15 Apr 2016

Wild about Gold HTV

Today I'd like to share an easy heat transfer vinyl (HTV) project with you using the Wild About You cutting file from Sanqunetti Design. This would make a great first project if you haven't tried HTV before or a quick, easy project if you are an old hand.

#GlitterHTV #HTV #Silhouette  #SilhouetteCameo #wildaboutyou #vinyl

Glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is thicker that regular HTV and the cut setting needs to be closer to the Flock HTV setting in the Silhouette Studio software than to smooth. However, the brands vary enormously, so do remember to use the test cut feature until you find the correct setting for the vinyl you are using and for your machine.

***  TIPS   ***

Don't forget to flip your design in the software BEFORE you cut it! This is because you turn the design to iron or press it on to your garment. If you don't flip it, the lettering will be backward - potentially an expensive and time-consuming mistake.

Object > Mirror > Flip Horizontal

Then remember to place the vinyl on the cutting mat correctly.

Shiny side DOWN, backing side UP

Seems obvious, but I guarantee EVERY vinyl-er has forgotten more than once!

When it comes to pressing or ironing, the time required to press and allow to cool (or not) varies, so check your supplier's or manufacturer's instructions to get it right.

Gold HTV on a black T-shirt

SVG Cutting File

How many times have YOU cut htv the wrong way round? If I could have a pound for every time I've done it ... !


Nadine Muir said...

I've forgotten so many times, normally when I have hardly any left and it's super late at night! Love glitter htv, just got some nice ones from DAE :)

Janet Packer said...

Same here! Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment .

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Janet this is amazing it looks so professional. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Janet Packer said...

Thanks Jackie, but it was very straight forward to do and, this one time at least, I didn't get anything the wrong way round!