning how to make race car vinyl lettering will reduce the overall cost of race car vinyl lettering by as much as 80 percent.
Initiate the vinyl cutting program and turn on the vinyl cutter. Choose the color of vinyl lettering you want and place the colored piece of vinyl into the feed slot of the vinyl cutting machine. Open the design’s vector file and place it in the print queue. Hit print and the vinyl cutting machine will send the cutting machine instructions to cut the stock piece of vinyl into the design you created.
Watch the vinyl cutting machine as it begins to cut out the design into the vinyl. Be sure that the stock piece of vinyl does not get jammed or ruined during printing. The vinyl cutter uses a precise cutting tool to trace the outline of the vector file’s design to recreate the design in a piece of vinyl that can be later attached to the race car. Learning how to make race car vinyl lettering is really, really easy and most of the work comes from creating or finding a design to make. After the vinyl cutter “prints” the new design into the vinyl, the vinyl lettering will be ready to attach to your race car.