Using a Cricut machine to cut Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is an easy and efficient way to create custom designs for apparel. However, it is important to use the correct settings when cutting this material in order to achieve the best results.
Depending on the type of Siser HTV, there are several settings that should be used in order to get a great cut.
For Siser EasyWeed, the ideal setting is a blade setting of 3 and a pressure of 5. This material is thin and cuts well with these settings.
Additionally, it is helpful to use the “mirror image” feature if you are cutting a design that has text or any other type of writing. This will ensure that your design looks correct when applied.
When cutting Siser Glitter, it is important to use a blade setting of 3 and a pressure of 2-4. This material is thicker than EasyWeed and requires more pressure for an optimal cut. It is also helpful to use masking tape on top of the material before cutting in order to ensure that all pieces stay in place during the cutting process.
Siser ColorPrint PU:
For Siser ColorPrint PU, it is recommended to use a blade setting of 4 and a pressure of 10-12. This material is thicker than both EasyWeed and Glitter, so it needs more pressure for an accurate cut. Furthermore, this type of HTV can be tricky to weed due its thickness; therefore, it’s important to take extra care when weeding this type of material.
To get the best results when cutting Siser HTV with your Cricut machine, it’s important to use the correct blade setting and pressure for each type of material. For Siser EasyWeed, use a blade setting of 3 and pressure of 5; for Glitter, use a blade setting of 3 and pressure 2-4; and for ColorPrint PU use a blade setting 4 and pressure 10-12.