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What size bumper stickers do you offer?
We offer a variety of bumper sticker sizes. Our most popular size is a 3" by 10" rectangle but we also offer 4" by 6" ovals, 3" by 4.5" ovals, 3" by 5" rectangles, and 3" circles. We also offer 3" by 10" rectangle and 4" square stickers printed with white ink on clear material. See all of the bumper sticker sizes and prices.
Can you make custom sizes?
Yes! Unfortunately, we only offer this service through the phone. We are working on getting die-cut stickers on our website, but you can give us a call at 1-800-347-2744 to place an order.
What kind of material do you use?
Our bumper stickers are made from the finest synthetic (polypropylene or polyester - similar to vinyl, but thinner and stronger) materials. We use automotive-grade color pigments that are heat-fused onto the material, so the image is resistant to weather, carwashes, etc. Our bumper stickers are flexible and easy to apply. Most stickers will last a year or two under normal weather conditions.
Can you send material samples?
We are happy to send sticker samples. Please call 1-800-347-2744 or email us with your name and address.
How long do your stickers last?
Our bumper stickers typically last between a year and two years outdoors under normal weather conditions. Some customers have reported their stickers lasting as long as 7 years!
What kind of adhesive do you use? Are your stickers easy to remove?
Our stickers are semi-removable, meaning that they are fairly easy to remove initially, but over time the bond will become more permanent. Our adhesive will not harm the car surface, but depending on how long the sticker is on the car, it may be left behind when removing the sticker. We have found that warm soapy water and a terry towel can remove most residual adhesive. The colder it is, the more difficult it is to remove the adhesive. Products such as GOO-GONE, which is widely available, will also remove residual adhesive.
Do you print magnetic stickers?
At this time we do not print any magnetic stickers. However, we do print large car magnets available through MakeSigns.com if you're interested in something larger than a typical sticker.
Do you print on cling material?
Currently we don't offer any cling material. However, we do offer clear stickers that are made for the outside of a window.
Do you print clear stickers?
We do offer 3” by 10” rectangle and 4” square stickers printed with white ink on clear material. These work best on the outside of a window.
Do your stickers come individually cut or on a roll?
All of our stickers are cut as individual stickers (they do not arrive on rolls).
Are the corners of your stickers rounded or straight?
All of our bumper stickers, with the exception for ovals and circles, have rounded corners with a 1/8" radius.
What types of files do you accept to be printed on a bumper sticker?
The files that will print the best are vector-based .cdr, .eps, .ai, .pdf, or .ppt files. Otherwise, any image file will work just fine (such as a .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .psd, etc.) as long as they are at least 300 dpi in resolution.
What colors print well?
The colors that will print the best are solid colors, with the exception of purples and some browns. Due to our solid ink printing process, some halftones (such as gray, pastel colors, or shades of purple), drop shadows and especially gradients may print with a dithered pattern.
What is a "dithered pattern"?
A dithered pattern is tiny dots that run through the color. While these tiny dots are visible up close, from arm or bumper distance they disappear and appear as solid colors.
Is there anything you won't print?
We reserve the right to refuse to print without reason. If you upload graphics to this site, you must have the authority to reproduce those graphics. You can not use our service to make copies of copyrighted works. We may refuse your order for any other reason, including but not limited to obscene, pornographic or offensive content.
Can I change the color on a item where the color option isn’t available?
We can usually do something like that for you. Request your color changes in the Special Printing Instructions box in the customization process. Indicate which item you would like to change and to what color. If you would like to see how your new design will look, also request an email proof in the Special Instructions box before you checkout. If you have already placed your order, but it hasn't been processed yet, you may still request a change. Reply with your requested color changes to the email we first sent you when we received your order.
Can I replace a graphic on your template with a graphic of my own?
We can usually replace a graphic on a template with a customer provided file. The first step is to place an order online using the preferred template. Use the Special Instructions box to request a change or addition of a graphic, then complete the order online. Once we receive the order we will send you an email. Just reply to the email and attach the desired graphic. We will edit the design and send a .jpg proof by email. Once we get final approval on the design we will process the order.
Can you add a copyright to my design?
If you would like, we can put a copyright statement in very small type at the bottom of your design. Please indicate this in the special instructions section of the online order form. Normally a copyright notice has the letter 'C' with a circle around it, followed by the date, followed by the name or organization's name. For example: © 2009 Acme Publishing.
When we add a copyright to a design we assume that the customer has, or is in the process of securing these rights. If you would like more information on copyrights you can refer to the Library of Congress at www.loc.gov. You can also get information on trademarks from the Patent and Trademark Office www.uspto.gov.
Are you a union shop and can you print a union bug?
No. We are not a union shop and cannot print a union bug.
Do you print large quantities of bumper stickers (i.e. more than 2,000)?
If you are looking to print in quantities over 2,000 please contact us.
Can you combine multiple designs for a quantity discount?
No. Since we deal with both small orders and large orders we have our prices broken down as per design. This allows us to avoid adding any additional setup costs to our orders.
What type of payment methods do you accept?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and now PayPal! We also accept Checks and Money Orders made out to Graphicsland, Inc.
Purchase orders are only accepted from schools and universities. Please fax the complete written PO to us at 708-614-1974 or email to
graphicsland [dot] com
. The PO must have a PO number, billing address, shipping address, our name Graphicsland, Inc., signature of authorizing agent, and the correct quantity and item pricing. If your purchasing department needs assistance setting us up as a vendor, have them call us at 1-800-347-2744.
We cannot accept the following payment methods: Checks over the phone, International Money orders, or Checks written out to MakeSigns.com or MakeStickers.com
I'm nervous about entering my credit card information online. Is your site secure?
Yes, our site is secure. In addition to using an https connection through the checkout process, we use SSL Certificates from Network Solutions to provide the strongest encryption available. You will notice the Network Solutions seal on the page where you enter your email address to begin the checkout process, as well as on the page where you enter your credit card information. If you click on the seal you will see up to date security information about our site. If you prefer, you can place your order online, then call us with the credit card information after you've placed the order.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card won't be charged until your order is reviewed and put in production. You will receive an email once your order is in production.
I'm ordering from outside Illinois, but taking delivery in Illinois. Do I need to pay sales tax?
We do not charge sales tax on orders shipped outside Illinois. We are required to collect Illinois sales tax on orders shipped to Illinois (or picked up at our location), unless a valid Illinois Tax Exempt number is provided at the time of the sale. Our order form has a place for the IL tax exempt number just prior to the payment method. If you are not sure of your organization's tax exempt number when you place the order, just write "phone in" in the textbox and phone the number to us when you have it.