Transfer tape, also known as application tape or “pre-mask”, is a staple of digital graphics. Application tape is so called because it transfers your cut vinyl graphics from the release liner to the substrate. Some vinyls like 6mil Chalkboard or printable wall vinyl, can be transferred by hand. But for most vinyl graphics jobs, transfer tape is essential. There are a variety of types of application tape. SignWarehouse stocks 17 different lines of application tape for indoor, outdoor, digital print, and heat transfer applications. This article shows you how to choose the right transfer or app tape.
Why do we need a special guide for wall graphics?
Experienced sign and graphics folks need to understand that interior wall graphics pose unique challenges. If you start with the idea that you can use the same materials and techniques that work for auto glass and aluminum sign blanks, you’re in for problems.
For hobby users, all of this is new and if you look for basic guides on using self adhesive vinyl, they may not deal specifically with wall words. This will cover the basics of what to use and how to apply it and point you toward more online resources for further study. Let’s look at the unique materials, surface challenges, and application tips that will make your wall graphics applications successful.
Your Cricut, Craft ROBO, or Cameo can be used for more than cutting paper for scrapbooking. There’s a whole world of adhesive backed materials you can use to create wall graphics, personal decals, custom apparel, stencils and more. We have dozens of items for scrapbook and hobby users including narrow rolls and sheets of vinyl, transfer tape, heat transfer T-Shirt Vinyl and more. What can you do with this stuff and how does it work?
Of all the FAQs we receive, the most Frequently Asked Question is about transfer tape: “Which tape should I use?” We have lots of articles, and a comprehensive guide to help steer you in the right direction. But as more people discover vinyl graphics and use them for different applications, like wall graphics and mugs, […]
Our PrismJET 234 WallTEX™ printable fabric is our most effective solution for repositionable wall graphics. WallTEX™ offers unparalleled layflat performance, even for full bleed, contour-cut decals. And since it’s solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and Latex printable, just about everyone with a digital printer can use it. But since it’s a premium product, it comes with a […]
We just added Main Tape Preview Plus GXF101 to our stocking inventory. Many of our customers have been asking for an easy to use clear application tape for wall graphics. Now all you need is a roll of Preview Plus GXF101. What makes this such a great product for wall words?