Can anyone recommend a vinyl sticker supplier?

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Hi collective mind of MBClub,

I've been restoring (to sell) a circa 1995 Muddy Fox mountain bike, and I need some stickers to add the finishing touch.

They are essentially Arial Bold font, plus the 'paw' symbol to go on the head tube. I don't want to go generic off eBay because I want the model text as well as 'Muddy Fox'. All to be in vehicle/exterior grade black satin (vinyl?).

Can anyone recommend a company who might be able to supply? I have the design in a PowerPoint file I created with dimensions. Everyone I've contacted either doesn't answer the phone, doesn't respond to emails, or if I can rarely speak to someone on the phone they say 'we DON'T do bike stickers!'.

It wasn't so much that they said 'bike stickers', it was the way they said it.
Bike stickers! Bike stickers! To rhyme with scum. (little nod to Red Dwarf there).

Any recommendations appreciated.
Thanks,
MrGreedy
 
Try fleebay under narrow boat accessories, lots of companies doing name stickers
 
Thanks OP. I've considered the generic stickers, but I would really like to accurately recreate the originals, including sizing. The model name is Alu Sport, I want to include this and I've designed text/backing around that, so I want to explore trying to get some custom cuts decals if possible. If it turns out to be 'impossible', I'll go ebay generic, but my guess is this is something a car restoration/car vinyl specialist should be able to take my file and bang out on their laser cutter in about 2 minutes.
 
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I've used Stickers International in the past for stuff for my company and have found them really good:
The ideal choice for all your sticker and label requirements - Stickers International
I'm just wondering if some companies won't touch it because of possible trade mark issue? I know that the car mat company I used wouldn't embroider company logos onto the mats for the same reason.
 
I’ve used isaydingdong for custom stuff before. Very good, would recommend.
 
I'm hoping because it's just Arial Bold, that they would be more pragmatic. They must all use well know fonts for their sign writing. I could understand a little more the 'paw' logo, but I could fall back to ebay for just that 👍
 
I'm hoping because it's just Arial Bold, that they would be more pragmatic. They must all use well know fonts for their sign writing. I could understand a little more the 'paw' logo, but I could fall back to ebay for just that 👍
isaydingdong don't seem to have any issues with copyrights - most of their stuff is based on official logos etc. It would be worth giving them a call - ive found them very helpful, and surprisingly cost effective. I had them make a 2" strip of "Holmes tartan" for my Dads Westfield, all i had was a screenshot of a small square of it. They did a fantastic job and it was only about £30 for about 2m! Outdoor grade vinyl etc.
 
Bike stickers? Are you 7 yrs old!?😉🤣
 
Stickers have arrived. Now to work out how to fit them without messing it up.
Looks like wet fit with a drop of shampoo in the spray used to wet the surface.

Would anyone recommend hair dryering afterwards and continuing to smooth with a squeegee, because obviously fitting these to a bike frame is not a flat surface.
 
Are you going to do some skids and wheelies next!?🤣
 
Stickers have arrived. Now to work out how to fit them without messing it up.
Looks like wet fit with a drop of shampoo in the spray used to wet the surface.

Would anyone recommend hair dryering afterwards and continuing to smooth with a squeegee, because obviously fitting these to a bike frame is not a flat surface.
I can’t vouch for a hairdryer but I would really suggest adding some guide tape, just a strip of masking tape. I’ve learnt to my cost that doing it by eye doesn’t always work. And once they’re on, they’re on! I’ve tended to lacquer over mine, just with some Simoniz lacquer from Halfords.
 

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