Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Cut File

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A few weeks ago, my inbox filled up with questions about how Etsy sellers were selling intricate iron on transfers. Here’s two of the links that were sent to me: fox and flowers.

Today, I’ll show you how to create these using subliflock heat transfer material, a sublimation printer (read my sublimation series here), a heat press, and print and cut with a Silhouette Cameo.

Step by Step Subliflock Tutorial

  1. Create your design in Silhouette Studio. I’m using an Aztec Christmas owl (a request by my 5 year old)! Be sure to turn on registration marks.Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  2. Print your design onto sublimation transfer paper. You’ll need to mirror the design, but don’t mirror it in Silhouette Studio. Instead, mirror the entire page using your printer utility so that the registration marks are also mirrored. On my computer (Mac) the window that pops open is shown below. All I did was check the box that reads “Flip horizontally”.Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
    Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  3. After you print your design, you’ll transfer it to your subliflock. Put the subliflock (fuzzy side up) into your heat press. Put your printed design (ink side down) on top of the subliflock and cover it with a teflon sheet. Press at 375 degrees for 45 seconds. When you peel the sublimation transfer paper off, your design (and registration marks) will be on the subliflock.Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
    Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
    Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
    Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  4. Now, load the subliflock into your Silhouette Cameo and using the registration marks, cut around the outside edge. Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  5. Now, you’ll need to weed the excess vinyl. Subliflock weeds easily! Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
    Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  6. You can either sell the design as an iron on, or apply it to apparel. If you sell the design, be sure to include application instructions for your customer to apply it with a heat press or iron.
  7. To apply the design to apparel, simply peel off the paper backing, put it in place and press at 325 degrees for 15 seconds. Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.
  8. Here’s a closeup of the subliflock pressed onto a shirt. You’ll notice how it is slightly fuzzy! Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Silhouette Cameo Cut File by cuttingforbusiness.com.

Want my aztec Christmas owl cut file for Silhouette? Download it here.

What do you think of subliflock? Let me know in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “Tutorial: How to Use Subliflock & Free Cut File”

  1. This is great! Can you tell me what settings you used to cut on the Silhouette? Mine is not cutting with the factory settings. Thanks so much!

  2. I will try again…I am using a flock from a different company. With the factory settings and a new blade it didn’t cut any of the flock. Thank you for your help.

  3. I had a very difficult time removing the paper backing after sublimating the flock.It stuck and stretched out the flock, In the future I plan to cut the flock, remove the paper, apply to the shirt at 325 (just enough to tack it on), then sublimate at 375. (as I would if I sublimated white glitter HTV). Just my 2 cents.

  4. This is a great tutorial, but I do not have a MAC and I do not see a flip horizontally in my print settings. I only see it in Silhouette and it flips only the image and not the registration marks. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

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