How To Use Siser Metal Heat Transfer Vinyl
Many people enjoy the glossy shine of Siser EasyWeed, but what if there was a type of HTV that was even shinier? Perhaps even a metallic shine? Imagine no longer, because we're going to show you how you can rock out with Siser Metal!
What You'll Need
- 1 sheet of Siser Metal
- 1 Pen Weeder or other weeding tool
- 1 T-Shirt or garment of your choice
- 1 Die-Cut Machine (Cricut or Silhouette) with cutting mat
- Heat Press
Cutting Your Vinyl
Choose an SVG design that you want to cut out in your design software and make sure it is mirrored, as you will be cutting the vinyl on the reverse side, or "shiny side down". Place the vinyl on your mat, and set your cutting machine to proper settings. For best results, make sure your blade is sharp.
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Weeding Your Vinyl
If you've cut your vinyl on the proper settings, you should have no issues weeding with Siser Metal. Simply use your Pen Weeder, Siser EasyWeeder, or other weeding tool of your choice to weed away the excess material. We always recommend starting at a corner to start your weeding. You can also use scissors to cut away large areas of unused vinyl which you can save for a future project. As we always say at Clean Cut Graphics: "Save your scraps!"
Heating Your Vinyl
After you have finished weeding, it's time to press your vinyl onto a shirt/garment of your choice. Siser Metal is considered a specialty vinyl, so we recommend using a heat press as opposed to a home iron for best results. You'll want to set your heat press to 285° F (140.5° C). Place the shirt on your heat press with the vinyl design facing up. One trick we use is to fold the garment in half and do a quick press to help us line up our design on our shirt so that it's always right in the middle. Press your shirt for 8-10 seconds using medium pressure. Once the 20 seconds are up, you can remove it from your heat press and set it in a cool dry place. Siser Metal is a COLD peel vinyl, so you'll have to wait for it to cool down before peeling the carrier sheet.
Where To Buy
You can find Siser Metal at Clean Cut Graphics along with other great HTV & Adhesive vinyl products. We are a veteran-owned & operated company in the United States that ships vinyl all around the world. You can also shop at our physical retail store located in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.