Open design in Silhouette Studio®. Select “Vinyl” in the Material tab in the Send panel.
Load the vinyl into your Silhouette. A cutting mat is not necessary. However, if your vinyl piece is smaller than what the rollers can adjust to you will need to use a cutting mat. Click “Start”.
After your image is cut, remove the vinyl from your Silhouette. Weed (peel away) the negative space, so all that remains on the vinyl backing is your design. Now to get it onto your project. See instructions below.
Applying Vinyl with Transfer Paper & the Hinge Method
Start by cutting your design out of vinyl. Weed your design.
Cut a piece of transfer paper or tape big enough to cover your entire design.
Remove the backing from your transfer paper. Using a Silhouette scraper, apply the transfer paper to the vinyl. Press it down hard so it evenly adheres to the transfer paper.
Move your vinyl to your project and place it where you want. Place a piece of tape down the middle of your project. This will act as the “hinge”.
Gently pull up one side of your design. Remove the vinyl from the adhesive backing.
Use scissors to cut away the adhesive backing from that one side.
Press your vinyl onto the surface. Use a scraper to press out any bubbles.
Remove the tape from the middle.
Gently fold back the other side of your design.
Remove the adhesive backing from that side.
Press that side down onto your surface. Use a scraper to adhere it and press out bubbles.
Remove the transfer paper. Be careful to make sure all of the vinyl sticks to your surface.
You perfectly aligned your project.