How to Make Skateboard Stickers from

If your looking for a step by step guide on how to personalize your skateboard, check this instructions written by William Hall, eHow Contributor.

1. Create your design or logo. You can do this with marker and paper or a stencil, or you can use your computer's graphics program, whether it's InDesign, Illustrator or even Paint.
2. Scan your design into your computer (if you used the hand-drawn method).
3. Save your design on your computer, then open it up in your chosen graphics program.
4. Modify your design by playing with the graphics program's coloring and visual effects.
5. Print your design on either basic sticker paper (which is standard material) or printable vinyl (which is a bit more durable and weather resistant). If you have your vinyl in a roll (and not in individual sheets) you'll have to cut a section that will fit in your printer.
6. Wait for your ink to dry, then spray some matte finish on your printout for extra adherence. It will require at least two coats.
7. Cut out the stickers, peel off the back and place them on your board.

If you want your stickers to have a glossier finish, you have two options. One would be to cut out your design and then carefully cover it with a piece (or pieces) of packing tape. Another (and more resilient) option would be to cut out your design and then carefully cover it with a piece of glossy over-laminate. Both means act as a substitute for the matte spray, which doesn't give your sticker a shiny finish. These methods also will keep your stickers from fading as quickly.
The best kind of printer for making vinyl stickers is either an ink-jet or a laser printer. A standard desktop printer (like an HP DeskJet) will work, but the results will not last long, even after applying a finish. Good ink cartridges for printing on vinyl using a standard printer are hard to come by. Standard sticker paper works well with desktop printers, however. If you are creating your design or logo with paper and markers, make sure to get strong, waterproof markers. Your average Sharpie or permanent marker will fade quickly. Use poster paint and/or oil paint markers for the best results.


After reading this guide, it will lights up your mind on how to create your own custom skateboard design.

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It's worth pointing out that custom stickers for skateboards should be very durable as they're exposed to extreme use.

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