Decal is a cloth, paper, ceramic substance that gets it printed on a pattern or image that can be moved easily to some other surface upon contact with the help of water or heat.
Christian Decals has the following layers starting from top till bottom:
- A paper or film face stock is a part of the top most layer of label stock.
- There is also a coating layer or silicone layer that is applied on the upper side of the backing material.
- There is an adhesive layer which is applied on the bottom of face stock.
- RFID circuit can also be included in film face stock or paper.
There are different variations of decals which include water-dip or water-slide and vinyl peel and stick. Waterslide decal is printed on the screen. Whereas on the other hand, peel and stick decal is not a decal but a vinyl sticker with adhesive backing that can be easily transferred by removing its base.
The mass production of vinyl and Christian decals begins with large rolls of vinyl sheet. Vinyl is fed with a plotter or a large format cutter which easily gets a print of the desired image and then cuts it out into the required shape. Most of the designs are created by using computer software and then it is sent to machines electronically. After cutting the patterns, there is an extra amount of vinyl which is removed in a procedure known as weeding.
Most of the times decals are utilized on hot rod automobiles and different plastic models. They are also used as guitars by a way of personalizing them. The governmental agencies use some decals for the vehicle identification. Decals are mostly referred as fleet markings and they are asked bylaw on law enforcement vehicles in the US.