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If you haven’t already, you’ve got to try Siser EasyWeed Foil heat transfer vinyl. Also known as Siser Metal heat transfer vinyl, it’s great stuff to glam things up!
Foil vinyl is a lot of fun to work with – I love the results. T-shirts, canvases, cushions and baby onesies all look amazing with foil vinyl. However, it’s always hard to get a good picture of a foil HTV project because of the bright reflections!
In this post we’ll be taking a look at Siser branded foil HTV – I think it’s the best foil HTV.
Before you cut foil HTV you will need to mirror your design on your cutting machine software so that your machine cuts it backwards.
Cricut: standard blade | set dial to Iron-On
Silhouette Cameo: standard blade | set material to Heat Transfer, Smooth | speed 8 | Force 6
Brother Scan N Cut: standard blade | cut speed 1 | cut pressure 3
When weeding Siser EasyWeed Foil, heat up your lower heat press platen (or iron over a tea-towel to warm it up) for two to three seconds and then weed your vinyl on the warmed surface. The adhesive backing will loosen with the heat and allow you to weed your vinyl even faster!
How To Heat Press Siser Metal HTV
Once your design has been cut and easily weeded, it’s time to press it onto your t-shirt.
Here’s how to do it:
Pre-press the garment to get rid of any wrinkles and moisture
Make sure to lay down a Teflon sheet or Kraft paper to protect the transfer
Set press temperature to 275° F (135° C) and allow it to reach temperature
Set your press to medium pressure and press your garment for 15 seconds
Remove garment from the press and allow to cool slightly
Warm peel the carrier sheet
Please take note that this foil cannot be layered. You cannot overlap foil with foil, or place foil upon foil. Check out the following video to watch Joe applying Siser Metal HTV.
Can EasyWeed Foil Be Ironed On?
Yes, Siser EasyWeed Foil can be ironed on.
Here’s how to do it:
Set the dial on your iron to between cotton and linen
Allow iron to fully heat up
Pre-iron the t-shirt to get out creases and moisture
Use a cover sheet so that the metallic look of the foil doesn’t get ruined
place your cover sheet over your transfer and press nice and firmly with your iron for 10 – 15 seconds
Let your transfer cool down a bit so that you can peel the backing paper warm
Repeat (with Kraft Paper & a light tea-towel covering it!) if necessary for another 5 – 10 seconds
EasyWeed Foil Care Instructions
In order for your garments to last longer, wait at least 24 hours after pressing before washing them for the first time.
When washing your garments, turn them inside out and wash cold with mild detergent. You can put them in your household dryer at a normal setting. Do not bleach or dry clean your garments.
Heat Transfer Foil Projects
Here are some foil and metal HTV project ideas for you to try soon!