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Frequently Asked Questions: Measuring for Decals
Q How do I measure for the proper decal size? July 29th, 2004

Measuring for Decals is not difficult, but it does take a bit of common sense. When we refer to overall area, this refers to the imaginary rectangular area that surrounds the particular group of letters you are measuring for. Here are some examples of measurements of overall area:

Measure for Decals

When you select an overall area, we will make your decal as big as possible, and still fit within the overall area selected. Due to the unlimited possibilities of what you can create, your decal might not fill the entire box. For example, a decal size listed as 12" x 12" might actually measure to 12" x 10.5". We try to come as close as possible to the stated size, but there are cases of slight variance.

Sometimes, you might need to include a minor obstruction within the overall area, but make sure it will fall in a spot that won’t interfere with the lettering. Please be aware that doing so might require the decal to be modified before installation. For instance, you can always separate lines or individual letters of a decal before application if you wish.

Measure for Decals

Measuring for Hood Protector Lettering, Decal Clip Art, and Windshield Lettering.

When ordering these Decals, you will be asked for the overall size of decal. Measure an unobstructed area of the installation surface that will accommodate the closest size that we offer.

Measuring for Semi Decals, Race Car Decals, and Miscellaneous Single Line Decals.

When ordering these Decals, you will be asked for a letter height, and a maximum line length. The program won’t let you enter more lettering than will fit within that length.

Frequently Asked Questions: Measuring for Decals