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Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2019 5:00 am

Those wishing they could make their own t-shirt or coffee cup designs are in luck, as a newly opened store offers everything one needs to make their own designs.

The Vinyl Haven, located right next to the Titusville Fire Department, is a store focused around the world of making custom vinyl cuts. These designs can be applied to a variety of other things, including t-shirts, coffee mugs, glass doors or go-karts.

Owner Keesha Allen told The Herald that she first got the idea to open up her business when she accidentally received an extra home vinyl cutter when attempting to buy one for her daughter. She tried to sell the machine, only to find that people were more interesting in buying vinyl sheets off of her, rather than the machine itself.

Opening on May 28, The Vinyl Haven offers heat transfer and decal vinyl sheets, alongside blank t-shirts, hats, coffee cups and more. Heat transfer vinyl can be applied to clothing, while decal vinyl is built for more solid substances.

Allen said she was surprised to find how many people were interested in vinyl cutting in the Titusville area upon opening.

“I’ve had a good response,” she said. “I opened May 28 and I’ve had customers every day.”

Allen noted that she found there weren’t many other places in Titusville that sell her kind of product, and guessed that had something to do with the positive business.

While shoppers at The Vinyl Haven will have to use their own cutting machines, Allen noted that they are relatively inexpensive, starting at around $200. The devices can plug into a computer or laptop, and, utilizing special software to make a design, are easy to use, according to Allen.

In fact, one of the first things customers will see upon entering The Vinyl Haven is a design Allen herself made. Using her own cutting machine, she crafted the vinyl decal that is on the front door of the store, which consists of flowers in bloom alongside the name and info for the business.

Heat transfer vinyl can be applied using a clothes iron, while decal vinyl function similarly to a sticker. Allen offers a variety of clothing for use with heat transfer vinyl, including baby clothes. She also said that she can order things in for customers if need be.

Currently, the store is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, as Allen also works as a nurse, she noted that her hours may change, and said that those interested in shopping at her store should keep an eye on her Facebook page for when she’s at the store.

The Vinyl Haven is located at 311 N. Franklin St. For more information, visit thevinylhaven.com, or call the store, at (814) 695-5935.

Ray can be reached, by email, at sray@titusvilleherald.com.

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