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Has any one got any tips please. I have inflated my 24inch deco bubble, I put my vinyl on to personalise, but when I peel my transfer tape off, it marks my balloon! I have tried taking the tac off my transfer tape so its less sticky, but this isnt working. Any ideas?? Thanks
I came across this video from Chris Adamo and thought it might help.
It's mostly about how to ensure that the text or image you put on the deco bubble is centralized, using a simple device made of cardboard, but he also talks about applying the vinyl.
For example, around 3 minutes into the video he says he uses "very low tac" transfer tape to avoid causing damage to the balloon.
Starting at about 7:30 minutes you can watch how he applies the vinyl characters. You can see how he very gently pushes down on the characters only, and tries to avoid pushing the rest of the transfer paper onto the deco bubble.
Hope that helps!
Using Transfer Tape for Vinyl Balloons: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is tack transfer tape?
Transfer tape, also known as application tape or "tack transfer tape," is a type of adhesive tape used in the process of transferring vinyl decals and other materials to a surface, for example walls, ceramics or balloons.
The tape holds the vinyl in place while you're applying it. Once the vinyl is properly positioned you'll remove the tape — carefully and slowly, so that you don't damage the vinyl.
Transfer tape is typically made of a clear, paper or polyester backing that is coated with a low-tack adhesive. This enables you to lift the vinyl and reposition it during the application process.
Is Cricut transfer tape high tack?
The popular brand Cricut offers transfer tapes in high and standard tack (also called grip). For working with balloons, it's best to use standard or low tack transfer tapes.
Here's an example of a Cricut standard grip transfer tape that's highly rated on Amazon:
What can I use if I don't have transfer tape?
If you don't have transfer tape and want to apply vinyl letters to balloons, here are two alternatives materials you can use:
Painters tape, like for example the 3M Scotch Blue Painters Tape, which is available in different widths, so you can use it with small to medium sized vinyl designs.