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Types of Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette
Permanent Adhesive Vinyls
Oracle 651 or Permanent Adhesive Vinyl So Oracle is the brand name and 651 is the type and in this case, it’s a permanent vinyl. Oracle is one of the most preferred vinyl brands to use. That’s why you see their numbers mentioned everywhere.
Where can you use 651 vinyl? Almost anywhere you want it to stay permanently. It is waterproof and has an outdoor durability of 6+ years.
HTV or Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV or Heat Transfer Vinyl is also known as iron on vinyl. You can use an iron or a heat press to apply it to a variety of fabrics. With HTV vinyl you can make custom t-shirts, kitchen towels, bags, pillowcases and much more.
Removable Vinyl Types
Oracle 631 or Removable Vinyl Oracle 631 is the removable or indoor vinyl. It can be easily removed and re-positioned. 631 is great for those wall decals, scrapbooking and making stencils. It comes in a variety of colors with a matte finish.
Oracle Oramask 813 Oramask 813 is also known as stencil vinyl. It’s made to stick to smooth or rigid surfaces and is removable.
So should you use 631 or 813 to make stencils? That really comes down to a matter of preference. I like using 813, but many crafters swear by 631. It’s best to try them both and see what works for you.
Window Cling Vinyl Window cling vinyl is just as it sounds, it’s a static cling vinyl for windows and mirrors. Since it does not have adhesive it’s for temporary indoor use. This is great for making holiday window clings. It comes in many colors including etched glass.
Where to Buy Vinyl
Most vinyl comes in 12″ sheets, or you can buy it by the roll in different lengths.
That’s why it’s better to order from a company that only deals in vinyl. The quality can be better and you can sign up to get notified of sales.
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Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.