These tips below apply to (Permanent) vinyl for surfaces such as coffee cups, wood.
Does your creative craft project contain textiles or other objects that require working with a Heatpress, then the step with Cricut Transfer Tape does not apply.
Cutting Vinyl with a Cricut Machine:
- Place the liner side down on the Cricut standard mat (=blue mat)
- Select the image and the size
- Place the blue mat in the Cricut cutting machine.
- Follow the actions that appear on your screen to apply the correct machine settings.
- Press flashing start button.
Prepare with the Cricut Transfer Tape.
- Remove or peel the negative pieces from each image so that the clear liner remains intact. This is easiest with a peeling hook.
- Remove the liner from the transfer tape.
- Lay your transfer tape upside down (adhesive side up)
- Then place your image on the transfer tape with the image down.
- To avoid air bubbles, start in the center and push everything towards the edges. You get the best results with a spatula or scraper.
- Start peeling off the transfer tape on one side. If it still isn’t right, do step 5 again.
- Make sure your work surface is clean and dry before you begin.
- Lay your transfer tape adhesive side up so you can easily place your vinyl on it.
- Start from the center towards the side edges to allow the transfer tape to stick to the vinyl.
- Don’t throw away your transfer tape. This can still be used for other projects. So stick the back on it.
- Does your craft project contain elements that require the Heatpress? Then you do not need to perform step 2.