bookishstickers

Bookish Stickers LLC

Madison, Wisconsin
9,716 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    ***INFO RE: SHIPPING, CUSTOM ORDERS, GIFTS*** Things are getting better with USPS but are still not great. The processing time between when you order and when your order is mailed is currently 1-2 business days. Once mailed, US orders typically take 7-10 business days (sometimes longer) to arrive, and International orders can take 2-4 weeks (again, sometimes longer) depending on your location. Orders are sent via USPS First Class Mail.

***No fully custom orders are currently being taken, but slight adjustments to existing decal designs (such as size) are still welcome.

***If you mark your order as a gift, each item will be shipped in its own plastic sleeve, and if your order includes decals, each will also include its own instruction sheet.

***Please tag and follow us*** on Instagram @bookishstickers and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookish1

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 7, 2021

***INFO RE: SHIPPING, CUSTOM ORDERS, GIFTS*** Things are getting better with USPS but are still not great. The processing time between when you order and when your order is mailed is currently 1-2 business days. Once mailed, US orders typically take 7-10 business days (sometimes longer) to arrive, and International orders can take 2-4 weeks (again, sometimes longer) depending on your location. Orders are sent via USPS First Class Mail.

***No fully custom orders are currently being taken, but slight adjustments to existing decal designs (such as size) are still welcome.

***If you mark your order as a gift, each item will be shipped in its own plastic sleeve, and if your order includes decals, each will also include its own instruction sheet.

***Please tag and follow us*** on Instagram @bookishstickers and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookish1

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About bookishstickers

Sales 9,716
On Etsy since 2010

Quietly subversive stickers and decals.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2021
Hello! Thanks for checking out my shop.

The waterproof stickers and decals are all high quality outdoor grade vinyl, which means they are weather resistant and are well suited for outdoor use on your car, bike, etc. It is crucial that you apply them to a clean, dry, smooth surface. The decals will come with instructions - please read & follow them for a smooth application process.

The non-waterproof stickers are made with high quality sticker paper and laminate, and are idea for laptops, notebooks, and other smooth surfaces that will stay clean and dry.

The prints are made with high gloss and high quality 9 mil. paper, and are ready to be framed. All ship in a plastic sleeve with chipboard to keep them clean and crisp, and are perfect for gift giving.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All items are inspected for any imperfections before they are sent out, but if you have any type of problem or concern, let me know and I will be happy to do what I can to resolve the situation.

Please contact me before leaving less than positive feedback, as I would like the chance to resolve any concerns.
Shipping
***PLEASE NOTE*** The processing time between when you order and when your order is mailed is currently 1-2 business days. Once mailed, US orders typically take 7-10 business days (sometimes longer) to arrive, and International orders can take 2-4 weeks (again, sometimes longer) depending on your location. Orders are sent via USPS First Class Mail.

I ship everything via USPS First Class Mail or First Class International Mail within two business days of receiving your order. I often ship on the early side of that, so if you need to make a change to your order or shipping address, please do so ASAP. Once your order has been marked shipped, I am unable to make changes.

US customers: There is an option to upgrade to USPS shipping with tracking - larger decals default to that option. Smaller items default to a stamped envelope but you are welcome to upgrade to tracked shipping. There is also an option to upgrade to USPS Priority Mail.

You are responsible for providing a correct shipping address. Orders shipped to a buyer-provided incorrect address will not be refunded or replaced until the original order is returned by the USPS. Shipping is not refundable if an incorrect address was given.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDER UPDATE: No fully custom orders are currently being taken, but slight adjustments to existing decal designs (such as size) are still welcome. At this time, we're not able to offer customizations to stickers at all.

All vinyl stickers and decals are weatherproof under normal conditions. This doesn't include ice scrapers or snow scrapers. Please avoid putting your decals and stickers in the path of wiper blades and scrapers.

Decal application instructions:

***Go slow!*** Your decal is sandwiched between a backing paper and a top transfer tape.

1: Make sure the smooth, non-porous surface is very clean and very dry.

2: Prepare the decal for application by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card across the transfer tape (the top layer). This makes the decal cling to the transfer tape.

3: Peel the backing paper off the decal. If the decal clings to the backing, slowly replace the backing and repeat Step 2.

4: Lower the decal onto the surface and rub it in place firmly with a squeegee or credit card. 

5: Slowly peel the clear transfer tape off at an angle. Be careful not to pull the decal off the surface. If decal pulls away from the surface repeat Step 4.

***FYI***Sometimes air bubbles can appear under the decal during placement. If this happens, use your fingers to gently push them towards the edge. I've also found that most usually work their way out on their own after a day or so if left alone, so don't panic if you see any.

More information

Last updated on Sep 3, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply a decal?

***Go slow!*** Your decal is sandwiched between a backing paper and a top transfer tape.

1: Make sure the smooth, non-porous surface is very clean and very dry.

2: Prepare the decal for application by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card across the transfer tape (the top layer). This makes the decal cling to the transfer tape.

3: Peel the backing paper off the decal. If the decal clings to the backing, slowly replace the backing and repeat Step 2.

4: Lower the decal onto the surface and rub it in place firmly with a squeegee or credit card.

5: Slowly peel the clear transfer tape off at an angle. Be careful not to pull the decal off the surface. If decal pulls away from the surface repeat Step 4.

My decal or sticker has air bubbles once applied. What do I do?

Sometimes air bubbles can appear under the decal during placement. If this happens, use your fingers to gently push them towards the edge. I've also found that most usually work their way out on their own after a day or so if left alone, so don't panic if you see any.

The best way to prevent air bubbles is to place one side of the decal/sticker down first and gradually lower the rest of it, smoothing it on to the surface as you go. Think of it as a soft rolling motion, rather than placing the whole thing down at once, which is how air gets trapped inside.

Are the decals/stickers permanent?

The vinyl stickers and decals are permanent as long as you want them to be, but able to be 100% removed when you're done with them.

The glossy/not-waterproof stickers will vary depending on the surface they've been placed on.

How do I remove a vinyl sticker/decal from my car?

The easiest way to get them off glass is with a flat razor blade. That will clean it off completely without scratching the window/surface. It usually takes a few passes, first to clear off the decal, then another pass or two to remove any residue.

For decals on the painted part of the car or other smooth/non-porous surfaces, you can pull those off with your fingernail and use Goo Gone to take off any leftover residue. For obvious reasons, don't use the razor blade on a painted area, or really anything except glass, since it will scratch up the surface.

How do I remove a non-vinyl sticker?

If you put them on a smooth surface like a laptop, you'll be able to peel them off and use a little alcohol or Goo Gone to get any extra residue off.

If you put them on a notebook or something less smooth, they will not come off cleanly, so they are best meant for a surface where they can stay forever.