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There are methods to distress vinyl without weeding. Depending on the vinyl, using Kraft paper to press instead of a teflon sheet or parchment paper will do the trick. Stahls also use to have H2O paper that did a nice job but I think that method is no longer supported in their current version of the vinyl.
 

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There are methods to distress vinyl without weeding. Depending on the vinyl, using Kraft paper to press instead of a teflon sheet or parchment paper will do the trick. Stahls also use to have H2O paper that did a nice job but I think that method is no longer supported in their current version of the vinyl.
Is there a video or post on how to distress without weeding?

I've "talked" with Josh Elsworth about the CCH2O method using Super Film. He said that Stahls stopped promoting that method because they are planning on reformulating the film (no timetable on that yet). He said the problem was with getting consistent results for all customers.

I did a test with a sample and loved the feel.

I would love to know how to distress without weeding. Please share!
 

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I'm interested in this as well. The thread recommends CCH2O, but later it says Stahls doesn't recommend it anymore. Some of the other links are no longer working. Anyone have an alternative they have used recently and knows works?
 

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I accidentally created a distressed print one day. I used copy paper instead of teflon and when I peeled it off parts of the vinyl came off along with it. I'll put 2 pictures here. The first what it looked like normally and what it looked like distressed.
 

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I accidentally created a distressed print one day. I used copy paper instead of teflon and when I peeled it off parts of the vinyl came off along with it. I'll put 2 pictures here. The first what it looked like normally and what it looked like distressed.
That is a very cool look, did you use the teflon after-the-fact also?
 

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I'm interested in this as well. The thread recommends CCH2O, but later it says Stahls doesn't recommend it anymore. Some of the other links are no longer working. Anyone have an alternative they have used recently and knows works?
Stahl's still sells SuperFilm. CCH2O is the technique that some people have used with SuperFilm (higher temp, different time, quicker pull).

Stahl's has stopped promoting the CCH20 technique because customers were not getting consistent results. They have plans to tweak their SuperFilm and test it (to get more consistency) but that's a future plan.

You can still use the technique but don't go cryin' to Stahl's if it doesn't work.
 

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My biggest issue with the cch20 technique (with super film) was the distortion of the design. The high heat/pressure combination almost gets the vinyl to the point of melting. Some vinyl stays on the garment, but most is retained on the carrier. Because some still hangs onto the carrier, it is a little difficult to peel (peel hot...very hot). If the garment is stretchy, it can distort the image. Other than that, it's my favorite vinyl. Little to no hand. Ironing a few things today with some leftover pink/white (I still don't understand that whole "pink is white" thing). Will post pics when done.
 

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bit off the subject, but weeding an intense design, is what i want to share... take a look at this all vinyl.. the art of creating a easy to weed distress look is joining the effects as much as possible so you not left with weeding individual pieces, this is what i did with this rope effect around the logo arm..
 

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