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  1. Priority Mail is what makes it expensive. Even their medium Priority box is $12 and small Priority box is $8.
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    Help with this #11

    Tahoma Bold and Interstate Mono are both close. The shape is pretty common, the base which is longer on the left than the right is not. You could find a match for the upper part and add a base, or chop off part of the base on Tahoma or Interstate
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    Need Font Help Please

    I think the app has all the same features at the bottom as the PC program. It just takes a lot of tinkering to get it right sometimes. I took a photo of my monitor, which always comes out poor, adjusted the contrast to the left until 3/4 of the letters started turning blue and here are the matches
  4. and the bottom one is just about any of these:
  5. I don't have any vinyl videos, but it's as simple as I described. It obviously only works for solid shapes.
  6. This may sound dumb, but for something that small, try doing it without any transfer tape at all. Just cut the stripe, peel it off the paper, wet it, put it on, get it in the right place and squeegee it.
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    Nevermind, someone from FMF emailed me back very quickly and I got it activated. Looks like it's A&S Xtreme Script.
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    Can somebody run this through Find my Font? I just got a new PC and don't have it activated yet and the online matchers can't find anything. It's a Yamaha outboard engine but they're not factory. Inverted Nasty black and white trace
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    Another Font ID Request

    Try Clarenden, maybe a bold variant
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    I could use some help

    I can't find it either. These guys did a sign and printed it too ("my happy place" is the same font). That "ce" looks so familiar, I swear I've used it before, but I can't find anything close in my own fonts. Does it have to be brush stroke or will solid letters work?
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    Transfer tape for wood signs

    I do quite a few stencils, however I've never actually applied any. I sell them to painters and people who do airbrushing. I use Clear Choice AT65 and they all say it works great, but that's all I've ever used so it's possible they're just used to it and something else would be better.
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    What to bring for wall install?

    I've ended up doing several large wall jobs recently and I think I've been lucky because they were some of the easiest jobs I've ever done. My install kit is about the same as yours. Vinyl, tape to mark the placement of where the decal needs to go, tape measure and level to find where it needs to go, ladder, squeegee. I just gave the wall a quick wipe down with a rag before starting. I do keep an install kit with a bunch of other goodies in my car so I had a bunch of other tools if I needed them, but so far that's all I've used.
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    Is this impossible to print?

    Where did you find the one on the left? It looks perfect. I thought about artwork and I'm mad at myself for not bringing it up, but they all gave me the impression that it couldn't be done. No, scratch that, they flat out told me it couldn't be done. I guess I need to work on my communication skills or something because I'm the common denominator in all this. Here's what I did at each shop: I showed them a sales brochure with the logo and asked if they could print a decal to look like that. They all said some variation of "it'll be gray and won't have the chrome look" or something (one wrap shop said they couldn't print silver ). I then showed them the gray decals I had done and they all said theirs would look the same. I just forgot about artwork and assumed it was impossible for some reason.
  14. Thanks, I don't usually have time to call during the day and I did do the self-service tool, I think. It wasn't a return request, but I did so something online and I ended up being emailed about it (which reminds me, I think I need to reply to their last email). They wanted photos of the vinyl with a measuring tape, but I had already used the vinyl, so they offered me a small credit. That's fine, I wasn't worried about money, and it was two small purchases involved anyway. The vinyl actually worked for me, but it could have been a problem if I hadn't ordered a little extra, and to happen twice in a week or so, I thought they should know or it could be a problem for a lot of people.
  15. I'm doing something for a local Nissan dealership that incorporates the current Nissan logo, which is a chrome emblem. I can't make that out of vinyl so I went to a sign/banner/wrap shop and got a decal printed, but it doesn't have the chrome appearance, it looks flat gray. The dealer says it won't work, it has to look more chrome. They know it won't be a mirror reflection like chrome vinyl, but it still has to have the shiny look on the left, not the flat gray look on the right. The place I had them printed said that's the best they could do. I went to 4 other shops and they all said they couldn't do it any better. At one huge, incredibly professional print shop, they called their sign specialist over to look at it and the first thing he said was "We can do it but the bevel won't look right and it'll look gray, not chrome." So, is it just impossible to print this? Can any printers explain why it's so hard? It's possible that everyone in my area is just bad at their job, but I take their word for it. I just can't really wrap my head around it though. The dealership is filled with sales brochures that have it printed on them. It seems so me like if it can be printed on paper, it could be printed on vinyl. I wish I had asked the last place I visited, but frankly, the place was amazing and I was so excited about some of their equipment and the other work they were doing, I forgot about it and asked about those things instead.