Cut Settings

Have a new HTV and need some cut settings to test cut with? Start with these and make adjustments that are right for your machine!

PLEASE NOTE: Every blade and machine is a little bit different- always remember to test cut! These cut settings are a starting point to be adjusted to your blade and machine.

An image about how to fix common issues with cutting material.

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Product

Cricut

Silhouette

Graphtec

  • Material: Iron-On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 14

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 14

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade:  3
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  9
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Iron-On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade:  3
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  10
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 18

We use a 45° blade.

  • Feed material in without cutting mat
  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material:  Heat Transfer, Flock
  • Blade:  4
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  33
  • Make sure the blade is extended out far enough to cut through material
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 30

We use a 60° blade.

DECORATIVE

Product

Cricut

Silhouette

Graphtec

  • Material: Vinyl+
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Flocked
  • Blade:  3
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  8
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 18

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Iron+
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Glitter
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 12
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 22

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material:  Heat Transfer, Glitter
  • Blade:  4
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  14
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 18

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 12

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 8
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Iron On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 9
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Flock
  • Blade: 4
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 24

We use a 60° blade.

DECORATIVE CONT.

Product

Cricut

Silhouette

Graphtec

  • Material: Iron-On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 14

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Iron-On+
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 10
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 20

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 4
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 10
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 24

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Glitter
  • Blade: 4
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 14
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 24

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 10
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 22

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Iron-On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 12

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl / Iron-On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 2
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 5
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Light Cardstock
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 22

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 4
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 12

We use a 45° blade.

  • Material: Iron On
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 9
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 45° blade and 60° blade for LF-4790

  • Material: Iron On+
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 10
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16

We use a 60° blade.

SPECIALTYPSV

Product

Cricut

Silhouette

Graphtec

  • Material: Iron+
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Deep Cut Blade
  • Material: Heat Transfer, Glitter
  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 16
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 22

We use a 60° blade.

  • Material: Vinyl
  • Pressure: Default
  • Blade: Fine-Point Blade
  • Material:  Heat Transfer, Smooth
  • Blade:  2
  • Speed:  8
  • Force:  6
  • Speed: 8
  • Force: 14

We use a 45° blade.

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