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Best Low Tack Transfer Tape

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James Smith
• Sunday, 03 January, 2021
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The flat rate $9.99 shipping charge does NOT apply to Orders that weigh 9 lbs or more. Machinery including vinyl cutters, heat presses, printers, lamina tors, etc.

Any item determined by USC utter to require special delivery attention for any reason. UPS will not deliver to Post Office Boxes or APO/FPO military addresses.

The policies below are intended to minimize such losses so that we continue to offer our products. USC utter will gladly ship to freight forwarders at buyer's request.

For more details about FedEx Freight® including different services and estimated delivery times, please click here. The product consists of a self-wound, polypropylene cast film coated with a proprietary non-yellowing, acrylic water based pressure sensitive adhesive.

Declare Plus GXF341 protects printed graphics from scratches and releases cleanly. Peels off nicely without pulling skin, so it is great for tattoo shops, face painting and henna applications.

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Designed to assist in the application of decals cut into logos and emblems. Laminates smoothly to graphics with no film distortion and resists stretching during installation.

Declare Plus™ application films feature exceptional clarity for easy registration and installation of large format graphics. Utilizing a rigid film stock, Declare Plus lays flat for trouble-free storage and shipping.

SKU: MTGXF341-12 Adhesive Water based acrylic latex Adhesive Power 2.0 – 4.0 oz/in (to stainless steel) Release Paper Clear textured polypropylene cast film Size 100 yd Length 100 yd Type Transfer tape One of the bumps in the vinyl graphics learning curve is figuring out what tape to use for your particular job.

Once you’ve cut and weeded your graphics, they’re still lying there on the release liner, full of promise, yet somehow incomplete. Whether your graphics need to get to Banner Heights, Coloplast Corners, or Magnetic Manila, they can’t make the journey without transfer tape.

The tape is then laid down in a smooth flat covering over the cut and weeded letters. Then, as the tape is pulled away, it brings the vinyl along for the ride, transferring your letters and graphics to a happy productive life in Aluminum Acres.

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Good quality application tape will tear clearly with no “stringier” of adhesive. Paper tape can be purchased in low, medium, or high tack variants.

The other major advantage of paper tape is the porous nature of the face film. Users who want to expand the margin of error when applying the pre-masked letters to the substrate can add a light coating of application fluid that lubricates the substrate, retarding the adhesive of the tape and vinyl just enough to allow them to move it into position.

This wet application process can trap fluid under the tape. Because of its paper face film, it’s not as useful for building multi-colored vinyl graphics that require precise registration of one layer upon another.

And if you’re selling DIY graphics that your customer will install him or herself, the paper pre-made dilutes the visual appeal of your product. The need for more transparency or better presentation quality leads many people to choose clear tape.

The clear plastic construction provides the transparency some sign makers need. As noted above, it also makes the pre-market image more appealing for DIY customers because the underlying vinyl design is clearly visible.

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Clear application tape makes registration of multi-color decals easier. It doesn’t work as well for wet applications because the fluid can’t pass through the face film.

Clear tapes also tend to have lower tack adhesives and are therefore not as effective in transferring certain kinds of vinyls. The plastic face film tends to generate a static charge, especially in arid environments.

The plastic face film tends to melt at the temperatures required for successful thermal transfers. There are heat-resistant clear tapes used for T-shirt transfers, but they’re special products not well suited to standard vinyl graphics applications.

RACIAL 641and 651 are stiffer films that require higher tack tapes to get them off the liner. Using high tack tape to apply a graphic to a super smooth surface like glass or painted aluminum isn’t ideal.

These products also works very well for applying RACIAL 631 and EnduraMATTE to smooth painted walls for interior decor graphics. This is usually not a problem in the sign industry, but is fairly common for installers decorating interior walls with “knockdown” textured surfaces.

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Our new EnduraMASK MET 130 medium-high tack paper tape excels in these applications. It features a medium tack adhesive engineered to work with matte vinyls used for interior wall decor.

Like Preview Plus, it strikes a balance between the tack levels and properties needed for release and transfer. Once you’ve decided to use paper or clear tape, and determined the right tack level for your vinyl graphics, you will have narrowed the field somewhat.

Tear quality: Tape is generally used in sections, torn off by the installer. Low quality tape tears unevenly in useless, ragged little pieces.

Good quality tape tears cleanly and predictably, so you can pull off the size you want in one attempt. Besides being a nuisance, this stringing can make an uneven adhesive bond with the vinyl and degrade performance.

Proper application technique helps, but opting for a higher quality paper tape makes this work-stopping problem much less frequent. This benefit is primarily for those selling pre-market vinyl graphics to be installed by the end user or a third party.

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Standard paper tapes will begin to curl away from the vinyl after a few hours. If your “DIY” customer comes in to pick up their decal and the edges of the tape are peeling upward with two days of collected dirt on them, it makes your product look cheap and grungy.

An application tape with superior lay flat properties preserves your professional quality presentation. R- Tape AT75 Clear Choice has an embossed face film that creates a grid pattern of air-egress micro-tunnels in the adhesive layer.

The smooth plastic surface of the face film can easily generate a static charge as the tape is unwound. One of the other benefits of the embossed liner on the R- Tape AT75 Clear Choice is the reduction of static.

Because the face film isn’t as smooth as normal clear tapes, less friction is generated and therefore, less static electricity. You can reduce static by unrolling the tape more slowly, or by spraying the top of the face film with a very light mist of Rapid TAC.

Whatever your digital graphics application, it’s a good bet you’ll need transfer tape at some point to bridge the gap from design to installation. Choosing the best tape for the job can smooth out the various wrinkles in the vinyl graphics process.

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USC utter Web Admin Members 26 33 posts Location Greater Seattle Area Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Sign making Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

The guy I took the business from was using paper transfer tape, Which I personally cannot stand using or applying with. It is much easier to apply to the vinyl before cutting down into singles and it is so pliable that I can still work the wrinkles out if I do make a mistake, (unlike paper transfer) So I ran low on at75 and had to use a medium tack green star clear transfer tape ; which is about useless if you ask me, for about 500 pieces about a year ago... Well.

The company I have been doing business with is getting phone calls about 6 months later saying “people are call saying they can't get the vinyl to pull off the backing” Which I know is from the inferior product I used for that small 500 piece portion from 6 months ago. Bit me in thee *** real hard do to it being a 40-70k per year contract.

We use mostly Tape Conform 4075 LA on 651 cut vinyl, and it works very well. However, we also use the AT75 for some limited applications, mostly when we need to roll the decals up for long term storage or shipping purposes.

I really don't think Transfer Tape cares what kind of vinyl you use....use it on cast, cal, etch, digital prints, reflective, etc, In the title itself. What a huge surprise' another forum jackass.

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I only use clear tapes for lining up multicolour graphics and that's the only time I use it as it sucks. I buy paper app tape (either high or med tack) in what ever my supplier has on special as long as it's got LA as I hate the tape lifting off the backing.

Also, “people are call saying they can't get the vinyl to pull off the backing” maybe use a high tack as most graphics left for any time with clear app tape will need to be re-squeegeed before they try to peel. I only use clear tapes for lining up multicolour graphics and that's the only time I use it as it sucks.

I buy paper app tape (either high or med tack) in what ever my supplier has on special as long as it's got LA as I hate the tape lifting off the backing. Also, “people are call saying they can't get the vinyl to pull off the backing” maybe use a high tack as most graphics left for any time with clear app tape will need to be re-squeegeed before they try to peel.

I do the exact same only use clear for multicolor jobs and paper for the rest. Thanks for all the advise guys, I have order 6 different types to send to the customer for sampling.

The guy I took the business from was using paper transfer tape In the title itself. What a huge surprise' another forum jackass.

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I know that paper HT55 works great, but I think it would be nice to offer clear tape for interior wall decals. Reading the title, I figured you had found the best tape for Oracal 651 vinyl.

It's not in the form or a question and no where do you really ask or say anything other than how you operate, which for me sounds a little odd.... as some have posted already. I'd sooner think if this customer is so big to you, you'd be better prepared and have a handle on your needs/inventory when someone is ordering such an item.

To knowingly hand them an inferior product, your words.... is most irresponsible. Reading the title, I figured you had found the best tape for Oracal 651 vinyl.

It's not in the form or a question and no where do you really ask or say anything other than how you operate, which for me sounds a little odd.... as some have posted already. I'd sooner think if this customer is so big to you, you'd be better prepared and have a handle on your needs/inventory when someone is ordering such an item.

To knowingly hand them an inferior product, your words.... is most irresponsible. First, It was the intention of sarcasm behind his comment that was honestly unnecessary, All the other 20 members seemed to use some 5th grade comprehension skills and put it together for themselves.

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With my experience, You swipe it one good time and pull it right off the backing paper. Esp when the consumer of the product my customer is selling to, Does not know a single thing about applying transfer vinyl.

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