A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial on making DIY custom koozies with heat transfer vinyl. One of the koozies had really small text. The first time I cut the text it cut fine, but when I weeded it more than half of the letters peeled up with the excess vinyl. Giant fail.
I re-loaded my Silhouette cutting mat with a new piece of heat transfer vinyl and this time from the Cut Settings Window I clicked "Heat Transfer Vinyl - Smooth" used the new scroll bar to scroll down and checked the box for double cut.
This time, I weeded with NO problems...look at the difference and all I did was double cut the one on the left. The blade depth, speed, and pressure all stayed the same. My material and the mat and the size of my design - all the same. The only thing that changed was a double cut.
If you have really detailed and delicate areas you may want to reduce the speed as well.
In addition, to make weeding vinyl or HTV even easier on yourself, remove the excess vinyl/htv starting from the corner and pulling in a diagonal direction.
And to see how I added the 'Sharpie-ish' name, check out the custom koozie tutorial here.
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