How Do You Cut HTV on Silhouette Cameo 4?

Cutting HTV on Silhouette Cameo 4 is a great way to create beautiful, custom apparel with a professional look. It’s a popular choice for many crafters who want to add personalization to their garments.

But how do you actually cut HTV on your Cameo 4? This article will walk you through the process, from setting up your machine to pressing your finished product!

Step 1: Gather Materials

The first step in cutting HTV on your Cameo 4 is gathering all the materials you need. You’ll need HTV (heat transfer vinyl), a cutting mat, and an adhesive cutting mat (if applicable).

You’ll also need some transfer tape or application tape and a heat press or iron. Once you have all of these materials, you’re ready to move onto the next step!

Step 2: Prepare Your Design

Once you have all of your materials gathered, it’s time to prepare your design. If you don’t already have one, create one in Silhouette Studio (the software that comes with the Cameo 4).

Make sure that it’s sized appropriately for whatever garment you plan to put it on. Once your design is ready, load it into the software by clicking “Send to Silhouette” in the File menu.

Step 3: Prepare Your Machine

Now that your design is ready, it’s time to prepare your Cameo 4 for HTV cutting. Make sure that the cutting blade is properly installed and adjusted so that it can cut through the HTV without damaging it or causing any other issues. Then load the adhesive cutting mat onto the Silhouette and make sure that it is aligned correctly so that when it cuts, everything will be accurate.

Step 4: Cut Your Design

Once everything is set up correctly, click “Cut” in Silhouette Studio and watch as your machine cuts out your design! Depending on how intricate your design is and how thick the HTV is, this could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours – but once it’s done you’ll be left with a perfect cutout of your design!

Step 5: Weed & Transfer Your Design

The next step in this process is weeding – or removing any excess pieces of vinyl from around your design so that only what you want remains visible. After weeding, use transfer tape or application paper to transfer your design onto whatever garment or item you plan on using it on.

Step 6: Press Your Design & Enjoy!
Finally, use either a heat press or an iron depending on what kind of fabric material you are using and press down firmly for 10-15 seconds before peeling off the transfer paper/tape. And voila! You now have a professionally-looking custom apparel item with beautiful HTV detailing thanks to Silhouette Cameo 4.


Cutting HTV on Silhouette Cameo 4 can seem intimidating at first but if done correctly can provide amazing results! With just a few steps – gathering materials, preparing designs, preparing machines, cutting designs out of htv, weeding and transferring designs onto garments/items – anyone can create beautiful custom items with professional-looking results.