posted by Ahijoy on December 17, 2022
Best Adhesive Vinyl – The Complete Guide
Those who are inventive by nature always look for new ways to transform and make their surroundings beautiful, mostly through DIY projects. It can be customizing something as ordinary as a regular mug or anything massive like a feature wall. They always want to play around and come up with novel ideas, and what can be a better tool for them to unleash their creativity and make the best use of it than adhesive vinyl?
What Is Adhesive Vinyl?
Adhesive vinyl is a sheet made up of polyvinyl chloride that has a pressure sensitive adhesive backing. It perfectly adheres to embellish any clean, smooth and dry surface through a simple application process that requires cutting, weeding and transferring. Adhesive vinyl can be divided into two broad categories:
Permanent Adhesive Vinyl
This type of vinyl has high tack and a strong adhesion making it perfect for outdoor usage. It is sturdy and bravely bears the harsh environmental factors. It is designed to be applied to surfaces where you want the vinyl to stay in place for an extended period.
Although it can be removed, permanent vinyl may leave behind adhesive residue and harm the surface a bit, however this can be easily taken care of.
Removable Adhesive Vinyl
This adhesive vinyl has a low tack and is used for temporary projects. It can be easily removed without leaving behind any residue or damaging the surface. Stencils are also made with temporary adhesive vinyl, so they can be easily removed after the work is done without damaging the craft. Removable adhesive vinyl is perfect for indoor use only.
Types Of Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive vinyl, whether permanent or removable, is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Let’s take a look at the broad range available at Ahijoy.
Basic Colors In Gloss And Matte Adhesive VInyl
This category consists of glossy and matte adhesive vinyl in different monotone, plain shades. The glossy type has a smooth finish and is further divided into super glossy adhesive vinyl according to the different level of shimmer on its surface. If you think your project needs to have a shinier decal, you will go for a shade from the super glossy series.
Shine is not for everyone therefore we have matte adhesive vinyl at Ahijoy that has a completely muted look. It does not have any shine on its surface and looks perfect against loud backgrounds. This is also available in the super matte category for those who want to go for a more somber look and add that aura of mystery and intrigue to their craft.
Chrome Adhesive Vinyl
This category has a chromatic finish with a sleek and sophisticated look. It adds a touch of modernity and glamor to the craft with its beautiful shimmer and satiny look. Our chrome adhesive vinyl is available in three levels of shimmer: Mirror, satin and matte.
- The mirror chrome adhesive vinyl, as the name suggests, has reflective qualities. It boasts a high level of gleam when light falls on it and is a real attention grabber.
- Satin chrome adhesive vinyl is more mellow and has a silky, smooth appearance with a decent shine that makes the craft look modern and sophisticated.
- Matte chrome adhesive vinyl has a toned down shine giving your crafts a modern, clean look. It has a depth of color and sheer elegance that is translated onto your crafts.
Color Changing Adhesive Vinyl
This enchanting range is no less than a fantasy. The adhesive vinyl in this category reacts to temperature and changes color as a result. Some of the vinyl films are affected by the rise in temperature while others by the fall. So if you have embellished your favorite coffee mug with our heat color changing adhesive vinyl, it will definitely fascinate the onlooker once you pour coffee in it.
In this collection, we also have a type that changes color when exposed to UV light. So if your tumbler has a green colored design indoors, it will change to blue as soon as you step out in the sun.
Holographic Adhesive Vinyl
If you love the play of colors with light, producing an iridescent shimmer, this is the vinyl for you. Its shiny texture has a futuristic feel with the illusion of the three dimensional effect. It is available in many different types so you can choose the best that suits your craft such as:
- Glossy: This has a shiny texture but with every gleam we see a number of colors on the surface.
- Crack Mosaic: It has a visually attractive mosaic pattern as if shards of colored glass are pieced together to present a distinctive look.
- Crystal: It has a truly amazing design that has the look of little pieces of crystal trapped in a shimmering vinyl film.
- Sparkle: Have you ever seen little bubbles rising up to the surface of your drink? Our sparkle adhesive vinyl seems to have them trapped on the surface and they glimmer in light presenting a truly fascinating look.
- Drizzle: This vinyl is a downpour of style. It has a pattern representing heavy rain on a shimmery surface.
- Rainbow and Rainbow Sparkle: This is the happy vinyl in the holographic series with an amazing display of multiple hues in a single film.
- Bubble: The pattern of this vinyl is pretty self-explanatory – an overlay of scintillating bubbles on the surface of the vinyl. This is perfect for decorating your kid’s room and utensils.
- Brushed Glitter and Rainbow: This has a brushed look, adding glitz and glamor to the crafts. Brushed glitter is in single, bright shades and brushed rainbow has a splash of multiple colors on the surface of the film.
Shimmer And Glitter Adhesive Vinyl
Are you someone who has always loved the glittery designs? If yes, then this range is for you. It has little flecks of glitter overlaying the surface of the vinyl, shining brilliantly, making it super. The shine and glitz that are added instantly with this adhesive vinyl make this your first choice for anything fancy.
You don’t want to miss the huge collection consisting of:
- Rainbow shimmer adhesive vinyl.
- Polka dot adhesive vinyl.
- Super glitter adhesive vinyl.
Opal Adhesive Vinyl
Opal adhesive vinyl has a silky smooth feel in luscious shades. The glossy surface changes color when seen from different angles making it truly magical. This is highly captivating and an all time favorite.
Reflective Adhesive Vinyl
The mirror-like texture that reflects the objects and shines back on the surroundings is pretty enchanting. Reflective adhesive vinyl is best for the signs that need to be visible at night for they gleam when light falls on them. You can add real charm to your surroundings with this reflective adhesive vinyl.
Glow In The Dark Adhesive Vinyl
This is the go to vinyl for Halloween decorations. It adds life to themed parties. The vinyl absorbs light during daytime and radiates it back when it's dark. If you want your get-togethers to be truly fascinating, this is vinyl to be used for decorations.
Translucent Adhesive Vinyl
This vinyl is neither fully transparent nor opaque but you can see through it. It is an ideal product for promotional signage. The product's excellent UV resistance guarantees that the advertisement will seem classy and lovely. Additionally, it is resistant to water and the elements, making it very adaptable. For corporate communication and décor, translucent vinyl has shown to be quite successful. It is available in rainbow pattern; semi-clear opal; fish scale, and dots.
Textured Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive vinyl also comes in different vibrant patterns to glam up the surfaces. They are perfect for celebrations and the holiday season as they add life to your decorations. The following patterns are highly coveted:
- Bevel Rainbow.
- Buffalo Plaid.
- Tree pattern and oracle.
These unique patterns will make your DIY journey much more fun and alluring.
Top Ten Hot Sellers At Ahijoy
The magical feature of this color changing adhesive vinyl has made it a top pick for crafters who love illusion. Available in three varieties it has been greatly popular for it changes color from light green to blue, white to purple and white to blue. It is specially used on tumblers that one frequently carries outside during daytime – the best product to display the vinyl’s special characteristics.
Rose Yellow Rainbow Shimmer
The beautiful contrast of yellow and red with the rainbow pattern on the adhesive vinyl is a hit for sure. No one can pass by this beauty without taking a second look. It has been the most sought after vinyl due to its vibrant hues.
Considering the popularity this adhesive vinyl has gained, we are of the view that for some happy and exuberant people, glittery shine is never enough. They always want more of it, therefore the super glitter with an extremely gleaming texture has become such a favorite.
Champagne Gold Mirror Chrome
The shiny bold look in the beautiful shade of champagne gold is simply alluring. Such unique color enhances the chromatic appearance much more and makes it a definite purchase. Dark Gray and Blue are other cool shades in this category.
Glow In The Dark
Glow in the Dark is supremely popular both for parties and home décor, especially decorating a kid's bedroom. The starry night theme on the ceiling is immensely popular. It sells like hot cakes during Halloween and holiday season.
Features Of The Best Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive vinyl should have the following features to ensure high performance:
Easy To Apply
A good quality adhesive vinyl will make your life hassle free and will be super easy to transfer on a substrate. The application process includes transferring, cutting and weeding out the negative vinyl from the design. This can help you save a ton of time and effort while also making the entire procedure much more enjoyable.
A Wide Variety Is Available
The best adhesive vinyl is available in a wide range of hues, textures, and patterns. High-end manufacturers like Ahijoy provide a huge collection with incredible features. They come in a variety of shades, and patterns, and shine beautifully. Additionally, they come in bundles so you can test various vinyl films until you find the one you want.
Durable And Long Lasting
A top grade adhesive vinyl will not only be simple to apply but will also look fantastic once it is pasted. Water, air, sunlight, and other harsh weather conditions won't cause it to bubble, fade, or crack. Additionally, it is difficult to peel off, especially the permanent one, however, the removable vinyl’s adhesion is not that strong and may vary according to the usage.
One feature that will make adhesive vinyl popular is the novelty it offers, like the temperature-sensitive, color-changing adhesive vinyl or the glow in the dark category. All of these vinyl variations will significantly improve the look of the project and enrich your experience.
Vast Uses Of Adhesive Vinyl
Adhesive vinyl is used for decorations and enlivening the ambience of a room. It can also be used for advertising and promoting business. Hence for decorations on furniture, windows, doors, glass, walls, drinkware, and other items as well as for signs, logos, and advertisements, adhesive vinyl is a must have. Creativity has no bounds where adhesive vinyl is concerned, however following are some of its uses:
Adhesive vinyl can be used to make decoration pieces and wall hangings for a room. It can be used to create feature walls to add depth and glamor to the overall environment. You can paste decals on frames, furniture, mirrors, glass, windows and so on.
Utensils And Drinkware
You can embellish and personalize utensils and drinkware with adhesive vinyl. You will have a set that no one has. Next time, go out with a unique tumbler that will surely be noticed.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Final Words
After reading this comprehensive guide, we hope you have been easily able to select the vinyl film you want for your project. Whether you want glitter or plain vinyl, it all depends on what you are planning to create and where you will place it. Once the color and finish is decided all that is left is to pick the adhesive vinyl film rolls from Ahijoy and head towards checkout. Happy Crafting!