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What is the best vinyl for mugs?
If you’ve got a cutting machine, there is nothing more fun than decorating mugs and cups with vinyl. They make excellent gifts for friends and family, and can even be sold on sites like Etsy (examples here)!
The most important thing, however, is that the vinyl stays on! So let’s look at the best vinyl for cups and mugs.
Vinyl On Mugs
When decorating mugs with vinyl, you need a permanent, long lasting variety that won’t peel off after rinsing and washing. A lot of work goes into cutting and applying these decals, so we want them to last!
With that in mind, here are 3 different permanent vinyls that you can use on mugs and cups.
Oracal 651 is a good choice for custom mug decals.
This is a premium vinyl that suits most indoor and outdoor applications when you need something permanent. We have this vinyl on mugs which has lasted for many years, and that’s with being washed in the dishwasher!
It’s available in a wide range of colors, and comes in smaller sheets or large rolls, depending on how much you need.
The main thing you need is, of course, a cutting machine – we recommend an Explore Air 2 or Maker!
You will also need transfer tape in order to apply the cut and weeded decal onto your mug. And there are some other accessories that definitely come in handy when working with vinyl – like weeding tools!