Clear transfer tape is a material that is used to transfer a vinyl design to the item where you want the design to be (from drawing on the paper backing of your vinyl sheet to your final project. It is made from either plastic film or paper and often comes in different sizes, appearance, and form (some are rolls, while others are sheets). It is transparent, and this helps you to see the exact place where your design would be on your final project when you eventually transfer it.
It is effortless and easy to use a clear transfer tape. However, craft and design beginners or newbies may find it challenging to use a clear vinyl transfer tape. Like any other skill, anyone can learn how to use clear transfer tape, and further improve their skills with constant practice. This article will teach both beginners, and amateurs, three easy ways that you can get the best crafts design, using a vinyl transfer tape.
The first one is the Sheet Method. This method is straightforward to learn and practice, and it is the best method to use if your clear transfer tape comes as a sheet. Here, you only need to peel-off your transfer tape from its packing paper and place the adhesive surface on your vinyl paper. Then use your applicator to lay it properly. Ensure that there are no bubbles. Carefully place it on your final project, and take off the tape. This will leave your vinyl design on your final project.
The second method is the Economic Method. This method will help you make the best use of your transfer tape, and it is used when using tapes that come as rolls. Here, you need to roll out your transfer tape and place your vinyl paper with the design facing the adhesive portion of the transfer tape. Use your applicator to lay it out evenly, and then cut out only the used piece of the tape. You can now place your design where you want it to be on your project. Remember that these sheets come in different sizes. Choose sizes for each project that will help you use less and gain more.
Last is the Large Project or Roll Method. This method is often used when you intend to transfer a large piece of design. To do this: first, lay your vinyl paper on your work table. Starting from your work board, roll your tape over it carefully using your applicator to remove air bubbles and put it properly. Cut out the transfer paper after you’ve covered the whole vinyl decal, and then remove the excess tape before transfer. This will help you take out your big jobs without compromising the quality of your craft.
These three methods are simple to learn, practice, and use. These methods are also cost and time-effective. In conclusion, these step-by-step guides will help you make the most out of your transparent vinyl transfer tape.