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Vinyl Buying Guide

Our vinyl sheets are compatible with all vinyl cutters including Cricut, Xyron, Silhouette, Craft ROBO, Graphtec, Quickutz, Inspiration, Pazzles, Wishblade. All our vinyl can easily be cut down with scissors, xacto knife, or rotary knife to accommodate any project. Below you will find some of the details of our most popular vinyls and usually the ones you will start with if you are new to the vinyl cutting & crafting world.

MATTE & GLOSS:

Oracal 631 Matte & Oracal 651 Gloss Adhesive backed vinyls come in the sizes shown below in our size chart. These vinyls feature an adhesive back already on them. You simply cut with your cutter and weed. Then using our transfer tape you move your vinyl to your finished project surface.

Knowing where to use it?

Matte is perfect for indoor use on walls, glass, plates, and any application that will be used indoors. It comes with a matte finish, which keeps glare away. It's rated for 3 years, but from our experience it will last forever (or until your tastes change).

Gloss is perfect for outdoor mailboxes, car decals, boats, front doors, and any application that needs to withstand the weather. It's rated for 6 years outdoor and features a gloss finish. Also perfect for plates, tumblers, & key chains. Places where you want it to stay put. It's also great for tumblers and cups such as Yeti, RTIC, and our very popular Tru Temp Tumblers.

Our matte and gloss vinyl come in sheets, yardage, & rolls.

THE DIFFERENCES:

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Oracal 631 Matte is perfect for indoor use on walls, glass, plates, and any application that will be used indoors. It comes with a matte finish, which keeps glare away. It's rated for 3 years, but from our experience it will last forever (or until your tastes change). Matte provides a natural hand painted finish without reflection.

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Oracal 651 Gloss is perfect for outdoor mailboxes, boats, front doors, and any application that needs to withstand the weather. It's rated for 6 years outdoor and features a gloss finish. Also perfect for plates, tumblers, & key chains. Gloss provides more of a shiny finish (we think of it as a shiny new car) and reflects light.



HEAT TRANSFER VINYLS:


Commonly known as "HTV" vinyl, iron on vinyl, and t-shirt vinyl. Our heat transfer vinyl is perfect for fabric applications such as pillowcases, t-shirts, & bags. We have it in fun fluorscent colors, everyday colors, and even glitter. When searching our Heat Transfer Vinyls make sure you read the description and products it is appropraite for.


It comes ready to use (no transfer tape needed). Simply place it clear side down in your machine, mirror(reverse) your image, weed, then flip over so the clear side is up. Now you can place on your garment. Apply with your home iron or heat press.


Our HTV sheets come in sizes 12" x 15", 15" x 24", and 15" by yardage rolls.



WHAT SIZE VINYL IS RIGHT FOR MY SILHOUETTE OR CRICUT?

Here's the common sizes for specific vinyl cutting machines:

  • 6" x 12" (cricut)
  • 8" x 12" (silhouette portrait)
  • 12" x 24" or 12" x 12" (cricut expression)
  • 12" x 24" or 12" x 12" (silhouette cameo)

 

EVEN MORE...


We also feature other vinyl sheets such as gloss pattern, printable fabric, chalkboard, dry erase, & lots of accessories for your vinyl crafts. Make sure you check out all we have to offer by clicking the categories on our home page.  Feel free to browse and see what you find. As always if you have any questions please let us know. We are here to help you with your DIY crafting.



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Our vinyl sheets are compatible with all personal hobby cutters including Cricut, Xyron, Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, Curio, Craft ROBO, Graphtec, Quickutz, Inspiration, Pazzles, Wishblade.

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