Designing Your Decal...note: We always email you with a picture of the final art for approval before completing your order.
We do it till we get it right! so Watch For It!
Many bands just want their name on head. If you already have a font you use, include it's name! I should be able to find anything. If we can't, we may need you to provide the .TTF file.
Always include the font name involved with your art! Many orders go like this "I want (name) in this (font) in (color) to fit (size head).
This is a simple process. Just fill in the blanks. if you'd like letters or layout altered, please give specific instructions. for example:
-Arc -letters wrap in a circle around the head
-Top to Bottom- name starts on top and letters stack.
If you need letters changed (the "a" looks too much like a "d") we can fix that.
a few rules with logos...
KEEP IT SIMPLE. If it's so complex no one can figure out what it is, what's the point. Keep fine detail down to a minimum. We can help.
Remember that this is a process of layering solid colors. So NO shading, gradiations, fades, clouds, etc. We cannot process images with these features. Think like a coloring book. Solid lines and shapes. This is better for you however, because many images we have seen with photo quality art, would never be recognizable from any distance, especially considering normal stage lighting. Ideally you want your audience to identify if from off the stage. That guy at the back of the club should see it. This way it'll have a better shot of being recognized in photos and videos too. Remember that stage lights impair visibility. So, with that said the next important rule is CONTRAST...colors
Colors. We stock most basic colors. and a few odd colors. Also Chrome Mirror and metallics make their way into our collection. Contrast is key. Most heads we see are black, so think Bright or Light.
From a distance Blue, Dark Green, Purple can all look Black. Contrast for these is minimal on a black head. Don't use them as your only color. Red does show better especially when accompanied by white.
Best bets are White (Always good) Yellow, Orange, Pink, Pastels even Chrome. Note on Chrome: Makes an awesome logo, but can create a glare from stagelights and be difficult to read. Although it does draw attention.
Use this Color Chart to Help Understand Contrasts. Stand back from your monitor and squint a bit. you'll see which colors really do stand out on their own.
First of all Make sure to plan around any port holes (also known as sound/mic holes) These really cramp the workable space. Here's a few ways to work with those. Turn the hole to 6 o'clock or 3 o'clock, depending on the layout, or buy a head with no hole and add that to a safe area after the logo had been applied.
It's round! So you can't have a 22" x 22" square logo. Usually approx.18"-19".is about as wide as you want to go if it has any substantial height. We can figure that out on this end. So it fits just right.
The Brand Logo already on the head. Sometimes this can be removed with a rubbing alcohol type cleaner (again, test first, it's at your own risk) or, we can include a scrap of gloss black vinyl, you can apply before adding your custom decal. Just ask, it's free. That's why we save our scraps. Send us the measurements you need.
See the Order page for how to submit art.