I’m having some difficulties finding the right settings for Stahls CAD-CUT HTV. First I should clarify that this brand of heat transfer vinyl does not produce chlorine gas when heated or burned. It contains no vinyl despite the name. I think they continue to call it that not to confuse people who normally look for “HTV” when ordering material. Stahls has a whole page on MSDS and safety for this material in laser application. Just wanted to clarify that before I get mobbed on how this “is a bad idea”. Ok - with that out of the way ha!
Cutting through is no problem but we were hoping to burn off the areas that would normally need to be weeded. This is shown in various videos on Stahls blog page using their “Universal Laser System” which I believe is a 60 watt laser. This looks fantastic! Unfortunately we have had problems finding settings that will work. So far either we blast through the carrier material or we get incomplete raster ablation leaving fuzzy edges and unwanted material left on the carrier film.
Also Unfortunately the material configuration shown on Stahls videos appear to be a preset for the different types of CAD CUT HTV that Stahls has which provide no insight into what settings were used.
Anyone had any luck doing this?