How to Make Holographic Car Stickers

Are you looking to add a unique and eye-catching look to your car? If so, holographic stickers may be just the thing for you. Holographic vinyl is a great way to ensure your vehicle stands out from the crowd with its impressive reflective properties. With these easy steps, you can create stunning car stickers that turn heads wherever you go!

Can I use holographic vinyl on my car?

Yes, you can use our holographic vinyl on your car. The holographic material we work with has a water- and weatherproof vinyl base and is laminated to withstand fading in the sunlight, scratches and oils.

You also do not have to worry about holographic stickers damaging your car. The acrylic-based, medium-strength, pressure-sensitive adhesive we use is easy to apply and will stick but can be removed without damaging your car's paintwork.

Whether you want to show off your personality with custom designs or add some extra sparkle to your ride, holographic vinyl is the way to go.

Create your design - what to look out for

Before you start printing and cutting your holographic car stickers, it’s essential to think about the design or message you want your sticker to convey. You can create anything you want, but there are a few tips and tricks to remember when working with holographic vinyl for cars.

Create a partially holographic look

Did you know that you can control the holographic effect of your stickers? We do this by using white ink. Printing white ink between the material and a colour will dilute the metallic effect and make specific parts of your design appear opaque. This gives you even more creative options when you are crafting your artwork.

Opt for a simple design

If you want to use your car stickers to convey a message or promote a brand, you need a simply design for ultimate visibility. No one has time to decipher lines and lines of tiny text in traffic. Instead, create a simple logo or text-based design - and let the holographic material take care of that wow effect.

Select a large enough size

When creating car stickers using holographic vinyl, choosing a large sticker size is essential. This is because the larger the sticker, the more eye-catching and impactful it will be. A small holographic sticker might not affect passersby or other drivers enough. Additionally, small stickers can easily get lost in other decorations and designs on your vehicle. Therefore, when designing car stickers with holographic materials, select a large enough size so that your design stands out!

Make sure your holographic material is durable

As mentioned above, the holographic material we use for your stickers is durable enough to be stuck to the outside of a car. However, if you are looking at different material, here are some pointers to keep in mind:

  • What is the material made of? Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polypropylene (PP) are among the most durable options
  • Is the material laminated? The laminate is an extra layer of protection against fading, scratches and water
  • What adhesive does the material have? Removable and high-tack adhesives are not suitable for cars. Instead, look for a permanent, medium-strength adhesive that will not damage your car's paint
  • Your material should be: waterproof, weatherproof, scratch-resistant and fit for outdoor use

Start printing and cutting

Now you are at a point where you have to decide whether to print your car stickers yourself or outsource the job to a printing company. Which one is right for you?

On the one hand, you may want to DIY and save money. DIYing can be a low-cost option if you already have the necessary equipment (a quality printer, a laminator if needed and a cutting machine) or if you want to create a very simple square sticker. We recommend a test run before you commit to ensure you can create quality results.

You can also outsource the printing, laminating and cutting to a professional company (hint, hint). This can be a fantastic option if you need predictable, high-quality results or want to create an eye-catching die-cut shape for your stickers. But do not worry, you do not have to bulk-buy thousands of stickers to get the best price. Instead, you can get 10 holographic sticker samples for just £10.

Apply your stickers to your vehicle

Applying holographic car stickers is quite straightforward, but it's important to follow the steps correctly for a successful outcome. Here are some detailed step-by-step instructions that you can follow to apply your stickers safely and securely:

  1. Clean the surface of your car with a damp cloth and some soap. Remove all dirt, dust, grease and other contaminants before applying the sticker.
  2. Gently peel off the backing paper from the adhesive side of your sticker. Be careful not to touch or damage the adhesive part of it.
  3. Position the sticker onto your car and press it down firmly, starting from the centre and working outwards in all directions. Make sure to apply uniform pressure so that you do not leave any air bubbles or gaps.
  4. Smooth the sticker with a squeegee (or an old credit card) to ensure it sticks securely to the surface.
  5. Lastly, use a heat gun or hair dryer to gently warm up the sticker and ensure that it is firmly attached.

And there you have it! You are now ready to show off your awesome holographic car stickers! We hope you found these tips helpful and can't wait to see what you come up with. From eye-catching designs to vibrant colours, your car will turn heads wherever you go. So why not give holographic vinyl a try today? You won’t regret it!

You can learn more about the different ways to use holographic stickers on our blog - from holographic authenticity stickers to product labels. 


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