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#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:14:03 AM(UTC)
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Confused Hi everyone. I am new here and fairly new to using the cricut. I am having so much trouble with figuring out how to use the transfer paper.

The transfer paper that I am currently using is the one sold by Cricut. I fond it at Joannes and it has the white and red grid as the backing. How exactly do I use it and is there something better out there then this type of transfer paper?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:48:17 AM(UTC)
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BigGrin hi I have never use transfer tape yet but I have brought a roll but i am planning on buying the vinyl. But if you go on youtube and type in transfer tape you may find it. sometimes when I want to know about something I check over there.they have a lot of cricut projects
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:27:32 PM(UTC)
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Use your transfer tape to move your vinyl project from the cutting mat to the surface where you want the vinyl.

Cut your image using a kiss cut (cut through the vinyl but not the backing).
Weed out all the extra pieces, like centers of letters or designs.

Lay your transfer tape, tacky side down, over the vinyl while still in place on the cutting mat.
Burnish the tape to make sure it picks up all the vinyl pieces.

Pull it with the vinyl on it, off the mat. The backing should stay stuck to the mat.
Place your tape over the spot you want the vinyl and burnish.
Peel away the transfer tape.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:13:04 PM(UTC)
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Is the transfer tape a one time purchase...meaning, is it reusable?

Can another type of tape be used like painter's blue tape or masking tape that has been overlapped?

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, November 03, 2010 8:27:12 PM(UTC)
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Cat, the answer to both questions is, "Yes." And if it's a small project I'm working on, I use either masking or painters tape (which ever is closer)Laugh .
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, June 06, 2012 8:21:53 PM(UTC)
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I'm having trouble figuring out the transfer tape too!! Can it be used with paper or is it strictly vinyl?
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:05:01 PM(UTC)
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The transfer paper/tape is made for use with vinyl. But, depending on the sturdiness of the paper you are cutting, it might work for paper. I think because vinyl has a slick surface, the tape comes off easily where it might have more hold on the paper fibers. Also, the vinyl already has adhesive on the back so you don't have to apply any glue and you would have to do that with paper.

If you're doing a large project that you want to move as one unit, you might test the transfer paper/tape on a small sample of your paper.
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#8 Posted : Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:43:34 AM(UTC)
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Even though this thread is kind of resurrected from the past.. .I will post a link to Expression Vinyl's video "How to's"

They are specific to the Cricut and are VERY helpful to cutting, weeding, and transferring vinyl.

How to cut, weed, transfer, etc. videos

These video's helped me so much when I was getting started with vinyl - I made a mess of the first few cuts! LOL~ It was a learning experience to say the least. I had one of those super sticky mats also, which did not help!

I remove my vinyl from the mat before weeding and trim around it to preserve the remaining vinyl. Now I have a ton of scraps - but I will get them used someday! LOL Right? It is nice to have a small piece sometimes for a little accent on something though.


I usually lay out my whole project (or as much as posstible) then cut the different colored pieces of vinyl to an approximate size and lay them on the mat in the corresponding postion. Then I can cut the whole project in one load.

I am not sure how it would work with paper. My guess is not very well - but like Scrapalette suggest - start small.

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#9 Posted : Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:14:01 PM(UTC)
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I am using "Oratape MT 72" transfer paper. It works very well to transfer Vinyl (I prefer the "Oracal" brand), fabric and paper. HTH.
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