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 |2018-03-22T13:37:10+00:00August 24th, 2016|Informational|36 Comments

About the Author:

Lily is Siser's go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. Well versed in Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily embraces the methods and materials to deliver creative content week after week!

36 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.

  9. Steve L. Hulbert January 22, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    what type of heat press do you use for your videos?? Thank you,

    • Keith January 22, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Steve, The press in most of our videos is the TS-One by Siser Italy. We’re not using it anymore as it’s not readily available in the states.

  10. Janaye February 5, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Can I buy the easy weed adhesive from siser?

    • Lily February 5, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Hello Janaye, Siser products can be purchased through a variety of authorized distributors and resellers, so we don’t sell direct. To find a distributor near you, please email us at info@siserna.com.

  11. Robyn February 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I recently purchased some Easy Weed Adhesive and was testing it out before using it for real. It seemed to want to stick to the carrier rather than the quilting cotton backed with Pellon SF-101 that I was trying to apply it to. What could cause this? Perhaps my heat setting was too high, as I had it set to 305? I will have to try it again at 275 after reading this.

    Also, any timing tips on layering with this? I have just recently purchased Siser products and haven’t tried out this magical 1-second tack thing yet. I bought the adhesive to try putting some lenses in an image of glasses using StarCraft Electra Foil. The glasses’ frames will be layered with Siser Easy Weed Electric cherry on the bottom, and an overlay pattern in Siser Easy Weed vegas gold. Then I want to fill in the lenses with the Siser Easy Weed Adhesive before doing a final press with the foil, which requires 15 seconds at 305. Or do you think those final two presses would just ruin the whole thing? I may have to give up on the shiny lenses, my first two attempts didn’t turn out well, but I was using a different brand for the frames. The 1-second tack sounded awesome, which is why I bought the Siser… just haven’t had the chance to try another test.

    • Lily February 27, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Hi Robyn! EasyWeed® Adhesive performs best at the lower temperature of 275°F although it can be applied at 305°F if necessary. You may want to try lowering the temperature and checking out this blog post on proper pressure. When the pressing time and temperature are correct, pressure is often the culprit causing the application issue.
      For layering, you’ll definitely want to use the 1 second tack to press the first two layers for only a few seconds at a time. Then you can place the adhesive, press for 5 seconds, peel carrier, and add foil on top. Press for 10 more seconds and this final press will bond your first two layers as well.

  12. val March 12, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    do you have a youtube video available for this process?

    tyia

  13. Teresa April 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Using sister adhesive and sister foil….how many washes will the foil last?

    • Lily April 6, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Hi Teresa! Siser® EasyWeed® Adhesive will last 25 washes and beyond. However, the life of your foil will depend on the brand. Siser does not manufacture a screen print foil for use with the adhesive. For the most thorough information, I’d check with the business you purchased from, but typically foils can last between 15 and 25 washes.

  14. LORALIE May 10, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Hi Lily, I’m a newbie with T-shirt printing and I plan to do it for business. I saw you on FB and I was in the process of buying HTV here but got confused with so many choices and options. Which one do you suggest would be good for durability, cost and quality wise? I plan to just use Cricut machine for cutting and the Cricut Easy Press, unless Heat Press is better. Hope you could help me out. Thanks a lot.

    • Lily May 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Loralie, sorry for the confusion! EasyWeed products are the best option for beginners looking for a quality and cost effective HTV. A heat press is going to give you better results because it has a reliable pressure source. You may want to check out this video that explains why a heat press is the best choice for business owners.

      • LORALIE May 12, 2018 at 4:22 am - Reply

        thanks a lot. Big help indeed.

  15. Rheda Lewis June 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    What material setting do you use if you don’t have an easy weed setting

    • Lily June 14, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Hi Rheda! It will depend on the cutter you’re using. Our suggested settings for the Silhouette, Cricut, and Brother cutters can be found on each product page of our website. Check out what we recommend for EasyWeed® Adhesive here.

  16. William Barrett June 19, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    That is amazing stuff

  17. Julialba July 16, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    did you send it to Dubai ? I want to order it

    • Lily July 18, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hello! Please be on the lookout for an email from a Siser sales representative regarding purchasing opportunities in the Dubai area. Thank you!

  18. Karen August 29, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I can’t find what materials the Easyweed Adhesive can be applied to. For example, can it be applied to nylon? I am doing cinch sacks.

    Thank you!
    Karen

    • Lily August 29, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

      Hi Karen! EasyWeed Adhesive can be applied to most fabrics, however EasyWeed® Extra is the only Siser® HTV that will stick to nylon. You can layer EasyWeed Adhesive and foils on top of EasyWeed Extra to get a shiny look though!

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