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.
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.
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.
Tips for Cutting EasyPSV Starling
- Siser Light Tack Cutting Mat Reccomended (or go matless with Romeo® or Juliet®!)
- Colored Vinyl Side Up, Printed Paper Backing/Liner Side Down
- Do NOT Reverse Your Image/Cut File
- Test Cut to find your best settings
Step 2: Weed EasyPSV Starling
Use your Siser EasyWeeder® or EasyTweezers™ to remove the excess vinyl from the cut design.
Even with small, intricate designs Starling stands up to the test!
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…
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.
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.
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!
Repeat the pressure process with your EasySqueegee then slowly peel back the application tape to reveal your dishwasher safe decoration!
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.
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!
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!