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Chalkboard Heat Transfer Vinyl Cut Settings and Review (Free Silhouette Design)

So the 100th day of school is coming up and my kids have once again asked for a custom shirt to wear to school...just like they did on the first day of school and like I know they will on the last day of school.

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This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

YOU GUYS!! That's when this  lazy smart genius crafty mom idea hit me. I could use the new Siser Chalkboard HTV to make one shirt for all of these 'Days of School'?

Chalkboard Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Project Idea

I picked up a roll of this chalkboard heat transfer vinyl from Pro World and got to work designing. I created the design in Silhouette Studio (which you can download the Day of School design free for personal use) in a way that will allow me (and you) to use chalk to write in (and then erase): "1st", "100th", and "Last".

It looks just very close to black HTV so you can use it on the rest of your design that won't be written on with chalk.

By this point I'm feeling really smart :) Now let's see how well this Chalkboard HTV cuts on Silhouette and how it adheres and if you can really erase on it!

Chalkboard HTV Cut Settings for Silhouette

Just like with all HTV on a carrier sheet, you need to mirror your design in Silhouette Studio so it cuts in reverse.

Place the Chalkboard HTV onto a Silhouette cutting mat with the shiny side down.

From the Send panel, I started with the default Heat Transfer Vinyl, Smooth cut settings. After a quick Test Cut I increased the force by two points to 6.

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Time and Temperature for Chalkboard Heat Transfer Vinyl

My design has three different colors so I cut them all out.  The Chalkboard heat transfer vinyl weeded easily and isn't thick like you might expect. It feels just like regular Siser Easyweed.

The Siser App doesn't have the time and temperature settings yet, but a quick check of the Pro World website found the recommended application temperature for this material to be 275.

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I warmed up my 15 x15 Trans Pro heat press, also from Pro World and pre-pressed my shirt.  I also folded it in half and pressed to get a center crease line.

Because I was layering three colors of HTV, I tacked down the chalkboard HTV first for about 5 seconds.

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Then I added the second layer (for another 5 seconds) and finally the third (I used yellow flock heat transfer) for the full 20 seconds.

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Chalkboard HTV Review 

Now the true test...can you really write on this chalkboard HTV and then erase the chalk without leaving a ghost print or a big mess behind?

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Turns out you can with just a dry paper towel the chalk comes right off!


I love when a product works like it says it will..and I love when I can make a shirt like this that will get more than one wear!!!

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