Lalii uses a few different kinds
of vinyl for your perfect decals.
The above - the Merbeak - is built from colored vinyl, (Oracle 651). Each color is cut from a different sheet of vinyl. Sunproof, waterproof, luminous. Outdoor, indoor, anywhere all the way. This vinyl will retain its color outdoors for at least 5 years.
The lustre shows off well on light backgrounds. Because the piece is segmented (this one has 18 parts), it is called a transfer sticker, and is applied in two careful steps. The decal comes sandwiched on a backing with a clear cover overlay. Once the backing is removed, the decal is positioned on the desired surface. The cover layer is then carefully removed. More detailed instructions included in packet.
vinyl - a basic primer
This Lucky Star (Lalii's original decal) is printed on a sheet of white vinyl. It is all one piece. You peel off the backing, and apply to a clean surface. Although the design is complex, it is a print, therefore the cut is the brown circle, not the star. The white vinyl is waterproof and sun loving only to a point. It will last a few years depending on the directness of the sun. The star on the right is also printed white vinyl, cut to the image, with no background. Because this is a custom shape as opposed to a circle or rectangle, it is a more complex cut. Photographic white vinyl decals can either have one backing that peels off, or, like the colored vinyl, have two. It can depend on the complexity of the shape and image.
This decal - (Pelican Lunch on the right) - is again, segmented colored 651 vinyl - with two unfortunate fish in the pelicans mouth. These are layered on top of the turquoise pouch, as are the eye circles on the head. The brown head and red beak and turquoise pouch are all segments, but placed close together. This is also a transfer sticker, much like the Merbeak.
The Merbeak Classique. She is printed white vinyl, one piece, custom cut. The printed vinyls are able to have as many graphic effects as any other piece of art.
We don't like to think of the end of our Animali, but when the time comes, recycle with PVC plastics. Big strides are being made in this particular area of recyclables, possibly because they remain useful in industry and are a huge factor in modern living. The ocean will not erode your decals should you have one on seagoing equipment, but they do need to be disposed of properly so that that do not wind up there.