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Anyone else cut decals/banners for a hobby or side income? Just finished this beaut tonight and have to show it off.

Gloss black cropped Toyota hat with the Toyota MR2 emblem in gloss white on a matt black vinyl banner. From the front it looks like just a black banner that says "MR2", but from any angle you see the Toyota tattoo. Easy prep but was a PAIN to lay down the vinyl.



And a few other fun decals:



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What do those vinyl cutter devices cost these days?


Looks great but I wouldn't there be copyright/trademark issues?
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What do those vinyl cutter devices cost these days?


Looks great but I wouldn't there be copyright/trademark issues?
I believe I picked mine up for ~$300 a couple years ago. I've spent well over 2x that on vinyl alone since though.

You're right. There are serious concerns with regard to copyrights and trademarks in the vinyl cutting industry. Best practice is to contact the company directly and ask for written permission. I have been successful getting permission from a handful of companies simply by calling them. Usually requires filling out a few forms, but eventually I get an email or fax giving me the go ahead.
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i do it for a living, the plotter depends on the manufacture. A really good one will run you easily 9 grand, which does dye cuts and is great for digital prints.

my work, takes 11 hours for me to do one by myself
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i do it for a living, the plotter depends on the manufacture. A really good one will run you easily 9 grand, which does dye cuts and is great for digital prints.

my work, takes 11 hours for me to do one by myself


Nice work on the truck! That's a huge decal.
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Nice work on the truck! That's a huge decal.
thanks man, you should see a semi trailor wrap ive done, WOW talk about a B**CH
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