Introduction to Domed Decals

Domed decals are a great way to help your brand and your products stand out from the competition. Unlike a standard vinyl decal, a domed decal will display your branding with additional emphasis, giving your product a professional touch that catches the eyes of consumers. Not only are domed decals high in quality, but they are also built to last, durable in almost any conditions.

Many manufacturers choose to use domed decals as a permanent branding solution due to their unique 3D appearance. When added to any design, a domed effect will capture light in a unique way, maximizing the visibility of your product.

Domed Decals Make Your Brand Stand Out

Looking to rejuvenate your brand?  A good way to do that is by creating a domed decal. Instead of the standard vinyl decal, a custom domed decal will stand out and give your product more value.

How Are Our Custom Domed Decals Made?

Domed decals are created by applying a thick layer of polyurethane directly over a standard decal or sticker material in a variety of ways:

  • Manual application
  • Syringe application
  • Automated machinery and equipment

Graphic Solutions uses automated machinery to pour and apply the liquid in order to minimize human error and create the highest-quality decal possible for clients.

The clear liquid is poured, spread evenly to the edges of the decal, and then given time to solidify.

Once the process is complete, the decal will have a three-dimensional look, while the graphic will have advanced protection from UV damage and other elements like solvents, chemicals, or compounds.

Domed Decal Adhesives

You have multiple material and adhesive options when deciding which type of domed decal will best suit your product.

We understand that your decal likely needs to remain in place for a long time, and choosing the right type of adhesive is crucial.

From easily removable adhesives to our uniquely named atomic stick adhesive, we will help you find the best option for you.

How a Domed Decal is Made

Watch this short video to see flat, normal decals transformed into three-dimensional domed decals.

In order to ensure customer satisfaction, digital proofs have become a standard procedure during the approval process.

Our art department and graphic design team create proofs of your decals and stickers prior to production.

If needed, we can even create a sample of your domed decal before beginning the full production run. Need help deciding between a few different ideas? We can create multiple samples, as well.

Types of Domed Decals

We produce three unique types of domed decals.

Crystal domed decals help transform your logo into a three-dimensional object by pouring a polyurethane later onto a flat decal and letting it set.

On the other hand, super domed decals use a similar manufacturing process but create a more flexible 3-D decal that is able to conform to almost any contoured surface. These decals are of the highest quality and are used as the branded element on machines worth a quarter of a million dollars.

Finally, silver domed decals offer a great alternative for those searching for a domed decal look without the major expense.

If you're interested in these products, contact one of our customer service representatives today to request our domed decal catalog.

You can also fill out the “Free Custom Quote” form on the right-hand side of this page and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.

Want to Learn More About Domed Decals?

For more information on our specific domed decal products and the differences between them, see the descriptions and technical specifications for each type listed below.

Crystal Dome Decals

The most popular of our domed decal products, the crystal appearance is sharp, durable, and catches the eye of people from far away. You can even add a crystal, three-dimensional appearance to only part of your decal's art.

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Thickness: .070” +/- .010” (1.75mm).

Decal size: Maximum – 100 square inches.

Color: Any color is possible, with color-matching available.  Solid, transparent or metallic is also available.

Substrates: Polyester, aluminum, acrylics, vinyl, pressure-sensitive paper, polycarbonates.

Adhesives: Our standard adhesive works best for most applications, but stronger adhesives are available.

Possible Applications: Electronic devices, tool boxes, bathroom fittings, automotive industry, cellular communications, advertising, and more.

Super Dome Decals

Super dome decals offer additional durability and flexibility to conform to the most contoured surfaces. The decals give the appearance of embossed or beveled metal but are versatile and resilient to bending and curving.

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Thickness: .070” +/- .010” (1.75mm).

Decal size: Maximum – 3.937” x 9.843” / Minimum - .275” x .275”.

Color: Any color is possible, with color-matching available. Solid, transparent or metallic is also available. Random patterns, gradations, and half-tones are possible..

Adhesives: Our standard adhesive works best for most applications, but stronger adhesives are available. Available with a wide range of finishes, including chrome, gold, silver, brass, copper, wood and all colors.

Possible Applications: Automotive industry, liquid handling equipment, toolboxes, garden furniture, computers, household appliances, plastics, office furniture, alarm systems, and more.

Silver Dome Decals

Silver dome decals offer a great alternative when searching for a three-dimensional decal with low tooling expenses. This environmentally-friendly decal has a mold-injected appearance with a mirror or chrome finish.

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Thickness:.0787” to .2362” (2mm to 6mm).

Decal size:22.75” x 9”.

Color:Any color is possible, with color-matching available.  Solid, transparent or metallic is also available.

Temperature Rating: Depending on the adhesive used, silver dome decals can withstand temperatures between -22 degrees Fahrenheit and 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

Adhesives:Our standard adhesive works best for most applications, but stronger adhesives are available.

Possible Applications: Electronic devices, tool boxes, bathroom fittings, automotive industry, cellular communications, scientific equipment, advertising, and more.

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