Heat Transfer Vinyl, also known as HTV, is used on items such as T-shirts, bags, hats and other fabric apparel items. On the reverse of the HTV, there is a heat activated adhesive, and with the use of an iron or heat press the HTV is transferred to the garment.
Commonly referred to as ‘651’ vinyl, 651 is in reference to Oracal’s brand of Permanent Vinyl, although there are other manufacturers of vinyl, this is what most people mean when referring to ‘651’ vinyl. This kind of vinyl has a glossy finish and is used for outdoors and anything that will need to withstand the outdoor elements. You can also use it on anything that requires a longer lasting finish, such as; Mugs, Signs, Mailboxes etc.
Again, this one is commonly referred to as ‘631’ which is Oracals brand of Indoor Vinyl. This type of vinyl has a matte finish, and is typically used for wall decals and anything that wont be exposed to outdoor elements.
Inkjet Printable Vinyl is perfect for when you need to have a ‘printed’ design rather than a layered design. It’s perfect for windows, decals and lots more.
Now, in order to apply your design to the item you will also need Transfer Tape, the transfer tape sticks to the front of your vinyl and as you lift the vinyl off it’s backing, the transfer tape stays in place, allowing for ease of application….it’s see through to so you can see exactly where your putting your vinyl design.
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