What is transfer tape?
Transfer tape helps you get your cut vinyl from A to B without falling out of place AND allows you to make sure everything is placed in a straight line. This is especially helpful for lettering. Nobody wants crooked letters, am I right?! It comes in a sheet that is usually clear but has lines in a grid pattern on it. The grid is what helps you keep your design straight.
These items are helpful in getting great results when you are using adhesive vinyl:
Okay, so let’s get started.
Easy tutorial on how to use transfer tape:
After you’ve cut vinyl, you know it’s time to ‘WEED!’ Weeding is where you remove the outside pieces from what you cut using a hook from the Cricut Tool Kit.
Remove the liner from your tape. Hold it steady, sticky side down.
Gently place the tape over your cut image. Start in the middle and move outwards.
Burnish (rub) the tape onto the vinyl. A craft stick, butter knife, or the scraper from the Cricut Tool Kit can be used to do this!
Peel the vinyl away from the liner at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the liner, simply burnish the tape onto the vinyl again and then continue to peel the vinyl away.
Carefully place the vinyl cut-outs onto a clean and dry surface (in my case, this bread box) making sure the images are straight.
Burnish again! Start in the center and move outward.
Peel your transfer tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the transfer tape, simply burnish the vinyl again. Peel the transfer tape away slowly and carefully.
That’s it! See, using transfer tape will make vinyl projects that much more simple. Make sure you hop over to see how this fun bread box turned out!