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Vinyl: Cutting and Application Instructions

Cutting Vinyl with a Cricut Machine

  1. Place vinyl (liner side down) onto Cricut StandardGrip cutting mat. 
  2. Select images and size and load mat into the machine. 
  3. Refer to Kiss Cut guide table below to adjust machine settings. 
  4. Press CUT. 

 

Preparation with Cricut Transfer Tape

  1. Remove the negative pieces from each of the images using the Weeder found in the Cricut Tool Kit, leaving the liner intact. This process is known as weeding. 
  2. Remove the transfer tape liner. 
  3. Gently place the transfer tape (adhesive side down) over the images. To prevent bubbles, start in the center and move out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or Scraper found in the Cricut Tool Kit to burnish (rub or polish) the tape onto the vinyl. 
  4. Peel away the vinyl liner at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl does not separate from the liner, simply burnish the transfer tape onto the vinyl and peel away again. 

 

Application

  1. Make sure your project surface is clean dry. Carefully place the transfer tape with vinyl images onto your surface how you would like them to appear. 
  2. Now burnish transfer tape onto the surface, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges.  Use a craft stick or Cricut Scraper. 
  3. Peel the transfer tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the transfer tape, simply burnish the vinyl onto the surface again. Then continue to peel the transfer tape away from the vinyl. 

 

If you choose to cut through both the vinyl and the liner, you can peel away the liner from the vinyl and apply the vinyl to the surface by hand. 

 

Vinyl Kiss Cut Guide

Machine

Blade Depth

Pressure

Speed

Multi-cut

Blade Assembly

Cricut Personal

Cricut Create

Cricut Expression

                  3

Medium

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Expression 2

                  4

              3

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Imagine

                  3

              3

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Explore

Turn the Smart Set Dial to “Vinyl.”

Premium Fine Point

Cricut Maker

Select "Vinyl" from the list of materials. 

Premium Fine Point

 

Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.