Another cool feature that the Silhouette Cameo has is the print and cut feature. Print and cut feature is where you can print out and image using your print and then the silhouette have an optic eye that will detect where you want to cut. And once it is all done you have images that are perfectly cut out. This is super awesome if you have an intricate design or something that is different than a straight line.
Today I am going to show you how to print and cut this Speech Bubbles Printable from Creativity Prompt. (This is the way that I cut the image. It does not mean that you have to follow these instructions exactly.)
- Bring in the image that you want to print and cut
- Change the setting of the paper size, my printer can only print on 8 1/2 x 11paper
- Click on the Registration Mark icon and check mark the Show Reg Marks -It will add a hashed grey area which is to indicate the no cut zone. So it is best not to put anything there. As Well it adds corner brackets for the optic eye that is on the silhouette cameo to align the paper so it will cut properly
- The next part will change depending on what type of print and cut you are doing. Next I traced around the speech bubbles.
- If you want to ensure that there is no white space when the silhouette cuts, select the trace and do and internal offset and delete the outside lines. This will ensure that you are cutting into the bleeding part of the image. I think it makes the image look cleaner
- And now you Print
- Now that you printed you can load the sheet onto the cutting mat and prepare it to be cut
- Send to Silhouette to be cut
- Follow the instructions that the Silhouette Studio gives you
- I usually choose the detect automatically option – this way the optical eye on the Silhouette Cameo will scan for the registration marks to make sure that it is cutting in the right place. Also it is pretty cool to see the red laser come out to scan the print.
For this project I printed the image on full page white label paper that way they come out as sticker. I am loving this feature! Just wish I had a better printer. 😦