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Warm Peel:remove the liner while your project is warm to the touch, but not boiling (the plastic will be extremely boiling at first and can burn you). This is when removing the liner will be easiest. If you permit it to cool completely, it will just take a little more effort to remove the liner but your project should still come out just fine for most vinyls. Generally warm peel vinyls will own a sticky backed liner sheet.

Cool Peel:allow your project to cool completely before you remove the liner.

If you remove the liner while it’s still warm or boiling, you risk your project warping, bubbling, peeling, or stretching—not cute! Generally cool peel vinyls will own not own a sticky back to the liner sheet.

What HTV Vinyl is Warm Peel vs Cool Peel?

Here is a list of common iron on materials. Always make certain to read the packaging to double-check the peel type before starting your project!

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Note that most of the warm peel materials can be peeled cool as well!

Cold Peel

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It’s significant to create a barrier between the boiling iron and the vinyl itself; in one of my tests, I allowed the vinyl to get too shut to the heat, and it puckered a little bit love if you were to touch flame to a piece of plastic.

The best reviews I read recommended using sheets of plain printer paper in between the iron and the vinyl (five sheets thick worked well), and to that point, I found that the paper was transparent enough that you could start with a single sheet over the graphic (just to see through and ensure that none of your details were shifting around). Once I could tell that the graphics were held in position under one sheet of paper, I was gave the paper a quick tap with the tip of the iron (no steam!) to start to bond the vinyl, and then laid the other 4 pieces of paper on top before ironing over it for 15 seconds to affix it completely.

For larger graphics, I found it helpful to bond the fabric and graphic in stages, and not attempt and do it every with one swoop of the iron.

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Ten Tips and Tricks for Cutting, Weeding, and Applying Siser® Brand Heat Transfer Vinyl

You can study a lot in 10 years. Imagine how much you could study in 40! Siser has been developing, manufacturing, and working with heat transfer vinyl for over 40 years. With almost half a century worth of hands on experience, we’ve tucked a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to cutting, weeding, and applying SiserHTV!

Today we’re sharing our top 10 favorite tips and tricks so you can use Siser heat transfer vinyl love the experts do – without investing 40 years of your life 😉

Tip 3: Boiling Weeding Trick

If you don’t love to weed on your cutting mat, and you desire to weed quicker- use a warm surface! The bottom platen of your heat press is perfect, but a warmed heat transfer pillow or EasyPress™ mat will work too.

Weeding on top of the heated area allows the vinyl to peel away from the carrier even easier than before. However, this trick only works for products with a sticky carrier.

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So every products in the EasyWeed® Family, Holographic, and even Glitter HTV can benefit from weeding on a warm surface.

Please note: If you’re weeding extremely fine detail, you’ll desire to stick to your usual routine and avoid the additional heat that could urge little parts of the design to lift too easily.

Tip 2: Cut with the Carrier Side Below and the Adhesive Side Up

When working with heat transfer vinyl, the shiny side of the material always goes face below for cutting. This shiny side is called the “carrier.” It covers the face (the colored side that will face out on the garment) of the HTV and holds the cut pieces in alignment during cutting and applying.

So the the dull side or “adhesive side” is face up towards the blade. The dull side holds the adhesive that will only become sticky when you heat it. Sometimes this side is white. Oftentimes, a light colored HTV will own a white adhesive side to ensure the color stays true no matter what color fabric you apply it on. Not to worry though, the adhesive is the same as always no matter the color!

The distinction between the two sides is significant to note before cutting since your cut files will need to be mirrored or flipped horizontally (so they appear backwards in the software) in order for them to appear right-facing during heat application.

As you weed, you may notice the back of the carrier is sticky or “pressure sensitive.” Some carriers (like Brick™ 600‘s) are not sticky and are called “static carriers.”

The tackiness allows finer detail to be cut and makes returning accidentally weeded pieces to its proper put simple.

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However, the sticky part of the carrier does not hold any adhesive. Every the heat activated adhesive is on the dull side of the HTV. This means that even though an HTV scrap isn’t on a carrier, it can still be heat applied! See how we used that to our advantage in the following post:

How to Create 2 Products from 1 Design

Tip 4: Quicker Clean Up

I don’t know about you, but as soon as I finish weeding, I cannot wait to press it on! Sometimes in my rush to the heat press, a bit of weeded vinyl hitchhikes on my sleeve without my knowledge. Generally, I notice the scrap before it can accidentally work its way onto my project, and other times I’m not so fortunate.

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Even though there’s no carrier sheet, the HTV still has adhesive on the back, and can be heat pressed on. Taking a moment to pick up any loose weeded pieces can prevent such accidents… and save you some HTV remover!

Here’s two ways to hold a cleaner work area – no fancy tools required! If you prefer to hold up with the mess as you weed, fold a piece of packing tape. The tape sticks to your table as a vinyl cavity catcher during the weeding process.

If you’d rather grab everything when you’re done weeding, use a lint roller to quickly corral every the tiny bits of HTV.

They tell creative minds own messy work areas, and in my case, messy sleeves as well…but keeping a clean space (especially when your space is limited!) helps the work day run smoother and saves you from surprise HTV appearances on your projects.

Tip 1: Weed Inside the Box

Let’s start at the beginning and simplify the weeding process!

Section off designs with weeding boxes or cut lines. A weeding box is just a square cut line around the perimeter of the art. You could also use straight cut lines to separate a sheet full of designs.

The additional cut lines assist to separate the design from the material you desire to save for future projects and makes it easier to discover and weed your designs on the cutting mat.


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