Category Archives: Silhouette 101 (information for Cameo beginners)

If you’re new to the Silhouette, you’ll want to check out our 101 series of blog posts! These posts go in depth and are full of information you’re sure to find useful.

NEW Release! Silhouette Handbook Now Available (and Review)

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Exciting news!  Silhouette has just released a brand new Silhouette Handbook!

Silhouette Handbook: Everything you need to know about creating with your Silhouette, Overview and review!This digital book has 300 plus pages and is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your Silhouette machines.

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How to Align and Size Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs

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The second most popular question I see asked about heat transfer vinyl is how to know what size to make your design and where to line it up on the shirt.

How to align and size htv designs for shirts and baby onesies.  Lots of useful graphics!

Preferences in design sizing and where to center your design might vary depending on what you are working on, but there are some general sizing and placement guides you can follow.

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Do You NEED a Heat Press? (Determine If You Really Need to Invest)

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The question I hear the most often when it comes to heat transfer vinyl is “Do I NEED a heat press?”  The answer depends a lot on the materials you work with, how much you do and if you sell your creations.

Do you need a heat press?  How to decide if a heat press is right for you!Check out the flow chart below to see if you need to invest in a heat press.

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Pressing Pillows: What They Do (and How to Use Them in Heat Transfer Vinyl Projects)

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What are heat pressing pillows? How to use a heat press pillow? Find out all about pressing pillows and how they can help you with heat transfer vinyl projects! Continue reading

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Hot Tools for Heat Transfer (What You Need to Work With HTV)

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Hot tools for heat transfer- what tools do you need to work with heat transfer vinyl?  Die cutting machine, heat press or iron, hook tool, teflon sheet and pressing pillows, adhesive remover, heat tape, light tables and more!  Find out what is a must and what's just a plus!Heat transfer vinyl is a great material to work with.  You can make your own custom shirts, bags, shoes, baby onesies, hats and so much more!  If you can iron it, you can add heat transfer to it!  There are a lot of tools you can use to work with heat transfer, some are a must have and others are just “nice to have.”  Let’s take a closer look at some HTV tools…

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