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Can You Layer Glitter HTV on Glitter HTV?

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There’s always an ongoing debate about whether Silhouette or Cricut vinyl crafters can layer glitter heat transfer vinyl on top of glitter heat transfer vinyl. So, what’s the answer?

Can You Layer Glitter HTV on Glitter HTV? -

Can You Layer Glitter HTV on Glitter HTV?

If you try to layer glitter HTV on glitter HTV, you will find out that it works. But, it won’t last. Most manufacturer application instructions state that you should not layer glitter HTV on glitter HTV.

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 HTV on top of glitter HTV. They also recommend that you not put any other heat transfer material on top of glitter – it should be the top most layer.

What are Knockout Designs?

If you are making designs where you need to layer glitter HTV on top of glitter HTV, you need to learn how to design knockout designs.

Knockout designs are designs that have several layers. Rather than layer the materials on top of each other, you subtract the layers from each other in your software. This allows you to save materials and have a better made product because each material layer adheres directly to the blank product.

Siser’s Application Instructions Cheat Sheet

Siser has shared a cheat sheet on their website that I have printed, laminated, and hanging in my DreamBox.


Monday 4th of May 2020

OK, now where to buy the htvinyl?Also do I HAVE to have a business license to sell on etsy.Ive noticed a lot of the wholesaler companies for shirts and stuff are requiring me to.Also can you still go by the cricut guide when using someone else's vinyl?Or will they have there on guide for Temps and stuff?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Do you need a business license:

Different manufacturers have different settings for their materials.


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

From what I understand Chemica brand HTV can be layered. I have not used their product but that is supposed to be a benefit. April


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Cool! I have some and I will try it out.

John in Philly

Monday 5th of October 2015

Agree, Siser gives very clear information how to use their materials.

We have begun laminating the data sheets we print and keeping them near the press, or near the cutter as applicable.

Thank you for sharing the information.


Monday 5th of October 2015

Laminating the instruction sheets and keeping them near your press is a great idea John! Thanks for sharing!