5 Reasons You Need Siser® EasyPSV® Starling™

by Avery Dennison®

If you’ve been a Siser® fan for a while, you know our bread and butter has always been HTV for soft goods. But there are also so many fun hard goods to decorate, that a few years ago we felt the need to expand to adhesive vinyl too. This way Siser can be your one stop brand for all things vinyl!

In classic Siser fashion, we’re always looking to innovate and improve to provide you with top quality products. That’s why we’re so excited be partnering with Avery Dennison®, a global superstar manufacturer of labeling materials, that has helped us produce our best EasyPSV® yet!

Siser EasyPSV Starling by Avery Dennison is improved in almost every way!

     1. Industry leading cutting and weeding (seriously- so EASY!)

    2. Outstanding durability and color fastness (so your decorated items always look their best!)

    3. Curated color palette to match many of our EasyWeed® HTV offerings! (can you say matchy-matchy?)

    4. Excellent UV, temperature, and saltwater performance (so you can make outdoor as well as indoor crafts!)

Oh, and the best part? Last but not least….

    5. Dishwasher safe (top rack only) up to 80 washes (for mugs, cups and whatever else you can think to put in your dishwasher!)

     That’s right- EasyPSV Starling doesn’t shy away from your dishwasher! No sealants required! In the spirit of this new quality, let’s walk through a tumbler project with EasyPSV Starling.

How to Make a Dishwasher Safe Tumbler with EasyPSV Starling

Step 1: Select or Create Your Design

There are so many great cut files to choose from in the Leonardo™ Design Studio Design Library (like this School Days Pattern!) or you can opt to import a cut file you already have! If you’re feeling extra creative, you can make your own custom design with the help of all the awesome tools in Leonardo.

The School Days Pattern in Leonardo™ Design Studio.

If you have Leonardo Design Studio Pro, you can even us the cone warp tool to make this tumbler seamless!! Check out this blog post to learn all about the cone warp tool.

The School Days Pattern being turned int oa full wrap with the cone warp tool in Leonardo™ Design Studio Pro.

Step 2: Cut EasyPSV Starling

Starling is offered in over 50 beautiful colors. Most of them have a matte finish, with a select few offered in gloss. Whichever colors you use, you’ll want to make sure to cut with the colored side facing up. This means the Siser by Avery Dennison back printed paper liner will touch the cutting mat.

EasyPSV® Starling™ being placed on the Siser® Light Tack Cutting Mat.

Tips for Cutting EasyPSV Starling

  1. Siser Light Tack Cutting Mat Reccomended (or go matless with Romeo® or Juliet®!)
  2. Colored Vinyl Side Up, Printed Paper Backing/Liner Side Down
  3. Do NOT Reverse Your Image/Cut File
  4. Test Cut to find your best settings
Weeding a test cut from EasyPSV® Starling™ with an EasyWeeder®.

Step 2: Weed EasyPSV Starling

Use your Siser EasyWeeder® or EasyTweezers™ to remove the excess vinyl from the cut design.

Using an EasyWeeder® to weed EasyPSV® Starling™ that was cut with Juliet™.

Even with small, intricate designs Starling stands up to the test!

Using an EasyWeeder® to weed small details from EasyPSV® Starling™.

Step 3: Apply EasyPSV Starling

It’s always a good idea to prep your application surface with a grease-cutting soap or mix of isopropyl alcohol and water (unless you’re working with a porous surface like wood! Then you can skip this prep step.) Pair either of those solutions with a lint free cloth and you surface is ready for Starling!

EasyPSV Starling still works with Siser EasyPSV Application Tape, so no need to run out and get new transfer tape! Cut a piece of the grid lined application tape wider than the overall design and use an EasySqueegee® to apply pressure.

Did you know you can align multiple colors with one 1 piece of application tape? It’s easy with the parchment paper trick! Here’s how it works…

Using an EasySqueegee® to apply pressure on EasyPSV® application Tape and the first color of EasyPSV® Starling™.

How to Layer Vinyl the Easy Way with the Parchment Paper Trick

After getting your first PSV color on the application tape, grab a piece of parchment paper and stick it to the PSV so that the paper is covering most of the design except for just a sliver on the edge.

Using parchment paper to block the first color of EasyPSV® Starling™ on the Application Tape from the second color of PSV in the design.

Now you can line up the exposed edge with your second color, adjust, and re-adjust to your heart’s content! The parchment paper is transparent enough that you can see if the rest of the design will line up properly while also working as a shield between the vinyl.

Using the parchment paper trick to line up 2 colors of EasyPSV® Starling™.

Once you’re satisfied with the alignment, remove the parchment paper and use your EasySqueegee to apply pressure on both colors. Repeat the process with all the colors in your design then you’re ready to apply on your surface in one fell swoop!

All 4 colors of EasyPSV® Starling™ on EasyPSV® Application Tape.

Repeat the pressure process with your EasySqueegee then slowly peel back the application tape to reveal your dishwasher safe decoration!

Applying EasyPSV® Starling™ on a plastic tumbler with an EasySqueegee™.

Step 4: Enjoy, Wash, Repeat!

Your new tumbler is now ready to rock! Bring it back to school day after day or wherever your next adventure takes you. Everyone will love your custom drinkware and soon you may be making a few for friends (or customers!) as well. Won’t it be fun, when you get to tell them you CAN put it in the dishwasher?!

If you need more information on the nitty-gritty details of durability, check out Avery Dennison’s Data Sheet.

Sliding the EasyPSV® Starling™ decorated tumbler into a backpack pocket.

Step 5: Get You Hands on Siser EasyPSV Starling by Avery Dennison

Siser EasyPSV Starling by Avery Dennison is offered by most Siser Authorized Distributors and Resellers. If you need to find an authorized seller near you, email us at Info@SiserNA.com.

Select colors can also be purchased at Michaels® Craft Stores!

Retail packaged rolls of Siser® EasyPSV® Starling™ by Avery Dennison® from Michaels Craft Stores.

If you love Siser EasyPSV Starling by Avery Dennison, don’t forget to leave a review on the website you purchased from!

Need More EasyPSV Starling inspiration? Check out the video below!