Weeding – to remove excess vinyl or the negative space from your cut design.
Weeding Box – a frame put around your cut design to help isolate your image.
Welding – Combining multiple images or letters to create a single cut line rather than multiple overlapping cuts.
HTV – Heat Transfer Vinyl or Iron On Vinyl. Must use a heat source such as an iron, heat press, easy press, etc. to apply this material. Comes on a plastic backing.
Siser Easyweed – The most popular manufacturer of Heat Transfer Vinyl.
Mirror – flip/reverse your design – you do this for Heat Transfer projects (and place HTV shiny side down onto your mat!!).
Adhesive Vinyl: comes on a paper backing and is already sticky and ready to apply to any applicable surface. The various types are listed below.
631 – Removable vinyl (Indoor, used for stencils temporary wall designs and window cling).
651 – Permanent vinyl (Outdoor, weatherproof).
951 – Permanent vinyl (Marine grade – the higher the number the stronger grade of adhesive!).
Oracal – The most popular manufacturer of adhesive vinyl (631, 651, 951, etc.).
Transfer Tape/Paper – to move your cut adhesive vinyl to your project surface.
SVG – Stands for Scaleable Vector Graphic. These are the images that are able to scale and stretch without getting blurry and can be used in SCAL2 to cut with.
Inkscape – Free graphic design software that allows you to trace images, edit and create SVG files. You can download Inkscape here (for Windows and Mac!)
SCAL2 – Sure Cuts Alot 2: A now discontinued software that can cut SVG files, basic shapes (included with the program), trace and cut basic black & white images and allows you to be unrestricted from cartidges (minus the one cartridge you need to help the program communicate with your machine). For more info click here.
Zentangle – an intricate image made of repetitive patterns. These are also referred to as mandala images. An Example is pictured below:
A GREAT Resource for Lingo is the following video by our affiliate Expressions Vinyl: