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I recently purchased custom decals from both companies so I thought I would do a head to head review:

STIKRD

I was looking for a custom decals for a x-fusion and ended up ordering frame decals as well. I made all of my requests through the frontman and had nothing but problems dealing with the designer. I provided the artwork from the frame manufacturer and requested matte black decals. I had requested orange custom decals for the shock. Long story short, the designer spent a bunch of time making custom orange decals for the frame instead and then wanted to charge an outrageous custom fee of $70 usd. Despite my gut feeling, I worked them down to $70 for both the frame and shock decals only to be grossly disappointed when I received them. The dimensions of the frame decals were too small even with step by step application as per the directions. The material was really stretchy plastic with weak glue, especially on small sections like the ends of the lettering. I ended up tearing it all off once installed, except for the shock decal which is no longer on the bike anyway. Basically throwing away $70 on top of a terrible customer service experience.

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I ordered frame and fork decals from SLIK and more fork decals since. Pretty straightforward process. Go online, choose the make, size, colour and then select the custom option. SLIK then send an email asking for more details like colour hex#'s and artwork. The stickers have almost a reinforced feeling and they withstand prolonged use really well. The only gripe would be that cut the edges of the stickers are white so they aren't completely seamless on the frame and fork. The price is totally reasonable plus shipping to Canada.

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Based on my experience, choose SLIK all day every day. Their prices were less than half of STIKRD's and the check-out process is smooth with someone on the end working hard to deliver exactly what you asked for. You wont get any cranky designer confusing your order and acting like print job constitutes actual artwork.
 

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Good info. I wish you had put 'custom stickers' in the heading of your post to make future searches easier.
 

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For what it's worth, just last week I had Stikr'd make me up stock Fox fork and shock stickers in Yeti turquoise and it was an easy process. I put the stickers on last night and they seem fine to me. The designer even threw in a few cool extra Yeti decals that are fun. I wouldn't rule out Stikr'd just yet if you're looking for new decals.
 

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@finch yeah thats true, I should have added keywords to the title. Maybe if a mod ever see's this they can help out.

@JNKER good point, hopefully this will be a good resource for decision making based on everyone's unique experience. I expect STIKRD are in their early stages and will be working out all of their kinks. I just hate throwing money away, especially with something cosmetic like this.
 

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Defiantly don't count STIKRD out, I had some Wheel decals made up and the process was smooth. The designer kept me up to date, made the design exactly how I wanted despite my indecisiveness ha ha. When I received the decals the quality of the material was top notch. The reason the material is a little stretchy is the type of 3M decal they use it has very small holes to help with bubbles. This also allows for the sticker to be molded around curves ect. Needless to say it worked Flawlessly and has been on my wheels for the past month with no issues. I am now in the process of getting Frame decals and fork decals done. The customer service up to this point again has been wonderful no complaints.
 

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I ordered stickers from Stikrd for my channel and later ended up doing a project with them to redo all the graphics on my bike. I've been happy with the project as well as the guys when I met them. I can't speak to the OP's experience, only my own, and when I placed my first order I barely had any subscribers. I say that because otherwise it could be percieved I got some sort of special treatment because of the channel. For those of you interested here is the video I did with them:

 

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I've contacted Stikrd twice now with no reply. Once through their webpage and once directly to Richard's email. I've used Slik a couple times and experience was ok they got colors wrong on one set I ordered and wheel size wrong on another. I guess maybe I try NL Design now?
 

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I've contacted Stikrd twice now with no reply. Once through their webpage and once directly to Richard's email. I've used Slik a couple times and experience was ok they got colors wrong on one set I ordered and wheel size wrong on another. I guess maybe I try NL Design now?
I know STIKRD was having some sort of email problem recently. Richard wasn't receiving stuff. Maybe give him another shot.
 

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Just be warned ordering any neon colors from Slik, which pretty much all the new fox fork decals are some type of neon. There is a 5$ neon fee and they won't print your decal unless they have enough orders for neon decals. The neon fee is not a problem, they warn you of that during the ordering process, however the timeline is horrible..

I ordered my decal on 3/6/2018 and it has yet to be printed. I have no idea when i'll received my order. What annoys me more is that they charge me up front.. if its going to take 1 month to print a decal they should at least charge once they are ready to print.
 

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I know this thread is old, but i feel the need to chime in about my (short) delaings with Richard from Stikrd.

I contacted Stikrd through facebook messenger, the person replying asked me to use the email on their website for inquiries, which I did.

Here is my exact email:

Do you do rockshox lyrik, and race face arc40 rim decals? My bike is matte black and platinum, im looking to get 2019 lyric and arc40 decals to compliment my bike. id like to include the highlighter yellow color from magura mt7 brakes. can you help me out?

Also, I would mind incorporating some frame decals as well. My bike is a NS Bikes Eccentric

**I included 2 pictures of my bike**

Exactly 31 minutes later i received a reply from Richard that said:
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Here is what I think you're looking for. Let me break it down a little. These will be printed on a chrome material and the grays will make it hopefully match your titanium stem, and bars. Cheers.
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** included in his response was a picture of Lyrik decals, and Race face arc 40 decals in the colors i wanted, except they didn't include any highlighter yellow color.**

I then asked him if there was a way to include the highlighter yellow color, to which he replied a few minutes later with a edited photo that included all the colors we discussed.

I told him they looked great and i asked about a lead time and cost. He told me that it would be $125 for the decals to be made, and could make them in a day or so, and ship them. He also told me that normally the decals are $165. Now here comes the problem. I didn't know the cost of the decals where going to be that much. I replied to Richard that i couldn't afford to spend that much on stickers right now, and thanked him for his time.

Well, Richard didn't like that. He replied with a rude email saying it was people "like me" that want things for free, that ruin things for his other customers. That he normally charges much more than he quoted me and i didnt understand pricing, etc.


A couple things:

I NEVER asked him to do any design work, nor did I confirm I would purchase his product. Literally, his reply to me from my initial email include the image.

I owned a custom cabinetry shop, and have been a small business owner for 16 years, I would NEVER ask a tradesperson to design/put effort into something without clear expectations. I asked him a question about his product, and he voluntarily sent me the picture.

Lastly, I was surprised at his price based upon two years ago I ordered fork decals and and Rim stickers for my last bike from Slik Grafix for around $50us. So the jump in price was a bit suprising for me. I'm not saying his work doesn't command more money, I just didn't realize there would be such a difference. Hence, the reason I asked him in the first place. I could easily order grafics from Slik Grafix, but my last experience (over shipping) was annoying. So I have decided to look elsewhere. Also, I realize that what I am seeking out is a little more complex than what they offer.

I feel his first reply to my email should have said something like:

" Hey, thanks for contacting me, I am available to design what your looking for. I normally charge about $125-$165. Let me know if you want me to take a deposit, and do some designing for you"

I would have thanked him for the estimate and moved on. knowing i could'nt afford that much on graphics right now.

Instead he spent a few minutes putting the above design together and sent it to me unsolicited, then expected me to give him my money.

TBH, his design was great, but his rude attitude, left such a bad taste in my mouth, i will NEVER give Stikrd my business.

Just wanted to chime in on this thread

Shopper Beware!
 

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I used NLDESIGNS last year and the guy was pretty awesome. He is out of Poland I think. Took about a week for shipping, which I didn't think was that bad. Check out his work at @nldsgn on instagram. He did custom graphics for me that cost around 117.50 euros (about $140) for all stickers including rim stickers and stickers with my name and flag on them. I asked him for some oil slick type colors and he sent me a full page of what they would look like. I didn't like them and we came up with another color palate that was pretty rad. You can see my bike on my instagram @phlegm77.
 

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I use Invisiframe (they do decals as well as frame protection), good quality, decent price, and if they don't have what you want on the website, they can make it for you, drop them a mail
 
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