Vinyl Labels (how to apply)

Vinyl Label Info

Your vinyl labels have been made from Oracle 651. This is an outdoor grade vinyl that is water resistant and withstands exposure to elements with great resilience.

How to apply:

Clean your surface– Firstly you need to clean and dry the surface you are wanting to apply your vinyl to. This can be done using cleaning alcohol or glass cleaning spray and a cloth. Make sure the surface is completely dry before applying your vinyl.

Remove from backing– You can now cut out the transfer you want to use then remove it from the backing sheet. If the vinyl does not come up with the clear transfer sheet press it back down to the backing and rub it with something  flat and hard  (i.e, credit card, scraper, Popsicle stick etc.) Once you have carefully got all the vinyl off the backing sheet and onto the transfer sheet you can now place it onto what you would like to.

Adhere label to the new surface–  With your surface prepared (step 1) you are now ready to put your label on. Carefully position it onto your object. Once you have it in place, firmly press down and use your scraper  (credit card etc.) to smooth out any bubbles.  Make sure you always start at the centre of the label and work out towards the edges. This will press any bubbles out instead of pushing them in.  Once you have your vinyl securely adhered to your object, pull up one corner of the transfer sheet and slowly pull it downwards at an angle.  Run your scraper (credit card, etc.) over the vinyl once applied to get out any remaining bubbles and help secure it to the surface. If you find the vinyl has not stuck to the surface push it back down with the transfer tape and run over the vinyl harder with your scraper. This can occur if you have not used enough pressure to adhere it. It can also occur if you have not cleaned your surface properly. If you have any problems with your label adhering to your object please let me know and I will help talk you through it.

Curing time– You need to let your new transfers cure for 24-48 hours before getting them wet/ washing them to give them time to stick properly so you get the best wear out of them.

Cleaning:

If you are putting your labels onto things like drink bottles, lunchboxes etc that may need to be cleaned  I would recommend this to be done by hand washing. This will ensure the transfer lasts longer. They can be put into a dishwasher at your own risk. This can potentially cause the label to peel or lessen their life.

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