Personalizing In Bulk: Tips For Working With Adhesive Vinyl

When it comes to filling large custom orders, there are a few tricks that you can use to help make the process smoother for you. The key is with your prep work. Make sure you work systematically. Have all of your materials gathered from the start. Cut, weed and place the designs all at the same time to create a systematic flow.

Want a few more tips? See the adhesive vinyl step-by-step below!

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1 – Create your design!

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2 – But before you send your design to the vinyl cutter, you will want to do a few things to help speed up your weeding process. For starters, place a rectangle around each single color design. This will help reduce the risk of having your adhesive vinyl catch on the design.

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3 – Next group like colors together so that you can maximize your cutting surface and cut at one time.

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4 – Send your design to the vinyl cutter!

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5 – Weed your design as you send your next color to the vinyl cutting machine.

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6 – Add your application tape and begin to apply it to your design.

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7 – Place your design onto the surface. If your surface is round you can cut little slits near the letters to help apply it straight.

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8 – Slowly remove the transfer tape.

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9 – Repeat the steps above until your order has been filled.

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Need help creating your bulk order? We can now help with that! Go here.

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Vinyl Questions, Answered!

Have a vinyl question? Today we are sharing answers!

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What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?

Heat Transfer Vinyl, which is also known as HTV is used for decorating garments and is applied with a heat press or an iron.

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What Is Adhesive Vinyl?

Adhesive Vinyl is used as decorative vinyl for creating signs or craft projects. It has an adhesive back and can be applied to just about any hard surface. Adhesive Vinyl comes in three adhesive strengths – semi-permanent (631), permanent (651), and professional grade.

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How Do You Cut Adhesive Vinyl?

 When you cut adhesive vinyl you want to cut on the shiny color. Not on the paper backing. After your design is cut you will weed it. Then apply the transfer tape and remove the paper backing. 

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What is weeding mean? The best way to explain weeding is to show you the photo below. See how the excess vinyl is being lifted away from the design? That is weeding!

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How do you apply Application Tape?

To apply gridded application tape you place it on the top of your design. Carefully lay the tape on your design and then smooth out any bumps. 

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What Do You Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

Adhesive Vinyl is used to decorate items. From decorating walls, windows, mirrors to products like notebooks, canvases, and more. Adhesive vinyl comes in two different types of vinyl permanent and temporary giving you different options to meet your needs.

Can You Share Some Ideas On What You Can Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

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Can you remove Heat Transfer Vinyl after it’s been pressed?

In some cases, you can! You need VLR in order to do it. You can read all about it here. 

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Have you made something with vinyl? Let us see. Tag us at proworldinc on instagram.

 

 

 

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NEW EasyPSV Patterns Sign Vinyl at Pro World

We have some exciting news. We now carry EasyPSV Patterns Sign Vinyl
With our new adhesive vinyl addition, you can decorate any smooth surface with patterns! We have 12 fun and decorative vinyl patterns that can’t wait to be applied to your windows, metal, plastic, or ceramic mugs.
Ready to get started? Scroll down to see what you need!
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To work with adhesive vinyl you will need the following supplies:

 

Wondering where to begin? And how to make use of your adhesive vinyl efficiently? Take a look at this Tutorial we made earlier in the year. It will show you how to use your scraps of vinyl so that you have less waste!

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5 Ideas On Things To Make With Your Kids

Looking for something to do with the kids? Take out your cutting machine and/or Heat Press! There are plenty of projects that you can do together. You just need to think a bit outside the box :)

This is why today we are showing you 5 projects that we’ve made, and the kids helped!

5 ideas to make with your kids

1  – Coloring Tees

Do you have a child who likes to color? Or maybe a budding fashion designer? Have them help you personalize clothes for themselves OR their furry stuffed friends with coloring tees!

Coloring tees bring endless fun because you can create an outlined image on a garment, give them some Crayola markers and let them add the color. Once they are tired of it (or dirty) throw it in the wash to start again. See how to make it here!
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2 – Paint OVER vinyl using the Hot Mess Technique

Does your kiddo like to paint? You are going to want to try the Hot Mess Canvas technique. It’s cute, messy, and absolutely no way that they can mess it up! See how to do it here.

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3 – Make that doodle last forever

Do you have a doodler on your hands? Or want to preserve that precious handwriting forever? Trace it and make it last permanently with adhesive vinyl. See how here!

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4 – Permanently Colored Gifts

Would your child like to make a gift for someone special? Have them design a crayon drawing and apply it to fabric! See how here.

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5 – Color Changing Apparel

Watch your clothes change colors right before your eyes thanks to Solar Heat Transfers! This project is the simplest of them all, but your kiddo will sure have fun watching it change colors before their eyes! See how to make them here.

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Do your kids help you with your custom projects? We would love to see it! Tag us at @proworldinc or #proworldinc

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All About Adhesive Vinyl: Top Questions Answered

If you are new to creating custom goods. Today we are explaining what Adhesive Vinyl is and How To Use it.

If you are an experienced crafter scroll down to get some adhesive vinyl inspiration and get the code for our Adhesive Vinyl Sale.

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What Is Adhesive Vinyl?

Adhesive Vinyl is used as a decorative vinyl for creating signs or craft projects. It has an adhesive back and can be applied to just about any hard surface. Adhesive Vinyl comes in three adhesive strengths – semi-permanent (631), permanent (651), and professional grade.

How Do You Cut Adhesive Vinyl?

 1 – When you cut adhesive vinyl you want to cut on the shiny color. Not on the paper backing.

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2 – Once cut you will want to weed your design.

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3 – Apply your gridded application tape on top of the design. This will help you align your design on the surface and place everything in one shot.  Make sure it’s stuck well.

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4 – Peel away the paper backing and apply your design

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What Do You Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

Adhesive Vinyl is used to decorate items. From decorating walls, windows, mirrors to products like notebooks, canvases, and more. Adhesive vinyl comes in two different types of vinyl permanent and temporary giving you different options to meet your needs.

Can You Share Some Ideas On What You Can Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

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Have you made something with adhesive vinyl? Let us see. Tag us at proworldinc on instagram.

 

 

 

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The Official Crafter Guide

If you have a crafter or inspiring custom entrepreneur in your life the holidays are a great time to gift them the new equipment that they’ve been dreaming of!
Today we are rounding up the TOP 5 GIFTS that are sure to be on their wish list!
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Heat Press!  The #1 wish list item from crafters is a HEAT PRESS! Now is the time to make their wish come true!   Our most popular heat press, the Trans Pro 15 x 15, is an easy to use, manual heat press ideal for applying heat transfers to t-shirts, jackets, mouse pads, tiles, and more.

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Silhouette Machine! There’s a reason that Silhouette machines are always on the holiday wish list because they are GREAT! And this year there is a brand new machine that many crafters are going to want to upgrade to! The Silhouette Cameo 4 Plus is the largest Silhouette machine on the market meaning that you can cut bigger and better!  

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Vinyl!  A crafter can never have enough vinyl! Just mix and match the different prints and patterns of the adhesive and heat transfer vinyl.

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Sublimation Printer!  If your gift recipient is ready to take their crafting business to the next level, get them a sublimation printer. With a sublimation printer, your crafter can create one-of-a-kind, custom pieces like mugs, phone cases, frames, license plates, tags, and more. And if you purchase the Sublimation Starter Pack, they will have everything they need to get started!

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Mug Press! If the crafter in your life already has a custom business there’s a good chance that a mug press is a nice item on their wish list!  From making custom mugs, waterbottles, glasses, and everything in between they’ll be raising your glass to you for years to come!

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What is on your holiday wish list this year? Tell us by commenting below or tagging us on social media!

 

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Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro: What you need to know and how to get one

Did you hear the news? The Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro is here!!

If you like to cut large designs this Silhouette Cameo is for you!! This crafting dream machine has all of the same amazing features as the Cameo 4 model but with a 24″ area to cut!!

Just imagine all of the things that you can make!!  Want to learn more about it? Scroll down.

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The Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro has:

  • A 24″ wide cutting surface
  • Register and cut printed materials
  • PixScan™ compatible
  • Cut or sketch with the dual carriage system
  • Has a dual-carriage
  • Bluetooth® compatible
  • Automatic tool detection
  • Built-in roll feeder that cuts up to 60′
  • Work with thick materials the Pro has 3 mm clearance

Want one? Preorder it now!! The Silhouette Cameo 4 Pro will be shipping out in early December so that you have it in time for the holidays.

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Decorate A Christmas Ornament With Sublimation and Adhesive Vinyl

Tis’ the season for custom gifts! Well, it’s the start of the season at least. Today we are helping you jumpstart your custom gift list and show you how we used a sublimation ornament blank 2 ways!

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To sublimate your ornament, you need:
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Teflon Sheet
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To sublimate the ornament here is how:
1. Design your ornament with your sublimation software.
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2. Print it out.
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3. Warm your heat press to 400 degrees.
4. Tape your paper to the ornament.
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4. Place your ornament down with the paper on top and your Teflon sheet on top of that. Keep it pressed for 60 seconds.
5. Lift off the paper.
6. Hang it on your tree.
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To decorate your ornament with adhesive vinyl you need:
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To decorate your ornament with adhesive vinyl you need to:
1 – Design your decal with your cutting program
2- Cut your design on adhesive vinyl
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3 – Weed your design
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4 – Apply the transfer tape to your design
5 – Carefully lift the transfer tape off of the adhesive vinyl backing
6 – Apply your design to your ornament blank
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Have you started making holiday gifts yet? Tag us and let us see! Use @proworldinc or #proworldinc
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Buy Sparkleberry at Pro World

Did you hear the news? We’ve teamed up with SparkleBerry Ink to bring you an exclusive collection of fantastic pattern vinyl. The rich colors and creative patterns will bring your designs to life in a whole new way!

Want to see the new AMAZING design? Scroll down!

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But wait, before you see the bright, artistic patterns let us introduce you to Mandy from Sparkleberry Ink. She’s got a quick message for you!

Ready to see the beautiful patterns? Let’s start with the Sparkleberry Ink Adhesive Vinyl!

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We are also carrying Sparkleberry Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)! Check out the AMAZING prints!

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So tell us… what pattern are you most excited to try?

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Personalize A Door Hanger

Are you looking to dress up your space? Decorate a door hanger! You can use it on the front door as a wreath or an interior door for some instant room decorations! 

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When it comes to door hangers, you have some options. We carry:

  • double-sided Polywood door hangers in 3 different shapes
  • white plaques in 3 different shapes
  • double-sided doorknob hanger

Want to see them? 

The Polywood Door Hangers have a natural woodgrain finish that allows for you to sublimate it or add adhesive sign vinyl!

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The gloss white FRP two-sided doorknob doorhanger is ready to be personalized!SB-U-5545_1

Our adorable white plaques are perfect for vinyl or sublimation!

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Need some inspiration on what to put on your new plaque? Here are a few ideas!

Make a Back To School Sign!

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Or display your favorite photo

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Have you made a sign using our products? LET US SEE! TAG US on social media @proworldinc #proworldinc

 

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