Vinyl Curriculum

Vinyl is one of the most popular materials to cut with a Silhouette cutting machine. As a beginner it can all be a little overwhelming. To help get you started with cutting vinyl on your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait, we’ve pulled together several vinyl videos that we recommend you watch in the order below. This vinyl curriculum is not intended to be all encompassing, but it will definitely give you a solid start and help you build on your skills as you move through the progressive vinyl curriculum.

 

VIDEO #1

vinyl overview: oracal 631 vs. 641 vs. 651 vs. 751

What do all those vinyl numbers mean? Before you even start cutting vinyl, this video tutorial will give you an overview of what all the numbers mean, and how to best to use the different types of adhesive vinyl.


VIDEO #2

first vinyl cut

An in-depth vinyl video tutorial that provides beginners with step by step instruction to complete their first vinyl project. This video tutorial covers everything from setting up your first vinyl design in Silhouette Studio to successfully cutting, weeding, and applying vinyl!


VIDEO #3

the hinge method for applying vinyl

Not sure how to guarantee your vinyl design is applied to the surface straight, centered, and aligned? The Hinge Method is a must-know technique for anyone working with adhesive vinyl.


VIDEO #4

how to layer adhesive vinyl (using registration marks)

When you’re ready to move on from single color vinyl decals to multi-color designs, you need to know how to layer. Don’t trust the ‘eyeball it’ method. This Silhouette video tutorial walks you through using registration marks to get a perfectly layered vinyl decal every time.


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