How Do I Cut Iron on Vinyl on My Silhouette?

Cutting iron-on vinyl on a Silhouette is a relatively simple process, but it does require some special care and attention. The first step is to make sure that the Silhouette is properly set up.

This includes selecting the appropriate cutting mat, making sure the blade setting is correct, and ensuring that the desired material settings are selected.

Once the Silhouette is properly set up, it’s time to prepare the iron-on vinyl for cutting. Iron-on vinyl typically comes in two layers – a backing paper and the actual vinyl layer.

It’s important to only place the vinyl layer onto the cutting mat with the glossy side facing up – this will ensure that it cuts properly.

When placing the vinyl onto the cutting mat, be sure to firmly press it down all over. This will help ensure that it stays in place during cutting and prevents any shifting or misalignment of your design.

The next step is to open your design in Silhouette Studio and adjust its size as desired. Once you’re happy with how your design looks, select “Send to Silhouette” from the File menu and then select “Cut” from the pop-up window that appears.

It’s important to remember when cutting iron-on vinyl on a Silhouette that you should always use the “Press & Peel” setting, which can be found under “Material Type” in Silhouette Studio’s Cut Settings menu. This will ensure a clean cut and help preserve your design.

Once your design has finished cutting, carefully remove it from your cutting mat and peel away any excess material from around your design – this can be done with either tweezers or an X-Acto knife.

Finally, you’re ready to transfer your design onto whatever project you’re working on! Place your iron-on vinyl onto your project with its glossy side facing down, cover it with parchment paper (to prevent scorching), then press for about 10 seconds using an iron set at medium heat (no steam). Allow it to cool for several minutes before peeling away any excess material.


Cutting iron-on vinyl on a Silhouette is quite straightforward once you understand how to do it properly – just remember to select “Press & Peel” when setting up your cut settings in Silhouette Studio, firmly press down the vinyl before cutting, and use an iron set at medium heat (no steam) when transferring onto your project.

With these steps clearly outlined, anyone can confidently create unique designs with their own personal touch using their Silhouette machine!