Self-adhesive vinyl is probably more versatile than any other material used for marking, modification or aesthetic customization ever invented. Long gone are the days when signs were hand painted and it seems that auto-body shops might soon be out of the painting business too with the increasing popularity and decreasing price of vinyl wrap films. Plus, with the advent of Cricut and Silhouette personal vinyl cutters, hand drawing and labeling are things of the past too. Still, all of this begs the question, which type of vinyl film should you choose?
It used to be that vinyl films were really only good for making large format,
die-cut signs and lettering. But, thankfully, times have changed and vinyl has
along with them. No longer do you have to go to a sign shop to have your own
decals or lettering made. With the advent of home and hobby style vinyl plotters
and cutters like the Cricut and Silhouette, you can save both time and money
doing it yourself.
As you've probably guessed, self-adhesive graphic or electro vinyl comes in a variety of brands, thicknesses, colors and sizes. It's ideal for use in die-cutters to make decals, signs and graphics. Graphic or electrocut vinyl is designed to be loaded into your die cutter with the vinyl facing up and the paper liner side down. Once your has been cut design, simply pull away the vinyl in a process called "weeding". As soon as the excess vinyl has been removed, you'll be left with your design which will be applied to transfer tape for pre-spaced application. Of course, you may choose to forego the application tape all together or simply want to use the decals you've cut free hand. Whichever you choose, browse our sleection of films and pick up a roll of ORACAL 651 Intermediate Cal, 3M Scotchcal
50 Intermediate vinyl or SISER EasyPSV and start crafting.
When you want to restyle or change the look of your car, truck or SUV there's
almost no better way to do it than with vinyl wraps. Vinyl gives you an
economical and semi-permanent way to change the color and finish of just about
anything with a hard and non-porous surface. Find out what the pros of vinyl
wraps are in comparison to paints, sprays and Plasti-Dips and what some of the
cons might be and then choose the best from brands like Rwraps™, 3M 1080 Series
or Avery SW900 Supreme Wrap Films.
Check out our Harajuku Sticker Bomb Rwraps® on an old-school
Civic. Made especially for the DIY installer, this sticker
bomb vinyl wrap is made with air-release channels for easy
and quick installation. Browse the photos and leave a
comment either on our blog or the video.