How To Cut Siser EasyPSV with the CE Lite-50

DIY: Decorated Acrylic Cell Phone Holder

Now that we have been introduced to the new Graphtec CE Lite-50 vinyl cutter thanks to Lily, (check out her blog post HERE!) I couldn’t wait to start playing with this machine and get to see this workhorse first-hand.

First, I gotta tell you, this cutter is beautiful..  and it’s HUGE.  It’s quality and precision are top notch – something Graphtec never seems to fail with.  It has a lot of bells and whistles as most commercial cutters and is a great step-up from a craft cutter (like the Silhouette Cameo.)  Let’s dive in and get to playtime!

Blank, clear acrylic phone holder from Craft Chameleon

I easily found this really cute acrylic phone stand over at Craft Chameleon where they have tons of awesome blanks for decorating.  The difficult part is choosing which Siser® EasyPSV to decorate it with!  Since I am the most indecisive person ever I am going to start with EasyPSV Removable as a base layer.  This way I can quickly change up my graphics without much effort (indecisive and busy.) Since I love mixing media to add more depth to my projects, I’m going to add an EasyPSV Glitter design on top!  Keep reading along to check out this simple and fun project.

Supplies I’m Using:

To start this project, I’m using EasyPSV Removable in Silver Dollar to completely cover the acrylic.  There isn’t any need to cut this with a vinyl cutter.  This is where your knife comes in handy! Cut a piece of EasyPSV Removable and EasyPSV Application Tape just a little bit larger than your acrylic pieces so that it will cover them completely.

Cut Removable EasyPSV Silver Dollar larger than acrylic phone holder

Lift EasyPSV Application Tape off the liner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then cover your EasyPSV Removable with the Application Tape to keep the PSV sturdy and easier to work.  Starting at the top or bottom, slowly lay the vinyl down with your squeegee until you reach the other end, carefully avoiding bubbles.

Pick up EasyPSV Removable Silver Dollar from liner with Application Tape Roll the adhesive side down from top to bottom while squeegeeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to break out that knife and trim away the edges.  I recommend using a new blade in your knife to make sure it’s super sharp.  Using a dull knife will result in a bad cut.  Once it’s all trimmed up then you can remove the EasyPSV Application Tape.

Trim excess EasyPSV with knife blade tool Excess EasyPSV trimmed away from acrylic phone holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All while “wrapping” these acrylic pieces, you can start cutting your glitter PSV in your vinyl cutter.  Remember to always load EasyPSV  face-up (color-up, liner-down) and do not mirror your artwork.  Notice I’m not using a cutting mat with the Graphtec CE Lite-50.  How exciting!

How to cut Siser EasyPSV adhesive vinyl with the Graphtec CE-Lite 50 cutter

Here are the cut settings that I used on the Graphtec CE Lite-50-  Blade: 3, Force: 17, Speed: 30, Acceleration: 2.

When the cutter is finished cutting, go ahead and unload the Glitter EasyPSV and begin weeding away the waste.

Weeding excess from cut EasyPSV Glitter Diamond

Remove the liner from the Application Tape and, using your squeegee, apply the tape on top of your design.

Squeegee application tape on top of weeded Glitter EasyPSV

Now you can peel the tape (with EasyPSV Glitter attached) away from the liner to expose the adhesive on the back of the Glitter and place it on top of the acrylic piece.

Glitter EasyPSV with Application Tape ready to apply to Removable EasyPSV Lift Application Tape with Glitter EasyPSV attached away from liner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burnish once more with your squeegee until the vinyl is fully attached to the acrylic.

Apply Glitter EasyPSV on top of Removable with a squeegee

Trim the edges one last time and that’s all there is to it!

Use knife blade tool to trim excess Glitter EasyPSV Excess Glitter and Application tape cut away from acrylic phone holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See how the matte finish of EasyPSV Removable gives an elegant look when paired with a complimentary rhinestone-esque EasyPSV Glitter?

Acrylic phone holder decorated with Siser EasyPSV Removable and Glitter Completed DIY decorated acrylic phone holder wrapped in EasyPSV adhesive vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next time, I may try the EasyPSV™ Permanent in Rose Gold paired with EasyPSV™ Etch for a truly unique project!  I don’t care what they say, I think being indecisive is fun!

Cell phone on the decorated acrylic phone holder

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Cut Siser EasyPSV (Pressure Sensitive Vinyl) in no time with the new 20" cutter/plotter from Graphtec: the CE Lite- 50! Follow along this tutorial for cut settings and need to know tips that will help make your first project with EasyPSV and the Ce Lite-50 a success!

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Covering clear acrylic is simple with Siser EasyPSV! Learn how to cut, weed, and transfer Removable & Permanent Glitter EasyPSV to an acrylic cell phone holder in this step by step tutorial.

By |2018-08-20T15:41:07+00:00August 20th, 2018|EasyPSV Permanent, EasyPSV Removable, Glitter|0 Comments

About the Author:

Melissa is Siser’s resident sign vinyl expert. Using her many years of experience, she loves to find creative and fun ways to use PSV for all kinds of projects. Some may even say she “eats, breathes and lives” all things PSV. But that would be silly.. She doesn’t really eat it..

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