5.0 out of 5 starsGreat for crafters and Cricut machine!
September 1, 2018
Used my cricut explore air to cut out this measurement chart with this vinyl! It was my very first time ever using vinyl with a cricut and I am in love! This vinyl is perfect for crafting with! The only problem I had was getting it lined up on the mat correctly because it just wanted to roll back up.
I’ve heard good things about the Oracal 651 which is why I purchased it. It seems to be good quality vinyl. My only complaint is how it was packaged, or the lack there of. The sticker and tape were attached directly onto the vinyl which got messed up when I try to remove it. So some Of the vinyl were wasted because of that.
I purchased this product to create a business hours sign for my store. I used this and red cricut vinyl. It cut perfectly and felt amazing. The problem came in when I tried to put it on my door. The door is glad and I work with quite a bit of vinyl. So I went about my normal steps of cleaning the glass with windex. Then I spray it with windex again and scrape it with a metal window scraper to ensure all debris was removed. Finally I clean with windex again to remove any bits that the scraper stirred up. Then I lay the vinyl down, smooth it and peel the transfer tape off. Usually, this gives us a beautiful surface to work on. Well, the red cricut vinyl worked AMAZINGLY!!! As I have previously purchased oracle 651 in glossy white, I assumed I would love this black as well. I was completely disappointed! It took my husband and I about 40 minutes until we gave up. As I said, I use vinyl ALOT and this particular vinyl did not adhere properly at all! I ended up pulling it off and I will have to start over.
I cannot get this to weed! I have increased the force and it still will not cut through the vinyl. All other colors and types of vinyl that I have cut have weeded perfectly with 1/2 the force that I use with this. I know it is not my blades - they are basically brand new - less than 100 cuts! Unfortunately, I bought 10' of this stuff. When it does cut, it's not a clean cut and when I weed it - it tears the smaller details and destroys the design. I spent 4 hours trying to weed an arrow and some numbers - cut the design 4 times! Trashed all of them.
First off, the seller's tape was so tacky that taking it off pulled the vinyl right off the backing. I work with oracal A lot, so I figured this would be alright for the price and speed of which I needed it. It's thinner than any oracal I've ever worked with, the weeding is RIDICULOUS. I had to remove the vinyl twice to get it lined up, and then toss 2 feet worth because it was so wrinkled and bubbly that I couldn't get it to lie flat again. Then I cut it, and wasted another 15 inches because the vinyl kept lifting during cutting and then the letters were shifting and getting stuck behind the weeding part and it wouldn't release them without ripping. I'm cutting it a 3rd time currently and hoping it works, my order is due tomorrow and this has put me way behind. I will NEVER buy from this seller again.
Update: I just cut the same design I've been trying to make with a brand new blade and a new mat. It's not my machine or the settings, it's this craptastic vinyl. I'm going to have to rework my whole design and do it in pieces with actual quality vinyl. Because it ruined my mat too. Well, not technically when I get a few hours to slowly peel the chunks of backing off the mat and then purchase some tack spray. But ugh. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CRAP! I wasted the entire roll trying to get one design and it failed.
Package arrived on time. First time using this brand/company. Arrived in a plastic bag with no protection, just product itself (could've easily been damaged). Very thin. Attempted to apply onto clean windshield (I am NOT a beginner @ this). When trying to readjust strip ripped & the matte black coloring flaked off. Would have loved for this to have worked. In the trash it went, I owned this product for a good 30 minutes... if that.
Very upset! I really needed white vinyl and they sent me some blue stencil film that’s not even Oracl brand? And it says that I’m not eligible for a return but I didn’t even get the right product that I ordered! Do not buy this product
I don't know if its just this seller or what but this roll has been nothing but problems. I use 651 all the time and cant get it to cut right. Its uneven and a mess, my other vinyls are just fine. Also it didn't come shipped in a tube and had a bud dent in it which caused big creases up the whole roll where it dented.
I only use Oracal vinyl with my Cricut machine. I just have to say that this is the worst quality I have worked with. The letters all come up when I weed them. They don't stick to my transfer paper, nor do they stick to the items I am trying to apply it to. I am very disappointed in this item. Again, it isn't the first time I am using Oracal 651 -- it's literally the only vinyl I use for projects because of how amazing it usually is. I guess I just got a dud. Thank goodness it didn't cost a lot of money, otherwise I would be even more upset.
Waste of Money!! It does not stick at all. Even when weeding it, the image starts to peel. Then when using transfer paper to transfer, it does not stick to the object. The transfer paper is stickier so it stays stuck to the transfer paper. Oh and by the way, they put a bar code sticker right on the roll so a few inches of it is ruined as soon as you open it.
take you chances with this supplier if you like, the first time I ordered it I received that crap stencil vinyl that everybody complains about being rolled up to tight causing the inner and outer (vinyl and backing) layers to roll in different arcs and when you unfold it, the vinyl is compressed as the backing will not stretch or compress which causes the vinyl to separate from the backing creating folds and bubbles that make it useless unless you cut it into smaller section and flatten it out, but despite the complaints about that product the supplier still has not resolved the crappy product issues and now has resorted to throwing it at their customers in place of what was ordered in hopes of it not being returned due to it's low cost?, it did have the correct white vinyl product label on it, got that right enough. So I kept the cheap trash bag it came in and thru the product away, reordered it and it came in another cheap UPS trash bag, though they did manage to get me the correct product this time it was apparent it spent some time on the prison transport where a very large refrigerator worked it over because it was to beautiful. Yes more road kill and not enough to burry either, rest in peace white roll of product I have received some product from other suppliers that was shipped in a heavy cardboard tube for no additional cost and I still have the tubes to store my product in, maybeeee........... change is good (that's what the ex told me, she was right) and I would pay a couple of dollars extra for a good solid near indestructible cardboard tube, not like what's at the center of cheap Christmas wrap though. luckily I received a starter pack that had a sheet of glossy white that I used in my brand new cameo 3 silhouette to convert my very unique service mark into decals for the rear side windows of my even brighter and newer 2018 SUBARU WRX STI, So maybe you could say, just send me the right product in the correct domicile and I could maybe turn the tw-elf-ish dollars that I wasted on giving "Mr. Trash Can" a tummy ache into a bright and shiny 5 star rating. us artisan's are good at alchemy in that way, Please take my review with a grain of salt folks, please, you can be certain that I understand that some times people just fall victim to circumstances, poor luck, or moments of "what was I thinking" and remember that every one deserves the right to fail and learn from their failures cus I know I've learned much myself
I also had problems trying to weed this vinyl. I had to trash 2 cuttings. Half the letters would peel up when pulling off excess, no matter how gently I pulled or the angle. I tried to return it and found out that it's non-returnable. I should've paid closer attention before ordering as I would not have ordered it knowing it's non-returnable. This is a red flag. I won't be purchasing this product again.