12-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: still hiding behind my Foster Grants...can I come out yet?!?
Silhouette Portrait questions
So I was really excited about my Silhouette Portrait mostly because I wanted to use the heat transfer material to make t-shirts and such for my family.
I've spent the last two days playing around with it and it doesn't work, so perhaps some of you all can help me out.
1. It doesn't tell me what direction to put the blade in. Intuitively, I believe that the number should face forward. Is this the case?
2. When attempting to cut heat transfer material(Silhouette brand), it won't cut at all with the recommended settings. The blade moves, but it won't even make a mark on the material. Are there other settings I should use instead?
3. The users guide says to center the material between the white rollers, but my rollers are much narrower than the material. I've tried to adjust them, but they don't move.
I've pulled the blade out and put it back in, I've shut down and turned back on. I must be doing something wrong, but I'm following all the directions.
I haven't reached the point where I'm planning to return it, but I'm close.
Any thoughts? Thanks for the help!
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