What Setting Do I Use for HTV on Cricut?

HTV on Cricut is a popular way of creating custom designs and text onto fabric. Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is a special type of vinyl that can be cut with a Cricut machine and then applied to fabric with heat.

HTV is available in both a smooth and flocked finish, so you can choose the look that works best for your project.

Before you can start applying HTV on your Cricut, you need to make sure that your machine is set up correctly. The settings will depend on the type of HTV you are using, as well as the type of fabric you’re working with.

For smooth HTV, the setting should be set to “Light” for light-weight fabrics such as cotton or polyester. For heavier fabrics like denim or canvas, use the “Medium” setting. For flocked HTV, use the “Heavy” setting on all types of fabric.

You should also adjust the pressure setting depending on the thickness of your material. If you’re using thin fabric, use low pressure; for thicker materials, use medium pressure. This can help prevent any damage to your project from too much heat.

When working with HTV on Cricut, it’s important to remember to always do a test cut first before cutting out your final design. This will help ensure that everything is properly lined up and that all settings are accurate before committing to the full design.


The settings for applying HTV on Cricut will depend on both the type of HTV and type of fabric being used. For smooth HTV, use “Light” for light-weight fabrics and “Medium” for heavier fabrics; for flocked HTV use “Heavy” across all types of fabric. When working with HTV it’s important to do a test cut first before proceeding with the full design to ensure accuracy and prevent damage from too much heat.