Learn How to Use Your Silhouette Cameo to Cut Siser® Brick®
PLEASE NOTE: Siser North America has discontinued Brick 1,000 since this post was originally published, although some stock is still available with Authorized Distributors, Resellers, and Siser Italy. In its place, Siser North America now offers Siser Brick 600 which is 600 microns and thin enough that you no longer need the Deep Cut Blade.
Siser® Brick® 1,000 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 Brick 1,000.
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 1,000 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 1,000 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 for other cutters as well.)
I brought the blade all the way out of the blade holder, or to “notch 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.”
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 1,000.
Now we are ready to cut, so I’m going to lay my scrap piece of Brick 1,000 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!
Please please please tell me it was cut correctly…
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.
Jackpot! It looks like we have a great cut, now it’s time to weed away the excess material and cavities.
To purchase the Silhouette Deep-Cut Blade, click here.
To watch the application process for Siser Brick 1,000, click here.
To watch the application process for Siser Brick 600, click here.