What are the differences between 631, 651 and HTV?


ORACAL® 631 Exhibition Cal


Description 3-mil, soft PVC film that can be removed with little or no adhesive for up to two years and a matte surface that suppresses unwanted reflection. Available in 89 vivid colors and transparent. 
Release Liner 84# custom silicone-coated paper with special release characteristics that provide excellent weeding and release values. Customized blue silicone paper liner for white face film provides superior contrast for weeding. 
Adhesive Clear, water-based, removable adhesive  
Area of Use Due to its special release characteristics, this film is ideal for use in short- to medium-term applications indoor, painted drywall surfaces. 

Technical Data 
Thickness (without liner and adhesive) 3-mil 
Dimensional Stability (FINAT TM-14) Adhered to steel, no shrinkage in cross direction; In length, <.016” 
Temperature Resistance Adhered to aluminum, -40°F to +176°F, no variation 
Fire Behavior (DIN 75200) 
Fire Rating Adhered to steel, self-extinguishing ASTM E 84-07 Class “A” 
Adhesive Power (FINAT TM-1, after 24 h, average) Adhered to stainless steel: 1.6 lb/in 
Tensile Strength (DIN EN ISO 527) Along: Min. 19 MPa Across: Min. 19 MPa 
Elongation at Break (DIN EN ISO 527) Along: Min. 130% Across: Min. 150% 
Seawaterability (DIN 50 021) Adhered to aluminum, after 48h/73°F, no variation
Shelf Life (68°F/50% relative humidity) 2 years 
Minimum Life Expectancy (based on accepted application procedures on vertical surfaces) 3 years (indoor) 
Minimum Application Temperature (Humidity levels greater than 50% are recommended for proper adhesion.) 50°F 
Recommended Application Tapes ORATAPE® HT55, MT80P 

Note Extra precaution should be used when applying wall graphics to “Low VOC” or "Zero VOC" paints as these paints may exhibit lower adhesion levels. Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, grease or any contamination which could affect the adhesion of the material. Freshly lacquered or painted surfaces should be completely cured. The compatibility of selected lacquers and paints should be tested by the user, prior to application of the material. Films with structured surface are naturally more sensitive than the unstructured. Accordingly, these films are to be treated carefully both in processing and in cleaning. Impurities affect the appearance of structured films and require more frequent cleaning. Furthermore the application information published by ORAFOL is to be considered. The batch traceability according to ISO 9001 is possible on the basis of the roll number. 

ORACAL® 651 Intermediate Cal


Description 2.5-mil, intermediate calendered PVC film with excellent dimensional stability and very good cutting and application characteristics. Available in 60 vivid colors plus transparent, matte white and matte black. Release Liner 84# custom silicone-coated paper with special release characteristics that provide excellent weeding and release values. Customized blue silicone paper liner for matte and gloss white face film provides superior contrast for weeding. Adhesive Clear, solvent-based, permanent adhesive Area of Use Ideal for medium-term indoor and outdoor lettering, marking and decoration. Matte finish available in black and white.
Technical Data Thickness (without liner and adhesive) 2.5-mil Dimensional Stability (FINAT TM-14) Adhered to steel, no shrinkage in cross direction; In length, <.016” Temperature Resistance Adhered to aluminum, -40°F to +176°F, no variation Fire Behavior (DIN 75200) Fire Rating Adhered to steel, self-extinguishing ASTM E 84-07 Class “A” Adhesive Power (FINAT TM-1, after 24 h, average) Adhered to stainless steel: 4.1 lb/in Tensile Strength (DIN EN ISO 527) Along: Min. 19 MPa Across: Min. 19 MPa Elongation at Break (DIN EN ISO 527) Along: Min. 130% Across: Min. 150% Seawaterability (DIN 50 021) Adhered to aluminum, after 100h/73°F, no variation Shelf Life (68°F/50% relative humidity) 2 years Minimum Life Expectancy (based on accepted application procedures on vertical surfaces) 6 years - colors/transparent/black and white 4 years - metallic 3 years – brilliant blue Minimum Application Temperature 46°F Recommended Application Tapes ORATAPE® Series HT55, MT95, MT72, MT80P Print Compatibility Thermal Transfer (gloss finish only)
Note Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, grease or any contamination which could affect the adhesion of the material. Freshly lacquered or painted surfaces should be completely cured. The compatibility of selected lacquers and paints should be tested by the user, prior to application of the material. Films with structured surface are naturally more sensitive than the unstructured. Accordingly, these films are to be treated carefully both in processing and in cleaning. Impurities affect the appearance of structured films and require more frequent cleaning. Furthermore the application information published by ORAFOL is to be considered. The batch traceability according to ISO 9001 is possible on the basis of the roll number.

EasyWeed™ Heat Transfer Vinyl

EasyWeed applies at a lower temperature than competitor material, backing can be peeled hot or cold and doesn’t lift during weeding.  It’s also extremely durable wash after wash and uses a lower pressure setting for application.  EasyWeed is thinner than others on the market and offers a one-second tack application that’s great for multiple layers. EasyWeed has a pressure sensitive carrier that allows you to offer detailed designs on a wide variety of fabrics. EasyWeed can be cut with laser cutting systems.

EasyWeed is CPSIA Certified so it’s perfect for decorating children’s clothing and accessories.

Specifications: PU Composition • Pressure sensitive backing • Semi-gloss finish • 90 Microns/3.5 Mils • 45°/60° blade • Can be layered

Application instructions (home iron)

• Set iron dial between Cotton and Linen
• Cover design with Kraft paper or non-stick cover sheet
• Place on flat, hard surface (ironing board not recommended)
• Press iron with medium/firm pressure (do not slide iron)
• Press each section of design for 10-15 seconds
• If areas of design lift after application, replace cover sheet
and re-press for 5-10 seconds
• Peel carrier hot or cold

EasyWeed Applies to:

100% cotton
Poly/cotton blends
100% polyester
Leather

Recommended Accessories:

Siser Weeder
Multipurpose Paper or
Kraft Paper or
Heat Transfer Cover Sheet

Laundering:

Wait 24 hours before 1st wash
Machine wash warm or cold / mild detergent
Dry on normal dryer setting
Do not dry clean



Application Instructions (heat press)

• Cut in reverse
• Weed excess material
• Preheat garment for 2-3 seconds
• Apply design at 305°F/150°C
• Use medium pressure for 10-15 seconds
• Peel carrier hot or cold


What do all the words mean?
Here is a quick start guide to some of the ‘lingo’ you will see. If you would like to see additional ‘lingo’ added please feel free to email us at help@kraftasticcreationsllc.com
Design Space – The cloud based Cricut software for making your projects.
Designer Edition/Business Edition - The programming that you download to your computer for use with Silhouette. These are optional but very useful.
Weeding – the removal of negative pieces around a cut image. Mirrored Image – for use with iron on/HTV You can turn mirroring on or off by checking the box labeled “Mirror (for iron-on).” All the images on the mat will be mirrored (flipped once horizontally). Images will appear reversed when cut. This is particularly important if you are using iron-on as your material; if you do not mirror the images, they will appear in reverse when ironed on.
Weld - the Weld tool allows you to join shapes to create a single customized image by removing any overlapping cut lines. This can be a great way to simplify a design, keep the letters of a word connected, or combine shapes to create new design.
Attach – The Attach tool (Cricut) has two functions in Design Space. It helps to hold your cuts in the same position relative to each other on the cutting mat as in the design screen. Also, it helps you to fasten a write or score layer to a cut layer.
Contour - The Contour tool (Cricut) allows you to hide a portion of an image layer by removing any unwanted cut lines. You can use this feature in Design Space for PC, Mac and iOS devices. Detailed steps can be found at cricut.com
Group/Ungroup - Group (Silhouette and Cricut) multiple layers, images, or text together so that they move and size together while working with them on the design screen (will not affect how images are laid out on the cutting mats). All multilayer images are added to the design screen as a group. Ungroup a set of layers, images, or text so that they move and size independently from one another on the design screen (will not affect how images are laid out on the cutting mats). Ungrouping text allows you to move and resize each layer of text independently, but keeps the letters grouped together.
Slice - the Slice tool (Silhouette and Cricut) splits two overlapping images or text into different parts. Slice creates new cut paths from two images, resulting in three or more completely new shapes. Each of the new shapes will show up in the Layers panel as an individual layer. Detailed steps can be found at Cricut.com
PTC – Print and cut feature which allows you to use your home printer to print a design and then cut your design on your Cricut
631 – Come in a Matte finish and is commonly referred to indoor vinyl well it was suited to indoor but is not limited to them. Oracal 631 can get wet, it just is not a great choice in areas that it will be constantly exposed to water. It is great for indoor and outdoor signs, Wall décor, etching and stenciling
651 – Comes in a high gloss finish and is commonly referred to as outdoor vinyl. It’s a great choice for wet area applications such as boats, mailboxes, cars or other outdoor places
951 – Permanent vinyl and typically referred to as “marine grade” vinyl.
FDC 3700 and GT Equivalent to Oracal 651 but in a “Glitter” form for Car Decals, cups, etc. 5yr Outdoor Rating
Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV for short, is a specialty vinyl that can be used on certain fabrics/materials to create designs. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on fabric
Printable vinyl – vinyl you can put through your inkjet or laser printer …buy according to your printer.
Inkscape – Free graphic design software that allows you to trace images, edit and create SVG files.

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