Know More About Reflective Vinyl and Why It Is Awesome!
Reflective vinyl is another interesting vinyl to work with. Though it may not be fully appreciated by many crafters, at one point in your crafting career you need to work with reflective vinyl. If this is your first time working with reflective vinyl, you need to understand that it has unique characteristics for consideration.
Once you understand how reflective vinyl works and how to apply it, you may find yourself enjoying this vinyl all the more. TeckWrap Craft offers two types of reflective vinyl - reflective adhesive vinyl and reflective heat transfer vinyl.
What is reflective vinyl?
Reflective vinyl is a non-self-luminescent vinyl and is designed to be strikingly visible during the night. The properties of reflective vinyl that makes it unique are not pronounced during daytime. It would seem like a normal vinyl to the eyes during the day.
Reflective vinyl becomes visible at night when hit by an artificial light such as vehicle headlights or handheld flashlights. This special type of vinyl is used for road safety signs, car decals, and outdoor signages because of its reflective property.
Reflective Adhesive Vinyl
Reflective adhesive vinyl is a lightweight vinyl that is easy to apply. TeckWrap Craft’s reflective vinyl is flash sensitive and turns to a rainbow color when exposed to light. It comes in five different colors. These vinyl rolls are available in two sizes - 12”x 5 feet and 12” x 82 feet.
This vinyl has a high-gloss finish which makes the colors clearer. Its adhesive property is solvent based and permanent. These are easily applied on smooth surfaces and durable to withstand outdoor elements such as rain and snow.
TeckWrap Craft’s reflective adhesive vinyl is compatible with most vinyl cutters like Cricut, Silhouette, and Xyron. Reflective vinyl can be used to make stained glass windows. It can also be used to decorate car windows, sunglasses, and gadgets like laptops or cellphones.
Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl
TeckWrap Craft’s reflective HTV comes in a dimension of 12” x 5 ft. It comes with 22 stunning color options for you to choose from. Reflective HTV can easily be transferred to smooth cotton fabrics. This HTV is stretchable and ultra-thin which makes it easy to cut and weed intricate design details.
This vinyl is compatible with most craft cutters, die cutters, and sign plotters. With TeckWrap Craft, you can make durable, tear-resistant, and waterproof decals for your shirts or any fabric. Working with reflective HTV is super easy.
Application Instructions for Reflective Vinyl
- Set your design in mirror or reverse mode before cutting the vinyl.
- The glossy or shiny side of the vinyl should face down on the cutting mat.
- Adjust your cutting machine to the appropriate cut settings. You may refer to this article for the proper settings - TeckWrap Craft vinyl settings for the best cuts.
- Position your fabric on the heat press and place the decal over it. Place a cover sheet over it to protect it during pressing.
- Set your heat press to 150℃ (302℉) to 160℃ (320℉). Apply medium pressure for 8-12 seconds.
- This is a cold peel vinyl so wait for the vinyl to cool down before you gently peel off the backing sheet.
Teckwrap Craft Can Deliver Worldwide
Wherever you are, you can easily get your hands on these reflective vinyl through TeckWrap Craft’s website. Shipment can be arranged within the US. It is also possible to deliver to United Kingdom and other international locations.
Shipping fee, price and other details may vary based on your location. Product prices may vary based on product size and color.You may check your cart to see items that ship to a different location or country. For shipment to a different country, change your delivery address, or other concerns, feel free to contact TeckWrap Craft.
If you are already a customer, you may want to become a TeckWrap Craft dealer to enjoy great deals and promotions through the wholesale program. Buying vinyl and crafting accessories has never been this easy, thanks to TeckWrap Craft for making all these very accessible.
What is reflective vinyl?
Reflective vinyl is a special type of vinyl that can reflect light. It doesn’t absorb or create light. Its reflective capacity is not noticeable during the daytime.
Is reflective vinyl permanent?
Yes, reflective vinyl is permanent. Reflective vinyl is designed for outdoor use. It can be used for outdoor commercial and decorative signages. It can also be placed on shirts or fabrics. If applied properly, reflective vinyl can stay on for years.
What kind of vinyl is reflective?
Reflective vinyl is a type of specialty vinyl. Reflective vinyl is like other standard vinyl because it can be cut, weeded, and transferred to surfaces. It differs from other vinyl because of its metallic and reflective base which allows it to reflect light.
Can Cricut cut reflective vinyl?
Yes, Cricut can cut reflective vinyl. You may read this article to know more about the appropriate cut settings for reflective vinyl - Cut settings for Cricut Explore, Silhouette Cameo, and Cricut Joy.
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If you are in the crafting business, you may eventually find yourself making outdoor signs or signs for emergency vehicles that use reflective vinyl. This is unavoidable and it is to be expected. Use TeckWrap Craft’s reflective vinyl for it is certainly made from high-quality materials!
You may also find yourself tasked to make reflective signages for the uniforms of emergency responders, policemen, and other law enforcement personnel. Thus, you should definitely stock up on TeckWrap Craft’s reflective heat transfer vinyl!
Head on to TeckWrap Craft’s website and check out both reflective adhesive vinyl and reflective HTV. Practice making decals using this vinyl because business opportunities for this vinyl are limitless and in demand!