Rcraft™ Vinyl for Unique Crafts, Decals & More

Thanks to Cricut and the Silhouette brands of vinyl cutters, anyone can now make high-quality crafts from the comfort of their own home, classroom or office. Create custom label decals for your pantry, make personalized name tags for your kids binders and folders or create multi-layered window decals with ease. You may have heard of craft vinyl films like ORACAL® 651 which give you a wide selection of opaque, solid colored vinyl to use in your Cameo or other vinyl cutter but what about more exotic finishes? If you're looking for something a little different, look no further than Rcraft™ craft vinyl films.

Rcraft™ Craft Vinyl: Get More

With Rcraft™, there's a world of finishes and patterns to choose from and we're adding new types of film all the time. At present , we offer three main types of craft film which are as follows:

  • Metallized Films: If you want the look of Diamond Plate or Engine Turn these polyester films are what you need. They deliver amazing durability and cut like butter in vinyl cutters.
  • R3 Carbon Fiber Films: Rcraft™ R3 Carbon Fiber mirror vinyl films are an installer friendly 1-Ply, DIY films. This is a simple curve film, it is made using a holographic pattern and not designed for extreme wrapping.
  • Wood Grain Films: These films are calendered and tinted in a variety of colors. Used a laminates to colorize metallized films they can also be used on storefront and vehicle windows to make decals and graphics.

What is the Difference Between Craft and Wrap Vinyl?

Maybe it would have been better to ask if there is any difference at all between vinyl films used for crafting (i.e., decal making, signs, labels, etc.) and those used for wrapping. In the strictest sense, you could say that any film you use to make crafts is a craft vinyl but, in practice, we distinguish them based on a few physical properties.  It would be easy to draw a line between craft vinyl on the one hand and wrapping vinyl on the other simply on the basis of whether they are cast or calendered but, as is usually the case, generalizations like that don't hold up to scrutiny. In general, it is the case that vehicle wraps are made from cast vinyl simply due to the fact that the casting process makes this type of film much more durable and allows it to conform more easily to curves, corners and crevices. Wrap films share the following characteristics that are usually not found with craft vinyl:

  • Air-release channels in the adhesive (usually created by a textured liner) such as ORAFOL's RapidAir system
  • Augmented stretching de to their ultra-cast construction
  • Delayed tack to allow repositioning such as 3M™'s Controltac™ technology

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