Vehicle Letters - Vinyl letters for Cars, Trucks and Vans

Pre-spaced adhesive backed letters for all vehicle types.

vinyl letters

Cut vinyl vehicle lettering is the cheapest and easiest way to letter any car, truck, van, boat or SUV without investing in expensive paint jobs or vehicle wraps. Vinyl letters come pre-spaced and ready for instant application that you can do yourself (cutting out the extra expense of professional installation).

When it comes to colors, vinyl vehicle lettering has a wide assortment of available color options. Our vinyl is available in standard vinyl, an inexpensive option and premium vinyl, a long lasting, (5-7 year outdoor life), fade resistant vinyl.  Need a special PMS color for your vehicle letters? No problem, send us your file and we can color match and digitally print and cut your lettering for that extra custom look that your company logo or graphics call for.


  • Vehicle Letter Vinyls
  • How to order vehicle lettering
  • Vehicle Lettering Q&A

Vehicle Letter Vinyls - Most Popular

Intermediate (Standard) Calendered Vinyl

Intermediate cut vinyl has a thickness of 3mm and is ideal for just about any smooth, non-porous substrate (glass, painted wood, aluminum, plastic, etc.). Intermediate vinyl will typically last for 5 - 7 years without any fading, cracking or peeling depending on the severity of exposure to the elements. Intermediate vinyl is typically applied to the face or outside of a surface, but can be mirror cut, to be applied to the back or behind a surface (i.e. the inside of a glass door, backside of a clear acrylic piece, etc.) Intermediate vinyl letters can also be ordered separately or coupled with digitally printed decals to create visually stunning graphics as well.

INTERMEDIATE VINYL LETTERS WORK WELL FOR:

  • Windows (interior and exterior)
  • Short-term or temporary use on Cars, Trucks, Vans & Boats
  • Smooth Walls (not recommended for textured walls)
  • Smooth Floors (short term use)
  • Smooth substrates like plexiglass, aluminum, acrylic, steel, corrugated plastic, PVC, vinyl banners and more.

High-Performance (Premium) Caste Vinyl

High-performance cut vinyl has a thickness of 2mm and is ideal for smooth or slightly textured surfaces. High-performance cut vinyl is slightly thinner than intermediate vinyl and has a more aggressive adhesive making it ideal for vehicle graphics or vehicle wraps especially where the vehicle in question has bolts, ridges, molding, indentions or contours of any kind. High-performance cut vinyl typically last 7 - 10 years and withstands the elements and repeated cleanings very well. High-performance vinyl can also be cut to accommodate inside or outside applications.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE VINYL LETTERS WORK WELL ON:

  • Long term use on all vehicle types...car, truck, van, boat, etc.
  • Textured or contour surfaces like floors, walls, vehicles, etc.
  • Extended long term use on outdoor substrates like plexiglass, aluminum, vinyl banners, MDO wood signs, PVC, steel, etc.)

Specialty Vinyls

Reflective Vinyl

Reflective vinyl is a specialty vinyl that is predominantly used for signage that requires night visibility. During daylight, reflective vinyl letters, will appear just as normal vinyl lettering; but as soon as the sun goes down the reflective properties of this slightly metallic looking vinyl take over, and when a light source passes over the vinyl, it reflects light back which results in a slightly illuminated look. Besides being used for cut vinyl lettering, reflective vinyl can accommodate digital printing, thus creating fully custom reflective digital decals as well.

REFLECTIVE VINYL LETTERS WORK WELL FOR:

  • Taxi's, work trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, etc.
  • For emergency vehicles like police cars, ambulances, medical transports, fire trucks, etc.
  • Parking lot markers or directional signs that need to be seen at night
  • Road signs on public or private streets for night time identification

Metallic Vinyl

Metallic vinyl is another specialty vinyl that adds a little more flair to your cut vinyl letters by having a slightly metallic look that is produced by mixing in tiny metal flakes when creating the vinyl material. While the metallic look of this particular specialty vinyl is not overtly noticeable like metallic paint jobs, it does give your vinyl lettering a bit of sparkling diversity over regularly colored vinyl. We predominantly stock Gold and Silver metallic vinyl, but upon request, can order other available metallic vinyl colors.

METALLIC VINYL LETTERS WORK WELL FOR:

  • Numbers and letters for offices, buildings or housing
  • Outdoor use for identification, branding or decoration.
  • In combination with vehicle decals or custom graphics.
  • Indoor or outdoor suite signs

Gold/Silver Mirror

Gold mirror vinyl and Silver mirror vinyl have the appearance of a polished metal. Both of these specialty vinyls are sometimes mistaken for metallic vinyls, but unlike the flaky look of metallic vinyl, gold and silver mirror vinyls actually mimic an actual mirror by reflecting back an image.

GOLD/SILVER MIRROR VINYL WORKS WELL FOR:

  • Residential or commercial lettering and numbering
  • In combination with window or wall decals and graphics
  • On vehicles for more decorative numbering and lettering
  • Office suite signs for interior or exterior use.

Please call us at (866) 267-4467 if you have any cut vinyl material questions, need pricing or would like a custom cut vinyl letter quote.


How to order vehicle lettering for your car, truck, boat, etc.

Here are a few tips for ordering vehicle lettering quickly and efficiently.

Choose your vehicle lettering material.

Most all vehicle lettering we sell is cut out of high-performance vinyl. This particular vinyl is thinner and conforms to all the nooks and crannies some vehicles have moreso than intermediate vinyl does. Customers are welcome to choose intermediate vinyl for their vehicle lettering, especially if it is for a more temporary use, but DecalsOnTime.com recommends purchasing high-performance vinyl for your vehicle lettering.
(PLEASE NOTE: Orders in excess of $ 200.00 may be subject to discounted pricing, please call us at (866) 267-4467 to discuss.)

Determine your vehicle lettering needs.

Do you need simple vehicle lettering for the back window of your car that includes a company name, phone number and web address? If so you can use the vehicle letter pricing page to get a rough estimate of your cost. Or do you need to letter the sides, doors and tailgate of your work truck with company information and services offered? You can still use the vehicle letter pricing guide, but it's best to request a vehicle lettering quote online.
(PLEASE NOTE: Orders in excess of $ 200.00 may be subject to discounted pricing, please call us at (866) 267-4467 to discuss.)

Place your custom cut vinyl letter order or request a quote.

All vehicle letter orders are taken over the phone, so essentially to place any vehicle lettering order you'll need to give us a call at t (866) 267-4467. One of our friendly sales representatives will get you started and answer any questions you may have regarding size, lettering options or pricing.

If you have any questions about vehicle lettering sizes, colors, fonts or pricing, our sales staff will be happy to help! Give us a call at
(866) 267-4467 during our operating hours of Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.


Frequently asked vehicle lettering questions

Below are some frequently asked vehicle lettering questions. If your question is not covered, just give us a call at (866)267-4467 and we'll be happy to give you the answers you seek!

HOW DO I CHOOSE A SIZE FOR MY VEHICLE LETTERING?

The size of your vehicle lettering is relevant to the amount of available space you are working with and what information you want to convey. Measure the area of the vehicle where the lettering will go and count up the number of characters you'll need. Next choose a vehicle lettering size and be prepared to do a little math. Each character is roughly as wide as it is tall, so to figure out how wide the character will be, you simply multiple the inch height by 0.85; then you multiple the vinyl letter width by the total amount of characters that will be on a line. If the vehicle lettering width exceeds the amount of space you have available then you'll have to choose another size that will fit the area better.

WHAT VINYL IS BEST FOR VEHICLE LETTERING?

Typically we price all vehicle lettering inquiries based on high-performance vinyl. There are two reasons behind this vinyl being our prime choice for vehicle lettering: 1) The vinyl is thinner and conforms better to contours, molding, bolts, etc; and 2) The vinyl has a more aggressive adhesive quality forming a stronger and more lasting bond with vehicle surfaces. High-performance vinyl tends to fare better in the elements and withstand repeated washings as well. However, you may purchase intermediate vinyl for your vehicle lettering, it just may not last as long.

WILL VEHICLE LETTERING DAMAGE THE UNDERLYING PAINT?

No, vehicle lettering when applied properly, will not damage the paint of your vehicle. Vinyl vehicle lettering is designed to be a permanent, yet temporary, form of signage that leaves little to no trace of use after removal.

HOW LONG WILL THE VEHICLE LETTERING LAST?

High-performance vinyl usually lasts anywhere from 7 to 10 years, whereas intermediate vinyl last about 5 to 7, without any peeling, fading or cracking. The longevity of the vinyl also depends on location of your vehicle as well. For vehicle lettering on hood or back window areas may fade faster than vehicle lettering on the sides of a vehicle because of constant exposure to sun.

HOW DO I INSTALL VEHICLE LETTERING?

Installing vehicle lettering is really quite easy and can be done within minutes (depending on the amount of vehicle lettering you purchase.) We have created a short video, "How to Install Vinyl Letters ", that shows you every step in the vehicle lettering installation process. You can also purchase a Vinyl Application Kit along with your vehicle lettering that helps novices and pros alike install their new vehicle letter like a professional.

WHAT TYPE OF FILE IS SUBMITTABLE FOR VEHICLE LETTERING?

If you are supplying DecalsOnTime.com with an art file use for your vehicle lettering, it will need to be in a vector format, so that our vinyl plotter can cut your file to shape. Typical vector file extensions are .AI, .EPS, or .PDF. If you don't have an art file to supply for your vehicle lettering...no problem! We can help you choose a vinyl color and vinyl font to create a custom vehicle lettering design that fits your needs and specifications.


If you have any other questions, or would like more information about our cut vinyl letters and numbers, please give our vinyl specialists a call: (866) 267-4467.

For further information on vinyl lettering for cars, trucks and vans, please call Quick Signs at (866) 267-4467.

Who are we?

At DecalsOntime.com, a division of Quick Signs, we have been a leader in vinyl decal and sticker printing over the last 25 years. We have an arsenal of state-of-the-art printers and equipment at our disposal to produce high quality vinyl digital decals, stickers, bumperstickers, cut vinyl decals, cut vinyl lettering, vehicle decals, window decals, floor decals, wall decals, die-cut decals at more.

We offer competitive online pricing as well as superb customer service. Ultimately, we are a one stop decal and sign shop that can help you with every aspect of purchasing quality decals affordably and quickly! Give us a call today and see for yourself just how much we have to offer you and your decal needs!

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