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How Can You Tell the Difference Between Cricut and Vinyl?
22 December, 2021

How Can You Tell the Difference Between Cricut and Vinyl?

This is a quite tricky question since you create your vinyl on Cricut. In other words, you can give the desired design to your vinyl with the help of your Cricut. Thus, it is almost impossible to tell the difference unless you will not witness the design or production stage.
Once you hold any product that has a design that was printed with vinyl, you will not be able to tell the difference. Therefore, if you are planning to start a vinyl business or use vinyl in your end-products, you should not have any worries at all. No one, including you, can tell the difference once you complete your production.

What Can You Tell the Difference Between Heat Transfer and Vinyl?

One thing you can tell is the difference between heat transfer and vinyl. However, you need to be really careful to do so. You need to know some basics such as heat transfer vinyl, i.e., HTV does not have any paper backing on it. On the contrary, you can easily notice it on adhesive-backed vinyl-only if you check for this carefully.
Another indicator is heat transfer vinyl has a see-through structure. If you can clearly see the object behind the print, then you can guess that it is an HTV. If you have never used HTV before, it may be quite challenging to tell the difference as well.

What Can You Tell the Difference Between Permanent and Removable Vinyl?

Luckily, telling the difference between permanent and removable vinyl is much easier than the previous ones. However, it is worth noting that the following method we shared with you may not work all the time. You need to check for the finish of the vinyl to tell the difference.
In general, permanent vinyl usually has a glossy finish. On the other hand, removable vinyl usually has a matte finish.


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