Types of Craft Vinyl
Wondering which vinyl to use? We’re glad you asked!
Ultimately, there are two types of vinyl used for crafting, signs, and other creative projects. The type of vinyl you use depends on your project and the substrate material you wish to apply the material to.
Sticky Vinyl | Sticker Vinyl | Decal Vinyl
Adhesive vinyl is primarily used for signs, decals, and most solid surface projects. There are two types of Adhesive Vinyl and you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right kind for your project. Most adhesive vinyls are classified as permanent or removable.
Permanent Adhesive Vinyl
Oracal 651 Outdoor Vinyl is perfect for car decals, vehicle lettering, tumblers, mugs, signs and most outdoor projects. Oracal 651 has a clear, solvent based adhesive that is rated for 4-6 years outdoors. Don’t worry though, while it’s considered “permanent” it can be removed in most cases with some heat and patience. Oracal 651 comes in 60 colors plus clear with black and white also available in a matte finish for a total of 63 Color Options. If you are new to the world of crafting or sign making, our 63 Sheet All Color Pack is a great way to familiarize yourself with all the colors!
Removable Adhesive Vinyl
Oracal 631 is mostly for indoor use and has a matte finish with a water based adhesive that is designed to be removed without leaving any sticky residue or glue behind. Oracal 631 is perfect for interior wall art or quotes and is suitable for use on painted walls or other surfaces that are not exposed to outdoor elements.
Wondering which vinyl to use for shirts?
Heat Transfer Vinyl
HTV | Iron On Vinyl | Heat Press Vinyl
Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV for short, is used for making fabric based projects such as T-shirts, Onesies, Bags, Pillow Cases and more. HTV works on just about any textile and can even be applied to card stock to make beautiful paper creations and breathtaking holiday or event cards.
Siser EasyWeed is our most popular Heat Transfer Vinyl, and for good reason … It’s the best!