convex vinyl conforms to complex curves for smooth decal application.

conformable convex for helmet decals

“Dude, you need to use Convex on our helmets! Other stuff gets gooey, shrinks, and falls off.”

Our recommendation for sports helmet decals and award stickers are:



Convex® Vinyl for Football, Hockey, Baseball, and Lacrosse Helmets

Convex® with GearWrap™ adhesive is engineered for sports helmet decals. It is permanent, yet you can get it off cleanly (for up to a year). This is important if you want to replace decals or refurbish helmets after the season. For any complex curved surface, you will want to use a combination that is at least 8 mils thick so that the decal doesn’t buckle or wrinkle easily while it’s being applied.

The most popular products are Convex 4 and 8 mil GearWrap base films (what you print on). If you are printing with a thermal printer (such as the Gerber Edge®), you can print opaque white where you need to. If you are printing with an inkjet, choose Convex GearWrap white (4 or 8 mil).

Remember, GearWrap is the adhesive that is most effective on helmets. GearWrap has a long history (15 years on the field) of being safe.

You have a choice of laminates. Convex makes the best laminates for sports helmet decals because they are the easiest to apply without buckling. A decal that is at least 20 mil thickness is the standard thickness that coaches ask for. We know there are always budgetary concerns; therefore you can choose the thickness based on the environment and the budget your customers are working with. You have a choice of 4, 8, or 17 mil laminates. For a 21 mil decal, just use the 4 or 8 mil Convex GearWrap with the 17 mil laminate.


Pictured is a promotional mini helmet. Using the 4 mil GearWrap and the 4 mil laminate (or the 8 mil GearWrap without a laminate) is the way to go for these small items.