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Old 10-18-2010, 11:15 PM   #15
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I've wanted to design a wrap-around decal for the lower half of my
campster for a long time. Can I design the decal using Word and simply save the file as a pdf, then give the file to a decal company to have it made? I wonder how much this would cost or whether it would be too prohibitive. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:25 AM   #16
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I made a decal for My Little Marshmallow "Puff" using Decalzone.com

I put the decal on the front and back of my Scamp over the windows.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:37 PM   #17
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I've wanted to design a wrap-around decal for the lower half of my
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A word generated PDF may not have enough resolution for what you want. However, you could generate the Word file and have your decal maker import that file into a proper vector program that would do the job. As to cost, my local decal guy charges about $20 for 14x14" of material. FYI.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:06 AM   #18
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decalzone.com is where I got mine, tons of fun stuff or design your own.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:10 PM   #19
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My suggestion, is go ahead and create what you want in Word until you get the look you want. THEN take the PDF artwork AND the font you used to the sign shop (if it's a special non-standard font) and have the decal shop create the artwork in Illustrator if they'd rather do that than use your from Word PDF. You can create a Hi-Res PDF from Word if you set the distiller option correctly.
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the answer to that is no. the machine that cuts the decal works with vector files only. if you're going to print the decal, it will have to be done in UV ink to resist fading.

Can I design the decal using Word and simply save the file as a pdf, then give the file to a decal company to have it made? I wonder how much this would cost or whether it would be too prohibitive. Thanks![/QUOTE]
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:03 PM   #21
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Thank you all for your responses. I'll see if my brother has a program that utilizes vector files and go from there. But, whoa! Those decals are expensive. . . especially if I want one to wrap around the entire lower third of the trailer. This project can wait until my trailer toy funds have been restored. The vet bills are killing me!
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Thank you all for your responses. I'll see if my brother has a program that utilizes vector files and go from there. But, whoa! Those decals are expensive. . . especially if I want one to wrap around the entire lower third of the trailer. This project can wait until my trailer toy funds have been restored. The vet bills are killing me!
I just painted mine on. Total project cost, less than $20. We have ordered decals of a grasshopper playing a fiddle but they are taking forever...
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