Transfer tape is sticky, like vinyl. Its purpose is to move your vinyl sticker to your project in one go. It is used with ADHESIVE vinyl. If you try to use adhesive transfer tape on paper, it will tear.
Transfer tape is used to transfer adhesive vinyl designs from the vinyl backing to the final surface where it will be applied. The transfer tape temporarily adheres to the non-adhesive side of the vinyl and allows you to remove the vinyl from the backing and expose the adhesive side of the vinyl. It keeps everything in place so that the entire design can be transferred from the backrest to the surface all at once. After the vinyl is applied, the transfer material is removed.
Transfer tape is a transparent adhesive tape used to move vinyl from its base to the project you're working on. Instead of simply immediately peeling off the transfer tape and the decal from the paper backing, try folding back one edge of the paper (see the image below for an example) so that only part of the adhesive side of the decal is exposed. If you're just starting out with adhesive vinyl, you might be wondering how you're supposed to get that incredible sticker with which you just cut the vinyl backing and put it on your project. This will also help a lot when it comes to smoothing the vinyl, since it won't get stuck in uneven spots and cause the vinyl to break.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, transfer tape is basically an adhesive sheet that allows you to carefully place and place adhesive vinyl decals. The short answer is yes, but I'll also say that I use the same transfer tape for almost all of my vinyl projects. The problem I have is that when I don't immediately apply my vinyl label to the desired surface and instead wait an indefinite amount of time (hours or days), I find it very difficult to get the label to stick first to the transfer tape and then find it equally difficult to remove the transfer tape and get the label must be glued to the desired surface. Yes, you'll have some lint left, but it'll take away part of the stick and could help you with your first transfer.
I have prepared a short video explaining the basic idea of the transferable tape and sharing some of my best tips. I like to do this slowly at a 45 degree angle, making sure that all of the vinyl is glued to the transfer tape. All large craft stores that sell vinyl also sell transfer tape, although they may only sell one or two brands (usually Cricut and Silhouette). I hope this helps you make a slightly easier decision the next time you're looking for transfer tape.
Transfer tape sheets, as I mentioned earlier, have a backing that you must peel off before placing them on your project.