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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: My project isn’t weeding properly. What did I do wrong?

Answer: Most likely your cut settings are set incorrectly on your machine. Head over to our cut settings page to make sure your cut setting are correct. If your cut settings are correct and you’re still having trouble, it’s possible you have a dull blade or you’re dealing with a difficult piece of vinyl. Some of the glitter heat transfer vinyl can be difficult to weed just by its thick nature.

Question: Is there a trick to weeding small letters and intricate designs?

Answer: There are a few tips to weeding small letters and intricate designs. A big suggestion is to find fonts that are thicker. This will make them easier to weed. Another big tip when weeding is to take it slow. It can be fun to see your design come to life and easy to get ahead of yourself. But slow and steady really does win race when it comes to weeding intricate designs and small fonts.

Question: Do I need to use a weeding box with my design?

Answer: Weeding boxes obviously aren’t required but can make weeding your design a lot easier. It can also be helpful in trying to conserve vinyl.

Question: Do I have to buy a fancy heat press to use heat transfer vinyl?

Answer: No! While a heat press can be handy, your home iron will work great to apply any type of heat transfer vinyl. It’s important that no steam is used when applying vinyl to garments and that the steam holes are avoided when applying the vinyl as well.

Question: The vinyl started peeling off my garment after it went through the wash. What do I do?

Answer: The manufacturer of our heat transfer vinyl is Siser North America. They have very specific instructions on how to wash your garments after the vinyl has been applied.

Question: Can I reapply heat to a garment that has already been washed?

Answer: Yes. If you would like to press down a corner that started to peel up after the wash feel free to do so. Just remember to use a piece of multipurpose paper or a Teflon sheet to protect the vinyl from the heat.

Question: What heat transfer vinyl can be layered and what can’t?

Answer: Siser Holographic heat transfer vinyl cannot be layered on top of or underneath any other heat transfer vinyl. Siser Glitter and Siser Brick 600 can be layered on top of other heat transfer vinyl’s but not underneath. 

Question: Can I layer glitter heat transfer vinyl?

Answer: Glitter heat transfer vinyl is not a vinyl that should be layered. However, if you use the knockout technique you can get that layered look without actually layering the glitter on top of each other. Check out this video by Siser to learn how you can do the knockout method.

Question: Do I need to put something between my vinyl and iron to protect it from the heat?

Answer: Yes. You can use a piece of multipurpose paper or a Teflon sheet to protect your vinyl from your iron. This is especially important when you’re layering vinyl on top of each other.


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