I have accomplished one of my goals, making my own vinyl stickers using a DIY method and several materials for a decent price. I bought a pack of 10 sheet of vinyl adhesive A4, printed my designs on them and ordered my holographic transparent adhesive sheets. After many failed attempts and errors, I learned the hard way about the disadvantages of the holographic film adhesive. I’ll share my experience so you can avoid making the same mistakes as me.
Have your materials on hands before getting excited: Scissor, ruler, vinyl sheet A4 with your design, and holographic adhesive transparent sheets.
Measure your sheet with the holographic paper adhesive, that way you can determine whether or not you need to loose some parts. Now that you made sure you position correctly your vinyl sticker designs on the holographic sheet, you can either cut the parts that don’t fit or simply roll along.
Peel off smoothly the holographic sheet from it’s paper. Don’t let the adhesive touch or make contact with the holographic design (the front part of the design) or you are in big trouble. If you let that happen you are doomed, since it will stick firmly and will get awfully wrinkle when trying to peel it off from the front design.
Once more, make sure everything is well positioned before applying the adhesive to the vinyl. Then slowly stick the holographic into the design. If you made a mistake the adhesive can be easily peel off from the vinyl stickers. It won’t damage it, but you need to be careful since there are times where your design sticker gets stuck on the holographic adhesive while the paper that holds the sticker adhesive gets separated. This makes the fixing process difficult to retrieve your vinyl sheet.
Is a very fun to experiment, yet a bit frustrating at one point. Is worth the try just to gain techniques and knowledge. I really liked the final result, though I would definitely buy some pro scissors for these type of things. A review and comparison will be made for the holographic adhesive sheet later on. If you followed this process and would like to share it with me, I’ll be more happy to see it!