Sometimes known as cad cut vinyl too. This is where we take a piece of vinyl that is coloured all the way through is cut into shapes or lettering. We 'weed' away the vinyl not needed leaving the letters or shapes behind.
There are lots of advantages to block cut vinyl:
- The vinyl is coloured all the way through so it is resistent to uv fade and pollution damage
- it is really hard wearing and, in the marine grade version of it, resistant to shrinking as well
- it is very economic
- there are lots of different weights and types of vinyls, meaning that many can be for specialist use
- it can be removed from most surfaces with gentle heat
- it means we can make banners re-usable!
- the vinyl cutting machines are fairly basic, easy to repair and service yourself, and last forever!!
- it can be fiddly for small letters, so most machines don't cut below a 10mm capital letter height
- it has a lot of design limitations, especially against 21st century expectations
- it cannot be full colour, and to do drop shadow etc is expensive in comparison to print as it uses two lengths of different coloured vinyl
- a proper vinyl house will have rolls and rolls of vinyl - not just for the colour choice, but also because different weights have different uses. One size does not fit all uses when it comes to vinyl