24. October 2010 05:42
We highly recommend using the Transfer Rite Ultra Transfer Tape (high tack) or R-TAPE Conform 4075-RLA Transfer Tape for all your Oracal vinyl projects. If you or a customer has difficulty hanging a project using this transfer tape, there are really only two reasons why it might be difficult:
1- The vinyl is being cut too deep. The cutter blade should only lightly score the glossy side of the vinyl backing. If it cuts too deep, it will be very easy to weed, but very-very difficult to hang. Check often by lifting up letters and hanging sample letters on walls where vinyl is already hung. Then adjust the depth of your cutter blade to see if this resolves the problem.
2- The surface of the wall has poor tactile properties. Vinyl lettering does not adhere well to all flat and satin finishes and wallpapers. It also doesn't hang well if the wall is soiled with grime or damp from humidity and cooking oils. It is best to encourage customers to hang a couple sample letters on their wall first, before hanging a finished design, just to see if the vinyl lettering hangs well. It's also a great way to use those letters from the designs messed up during the cutting or weeding process.
If you use the true combination of Oracal 631 vinyl and the Transfer Rite Ultra Transfer Tape (high tack) or R-Tape, you will always have the perfect combination for home decor vinyl projects.
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