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What is the difference between Printed Vinyl Decals
and Cut Vinyl Decals?
Vinyl decals have been around a long time, most commonly used in advertising, but with the increased popularity of vinyl being used for decorating purposes now there is much confusion on the difference between printed vinyl decals and cut vinyl decals. Both mediums will produce stunning decals for decorating purposes however there are some differences and those differences may determine which kind of decal you want for your decorating project. Let's explore those differences below.
As you can see on the picture below, before installation, the differences between the two are very subtle. The differences will become more noticeable during and after installation.





















PRINTED VINYL is much easier to install and will closely resemble what you think of as a "peel and stick" sticker.
Printed vinyl is basically what it sounds like, inks are used to print a design onto clear or white vinyl and because of that, printed vinyl can produce a decal that has many multiple colors. Printed vinyl can also produce a photo realistic decal.

CUT VINYL takes a little more time and patience to install, but once installed it can appear to be hand painted. Cut vinyl decals have no background, the background that you see behind the cut vinyl design is what you install it onto. Cut vinyl decals are die-cut from pre-colored rolls of vinyl and because of that you are limited by color selection.
Cut vinyl CAN produce a decal using multiple colors, however, each color in the design must be a different layer, and because more materials are used for each layer, it can quickly become very expensive to do this. Here is a good analogy to use when comparing cut vinyl to printed vinyl. Say you have a flower design, red flower, green leaves and yellow centers and when you print that design it comes out all at once on one sheet of paper, just like a printed decal would. Now if you want to create that same design using colored construction paper you have to cut out the shapes from the correct colors of construction paper and then assemble them to get the same flower design, just as a multi-color cut vinyl decal would have to be.
INSTALLING A PRINTED VINYL DECAL
Peel off paper backing                      








Stick to application surface        
INSTALLING A CUT VINYL DECAL
Rub paper backing   Peel off paper backing   








 
Stick to surface      Rub firmily over area
Peel off transfer tape         Rub firmly
CLOSE UP OF BOTH INSTALLED
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Your privacy is critically important to us.

It is ThunderStorm Graphics’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.thunderstormgraphics.com.  We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of  information from other sources. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. 

- Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ThunderStorm Graphics collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ThunderStorm Graphics’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ThunderStorm Graphics’s visitors use its website. 


- Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, ThunderStorm Graphics uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ThunderStorm Graphics uses cookies to help ThunderStorm Graphics identify and track visitors, their usage of http://www.thunderstormgraphics.com, and their website access preferences. ThunderStorm Graphics visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to ThunderStorm Graphics's use of cookies.


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Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by ThunderStorm Graphics and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


-Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site, such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site.   Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.  Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Site.   This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc.   The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Site.   We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the  Google Privacy Policy.   You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by  disabling the Google Analytics cookie  on your browser.

- Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

-Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ThunderStorm Graphics may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in ThunderStorm Graphics’s sole discretion. ThunderStorm Graphics encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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Your privacy is critically important to us.

It is ThunderStorm Graphics’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.thunderstormgraphics.com.  We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of  information from other sources. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. 

- Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ThunderStorm Graphics collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ThunderStorm Graphics’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ThunderStorm Graphics’s visitors use its website. 

- Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, ThunderStorm Graphics uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ThunderStorm Graphics uses cookies to help ThunderStorm Graphics identify and track visitors, their usage of thunderstormgraphics.com, and their website access preferences. ThunderStorm Graphics visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to ThunderStorm Graphics's use of cookies.

- Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by ThunderStorm Graphics and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

-Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site, such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.  Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Site. This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Site.  We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the  Google Privacy Policy.  You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by  disabling the Google Analytics cookie  on your browser.

- Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

-Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ThunderStorm Graphics may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in ThunderStorm Graphics’s sole discretion. ThunderStorm Graphics encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

- Credit & Contact Information

This privacy policy was created at termsandconditionstemplate.com.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.
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Welcome to our Privacy Policy
Your privacy is critically important to us.

It is ThunderStorm Graphics’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to www.thunderstormgraphics.com.  We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of  information from other sources. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. 

- Website Visitors

Like most website operators, ThunderStorm Graphics collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ThunderStorm Graphics’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ThunderStorm Graphics’s visitors use its website. 


- Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, ThunderStorm Graphics uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. ThunderStorm Graphics uses cookies to help ThunderStorm Graphics identify and track visitors, their usage of http://www.thunderstormgraphics.com, and their website access preferences. ThunderStorm Graphics visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of ThunderStorm Graphics’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to ThunderStorm Graphics's use of cookies.


- Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by ThunderStorm Graphics and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


-Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Site, such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this Site.   Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Site, rather than your name or other identifying information.  Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Site.   This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc.   The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Site.   We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Site is restricted by the  Google Privacy Policy.   You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Site by  disabling the Google Analytics cookie  on your browser.

- Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

-Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, ThunderStorm Graphics may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in ThunderStorm Graphics’s sole discretion. ThunderStorm Graphics encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

- Credit & Contact Information

This privacy policy was created at http://termsandconditionstemplate.com/privacy-policy-generator. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.
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