There’s always an ongoing debate about whether Silhouette or Cricut crafters should layer glitter heat transfer vinyl on top of glitter heat transfer vinyl. So, what’s the answer?
Can you layer glitter heat transfer vinyl on glitter heat transfer vinyl?
Answer: Yes, you can. If you try it, you’ll find out that it works. BUT, should you? Most manufacturer application instructions suggest that you should not layer glitter heat transfer vinyl on top of glitter heat transfer vinyl. While it will work, the design is not likely to last.
I like Siser brand heat transfer materials, so I headed to their website to look at their glitter heat transfer vinyl specifications. On this page, they specifically note:
“Can be used as a top layer on other materials • Not recommended to be layered on top of itself”
So, Siser recommends you not layer glitter on top of glitter. They also recommend that you not put any other heat transfer material on top of glitter – it should be the top most layer.
If you are making designs where you need to layer glitter on top of glitter, head to YouTube to learn how to do knockout designs. A quick search for “Silhouette Studio Knockout” gives you video tutorials on how to do knockout designs which will give you the illusion of glitter on top of glitter.
If you are selling glitter heat transfer vinyl layered on top of glitter heat transfer vinyl, I urge you to stop to prevent any future customer issues. Before you go, the team at Sign Warehouse has a great downloadable guide that tells you which Siser heat transfer materials can be layered on top of which, and how long (in washes) they are expected to last. It’s awesome, view it here. Lastly, if you use Siser materials, be sure to download their smartphone app. Read more about it in this post.
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