CAD-Cut Vinyl: Get the Perfect Look with this Easy Method

Woman standing in fron of a heat press

CAD cut vinyl

Cad-Cut Vinyl is popular for printing names and numbers onto sports team shirts. As part of our printing techniques series, we’d like to provide some insight into this dark horse of printing techniques. It is a great way to add a professional look to any piece of clothing and can last for years with the proper care and maintenance.

Cad Cut Jersey Numbers
Cad Cut Jersey Numbers

What is CAD-Cut Vinyl printing?

A computer aids in cutting CAD-Cut vinyl, which is then used to print numbers, names, and logos onto sports t-shirts and other clothing through the heat transferring method of CAD (Computer Aided Design)-Cut printing.

How does CAD-Cutting work?

A computer-controlled process ensures the perfect cutting of different CAD-Cut vinyl materials, which are then weeded and heat-transferred onto a t-shirt or garment. Afterward, a heat press is applied to the garment’s cut number or name.

Heat pressing Cad Cut Vinyl
Heat Pressing Cad-Cut Vinyl

Types of CAD-Cut vinyl

When customizing t-shirts and clothing, consider all the different vinyl colors and textures available, from plain block colors to effects such as polka dots, chevrons, animal prints, jeans, army, leather, and stripes. For instance, green zebra could be an excellent choice for t-shirt printing for a school team or club, and you could also print the numbers of rugby shirts in pink polka print! Furthermore, layering CAD-Cut vinyl can create unique garment printing effects. This vinyl usually comes in a roll, and selecting the right vinyl for the material guarantees, it stays in pristine condition. Moreover, applying the vinyl correctly is essential, as poor-quality printing will only last for a short time after washing.

Cad-Cut Vinyl Material

The most popular CAD-Cut vinyl materials are:

Airflow Heat Transfer Material – this is a breathable vinyl that allows air circulation as it contains tiny holes. This is the perfect printing solution for sports shirts.

Thermo-FILM Heat Transfer Material – a great vinyl that doesn’t absorb dyes from the fabric (dye migration) and creates a sharp and bold transfer. Great for contact sports like rugby as it’s strong and anti-abrasive. It has a semi-gloss finish and gives sports shirts a professional look.

Fashion-FILM Heat Transfer Material – this vinyl is great for fashion clothing as it’s thin and very soft, has a matte finish, and is good for detailed designs.

FLOCK Heat Transfer Material – flock has a suede-like feel and finish and is perfect for layering two colors as it has a distinctive look and texture. Flock is great for printing on fashion t-shirts and clothing.

distressed logo

The benefits of using CAD-Cut Vinyl

Additionally, CAD-Cut vinyl is perfect for garment printing of 1-3 colors of smaller quantities, such as a football team’s strip. Furthermore, there are numerous other benefits to using this material.

  • Durable finish
  • Easy to apply
  • Washable
  • Available in many colors and patterns
  • Easy to add letters or numbers to an existing printed garment
  • Fast – no setup time as with screen printing
  • Matte or gloss finish

CAD-Cut vinyl’s advantages make printing team shirts and other garments in less than a day easy.

Order Your Cad-Cut Vinyl from Northwest Custom Apparel Today – Fast, Easy & Affordable!

At Northwest Custom Apparel, you’ll find the perfect custom T-shirts and clothing for any occasion. We offer a vast selection of vinyl colors and textures, from plain block colors to polka dots, chevrons, animal prints, jeans, army, leather, and stripes. For instance, green zebra is great for a school team or club t-shirt, while CAD-Cut vinyl creates amazing, layered effects for rugby shirts printed with pink polka print numbers. Plus, you can trust our top-notch vinyl quality, so your printed garments will stay in perfect condition even after multiple washes. Shop with us now for the best custom clothing!