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Settings & Tutorials

In order to get started with the plottiX products right away, we have summarized some helpful information for you.

Textile Foil
Iron on foil – instructions
Iron-on foil – to the blade settings & iron-on times

Vinyl foil
Vinyl foil – instructions
Vinyl foil – to the blade settings

PremiumPaper – to the blade settings

Instruction for iron-on foils

You can prepare your design in the software for your plotter. Mirror your design before cutting.

1. Create your design on the computer using your design software.

Important: Always mirror the text before cutting! Otherwise, it will be ironed on later on the other side.

Place your iron-on transfer film in the cutter with the transparent plastic side down. Peel off your foil at the corner to find the right side.2. Place the iron-on foil in your cutting plotter with the transparent plastic side facing down. Make sure you have the correct settings for your device.

A tip to find the right side: Peel off the foil a little at one corner.

Remove all parts from the transparent carrier film that do not belong to the design.

3. Once your design is cut, you can weed it.
Remove all parts not belonging to the motif from the transparent carrier foil. Your design remains.

Now place your design on your textile. The transparent carrier film points upwards. If you use the iXpress, put the Teflon film over it. If you use an iron or similar, you can put some baking paper over it for protection.

4. Now place your design on your textile. The transparent carrier foil points upwards.
Use the “iXpress” and lay the Teflon foil over your design. Use an iron, you can put a sheet of baking paper as protection on your design.

Pay attention to the temperature and pressing time of your iron-on foil.

5. Set the temperature and time for your transfer press. Then press with your preheated transfer press on your design.

Alternatively you can use an iron.
Repeat this step until the complete foil is ironed on.

6. Depending on the iron-on foil, you can finally peel the transparent carrier foil cold or warm. Please pay attention to the guidelines for your foil.

Tip for a longer durability: Wash your design best at max. 40 degrees inside out.

Blade settings & press-on times

Pick & Go – important features and all settings for your device can be found in the overview below.

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions 

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 115 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: Nylon and other coated textiles

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 3 33
Brother CM-Series 2 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 150 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15-17 seconds at 160-170 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 3 33
Brother CM-Series 2 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 150 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 175 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees – avoid dryers
  • Ironable

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 33
Brother CM-Series 2 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 135 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15-17 seconds at 160-170 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 3 33
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto +2
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 150 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 10 seconds at 160-170 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 3 33
Brother CM-Series 2 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 150 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 10 seconds at 155 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot
  • Washable up to 40 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 33
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 20 seconds at 170 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees (with mild detergent)
  • Be careful when weeding, as the foil is very stretchy

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 1 10
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 150 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 1 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 25 seconds at 170 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 -1
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot or cold
  • Washable up to 40 degrees – Wash and iron your textile inside out
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 4
Brother CM-Series 1 -1
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 17 seconds at 165 degrees
  • Peel off carrier hot
  • Washable up to 40 degrees – Wash and iron your textile inside out
  • Suitable textiles: cotton, polyester, mixed fabric

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Temperature & Press time
    130 °C, 5 sec. / 150 °C, 4 sec. / 160 °C, 3 sec.
  • Peel off warm – Berry and Neon Colors peel off tepid
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 (Silver)

150 (Gold & Black)

Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function

** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 5 seconds at 130 degrees
    SpeedFlex Reflective Silver on cotton:
    approx. 5 seconds at bei 160 degrees
  • Peel off hot
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Temperature & press time
    130 °C, 5 sec. / 150 °C, 4 sec. / 160 °C, 3 sec.
  • Peel off carrier hot
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 6 30 (2 applications)
Brother CM-Series 5 3
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 165 More

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press foil for 25 sec. and with 160°C degrees firmly
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Your design should not be too delicate – this foil is rather thick.
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 150 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 160 degrees
  • Peel off carrier cold
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent) – Brilliant color only 40 degrees

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 160 degrees
  • Peel off hot
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 2 8
Brother CM-Series 1 0
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 113 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Instructions

  • Iron on: pre-press hot for approx. 5 seconds
  • Place motif (cover with baking paper if necessary)
  • Press firmly for approx. 15 seconds at 160 degrees
  • Peel off hot
  • Washable up to 60 degrees (with mild detergent)

Instruction Vinyl Foils

Create your design on the computer using your design software.

1. Create your design on the computer using your design software.

Insert the vinyl foil into your cutting plotter with the carrier paper facing down, the material side facing up.

2. Insert the vinyl foil into your cutting plotter with the carrier paper facing down, the material side facing up. If you use a cutting mat, make sure that it does not stick too strongly. Otherwise the carrier paper cannot be removed without leaving traces. In order to apply your foil bubble-free, smooth the vinyl foil with a squeegee.
Afterwards you can start the plotting process – make sure you have the correct settings for your device.

Remove all parts not belonging to the design from the carrier foil.

3. Once your design is cut, you can weed it.
Remove all parts not belonging to the design from the carrier foil. Your design remains.

Use a transfer foil to transfer your vinyl foil.

4. Use a transfer foil to transfer your vinyl foil.

Cut it to the right size. Then carefully stick it onto your weeded design. Press the transfer foil firmly onto your vinyl foil with a squeegee. Then you can remove the vinyl foil from the carrier paper using the transfer foil.

Now you can transfer your design via transfer foil to a suitable surface. Make sure that your surface is smooth and clean.

5. Now you can transfer your design via transfer foil to a suitable surface. Make sure that your surface is smooth and clean.
Place your design together with the transfer foil on your desired surface and squeegee the design thoroughly onto the surface.

Discover many great uses for the plottiX vinyl foil.

6. At the end you can carefully remove the transfer foil. Get creative and use the vinyl foil for different projects!

Vinyl foils Blade settings

Pick & Go – important features and all settings for your device can be found in the overview below.

Blade settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 1 10
Brother CM-Series 1 -3
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 135 Less

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Blade settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure
Silhouette 1 10
Brother CM-Series 1 -3
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 135 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Enable half cut function
** Multicut OFF – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

PremiumPaper Blade Settings

Pick & Go – important features and all settings for your device can be found in the overview below.

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure Speed Repetitions
Silhouette 4 28 2 2
Brother CM-Series 2-3 0 1
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto 4
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 250 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Disable half cut function
** Multicut ON (2x) – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade

Blade Settings

Device Blade Contact Pressure Speed Repetitions
Silhouette 4 28 2 2
Brother CM-Series 2-3 0 1
Brother DX-Series* Auto Auto 4
When using a Cricut cutting plotter ** 250 Standard

Please note that the contact pressure may have to be increased depending on the wear of the blade.
*Disable half cut function
** Multicut ON (2x) – Blade type: Premium Fine-Point-Blade