Premium Craft Vinyl – Indoor
For indoor use for 5+ years. Removable from internal walls for up to 2 years. Outdoor use 1-3 years depending on UV exposure.
For best results: Ensure blade is clean & sharp. Clean surface with isopropyl alcohol before applying vinyl. Best used on smooth, even surfaces. Allow 48 hours after application before wetting/washing item.
Knight HTV has partnered up with an industry leader in the adhesive sector, utilizing the latest technology in adhesives to bring you this unique Premium Craft Vinyl. This unique adhesive make the vinyl both Permanent and Removable! When left to set correctly (48hours), our Premium Craft Vinyl will not easily lift – any removal must be deliberate – it absolutely will not ‘just fall off’!
Why use Premium Craft Vinyl instead of Outdoor Vinyl?
The main & most important difference between Premium Craft Vinyl & Outdoor Vinyl is when you deliberately remove this vinyl, it will not leave a sticky residue behind, or tear off the paintwork underneath, whereas Outdoor Vinyl will. This makes it perfect for wall decals, and car decals on the paintwork (it is best to laminate Premium Craft Vinyl when intended for vehicle application for stronger UV protection), wedding signage, shopfront signage, or other signage which needs to updated regularly. The vinyl is likely to stretch a little during removal, so while it should come away in one piece, it is unlikely to be reusable – but there is no harm in trying if you want to!
The other difference between the Premium Craft Vinyl & Outdoor Vinyl is the UV protection. Our Outdoor Vinyl has a high UV protection & can tolerate much higher temperatures without shrinking or cracking, so can be used in direct sunlight for years. Our Premium Craft Vinyl is not so strongly UV protected, and will last 1-3 years outdoors without lamination, depending on its position relative to direct sun. It is best to laminate any decals which are intended to be in the direct sunlight, particularly the Australian mid-afternoon summer sun!
Transferring Premium Craft Vinyl
Use Standard Tack Transfer Tape with our Premium Craft Vinyls – occasionally you may find a little residue from the transfer tape on your transferred decal, just use a little isopropyl alcohol & a tissue to wipe it straight off.
If you find that your decal isn’t coming up onto your transfer tape easily, it is likely that your vinyl was just cut a little too deep. That’s ok, your decal is not ruined! It will just take a little more time & patience to get it to the transfer tape. It is NOT a good idea to switch to Strong Tack Transfer Tape in this situation – it will be very difficult to get back off that tape! Make a note, so next time you can try a little lighter cut settings.
Before transferring your decal, clean your item with isopropyl alcohol to ensure the surface is free from dust, fingerprints, or any other film/lint that may be present. Once you are satisfied that it is clean, make the transfer. Use a scraper, or a credit card or similar, to stick the decal down well, then pull the transfer tape off.
If you find your decal is sticking to the transfer tape instead of your item, try folding the transfer tape right over against itself when removing (non-sticky side flat against non-sticky side), this angle just works – providing the scraping has been done effectively.
If you are still struggling to get the decal onto your item, you can warm it slightly, with a hair dryer or heat gun, but please be careful not to burn yourself! When your item is too cold, like a glass window in winter for example, the adhesive doesn’t activate as well as it does at regular room temperatures (20-25 degrees usually) so warming it a little will help activate the adhesive & release the transfer adhesive.
For my Silhouette Cameo (3&4), I have found force 2, thickness 11 & speed 6 to be great for regular cutting work with this Premium Craft Vinyl. For easy, large designs, the speed can be a lot higher, and for more intricate designs, slow it down to 2 or 3.
We do our best to get the best colour representation for every product as close as we can. Due to differences in cameras, screens, perceptions & lighting, colours may vary from what you see on the screen to the product you receive. All pictures are genuine photos of the product.