Cutting Vinyl with a Cricut machine
- Place vinyl shiny liner side down onto Cricut StandardGrip Mat.
- Select images and size and load the mat into the machine.
- Refer to Kiss Cut Guide below to adjust machine settings.
- Press flashing Go button.
Preparation with Cricut Transfer Tape
- Remove the negative pieces from each of the images leaving the clear liner intact. This process is called weeding. Using a weeding tool found in a Cricut Basic Tool Kit or Weeding Tool Set can make this process faster and easier.
- Remove the Transfer Tape liner.
- Gently place the Transfer Tape (adhesive side down) over your images. To prevent bubbles, start in the center and move out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or a Cricut Scraper to burnish (rub or polish) the tape onto the vinyl.
- 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.
- Make sure your project surface is clean dry. Carefully place the Transfer Tape with vinyl images onto your surface as you would like them to appear.
- Now burnish Transfer Tape onto the surface, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or Cricut Scraper.
- 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.
Tip: 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 Expression 2||4||3||Medium||1||Fine-Point|
|Cricut Explore||Turn the Smart Set Dial to Vinyl.||Premium Fine-Point|
|Cricut Maker||Select Browse all materials, then select Vinyl from the list of materials.||Premium Fine-Point|
Important: Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.