Step 3: Cut EasySubli with the Silhouette Cameo 3
1. Position EaySubli on the cutting mat. The black square registration mark should be in the top left corner. This is the first mark the optical eye will read when the mat is loaded into the cutter.
2. Load the cutting mat into the Silhouette as usual. The optical eye is located under the blade carriage (indicated by red arrow) and can be seen as a red light reading the registration marks if you look from a low side angle. Because the machine reads the marks first, ensure you have plenty of space in the front and back of the Cameo so the mat can feed back and forth without disruption. I like to pull out the extra mat supports for added stability.
3. Select “Send” in Silhouette Studio when you’re ready to get cutting. On this screen, you can adjust and test your cut settings. A test cut is always recommended, but it’s especially important if you’ve been using the same blade for a while and it’s gotten dull or if you’re using a brand new blade that’s very sharp. In these cases, it’s likely you’ll have to stray from our recommended settings. Check out this post for instructions on test cutting and how to determine a good cut and setting.
4. Click the big blue “Send” button at the bottom to let the optical eye and blade get to work!
Step 4: Weed and Mask EasySubli HTV
1. Use a weeding tool to separate a corner of the EasySubli HTV from the static backing. Weed carefully because the static backing is not sticky like an EasyWeed® carrier! After removing the outer excess, pick out the inner cavities.
2. Grab a sheet of EasySubli Mask and separate it from it’s backing. EasySubli Mask is different than TTD Masks and cannot be used interchangeably.
There’s several methods to masking and you can do whatever feels most natural to you. Some prefer to lay the mask on top of the HTV and others prefer to lay the HTV on to the mask. Some like to start from the center and some like to start from an edge. All up to you!
3. Apply firm pressure with a squeegee to bond the heat transfer vinyl to the Mask so the static backing can be removed. If you want to save the design for later, re-stick it to the EasySubli Mask liner. We recommend applying EasySubli HTV within 24 hours of printing.
If you’re not storing your transfers for later, then EasySubli HTV is ready for heat application.
Step 5: Apply EasySubli with a Heat Press
1. Lay your garment on the heat press, using a heat transfer pillow if necessary. Afterwards, center EasySubli about 2-3 fingers down from the neck seam.
2. Cover everything with parchment paper. This step is especially important if you’re not using EasySubli Mask. Since EasySubli uses sublimation inks, they will still go through the process of turning into a gas and coming back to a solid. This process sometimes results in a light ghost image transferred to the Mask. Parchment paper is a cost effective way to block the ghost image from transferring to your upper platen or heat transfer cover sheet (and every project thereafter…)
3. Heat Press EasySubli for 15 seconds at 311°F with medium pressure. That’s at least 50°F cooler than other dye-sub transfers!
4. Peel EasySubli Mask warm if it’s there. Otherwise, your newly sublimated polyester/viscose tank top is ready to wear!
5. For long lasting color and quality:
- Wait 24 hours before first laundering
- Turn garment inside out
- Machine wash cold with mild detergent
- Machine dry on a low heat setting
- Do not dry clean or use bleach
Let’s take a moment to appreciate that color development one more time… wow!
Questions, comments, concerns? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments down below!
For those who learn better from videos, we’ve got you covered! Click here to watch EasySubli in action.
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Will this work with a Cricut?
Hi Brook! Yes, EasySubli™ will also work with the Cricut. The process is very similar, however the steps in Cricut Design Space are somewhat different than Silhouette Studio. Please keep your eye out for a full step-by-step tutorial coming soon!
When I print then cut with the cameo and siser easy subli it cuts past my image even though the trace lines are right on the image on my screen. I have an epson et2720. Am I missing a setting?
Hi Rachel! It sounds like you may need to re-calibrate your Cameo. If that doesn’t solve the issue, you can try adding a bleed around the edge of your design to allow for the blade to cut slightly off the lines and not be noticeable.
What are the cut settings for the easy subli on the Silhouette Cameo
Becky, the cut settings for popular craft cutters are listed on the EasySubli™ page along with other useful information. https://www.siserna.com/easysubli/
Why would the ink be running once I put it on the heat press? I’ve dried it for the 60 seconds before taking the backing off and putting it on my shirts?
Hi Sharon! It sounds like you may be using a heavily saturated image. Please ensure you’re using the correct print profile and contact our support team at Support@SiserNA.com if that doesn’t solve things.
I’ve printed my images using the EasySubli, let it dry under the heat-press as you noted and now it is stuck to the carrier sheet! I just wasted 22 sheets!
Oh no, David- I’m so sorry! We would appreciate the chance to help rectify this problem. Can you please email Support@SiserNA.com with any pictures/videos of the stuck EasySubli you might have? We may be able to get to the bottom of the issue so you can have success with the product in the future.
Me too! Did u find a solution or is it just trash at this point?
Hi Sandy! We would appreciate the chance to help rectify your issue. Can you please email Support@SiserNA.com with any pictures/videos of the stuck EasySubli you might have? We may be able to get to the bottom of the problem so you can have success with the product in the future.
I’m having the same problem. Please help I have wasted several paddies l pages of paper and ink! Thanks. Cindy
All tutorials I have watched shows how easy this is to weed. Is anyone else having a problem getting this to weed? My Cut marks are good around my design however, its peeling the rest away, it sticks and I end up tearing it. I finally got a good weed after some struggle and cutting away excess to but now I cannot get it to stick to the Mask. I am new to this but this is not looking as easy as I thought it was going to be – I thought the hard part would be getting the image to cut correctly. I am thinking the problem lies with drying the ink under the heat press – I think it is not only curing your ink but causing the adhesive in adhere make it harder to weed. Any thoughts or assistance would be greatly appreciated because like others we have customers that want to see their images in full color without paying the price of screenprinting but they love their black shirts and this will be a great solution if I can figure out the weeding and masking process for this product. Thank you!
Hi Peggy! We recommend placing the printed EasySubli® HTV under an open clam shell heat press. The top platen on a swing away heat press may be too close to the HTV and activate the adhesive as you stated. My apologies for not including an image of the drying process which may have cleared up some confusion! Additionally, if the image is very saturated with dark colors it may be more difficult for the Mask to pick it up. If you need further assistance, please contact our Product Support staff at Support@siserna.com
Can you use this the easy subli ink to print on TexPrint paper for polyester projects or are you limited to cotton when using the siser ink. That’s not made clear anywhere.
Apologies for the confusion, Evelyn! I’ve made an adjustment in the copy to note that Siser® EasySubli® Inks can be used on standard sublimation papers. Sawgrass’ Print Manager has a pre-set for TruePix paper and EasySubli Inks. You may need to experiment with your settings for success with other brands of sublimation paper.
My easi subli does not stick to the tshirt, what on earth am I doing wrong? I’ve even tried pressing 1 side up and 1 side down to make sure I’m doing it right and it will not stick! I’m not sure Ben printing on it, to make sure it will stick and not waste ink and it’s not sticking, you can peel it right off.
Hi Crystal! I’m so sorry to hear EasySubli isn’t sticking for you. We will need a few more details in order to troubleshoot this effectively. Can you please send your application settings and any pictures of the issue to Support@SiserNA.com.
Really disappointed with this purchase. I was under the impression that this was a new sublimatiom paper from Siser, to use on all types of material. However, after getting my purchase, I find out that this is just printable vinyl. Its no different than the other brand I have, except it cost me 3 times as much. Now Im out $100 for something I already had and only paid $20 for it. I wanted sublimation paper. Siser needs to adjust their advertising on Easy Subli paper.
Hi Patty, I’m so sorry for the misunderstanding around EasySubli Heat Transfer Vinyl!
Do you have any advice on why my cameo 4 plus wouldn’t be cutting around the design accurately? We have even tried to recalibrate my machine but it just isn’t cutting good at all. Any advice?
Hi Kassi! My advice is limited since we don’t make the cutters, but I have had experience with a sticky AutoBlade which led to inaccurate cuts. Sometimes the brand new blades don’t cycle through the settings like they should, so keep a close eye on your blade setting. After that, I would suggest re-calibrating which I know you tried- so next I’d check for any software and firmware updates which are typically my cause of something going funny with cutting. I hope that helps! If not, hopefully Silhouette Support can provide a solution.