Cricut & Silhouette Cut Settings

Updated 03/31/21: When I first started making products with my cutting machines, it took me a very long time to figure out the cut settings because I was using material combinations that were not very common. In the spirit of helping others like myself, here is the list of fine-tuned cut settings based on the materials that I use. See the list of materials here.

Keep in mind, that all settings should be tested first, and that each machine and lot of materials are slightly different. I recommend using these settings as a base then adjust as needed for your specific needs.

Stickers

  • Cricut (custom setting)

    • Fine-Point Blade

    • Cut Pressure: 350

    • Multi-Cut: 2x

  • Silhouette

    • Auto Blade

    • Force: 28

    • Speed: 3

    • Passes: 2

    • Blade Depth: 10

Sticker Sheets (no added lamination)

  • Cricut

    • Fine-Point Blade

    • Washi Sheet

    • Normal pressure

  • Silhouette

    • Auto Blade

    • Sticker Paper, White

Magnets

  • Cricut

    • Knife Blade

    • Tooling Leather - 6-7 oz (2.4 mm)

    • Normal pressure

  • Silhouette

    • Kraft Blade

    • Still in progress to determine - more details soon (hopefully!)

Vinyl

  • Cricut

    • Fine-Point Blade

    • Regular Vinyl setting

    • Normal pressure

  • Silhouette

    • Auto Blade

    • Force: 18

    • Speed: 5

    • Passes: 1

    • Blade Depth: 2

Vinyl (Metallic or Holographic)

  • Cricut

    • Fine-Point Blade

    • Holographic Sparkle Vinyl

    • Normal Pressure

  • Silhouette

    • Auto Blade

    • Force: 10

    • Speed: 5

    • Passes: 1

    • Blade Depth: 2

Heat Transfer Vinyl

  • Cricut

    • Fine-Point Blade

    • Everyday Iron-on

    • Normal pressure

  • Silhouette

    • Auto Blade

    • Heat-Transfer, Smooth

Have you found a setting or have a special trick that has worked for you? Let me know!

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