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03 Application Pillar

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Most of the application pillar will be learned during work experience and supported through the Signee online learning programme.

Pages 82 – 113 of the Signee Introduction to Industry Standards Workbook

Learning outcomes

Trainees will develop knowledge in the selection and application of vinyl to a variety of surfaces. Develop knowledge in cutting, weeding, transfer techniques and preparing surfaces for vinyl and vinyl application techniques.


  • Types of vinyl used in signage
  • Storage and care
  • Cast v’s calendered vinyl
  • Substrates for vinyl application
  • Preparing common surfaces for vinyl application
  • Cut vinyl v’s printed vinyl
  • Working with cut vinyl
  • Using application/transfer tapes
  • Applying simple vinyl graphics
  • Removing vinyl graphics