types of transfer tape

Transfer tape has an important role in creating the perfect project. It does exactly what its name says – transfers your vinyl design from the vinyl backing paper onto the surface of your choice. The key to transferring the vinyl design perfectly is you need to match your strength of adhesive on the transfer tape to the type of vinyl you are using. Some vinyl is thin enough that a standard strength transfer tape will do the job. Then there is Glitter Vinyl – the texture of glitter vinyl and thickness of glitter vinyl requires stronger adhesive to transfer your design. 

Using the wrong strength of transfer tape for the vinyl type you are using can lead to frustration (as the design won’t transfer) or can lead to damage to the vinyl and/or project surface (too strong of adhesive can leave adhesive residue behind or strip the surface of your project slightly).

Matte transfer tape is similar to the purple grid transfer tape (listed next). It has a medium strength tack that is great for majority of indoor/outdoor adhesive vinyl applications. The biggest difference is this transfer tape is grid-less.

  • Medium Tack
  • Grid-less
  • Perfect for all indoor/outdoor vinyl:
    • Glossy 
    • Matte
    • Holographic Sparkle
    • Opal
    • Mirror Chrome
    • Satin Chrome

Purple Grid transfer tape is typically our go to transfer tape when choosing transfer tape. It has a medium strength tack that is perfect for a variety of vinyl types. With its medium strength it has enough tack to transfer your design without leaving a sticky residue behind. The purple 1″ x 1″ grid helps you position your design perfectly to the surface.

  • Medium Tack
  • Perfect for all indoor/outdoor premium vinyl:
    • Glossy
    • Matte
    • Holographic Glossy Rainbow
    • Opal
    • Mirror Chrome
    • Satin Chrome

Grey Grid transfer tape has a high strength tack that is great for thicker vinyls to ensure a strong hold in transferring your design to your surface. The grey 1″ x 1″ grid helps you position your design perfectly to the surface.

  • High Tack
  • Perfect for:
    • Holographic
    • Shimmer

Yellow Grid transfer tape has a high strength tack that is great for all glitter vinyls to ensure a strong hold in transferring your design to your surface. The yellow 1″ x 1″ grid helps you position your design perfectly to the surface.

  • High Tack
  • Perfect for:
    • Glitter
    • Glitter Polka Dot
    • Galaxy Rainbow
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