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As a beginner, I know that entering the wonderful world of adhesive craft vinyl or cheap vinyl can be overwhelming. There are many different options to choose from, and if you are brand new, you may not know where to start. This is where this article comes in handy! Today, I will take you through the ins and outs of the adhesive vinyl process, so that when the time is right, you will know exactly what you will use in your next project.
What is adhesive vinyl?
Adhesive vinyl is a thin, soft, self-adhesive material (considered as a durable label) that is commonly used to make decals and commercial signs for walls and windows. It is durable and waterproof, making it versatile. Adhesive vinyl has many forms. Glossy, matt, glitter, pattern, metallic texture, to name a few. However, the two main types of adhesive vinyl are removable and permanent.
What is adhesive vinyl used for?
Removable indoor vinyl is ideal for temporary applications such as wall decals, indoor signage or blackboards. It usually has a matte finish.
Permanent outdoor vinyl is widely used handmade vinyl because of its long-lasting permanent adhesive. Permanent outdoor vinyl is perfect for coffee cups, kettles, car decals and any outdoor application. Although it is not truly "permanent", it can last up to 8 years! Outdoor vinyl usually has a smooth surface effect, but there are also some matte options. The most popular brand of POV is HTVRONT, which you can find at Htvront Vinyl.
How to use adhesive vinyl?
Let us make a quick and easy project so you can see!
Step 1: Design
Download the cut file and upload it to Design Space.
Step 2: Load and cut
Place the vinyl adhesive sheet on the cutting mat with the shiny side facing up, then load the mat into the machine and press the start button.
Step 3: Weeds
After cutting is complete, remove excess vinyl from around the cut image.
Step 4: Transfer
Use a scraper tool to put the transfer tape on the vinyl.
Peel the transfer tape and vinyl decal from the paper liner, and then stick it to the cup. Use your fingers or a spatula to apply pressure on the vinyl to make it stick to the cup. Keep decals around the cup until it covers all sides!
It is best to let the viscous vinyl "cure" on the cup for a few days before use. When washing the cup, make sure to wash it by hand and avoid scrubbing directly on the decal.
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