NEW TO VINYL?

We stock a wide range of vinyls and understand it can be confusing to know which is which. First decide what you want to apply your vinyl to.  This will help determine the best product to use.

Vinyl Types

 

Permanent adhesive vinyl 

Permanent adhesive vinyl is used in long term applications where strong adhesion is required.

  • Usage examples: outdoor graphics, car decals, and application to kitchen item such as containers and drink bottles. They also come in a wide range of finishes such as coloured films, glitters, chromes and opals.
  • What you will need (Along with your vinyl cutter): Application tape is required for the application of adhesive vinyls as well as a weeding tool.

Our permanent adhesives include:

Metamark M7 vinyls
Styletech ultra glitter vinyls
Styletech transparent glitter vinyls
Styletech opal vinyls
Styletech polished metals vinyls
Styletech Etch vinyls
Styletech Chrome and mist vinyls

Removable adhesive vinyl

This vinyl is used on applications where the surface may be more delicate such as pained walls or where only a short term application is required.

  • Usage examples: Wall and glass graphics and short term signage
  • What you will need (Along with your vinyl cutter): Application tape is required for the application of adhesive vinyls as well as a weeding tool.

Our removable adhesives include:

Metamark M4

Heat Transfer Vinyl

Heat Transfer Vinyl (also known as HTV or iron on vinyl): HTV is a vinyl film which is applied using a combination of heat, time and pressure. It is typically applied to fabric garments such as shirts, jumpers, sportswear and bags. Which range you use depends on the type of fabric you are applying to.  Always check the fabric tag prior to application to ensure you are using the correct vinyl type. Each range has its own ideal heat/time/pressure and peeling combination so ensure to check the description on each product.

  • Usage examples: shirts, jumpers, hats, balls, shoes, bags and sports clothing
  • What you will need (Along with your vinyl cutter): Transfer tape is already directly on the HTV. The only exception is the Siser Easy patterns and patterned Andavi HTV (also printed on Siser). TTD mask is needed for the patterned HTV which is reusable and available for purchase separately.

For cotton, polyester and polyester blends the following ranges can be used:

Siser Easyweed (coloured HTV)
Siser glitter Moda 2 (glitter HTV)
Siser stripflock pro (suede like texture)
Siser videoflex moda (high gloss HTV)
Siser PS lumen (glow in the dark)
Siser Techno 3D (puff HTV)
Siser Easypatterns (Patterned HTV)
Siser PS foil
Siser Stretch
Patterned vinyl by Andavi
Stahls Effect and Opal Films

For lycra or spandex fabrics we recommend the following:

Siser Stretch
Patterned vinyl by Andavi

For tricky fabrics such as nylon we recommend:

Siser PS Extra

Feel free to contact us via the contact form if you need further help!