Font Dimensions & Proportions for Custom Text Decals

To some, this may seem like a simple thing to wrap your head around. To others, it is a little more difficult to understand how lengths and font sizes work.

The dimensions of the letters in your custom text will depend on the font you choose to use, as all fonts have different natural proportions (some are tall and long, others are short and wide). Here at VinylDisorder.com, we will never alter the natural proportions of a font by stretching or shrinking letters unless we are instructed to  do so by you. This photo shows how a 12″ custom name “Barbara” has different proportions when different fonts are chosen.

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As you can see, the first custom font is a lot shorter than the others, while the last font is significantly larger. Still, all of these Barbara’s are 12″ in length.

If you choose a length for your custom decal, the more words you want to include in that total length, the smaller your words will get proportionally. Take a look at the photo below, for instance. The single word “Mouse” and the text “The mouse ran from the fat cat.” were chosen in the same 12″ inch length. Mouse is significantly larger than the sentence because there are more letters that are trying to fit into the length that was chosen.

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If you wanted to order the word “Mouse” and the other text to be proportional in size like this:

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The word “Mouse” would have to be ordered in 2.5″ in length to be proportional to the 12″ line that reads “The mouse ran from the fat cat”.

If you have any other questions about this or want to clarify the sizing of your custom texts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by email at sales@vinyldisorder.com, phone 866-723-3726, or through Live Chat in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on our main site. Ask questions, we want to make sure you are getting exactly what you want 🙂

Choosing Custom Fonts for a Custom Decal

Are you creating a custom quote, name or another custom text decal and cannot decide what font you want? First, check our font page and see if there is a font there that you like. If you are looking for something different, we refer many of our customers to a website called DaFont.com. It is a site with so many fonts it can sometimes be overwhelming, but we are going to give you a step-by-step guide to navigating DaFont.com.

First, go to the address bar at the top of your internet browser and type in DaFont.com (or click here).

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You will then be directed to a page that has this logo in the upper left hand corner. If it does not, the web address may have been typed in incorrectly. Check the spelling!

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Across the top of the site is a navigation menu. You can choose categories of fonts from handwritten and sans serif to groovy or holiday fonts.

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Choose any of these categories that describe what type of font you are looking for.  For example, we will choose the “Handwriting” category. When that category is selected, you will see a list of fonts like this:

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The names of the fonts are written in that particular font. Look through and see which one you like!

You can also type in some of your text into the “Preview: Type your text here” box:

typefontand it will show your text in all the fonts in that category to preview!

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There is a lot to look through on this site, we know. But we are sure you will find the perfect font for your custom decal!

**We cannot cut decals in fonts that are very very skinny or have a lot of detail or distressed looks to them like these:

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The following fonts are PERFECT for decals! 🙂

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If you have ANY questions at all about what fonts we can cut, and what we cannot cut, please feel free to email sales@vinyldisorder.com or call toll free at 866-723-3726 between 9am and 5pm PST – or utilize our LiveChat at the bottom right hand side of your screen on our website.