Re-Usable Banners | Vinyl Lettering | Rubber Stamps | West Sussex

What is block cut vinyl?

Karen Griffin - Monday, May 14, 2018

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!!
But there is always a negative:
  • 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
Puma vinyl block cutterThe Vinyl Queen weeding

Here at Griffin Designs, we have two block vinyl cutters - our workhorses, and here is The Vinyl Queen herself, back on the tools weeding vinyl!

I got the vinyls on time and they were great! 
Thank you for your quick work, that was really appreciated!

LC, on receipt of her bespoke vinyl stickers

Thanks Karen, and thanks for organising this for me – I don’t know what I would do without you!

Fontwell Park Racecourse, EN
I have received my print thank you so much for such fast delivery.


AB, on receipt of car decal

Just to let u know that I received the vinyls this morning ok, and they all look really good many thanks.

DE, Perth on his vinyl lettering for a Burger van
Two words :
Banner = fabulous.
Again, thanks for the quick turnaround - very much appreciated.

JT from
Brill thank you so much i love it and thanks for taking the time to get it right for me so cant wait for it to arrive =]  thanks so much Karen
KC, on her new car decal
Thanks so much for the banners - the team were very impressed today!

MA, Whyke United Under 11s
 just wanted to write to say thank you very much for my wheel cover and lettering.  It looks fab!  I am hoping that people will see it around and that I’ll get lots of new customers.
SL, Cambridge Weight Plan
I have it!

That was extremely fast!!  I'm very impressed.

Thank you very much!

TS, Marwicks Brasserie, Bosham on receipt of banner

My dad has put the decal on and it looks great!  Too dark to take a picture now but will send one on soon. Thanks for your great customer service.

WF, on receipt of Hypnoslimmer Car Decal
Goodness knows what your workshop smells like, because these banners have rather an orange-y whiff to them now!
Wilderness Development, on receipt of re-stripped banners
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