Heat Transfer Vinyl VS Vinyl Transfer Paper

Craft for Christmas is a beautiful experience that makes the festive season livelier and more real. There are different types of Christmas crafts and they are uniquely prepared in regard to the intended design. Files and materials are cut according the exact shapes and sizes. This is to ensure a manageable workload while crafting. Heat circuit process is used in respect to the user guide if the user has not gained enough mastery in vinyl use. The designs are laid down according to the prepared plates where the chosen color is poured. There are a variety of assorted colors at the disposal of the crafts person. After pouring the selected color, the heat press machine tool is used to finalize the process. This takes a very short time to dry.

Craft projects can either be made using vinyl transfer paper or with the heat transfer vinyl (HTV). Either way, the end product is the same. However, the process used for each product determines its level of effectiveness, durability among other factors. For the transfer paper, peeling of the backing off for the transfer paper is the beginning phase. The vinyl is pressed on top of the design proposed to be final as selected by the user. After the process is over, the scrapper tool is used to tightly attach the transfer paper to the selected design. For the heat transfer process, the non-sticky adhesives on the vinyl side are cut as and end product from color to design selection of the project. 

There is a clear difference between vinyl transfer paper and HTV. The projects of craft made of HTV are highly durable, they are stretch resistant, and they have a large variety of colors and are easy to create. It happens because the craft is easy to follow and no extra time is required for drying. All the products used in HTV are environmental friendly that making the projects, chemical free. On the other hand, heat transfer process has crafts products that are custom decal, safe with washing machines, they are perfect gifts and the designs bring absolute satisfaction. All the processes are easy to follow in regard to the inner instructions. 

HTV craft project

As aforementioned, the differences between the two processes run deep and wide. For the paper transfer method, the paper back is available a quality that does not exist in heat transfer vinyl. The paper transfer does not have a plastic carrier and absolutely depends on the original design for leverage. This is completely different from heat transfer that has a white or transparent plastic carrier which is usually a sheet used to cover the vinyl at the top. Again, the transfer paper has a backing off that is peeled off in the process while heat transfer has non-sticky adhesives that are cut on the vinyl side during the crafting process. 

Vinyl Transfer Paper Project

There are a various observations that can be drawn from the above projects. Although they are different in the processes of making, they are almost equal in effectiveness. Neither peels nor cracks are observed after the final process is concluded. The projects are exceptionally durable are able to withstand washing machine. They are environmental friendly and they don’t pose the threat of chemical effect on their immediate environment. All the products don’t need extra drying time and after completion, the decorated gifts look absolutely charming. 

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