What Setting Do I Use for Glitter Vinyl on Silhouette?

Glitter vinyl is a great way to add sparkle and shine to any project. Whether you’re making a card, creating a sign, or decorating a scrapbook page, glitter vinyl can help you achieve the look you want. But how do you use glitter vinyl with your Silhouette machine?

It’s actually quite simple! To start, you’ll need to make sure that your Silhouette machine is set up properly.

You should have the correct blade inserted into the machine and your cutting mat should be clean and free of debris. Once these steps are complete, it’s time to load your glitter vinyl into the machine. Make sure that the shiny side of the vinyl is facing up so that it will be cut correctly.

Next, you’ll need to adjust your settings on the Silhouette software. Select “Vinyl (Glitter)” from the material type dropdown menu and then adjust the blade setting according to what type of glitter vinyl you are using.

Typically, a blade setting of 3 or 4 will work well for most types of glitter vinyl. Additionally, if you are cutting intricate designs or intricate fonts, you may want to increase the blade setting even more in order to ensure that all of your cuts are accurate and precise.

Once all of these settings are adjusted correctly, it’s time to hit “Go” and watch as your Silhouette starts cutting out your design! After the design is cut out, carefully remove it from the mat and then use transfer tape or transfer paper in order to apply it onto your desired surface.


Using glitter vinyl with a Silhouette machine is easy! Just make sure that all of your settings are adjusted correctly for the type of glitter vinyl being used – selecting “Vinyl (Glitter)” from the material type dropdown menu and adjusting the blade setting accordingly – before hitting “Go”! With these tips in mind, you can create beautiful projects with ease using your Silhouette machine and glitter vinyl!