How to Cut Siser Easyweed HTV with a Silhouette Cameo 4
Jun 15th 2021
Siser EasyWeed is a widely known top seller in the heat transfer vinyl industry. EasyWeed comes with a smooth semi-gloss finish and in a wide variety of colors including eight Heat Transfer Warehouse exclusive colors - Tangerine, Banana Yellow, Matte Clover, Emerald, Jacksonville Teal, Cool Mint, and Tropical Sea! Decorate your garments with ease using the one second tack for layering and inlays and taking advantage of the pressure sensitive carrier for detailed designs. You can cut Siser Easyweed on any standard vinyl cutter including Cricut, Graphtec, and Silhouette Cameo. In this blog, we are going to go over Siser Easyweed cutting instructions for a Silhouette Cameo 4.
First, you are going to want to load your Silhouette Cameo. If you are using a 12 x 12 sheet, you can use the cutting mat that comes with your cutter, but if you are using more material than that, you can load your vinyl directly into the Cameo without using the mat. To do that, you will use the roll feeder in the front!
Make sure you load your vinyl with the correct side facing upward. You want the liner side to be down. With Siser Easyweed the shiny side is the liner, so put that side down. For other htv, if you aren’t sure which side is the liner and which side is the actual vinyl, peel back a corner and the clear side will be the liner!
To load your vinyl, you will need to have this lever turned out of the upright position, like so.
Then, you will put your vinyl under both of the side pinch rollers and move the lever back to the upright position. After that, press the up arrow to make the rollers grab your vinyl and move it forward, in preparation for cutting. Then your vinyl should look like this with the end of your vinyl underneath the roller, and the side lever in the upright position.
Now you are ready to cut your design! Make sure you have the right selections for media size and whether or not you are using a cutting mat. For this example, we are using a yarder of black Siser Easyweed, so our dimensions are 11.8” by 36”.
After that, go to the “send” tab in the upper right corner of the screen. There, you will double check your settings to make sure the force, speed, size, etc. are all correct. For Siser Easyweed, we set our speed to 8 and our force to 6.
We ALWAYS do a test cut before cutting our whole design, to make sure our settings are correct. Blades can get dull time, so it is important to test a corner before cutting your design, as you may have to increase force. To do a test cut, you simply press the test button near the bottom of your screen on the right side.
Once your test cut is complete, weed it with your weeding tool. Then, it is time to cut your design. Press send on the bottom right of your screen, and watch the Silhouette Cameo work it’s magic! This is the design we cut, but first we had to mirror our design. To do that, you right click on your image, then select “flip horizontally”.
And this is how it looked after we cut and weeded the vinyl!
If you are having trouble weeding your design, we have a great tip. Get the lower platen of your heat press warm and weed your vinyl on that! The heat helps release some tack from the liner, making it easier to weed!