Learn How to Use Your Silhouette Cameo to Cut Siser Brick.

Siser Brick is currently the most sought after material for good reason. Brick is 1,000 microns (1mm) thick which means its over 10 times as thick as EasyWeed! This extremely unique and versatile material has our customers excited about all the design possibilities. They have a plethora of things they want to decorate using Siser Brick.

Some of our customers use a craft cutter, e.g. Silhouette Cameo, but the blade that is provided with the machine is just not cutting it (pun intended.)  We thought it wasn’t going to be possible to cut Brick with the Silhouette Cameo, but I have excellent news for you, we have found the remedy: The DEEP-CUT BLADE!

I am sure some of you have heard about this blade, but I wanted to let you know that the Deep-Cut Blade will allow you to cut Siser Brick HTV on your Cameo. The Deep-Cut Blade can cut up to a thickness of 2mm, and it’s also a 60º blade (which is what we recommend when cutting Siser Brick.)

The Silhouette Cameo Deep-Cut Blade.

I brought the blade all the way out of the blade holder, or to “notch 20.”

The exposed blade of the Silhouette Cameo Deep-Cut Blade.

Turn the blade holder to the left until the blade is fully exposed and the red mark lines up with the “20.”

Once I had my blade adjusted I went into Silhouette Studio. In “Cut Settings,” I changed my “Material Type” to “Heat Transfer Vinyl Flocked.”

Adjusting Cut Settings in Silhouette Studio.

In the “Editing: Heat Transfer Vinyl” dropdown menu, I had to adjust my Ratchet Blade setting to “10.” This will give me the down force I need to cut Brick.

Adjusting blade settings in Silhouette Studio.

Now we are ready to cut, so I’m going to lay my scrap piece of Brick on my mat. Load the mat into the Cameo, go back to Silhouette Studio and hit “Send to Silhouette,” and sit back and hope for the best!

Black Siser Brick in the Silhouette Cameo craft cutter.Black Siser Brick on the Silhouette Cameo cutting mat.

Please please please tell me it was cut correctly…

Black Siser Brick cut, but not weeded.

Oh yeah, if you ever want to make sure it cut correctly before weeding, flip the cut piece over and you should see an even score of your design on the carrier.

The carrier side of Siser Brick shows a good cut.

Jackpot! It looks like we have a great cut, now it’s time to weed away the excess material and cavities.

Weeded black Siser Brick.

Like Butter!

Siser Brick comes in seven different colors, is 1,000 microns thick, and now can be cut at home!

To watch the application process for Siser Brick, click here.

To purchase the Silhouette Deep-Cut Blade, click here.

By |2018-03-26T07:59:56+00:00April 13th, 2016|Crafters|14 Comments

About the Author:

Joe has been involved with Print and Cut Materials, Heat Transfer Vinyl, and Direct to Garment Printing for the last 8 years. Joe has been acting for a number of years and is the face of Siser in our popular how-to videos.

14 Comments

  1. Karen Glover May 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much Joe. I have a larger cutter with 60 degree blade that can cut Brick, but now, I can take my silhouette to a venue to custom cut Brick for my customers. Thanks again for the information!

    • Joe Piazza May 6, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      You’re very welcome, Karen! 🙂 I’m glad it helped.

  2. Mary A Yoakum May 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    what would you put this on

    • Keith Allison May 26, 2016 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Brick is great for bags, left chest logos, hats… Because of the thickness, you might not want to do large areas like a full front unless your design is mainly smaller sections or thinner lines.

  3. JOHN EGBUNIWE September 7, 2016 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Can I use Roland GX24 to cut the Siser Brick?

    • Lily Campau September 7, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Absolutely, John! You will need a 60° blade. Fully expose the blade and start your test cuts with a down force of 120gf. You’ll be able to dial in your best cut settings from there 🙂

  4. Rebecca Rodriguez January 26, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Could I use this to make non slip socks? would it work?

    • Lily January 29, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Hi Rebecca! It seems feasible, but I can’t say we’ve tested it out. If you give it a go, we’d love to see your results!

  5. Sarah A Gabel August 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Can this be cut on a Roland SP 300V

    • Lily August 9, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah! We do not recommend cutting Brick 600 with a printer, it may cause damage to the print head.

  6. Max Mlotkowski September 27, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

    When applying to a men’s Flex Fit hat I continue to have issues with sections lifting . I have a hat press . I’m using 311• and pressing for 20 seconds with a 3 second pre heat . Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Lily October 3, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Hi Max! Which HTV are you using? When your time and temperature are accurate and the vinyl is still lifting, it’s often a pressure problem. You may need to use a heat transfer pillow or cut a mouse pad to size and fit it inside the hat under where the HTV is peeling. This should allow you to get the full force of pressure on the HTV and prevent any future lifting.

  7. Mr. Crafty September 28, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I have the auto blade, what’s the setting for that? If I use 10 then it cuts all the way thru to the mat so when I try to remove the brick material my design is left stuck to the mat… this stuff isn’t cheap so I am wasting quite a lot with trial and error and need some manufacturer guidance.

    • Lily October 3, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Hi, and sorry to hear you’re having trouble! After comparing our Auto Blade and Ratchet Blade lengths at 10 next to Brick™ 600, it appears the Auto Blade sticks out a little further past the material. I would suggest bringing the blade in to about 6 or 7 and stick with a force of 33. Your speed will depend on how intricate the design is. Finer detail usually requires a slower speed. If you’re still experiencing issues after that, I’d suggest contacting our tech support team at support@siserna.com for further guidance.

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