Vinyl decals are cut on a plotter from rolls of either pre coloured or printed vinyl. The plotter blade follows the path of the design and artwork. Pieces that aren't needed, such as the background around the trees, snow and birds, are pulled away. As the adhesive is on the reverse of the film, an application of film is applied to the vinyl surface.
The installer applies the graphics to the surface before pulling away the supporting application film, leaving the design safely in place.