- Stick to the vinyl letters so that you can pull them off the release liner.
- Then, after a few minutes, hours, days, or weeks -- depending on whether if you (or the end user is doing the installation and when that end user feels like installing it) --the tape has to let go of the letters and transfer them to the substrate.
- Then the tape must release the letters when you peel it off without pulling the letters with it-- even though the substrate may be an ideal surface like a window, or a challenging one like a porous, textured, dusty wall. Or the customer may have left the pre-masked letters in the sun or the trunk of their car and severely degraded the tape's adhesive properties.
Test Your Transfer Tape First
Transfer Tape: "Which tape should I use?" We have lots of articles, and a comprehensive guide to help steer you in the right direction. But as more people discover vinyl graphics and use them for different applications, like wall graphics and mugs, the envelope keeps expanding. That means the standard answers that work for putting vinyl on glass may not work as well for you. So you need to be prepared to do some testing before you settle on a tape and vinyl solution for your application. Especially if you're going to produce high volume decals or sell them online, you need to be sure you've got the right combination of transfer tape (Otherwise known as app tape or pre mask.). You might think it should be a cut-and dried, "use this; It always works". Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Here's why testing your transfer tape choice is so important. Transferring is a Tall Order Choosing the "right" Transfer Tape is difficult because, although it seems like a simple process, there's more to it than you might think. Here's what you're asking transfer tape to do...