Have you wondered where to buy patterned vinyl to use in your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut based business? This week’s Supplier Spotlight introduces you to Happy Crafters, a vinyl supply company that carries adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, cardstock and specialty papers, and rhinestone supplies. Happy Crafters graciously provided me a sample pack of their materials to review for this blog post, but all the opinions below are my own. Happy Crafters offers a full line of solid, glitter, metallic, and flock; but my favorite Happy Crafters product lines are the patterned vinyls. If you are looking for chevron, anchors, leopard, striped, dotted, houndstooth, camo, tie dye, zebra, baseball, bandana, tiger, skulls, cow, plaid, football, grass, reptile, soccer, stars, Hawaiian, checkered flag printed vinyl (and many others) – Happy Crafters is the place to go.
Look at some of the available prints:
Patterned or Printed Vinyl Quality
I’ve ordered printed vinyl before from various sellers and I have had a few issues. First, a few of the sheets of vinyl I ordered were pixelated and grainy (meaning that the print resolution was not high enough). The other problem that I found with printed vinyl was that the design did not go all the way to the edge of the vinyl. In one case, I bought a 12″ by 12″ sheet of vinyl and there was a white one inch margin around the entire printed design, meaning that only 10″ by 10″ of the vinyl was usable. I’m happy to report that my Happy Crafters samples offered crisp designs with no pixelation, and the designs were printed reasonably close to the edge or all the way to the edge. Look at the photos below taken with my Canon Rebel T5 that I’ve recommended on the blog before.
This is a sample of Candy Chevron heat transfer vinyl:
This is an extreme closeup of Large Quatrefoil to show the print quality:
Lastly, I wanted to note that the Happy Crafters website was fast to load and well organized, which makes shopping a pleasure! Have you ever shopped at Happy Crafters? Leave a comment and share your experience.