Can it be said that one is overwhelmed by the various types and varieties of vinyl? Can it be said that one doesn’t know which vinyl to use on the mug, on wood, on shirts, for drawing on glass, and so on? So, at that point, this is the most ideal post for one! Familiarize thyself with the various types of vinyl and find what one wants. This post contains partner associations, which help support this site at no additional cost to one. There are two fundamental types of vinyl – Adhesive Vinyl and Heat Transfer Vinyl.
Adhesive vinyl is a thin, conformable material with a tension-sensitive adhesive that can be cut to any plane and applied to a wide variety of smooth and hard surfaces. Heat Transfer Vinyl (Iron Vinyl, Shirt Vinyl, or HTV) is a comparative material with a heat adhesive that is intended to work with textured surfaces (or any surface that can withstand the heat). Both types of vinyl are available in rolls or sheets, typically 12″ wide.
Variety And Range
This vinyl can come in a wide range of shades and is made, however, it will always have a paper backing and will be sticky to the touch when that backing is removed. Heat transfer vinyl, on the other hand, does not have a paper backing. All the same, the HTV has an unmistakable plastic carrier sheet that covers the highest point of the vinyl. The opposite side is where the sticker is (it’s not sticky or worn to the touch), and this is the side of the vinyl one’s going to cut.