Tips & Tricks
DECALLAB MX GRAPHICS HAS BEEN DELIVERING DIRT BIKE GRAPHICS WORLDWIDE SINCE 2010, SO WE HAVE ACCUMULATED EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE, WHICH WE ARE HAPPY TO SHARE WITH YOU. HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIRT BIKE DECALS COMPANY? WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU OUT WITH A COUPLE OF TRICKS AND TIPS FROM OUR EXPERIENCE.
If you have any experience in designing Mx Graphics, you already know: First, you need Templates of the current bike. Many web companies are in the business of selling Dirt Bike Graphics templates, but not all of them are good. A considerable amount of them are not producing Mx Graphics at all. So, most of the time, such templates are not tested and do not fit correctly or not at all. We recommend you to buy or trade templates of other Mx Graphics companies. Not all of the companies want to sell them because they have put a lot of effort into making and refining them.
DecalLab Mx Graphics have plenty of templates on offer. What would have taken you years of trial and error to get those things right, is now just a click away.
Designers work like a sponge- they absorb design ideas from all over the place and squeeze out their original idea. If you are a beginner in Mx Graphics designing, it is always good to make replicas from other designers. It sounds like stealing, but it will help you to develop an understanding of designing Mx Graphics and will help you find your style much quicker.
When it comes to custom design, the customer knows best. 7.7 billion people live on this bizarre planet called the Earth. All of them have their own life experiences and tastes. There is not such a thing as a wrong or ugly design – the main goal is to make your client happy, and if they want an odd-looking old-school design, that is what will make them glad.
Over time, the Decallab Mx Graphics company has made thousands of dirt bike decal designs. We gladly share our vector designs with our Decallab Partners to help them build their design base and taste of great design. Click here to become a Decallab Partner and build up your own brand on the motocross stage.
The majority of all dirt bike graphics companies use vector graphic editing software to work with their designs. Unlike raster graphics, vector graphics use mathematical equations to draw lines, shapes, and colors. Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW are hugely popular software tools for making vector graphics, but they undeniably are expensive.
Thankfully, they offer subscription options, which means that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on a single payment for buying the software. Instead, you pay only some 10-30 USD per month. That will help you start your own company without spending too much money.
Such software like Inkscape, Boxy SVG, or Vectr are popular free alternatives, but they are useful only if your needs are relatively simple. Sooner or later, your requirements will grow, and it will lead you to some serious software.
If you are planning to become a Decallab Partner, it will be useful to know that our office designers work with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. This means our file exchange will be much easier if you choose one of these software options. Click here to learn more about Decallab Partnership.
Nowadays, printing machines mostly work with the CMYK four-color system, but this leads to a limited color gamut. Today, dirt bike plastics are super bright and colorful, so it is not possible to get the right tone using the CMYK color system.
Over time, the solvent color printing technology has evolved faster than your lap time on Dirt Bike. The four-color CMYK system now is improved to Ten Color printing machines, which significantly increase the color gamut.
The technology is entirely new and rather expensive. Moreover, the maintenance costs in small production amounts are relatively high.
Not everyone has a big wad of money to start their own printing business with such modern printers. We have spent a lot of time (years) and money to achieve stunning and precise colors in our graphics. You can do the same, or became a Decallab Partner and print your graphics using our Ten Color, wide CMYK gamut printer. It is easier than ever – click here to learn more!
To match the best print color with the plastic of the current bike, it is always good to print Color Swatches with the actual printer and vinyl you work with. There are thousands of different printers and printing materials all over the world. Every printer and print vinyl interact differently with one other. So it is almost impossible to print a precise color from your RGB monitor, and this is where color swatches come in handy.
Decallab Mx Graphics always sends out real printed color swatches to our partners to make sure they always choose the right color they have imagined: click there to become a Decallab Partner.
Most of the Mx Graphics companies cut their decals using cutting machines- plotters. Most often, they cut only the actual vinyl layer, leaving backing paper untouched. Then they spend extra time to separate exact parts and cutting excess paper edges. It is not wrong, but it is time-consuming, and the client has a hard time aligning the decal to the original part of the plastic.
Another option is to use flatbed cutters. They cut both layers of decals, but those cutters can be rather expensive, so it can be challenging to make a profit in case of small production amounts.
Decallab Mx Graphics always cut their graphics with no excess paper left around. With our cutting technology, we can produce more than 40 kits in one shift. You can also cut your graphics like a pro with no investment at all. Become a Decallab Partner and make your dirtbike graphics look better than ever.
We all know how postal services handle packages. That is why it is essential to make sure that your artwork survives the vulnerable shipping time. The best way to pack your Mx Decals is to keep them on a flat surface. Never roll them up as it may lead to vinyl curving, and the customer will have a hard time to install them on a dirt bike. Ordinary postal envelopes are very flexible, and they do not protect your stunning dirt bike decals from bending and external damages. Furthermore, the stickers may not bounce around the package during handling, but you cannot use vacuum envelopes, as high pressure on decals also will lead to damage.
Decallab Mx Graphics company uses custom made cardboard envelopes that provide excellent protection. They are not expensive if you order them in bulk. Decallab requests more than 10,000 envelopes per year, so that keeps the packaging price low for one unit.
You, as a Decallab Partner, can also ship your graphics right to your customer’s doorstep without worrying about the thing.
It is not only the design and print quality that keep your client satisfied but also traceable and fast product delivery. There are a lot of express delivery companies all over the world, but only a couple of them can deliver your packages in 2-3 days globally. DHL, FedEx, and UPS are excellent in providing a hand to hand express shipments all over the world, but their fees are rather high if you ship only a couple packages in a week. Big companies receive discounts of approximately 60-85% on sending their products, and it is difficult to compete with them.
Decallab Mx Graphics ships around 100-250 packages every week, so we receive a considerable discount on what we can offer to you.
Learn more about how you, as a Decallab Partner, can save on delivering your stunning dirt bike graphics hand to hand all over the world in only 2-3 days: click here!