1) using a white reflective layer (PUCI decal example in step 3)
2) using a metal reflective look (SFlettering decal in Steps 2 and 5) - best overall look
3) using a silver marker to drawn in shadow (see step 4)
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Step 1: Actual Single Layer Decal of SFlettering
This SFlettering decal was chosen because of the thin lines and spacing to show off the drop shadow on the letters.
The vinyl color pink was chosen to maximize the contrast for demonstration purposes.
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Step 2: Double Layer in Vinyl
Step 3: Double Layer in Vinyl With PUCI Decal
Step 4: Shadow Layer With Sakura Silver Marker
If you have an existing decal in place this is a good method to use. For new projects I would advise using 2 layers of vinyl decals to get the most polished look.
The silver pen used for the shadow has a flat nib. A rounded nib will produce less precise lines.
Step 5: Great Double Layer Vinyl Look for Letters With a Shadow Effect
Overall you can improve or adapt your look of the final decal by
1) changing the offset when placing the 2nd layer of the vinyl decal to show less of the shadow layer
2) changing the relative sizes of the 2 decals when printing them