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Any Tips on how to start peeling?

timb12957timb12957 Member Posts: 2
edited November 19 in General
I was going to try the search feature, but alas it no work!
Surely SOMEONE has developed a hack or tip on how to start peeling a newly cut project!
I seem to spend way more time trying to get the backing to start peeling than I do making my project!!!
HELP!!!!
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,809
    I assume you're referring to weeding vinyl or HTV?  For one, you need a weeding tool to help lift the vinyl (if that's what you're cutting). Name the exact material and I can provide a few more tips.  
    Sandy McCauley
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  • timb12957timb12957 Member Posts: 2
    Currently I was working with iron on transfer paper, but ANY cut project seems the same to me. I assume the weeding process is cleaning out the middle unwanted portions, but I usually start at a corner of the paper and try to separate the backing from the entire project first before proceeding to clean out the smaller areas. Is that not what I should do?
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,809
    I've only ever done one iron-on transfer paper application and I don't recall having any issues getting it started. Maybe try searching at You Tube for a video on this question. 

    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 9,284
    "weeding" is removing all of the unwanted portions, the internal pieces as well as the exterior extraneous pieces not a part of the design.  It doesn't really matter whether you first remove the internal pieces or the external pieces - I do it both ways depending upon the design. Having a weeding tool to help is one of the main keys.  Also making sure it is well cut through the material but not the backing.  You can also use a roller of some sort to make sure the design is well adhered to your backing material before starting to weed.  Depending upon the design, its intricacies, its size, etc. weeding in fact can take longer then cutting it out.  Having a good light source to see is also key. I have years of experience cutting and weeding as I did my kids sports and travel team shirts, bags, sweatshirts and more for their school teams and their travel teams. There is no quick and easy "hack" to weeding but the more you do, the better you get at it!  ;) I often removed the interior pieces first to make it easier to "see" the design" before removing the larger exterior piece(s).  I would also add cut lines to the larger exterior area to break up the bigger piece if I thought it would make it easier to weed.  The bigger the piece you are pulling off, the harder it can be sometimes and the more likely it will stick back on its self or pull some of the design up with it.  This is where rolling it before weeding can help.


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