25. October 2010 07:15
When working with vinyl film where your graphics are cut instead of printed on, you have several postive and negative spaces on the sheet of cut vinyl. The term "weeding" means that you remove the negative spaces of vinyl off of its backing, leaving just the cut design (or postive spaces) attached. Once the negative spaces are removed (or "weeded"), the transfer tape can be applied.
There are several types of tools that one can use for "weeding" vinyl, but we prefer the long, straight pointed tweezers that can be purchased from most vinyl suppliers. They are generally held at a 45 degree angle, between the thumb and forefinger.
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