I am on a tight budget . . .

We understand that every one has limits on what they can spend. We will respect your budget and try to give you as much value as possible for it. That's how we keep our customers coming back and that's what keeps them referring other business to us. There are a lot of boring designs out there, and we try to create a well-designed sign, banner or vehicle that stands out from the crowd.

What is the situation on Copyrighted Material?

Our designs are protected by copyright law, just as he work of other designers is legally protected. Please don't ask us to reproduce copyrighted material. Please note that all artwork and designs created by us for your project remains our property unless we agree otherwise in writing.

Which file formats can I use?

We are happy to accept jpg, bmp, gif as well as Word. Our main design package is CorelDraw, so if you use that too, just send the file as it is. The higher the resolution, the better.

I don't have any design skills, can you help?

We are happy to do basic designs of rubber stamps and banners. In fact we prefer to do this and send them to you for approval prior to manufacture. It really helps us to have everything proof checked, but it gives you the opportunity to canvas opinion amongst your friends and colleagues before confirming your order.

However, if you need a new logo or something special designed, we can recommend designers with more skills than ourselves!

What do you need before you start a design?

As much information as you can describe! Think colours, think fonts (writing style) and the type of look you are after (modern, classic, retro, fun, themed . . . ) and we can do our best to help. Sometimes a telephone call helps best here . . .

Do I have to order online?

We are people who love to talk, so just give us a bell. But forgive us if you catch us out occasionally. Sometimes we have to work on site, or deliver, or just queue for hours in the Post Office . . . we will always return your call.

I don't like paying by card . . .

We never refuse money. Send a cheque, pay by bacs, paypal, credit or debit card. Cash is also welcomed!

When do I have to pay?

For custom jobs we ask for full payment on completion. Like many small companies, we strive to keep our operating costs down in order to keep our products and services affordable, so we are grateful for prompt payment which allows us to do this.

What is a digi stamp?

Digi stamps are laser cut to great detail, so even photographs can be replicated. For the techies, our laser cuts at 600 dpi (dots per inch) which is the same quality as most desktop printers. When stamped on quality paper, the image will be sharp and incredibly clear, with no smudging as the self-inking membrane allows just the correct amount of ink through each time. These laser cut stamps don't leak (so you can carry them around in your bags, boys!) and they don't deteriorate so the images will be crisp from the 1st to the 10,000th.

Why is the maximum digi stamp size 40x90mm?

It is very hard for the human hand to apply even pressure over a greater area, so in order to preserve the clarity of image, this is the biggest size we offer in self-inking digi stamps.

Do you sell traditional rubber stamps?

Yes, we do. Rubber stamp mounted on a perspex base are less popular since we started offering digi stamps, but they do have their uses. Whilst not suitable for photos or logos, they do give a certain 'hand made' image which gives a charm in certain applications. But who wants a hairy ink pad . . . .

We also make polymer stamps. Lots of customers buy these unmounted and use them to make impressions in clay or jewelry making projects. These stamps are slightly more proud than rubber ones so a deeper image can be made but flexible enough to be 'rolled' onto a surface.

Both of these type of stamps can be made up to A4 size, but remember that a good impression every time is difficult on sizes over 5x10cm . . .

But if you are thinking of a stamp solution to your problem, contact us and we'll help if we can.

What makes your banners re-usable?

We use the block vinyl method of application. This means that we cut decals, numbers and lettering out of sheets of vinyl (think sticky back plastic with sophistication!) and apply them to thick opaque banner material. This allows us to remove the decals in the workshop, clean and repair the banner, and apply new decals. For small banner changes, such as date & time details, we can send the lettering to you to replace.

What are the planning rules?

These differ from Council to Council, but generally banners can be displayed for up to 30 continuous days with the land owners permission. It is always worth checking with your District Council first or with Highways if you were thinking about attaching it to road furniture.

Does my banner have to be white?

NO! We can make banners in virtually any colour, but there is a small additional charge for coloured banner material.

How big can my banner be?

Any size at all. Over 3m square needs a join, but these are bonded and will last as long as the banner.

Does my banner have to have eyelets?

We can also make banners with 'sleeves', which are ideal for hanging from scaffold poles, or even lighting rigs behind a stage. All banners with eyelets are sent out with cable ties for the first use.

Why should I re-use my banner?

Well . . . we wouldn't want an unbiodegradable great lump of vinyl going into landfill after one use, would we? And if your company is involved in the CRT programme, then it makes good sense . . .

Can I have pictures on my banner?

Well, yes, but we have to print them onto vinyl before applying them. This way the banner remains re-usable. We are happy to quote you for this service.

Will my banner fade?

The manufacturing method we use means that the banners will be much brighter and easier to read than printed ones. The colour tends not to fade because the vinyl is coloured all the way through during the manufacturing process rather than the colour just being printed thinly onto the surface.

How do I replace my own lettering?

Follow the instructions we send, and take a peak at the handy 'How To' video on this website (under Vinyl Lettering).

What colours can I have my lettering in?

We have a huge range to choose from, including some special effects such as mirrored, brushed aluminium and charcoal. Not all vinyls are suitable for all applications, so let us know how you plan to use it and we'll advise you accordingly.

I have just put some of your lettering on my boat. How long can I expect it to last?

Dependent on whether your boat was wooden or fibreglass, you can realistically expect it to last 3 or 5 years respectively. Having said that, we have many customers who added our decals to their boats much longer ago than that and they still look fab!

I want to put the lettering on my car. Will it damage the paintwork?

Well, no guarantees, but it shouldn't if you remove it carefully. However, on some brightly coloured vehicles which have had decals for a long time, there might be 'shadowing' left after removal where the unprotected surface has collected pollution dirt. Usually this can be sorted out with elbow grease and t-cut . . . .

We have applied decals in the past to a Maserati and a limited edition BMW for special events without any removal issues.

I'm not based near you. How do I measure my car?

Imagine your car is a blank canvas. Measure the space you want to put the decals on. You can ignore door openings, petrol caps etc as the lettering can be cut to allow them to be opened. However, you MUST avoid lights. The vinyl is not affected by heated rear windows, or wiper blades. We will always send you artwork to be approved prior to manufacture.

I'm addicted! What else can I put the lettering on?

Shop windows, A-boards, cars, mopeds and even push bikes (might not stop it being stolen, but will discourage people). Rubbish bins, boats, gates, post boxes . . . the list is endless. You just need a clean, dry surface to apply it to.

Can I have some vinyl for my play group?

Yes, of course. We donate all our 'waste' to play groups, Am Dram organisations and if there are no claimants, it goes to The Beneficial Foundation in Portsmouth. We are happy to post small quantities free of charge. Our pleasure.

I got the vinyls on time and they were great! 
Thank you for your quick work, that was really appreciated!

LC, on receipt of her bespoke vinyl stickers

Thanks Karen, and thanks for organising this for me – I don’t know what I would do without you!


Fontwell Park Racecourse, EN
My order arrived safely today and I love it!

Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic service, I will definitely be back for more.


JP, on receipt of banner
Just thought I would drop you a line to say how impressed I am with your Cambridge Weight Plan car decals, when I went to development day earlier this year the car park in the hotel was taken over with the car decals and again at our convention 2 weekends ago at the Sofitel in Heathrow, the car park had loads of your decals.  

CL, Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant
The vinyl looks great Karen! Thanks so much!
Julia 
JG, on Christmas Pop Up Shop Lettering

I can’t remember if I ever got back to you to say thank you for all the hard work you went to, to ensure my car decal was right?  I’ve now got it on my rear window; it looks great, and I’m extremely pleased with it – so a big thank you!


JR, Cambridge Car Decal

Thank you so much for the artwork, I love it! Wow if only all companies operated as efficiently as Griffin Designs!


JP, Cambridge Consultant
Excellent service - thank you so much.

LN, Church Administrator on her new stamp

Karen – They look fantastic!!! Thank you so so so much !! J xxxx


Sussex Pet Sitters on new signage
Hello, Decal received today, Fabulous, Thankyou. If only the rain would stop to apply it, Ha!Ha! Many Many Thanks
DS, on receipt of self-apply Car Decals
We have received the banner safe and sound, thank you. It looks fantastic! Thank you for all your effort in assuring it reached us in time.
MC, Arun District Council
Just letting you know i received the car sticker yesterday.   It more than met my expectations and i'm really pleased with it.

JW, on receipt of her Cambridge WP Car Decals
Thanks so much for the banner, it looked great at the Last night of the Proms on Saturday!

TJ, JC Solicitors
I LOVE the car decals!!! Thank you. The video online was very helpful and well worth watching.  You're right, it's addictive. I want them everywhere!!!!!


LC, on receipt of rear window car decal
Just seen the A29 Banner up for Ladies Evening.It looks fantastic!
EN, Fontwell Park Racecourse
Decals arrived thank you what a great service you provide.
JT, on receipt of car decal
Just received the banner and just a quick note to say how pleased I am with it …stunning. So thank you very much for your quick turnover and if any of the other branches need anything like this in the future you will be top of the list.
MH, Bath on receipt of Royal Marines Assoc banner

Brilliant … thank you so much!


RW, Henry Adams on sponsored boat decal
Many thanks for your service. Now I have my order I feel free to tell you that you were not the first company that I was in touch with. However, you proved twice as efficient, twice the the quality and half the price. 
Sandy, Caithness Cheese Co on his vinyl lettering
Thankyou for such a great job, I agree with you that it looks fab
Adrian Hunt, on his applied car decals
It has arrived & it's blue & I love it !! Thank you so much !
Earth Seed To Bloom, on receipt of rubber stamp
We’ve got the stamp, which is exactly what we wanted
KL, Heritage Investments, rubber stamps
Hello Karen. Thank you very much for my vinyl lettering which arrived last week and is perfect!
KM, Romsey
WOO HOO!! Marvelous news. They just arrived. They look great! Thank you very much, we are very happy.
LB, Artificial Eye, London
 . .to thank you for your generous contribution towards the live music event at the Spotted Cow. The evening was an overwhelming success and raised the outstanding sum of £1200.
North Mundham Primary School, on their event banner
Thank you for the promptness of attending to our order for a stamp, the quality is quite amazing!
Paul, Ice Band
Yup, the A board is looking great !   Thank you for taking the time to create such an eye catching, elegant & informative board, & completing the branding image.
SF Arundel Acupuncture, on arrival of her new A board
I just wanted to say I had my first enquiry from someone that had seen our car last week. Lots of people comment on 'seeing it about' but this has been the first enquiry (which I am sure will be more than just that) from someone genuinely excited about the services we offer, and already recommending us to friends.
CB, Task Angels, on success of car decals
Did four of the banners yesterday and they really were quite painless and easy as you say.  Thanks for the instructions and encouragement, etc.
JH, on replacement of banner lettering
The lettering was perfect.  Thank you very much for helping me out over the Bank Holiday weekend.
SJ, Maritime Acoustics
Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for getting the sign done for me so quickly.
Weight Loss & Beauty Centre, on window decals

I just wanted to email you quickly to say that the stamp came today - it is perfect! I'm so pleased with the end result, it really has surpassed my expectations. Thank you so much for your extremely swift service, and care and attention to the design.


RP on arrival of her rubber stamp
the rubber stamp is perfect
KC, Chappell Sports Cars
"Thanks for such prompt delivery of my address stamp.  Despite the snow & ice, my lovely postie delivered it today.  It's just the job :)
LB-J, Hayling Island
Fantastic Karen – I think it looks great Thank you for your excellent help and service.
MB, Cambridge Consultant
I love it I really do, its fantastic! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me.
Peek-A-Boo-Events, on receipt of banner
Just to thank you for my order.  The decal looks great on the car
CD, on her Cambridge Car Decal
"Received the stamp today and we are thrilled with it. The quality is fantastic and we will definitely recommend you."
IJ, Dog Togz on receipt of a logo'd rubber stamp
Thank you very much, the signs arrived this morning, and have already been put up. They match very well, and I was impressed how easy they went up. Thank you for all your help.
NM, Environment Agency, Wales on vinyl lettering
I would just like to know that I'm soooo happy with my stamp  A very big thankyou

Kaiser, Boxer Dog
Its fab!!!  Thanks sooooo much.
SF, CWP Consultant on her car decals

Hi Karen just to let you know decals arrived safe today and look bloody marvellous thanks have recommended you to another consultant .... Thanks for a great service and great decal will shout if I ever need any more thanks again from Alli


AG, Scotland on her Cambridge Weight Plan car decals
'WOW, it looks fab. I'm already noticing people checking it out as I drive around.  Well done, a brilliant service, fantastic customer service, and a fabulous price. You tick all the boxes.'

TM, Middlesex on her Cambridge Weight Plan car decals
'Stamps received, very pleased with them and your services.  Thank you'
LW, JJD Skips
'Thank you for your work on the banner I saw it this morning and it looks great. '
TW, Lancastrian Infants' School, banner sponsored by Peugeot
received this morning, very pleased with purchase. Thank you
AH, Subaru Dealer, Loughborough
Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for doing the stamp for me. Its just as accurate and professional as I need it to be. Again, many thanks and I will be sending more business you way soon
AP, Purley
Fab job! Many thanks
AS, West Sussex NHS Primary Care Trust
Thank you for getting in touch, the banners were excellent, and I really appreciated you turning them around so quickly.
CC, West Sussex County Council, London 2012 Ahead of the Game
I absolutely love it, as does everyone else, thanks so much
CF, Foresters Lodge
Thanks for the banner. It's up and looks ok
CP, Chichester District Council
Many thanks for your help again

DB, TD Facilities, on repeat order of vinyl stencils
Many thanks for making these amendments. It now looks fantastic.
DL, Help for Heroes about a sponsored banner
We are writing to thank you so much for your donation of a replacement banner for our music Festival. It restores ones faith in human kindness. . . . we raised a staggering ��20,000.
Fundraising Office for 4SIGHT, West Sussex Association For the Blind, on their banner
I just wanted to thank you again for the banner, he loved it! Actually it is still hanging up two weeks later!
GC, Birdham on 60th birthday celebration banner
. . . thank you very much, it looks great
GJ, Great Dane Developments Ltd on advertising board
The logos have arrived safely. They are exactly the right size and just what I wanted.
JB, Internet order for Boat Decals
On this bleak and rather depressing Monday morning your concise and great info is like a breath of fresh air . . .
LC, Phoenix Rose, London
Definitely put me down as a very satisfied customer. I found you on a Google search. It was important to me to get a reasonable replication of the Jaguar logo.
MB, Kent
Thanks very much for the stamps, and for doing them so quickly
SM, sfmconsulting.co.uk
Cheers again for your excellent service. You will certainly be getting more of our work in the future
TH, Flexile Ltd
Order process was really smooth and the product was brilliant
TM, Lets Go Operate
Hi Karen. Received the stamp this morning, Bern is one very happy bunny, thanks so much.
VH, Liverpool
Stamps received today, these are great so much cleaner than the old fashioned way!
VP Vanila DPS
Just a quick thanks for another great stamper
ZH, Dynamic Osteopathy
A very belated thank you for the new banners. I put the first one up and everyone commented on how fabulous it looked. It is so much more noticeable than our old canvas ones and in the summer I will endeavour to get a sponsor sorted as you suggested.
MA, North Mundham School
We had lots of very positive comments on the wonderful design of the banners and they looked fantastic outside the school . . . this year we raised £2500 which we were absolutely delighted with.
MA, Treasurer, PTA North Mundham Primary School

Just received my replacement letters.  Thank you so much for sorting this so quickly


Kate, on receipt of Cambridge Car Decals
Thank you for the prompt service all arrived today!!
ACG Accounting on receipt of their vinyl bumper strip
I have received my print thank you so much for such fast delivery.

Fantastic 


AB, on receipt of car decal

Just to let u know that I received the vinyls this morning ok, and they all look really good many thanks.


DE, Perth on his vinyl lettering for a Burger van
Two words :
 
Banner = fabulous.
 
Again, thanks for the quick turnaround - very much appreciated.

JT from www.theolivejar.com
Brill thank you so much i love it and thanks for taking the time to get it right for me so cant wait for it to arrive =]  thanks so much Karen
KC, on her new car decal
Thanks so much for the banners - the team were very impressed today!

MA, Whyke United Under 11's
 just wanted to write to say thank you very much for my wheel cover and lettering.  It looks fab!  I am hoping that people will see it around and that I’ll get lots of new customers.
SL, Cambridge Weight Plan
I have it!

That was extremely fast!!  I'm very impressed.

Thank you very much!



TS, Marwicks Brasserie, Bosham on receipt of banner

My dad has put the decal on and it looks great!  Too dark to take a picture now but will send one on soon. Thanks for your great customer service.


WF, on receipt of Hypnoslimmer Car Decal
Goodness knows what your workshop smells like, because these banners have rather an orange-y whiff to them now!
Wilderness Development, on receipt of re-stripped banners
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