Customizing Guide - Dog Tag Decals

Customizing Guide


   We want your experience to be as simple, fast, and clear as possible. By providing us with as much detail as possible about your design or ideas, we can better assist you in customizing your design and providing you with the best product in the end.


1.) Artwork

   Do you have your own artwork? Vector files (.ai, .eps, .svg, .pdf) are preferred to create the cleanest final product, but we can work with other images (.jpg, .png, .tif, .gif) for a small redesign and clean up fee.

  If you don’t have your own artwork previously generated into a workable format, that’s fine as well. The graphics team at DTD can turn your napkin sketch or even verbal description into an amazing design that will blow away your audience.


2.) Color & Material

   All we need is your desired color or colors that you would like your decals to be cut with and we will make it happen.

   DTD utilizes only the best supplies for our clients’ projects, suited for longevity, color fastness, and adhesive strength. We offer the following colors in gloss with a permanent adhesive that has an outdoor durability up to 6 years. Black and white are also available in matte finish.



  We offer these colors and some others in a matte finish with a removable adhesive for less permanent applications like wall decals. This vinyl has an indoor durability up to 3 years.

   We have many other colors and finishes available for special order including carbon fiber, metallics, holographics, chrome, reflective, frost glass, wood and more. Certain colors and options will carry a small surcharge. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about these options and we will be  happy to talk with you about the available colors and find the best option to complete your project.


3.) Size

   How large/small do you want your design? There are certain things that will limit your possibilities to a certain degree, but we can usually accommodate your requests.

   As a general rule of thumb, most “car decals” are going to be in the 3″-5″ diameter range, or if they are long words or strips, figure 2″ tall minimum by however wide they need to be in order to complete the design. Vehicle door graphics can range anywhere from 8″ tall to 24″ tall. Those will depend on the design and the exact vehicle they are being applied to.

   For wall art, it is recommended than letters/small objects be at least 2″ for best visibility.


4.) Use/Application

   Vinyl can be applied to many surfaces and used in a wide variety of applications from cut decals to printed stickers to clothing and more!

   Let us know how you plan on using your design and we will come up with the best option to help it stand up to the elements, stand down when it’s time to be removed, and stand out in the crowd.



   Let us use our experience and expertise to maximize your investment and help your company, group, or organization to grow its following and impact.