What You Must Know When Plotter Cutting Heat Transfer Vinyl and Flock Films

Heat transfer materials are comprised of either polyurethane, vinyl or flock facestocks coated with a heat-activated adhesive, and laminated to a plastic release liner or carrier film. Using a plotter cutter to cut heat transfer vinyl is a little different than cutting pressure sensitive vinyl. Some problems have resulted from using a dull blade. Other problems resulted because the blade depth was set incorrectly or the downforce pressure was too high. To help remedy these problems, I have compiled a few basic tips and tricks.

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Window Graphics and Window Displays

It’s Not Just Window Dressing We all know that the economic recovery is anemic – arguably the worst recovery since the Great Depression. Drive through any business district in any town and you will witness one vacant storefront after another. A conservative estimate is at least 10% of our nation’s retailers are in financial trouble.  Read more »

Vinyl Application Tool Box

At a vehicle wrap workshop I spoke with a “old school” decal installer who scoffed at new tools that were being demonstrated.  “Why do you need to buy another gimmick for vinyl application?” According to him, all you need to apply vinyl graphics is a squeegee, rivet brush, knife, tape measure, propane torch and air […] Read more »

NEPATA Digital Summit 2020

Save the date so you can participate in the NEPATA Digital Summit Tuesday, March 31st through April 2nd, 2020. Read more »

NEPATA UA1900 ADWS Slitting Mash Up

Watch the NEPATA Slitting Mash Up: https://vimeo.com/358078796. Take your slitting workflow to the next level with a NEPATA UA1900 ADWS Slitter or NEPATA UA1650 ADWS Rewinder / Slitter; VHB Tape, Banner, Sublimation Paper, Flock / HTV, Vinyl, Application Tape, Reflective, Double Sided Tape, Magnetic Material, Window Tint Film and More. Read more »