How to Cut and Heat Apply EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

If you look for the sunshine through the clouds you’ll likely find the bright side! If you apply EasyWeed Adhesive HTV  to your project, you may find it too! The cloudy appearance of EasyWeed Adhesive turns clear when applied and becomes bright like the sun when you add a screen printing foil on top. Here’s how you can make shining shirts with EasyWeed Adhesive:

Just like the materials in the EasyWeed Family, EasyWeed Adhesive HTV has a carrier side and a material side. The carrier side is noticeably smoother and shinier than the material side. Now you may notice the material side looks like it doesn’t have any, well, material. That’s because it’s simply a layer of mostly transparent glue. Not just any glue though, EasyWeed Adhesive HTV! EasyWeed Adhesive can not only be used with screen printing foils, it also works with fabrics and other materials that lend themselves to adhesion.

EasyWeed Adhesive can be cut on any vinyl cutter and requires the typical steps before cutting Siser heat transfer vinyl. Make sure to mirror your design and place the carrier side face down on the cutting mat. Then make sure you pin the image below so you can always find your cut settings! I always recommend a test cut before cutting a full design. How old your blade is and how used loved it is will effect your blade and cut settings, so make sure your blade produces a good cut with our suggested settings or make some adjustments.

How To Cut Siser EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

If you’re using a large format cutter, like the Roland GX24, you’re cut settings will be GF: 80-90, Offset: .250, CM/S: 30 with a 45° blade. If you’re using a 60° blade, the settings are the same except the offset is changed to 3.50.

When it comes to weeding EasyWeed Adhesive HTV you may drive yourself crazy trying to weed it on top of a light colored surface. Instead, weed on top of a dark table or place a dark piece of paper or fabric behind the material so you can identify the cut lines.

EasyWeed Adhesive HTV on a white tableEasyWeed Adhesive HTV on a dark surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start by weeding the outside of the material by hooking your Siser Weeder into a corner and separating the excess material from the carrier. We wouldn’t call it EasyWeed Adhesive for nothing. This material weeds simply like any other EasyWeed material!

Weeding Siser EasyWeed Adhesive HTVWeeding excess EasyWeed Adhesive HTV from the design

 

 

 

 
Once you can see the design of your outline, weed out any cavities in the design.

The weeded outline of EasyWeed Adhesive HTVWeeding the cavities in EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I think I’ve got all my excess adhesive removed I like to flip my design over and inspect it from the carrier side to make sure I really got it all.

The weeded EasyWeed Adhesive HTV design

When your certain it’s weeded perfectly you can prepare to heat apply! Heat Press Settings for EasyWeed Adhesive HTV are: Temperature: 275°F/135°C, Pressure: Medium. Start by preheating your garment for 2-3 seconds so you have a wrinkle and moisture free area to apply to. Place the adhesive with the carrier side face up, cover with a heat transfer cover sheet, and press for 5 seconds. Leave the garment on the heat press and peel the carrier hot. You’ll notice the shiny, clear adhesive is left behind.

Place EasyWeed Adhesive HTV on garmentHeat applied EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

 

 

 

 

 

Now you’ll add the top layer material. In this case it’s a screen printing foil. Cut a piece large enough to cover your design. Place the piece on top of the EasyWeed Adhesive with the color side up. Recover with your heat transfer cover sheet and press for 10 seconds. Notice how the adhesive has gripped the foil.

Place screen printing foil over EasyWeed Adhesive HTVScreen print foil bonded with EasyWeed Adhesive HTV

 

 

 

 

 

Before excitedly peeling off the foil, remove the garment from the heat press and wait until the foil is cool to the touch. Your patience will be rewarded with a shiny, super cool garment!

Peeling the screen print foil cold The complete EasyWeed Adhesive HTV and Screen print foil t-shirt

 

 

 

 

 

You may notice small gaps in the foil on your garment, that’s because screen printing foils don’t actually offer full coverage. It’s normal for small pieces to get left behind on the foil sheet. This gives the foil a bit of a distressed look that’s very popular. If you want an even more distressed look, crumple the foil before heat application.

Notice small foil pieces left behind

Notice small gaps in finished garment

I love the way this shirt turned out, and I can’t wait to see all the creative ways you use EasyWeed Adhesive HTV! Contact your local distributor for the newest Siser product. If you need to find your local distributor or you have questions about EasyWeed Adhesive HTV please email info@siserna.com.

Lily models the EasyWeed Adhesive HTV and screen print foil shirt

By | 2017-03-02T14:54:13+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Informational|16 Comments

About the Author:

Lily is Siser’s go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. While relatively new to Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily has embraced the methods and materials and delivers creative content week after week!

16 Comments

  1. Lyne Huneault September 24, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Does Siser offer the screen printing foils? If not who manufactures these types of foil and are there any plans for Siser to offer them in the future?

    • Keith Allison September 26, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Lynn, There are already several companies that manufacture the foils and many more that carry them. We just found that our adhesive works particularly well with these materials.

  2. Margo December 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Where can I find a distributor in the BeNeLux (Netherlands) or Europe?

    • Keith Allison December 2, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Margo, contact info@siser.it. They handle the international distributors and should be able to point out someone for you!

  3. rodney wicker June 22, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    how strong is the adhesive as in would it hold a piece of felt instead of foil?

    cheers from Rodney (Australia)

    • Lily June 22, 2017 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Rodney, EasyWeed™ Adhesive will hold a piece of felt. However, we still recommend stitching the edges for longevity.

  4. Jeri August 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    What other items can you use with the adhesive?

  5. Allison August 28, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

    What are the washing instructions for adhesive with foil?

    • Lily August 28, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Hi Allison! The washing instructions for EasyWeed™ Adhesive are as follows:
      • Wait 24 hours before 1st wash
      • Machine wash cold / mild detergent
      • Dry on normal dryer setting
      • Do not dry clean

      Different brands of foil may recommend other washing instructions. It’s best to check the Foil label and follow the washing instructions listed to ensure the best longevity.

  6. Dana Duhe October 5, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Do you have a video explaining on how to do the fabric??

  7. Allan Thorne November 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Hello,
    I only have a laminator (which I can set the temperature) Can I use that as I do not want to invest in a heat press since I am only making cards for family and friends. I want to use embossing powder. I already use the laser / foil method for ordinary cards but have not found a satisfactory method for embossing powder (inkjet dries too quickly).

    • Lily November 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Allan! We have not tested EasyWeed® Adhesive with embossing powder, but it is an adhesive, so it’s possible it could work. We recommend testing it out, and we’d love to hear how it goes.

  8. Lauren Wert November 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    How does the foil hold up vs HTV easy weed?

    • Lily November 20, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Hi Lauren! The longevity of the foil is going to depend on the brand and quality, however EasyWeed® will still outlast foils through the washing process.

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