ORACAL® Craft Vinyl films are, unquestionably the leading provider of vinyl films
to the American craft market. Anyone familiar with vinyl crafting will have
heard of ORACAL® Intermediate Series 651Calendered vinyl as it has become the industry standard for high performance
craft vinyl but ORAFOL (the maker of ORACAL® films) also makes a number of other
specialty calendered and cast vinyl products for crafters. But, why is 651 so
In short, ORACAL® 651 crafting vinyl gives you six years of outdoor durability
with great flexibility, the ability to use in thermal printing and your pick of
more than five dozen colors. An ideal choice for moderately complex jobs that
don't require the extra conformability provided by ORACAL® 951 cast films. Ideal for short and medium term outdoor applications
(for longer term use we recommend Series 951). Indoor exposure is almost unlimited
and its 78# release liner provides excellent weeding and release characteristics. A light blue, silicone-coated paper is used on white vinyl to form a stronger contrast to lettering. Oracal 651 is a performance grade vinyl
is well-suited for indoor and outdoor applications. It was originally designed for fleet vehicle graphics making it a perfect choice for cars. The solvent based permanent adhesive makes it a great choice for wet area applications such as boats or other outdoor places.
Although you can use it on interior walls we generally recommend 631 because
Series 651 has a much higher potential to cause damage when removed.
No matter what type of vinyl cutter you own (even if it's a pair of
scissors), you can be sure it will cut any of the craft vinyl we sell. Listed
below is a brief list of some of the more popular electronic cutting machines
you can use with our vinyl:
Craft vinyl is a highly versatile PVC film product that is perfect for crafting, decoration, and scrap booking. This
type of vinyl film has a pressure-sensitive, self-adhesive layer on the back that will allow it to adhere to many surfaces from smooth to semi rough.
Rvinyl currently carries a wide variety of sign, craft and wrap vinyl but the
one which Provo Craft sells as Cricut Vinyl is actually ORACAL® 631. This
calendered Cricut vinyl is compatible with any electronic craft cutter, not just the Cricut
and is also available in comparable Avery™ Promotional Cal PC500 and
3M™ Scotchcal™ 50 craft vinyl versions.
Looking for a slightly higher grade craft vinyl. Try our so-called outdoor
Cricut vinyl which is ORACAL® 651 which gives you longer durability,
performance and is better suited for outdoor applications. Other great, higher
performance craft and Cricut vinyl films are Avery™ HP750 and
3M™ Scotchcal 7125 series films.
When only the best will do or if you need craft films that are used for
marine applications (above the static water line) then you want cast craft
vinyl. This cast vinyl is made using a
different process from calendered craft vinyl which makes it more resilient,
conformable and longer lasting. Naturally, it's a little more expensive too but
that's to be expected when you're buying top quality vinyl. The brands and names
to know here are ORACAL® 951, Avery Dennison® SC950 and 3M™ 180mC
craft vinyl films.
What can you do with ORAFOL's lines of craft vinyls? Honestly, the
sky's the limit but, since we're nice, we decided to share with you the
top five, easy-to-do vinyl crafting ideas to
get you started with your Cricut, Silhouette or any other brand of vinyl
Whether you make your own designs, discover them on Pinterest, or buy from the Cricut's
design stores cup and mug decals are one of the most
popular uses of ORACAL® craft vinyls. They are awesome as
office decor, party favors, teacher appreciation gifts
or just as a way to dress up your boring water cup!
Whether it's on your Ikea shelving unit or plastic file crates, you
can quickly and easily create order from chaos with cut vinyl labels.
Artwork for your home can be costly, and if you cruise garage sales
and antique shops look enough you realize that none of the so-called
wood signs almost never say exactly what you want anyways. Using a
cutting machine to cut out your own slogan, saying, inspiring words or
graphics is ridiculously simple when you use Series 951 vinyl. Seal the
wood to your liking, and then apply the graphic in colors that fit your
Got kids? If so, you can use Series 631 to create cool door decals
with their name. Let them choose the font and add any designs or flares
you can think of. They'll love it!
Got a home-based business and want to advertise it? Why not create a
window decal using Series 651 or ORACAL® 951? Want to show off your
hometown pride or let everyone know you've got an honor student? Use
this vinyl to create your very own window decals.