4. CAD Cut or printed Vinyl Printing:
Vinyl transfer method is where the design is printed on vinyl and then cut around the edges using a special cutter and other special software. Then you heat apply this material onto your t-shirt using a heat press.This method allows you to print one-off designs or a short run orders, making it a great option for small runs. Vinyl embellishments come in two types. printed vinyl and cut vinyl.
Printed vinyl is basically a special inkjet printer that prints any design on the vinyl and then cuts it out. Unlimited colors can be printed but a white or complimentary color line is needed around design is needed to cut it out properly.
Cut vinyl is when you cut a design or shape out of colored vinyl like white, black, red etc. This vinyl is used mostly for jersey numbers or words. Vinyl works well for the slogan, small graphics, and words. But it’s not suitable for large printed areas as your t-shirt may lose its flexibility.