Monday, July 1, 2013

Beware of the Cats custom static cling decal

I can't wait to get my new "Beware of the Cats" static cling decal! It's huge (12" x 18"), and my intention is to put it on our storm door. It's useful for visitors who may not know that we have cats, so they don't accidentally let them out, and I think it's really cute. But then, I'm biased, 'cause I'm their mommy. What do you think?

I'm getting this delightful custom static cling decal thanks to the good folks at Signazon. They contacted me and asked if I'd like to review one of their products. They make all kinds of signs and banners. While I was looking at all the options they offer, I saw the static cling decals and that's when inspiration struck! I just love these photos of Petra and Kali in their devil hats. The color's a bit off on Kali's and the hat looks more pink than red, but it's the same hat. Can you tell where Petra's horn got cut off in the corner and I "reshaped" it? Thank goodness for Photoshop.

I saved the poster as a layered pdf, so it will have a clear background when it's printed. That way we can look through it a bit when we're seeing who's at the door, plus we can get light in through it. The watermarks are on there just for putting on this blog, of course. I created the file at 300dpi, very high resolution, so it will print without a lot of jaggies or image loss. I can't wait to see it for real. logo
It was very easy to upload the design to the Signazon site, although I did hit one snag. Once the image uploads to the site, it shows you a "proof" -- and guess what? it squashed the image down to fit 12" high and 18" wide, instead of like a vertical poster. Oops! I went back to my pdf, turned it on its side and resaved it, and the next time it came out perfectly. It does take a few minutes to upload such a large, high-res file to the website, but probably not more than 10 minutes (I was multi-tasking and didn't note the exact amount of time).

I'll post again when I get the real thing in hand, and I'll include photos of it on the door. It'll be interesting to see what Petra and Kali think of themselves. I think Kali will be afraid and Petra will try to attack it. We'll see.

In the meantime, check out all the different kinds of products that Signazon offers. They have yard signs, banners, magentic signs, of course the static cling decals, and something called a "magic" sign that's a type of fabric with an adhesive you can use indoors or outdoors and move it around as needed. Very cool.