Making signage or labels out of vinyl is a great way to make them sturdy and weatherproof. Vinyl printing is an affordable option for small businesses and organizations because it can be done with a regular inkjet printer. You can print and cut out images, patterns, and photos using your home printer and circuit cutting machine using the print and cut features in the Design space. Below are detailed instructions for cutting and application. Here are some pointers for printing on vinyl and getting the best outcomes.
How to cut and print vinyl using a circuit
By altering the line type, you can turn any image into a printable image. Use the Flatten tool in the Layers panel to convert multiple layers so they can print together.
Printable images with decorative patterns are available in the circuit image library. They arrive on the design screen prepared for cutting and printing. They appear as a single layer in the Layers Panel and have the line type Print, indicating that the image will be printed at home before being cut using the circuit Explore or Maker.
By selecting the Filters icon and the Printables checkbox, you can locate Printables.
Choose a printable picture (a tiny printer icon will show up on the image tile), then include it in yours.
Ready to get started
- Open Images in Design Space
- Make your image the size you want it to be
- If using HTV or iron-on
- Print Setup
- Advanced Options
- Loading paper into the Printers
- Printer Paper Settings
- Loading Vinyl onto the mat and Loading mat in the circuit
- Removing vinyl from the mat
- Weeding Printable Vinyl
1. Open Image in Design Space
Let us start at the beginning, Open image in Design Space
After opening the image in Design Space, then you go to Project because it already has this project made.
2. Make your image the size you want it to be
Select print then cut onto the printable
Then you have to open the image that you are going to print.
Put your mat in your Cricut, then press ‘OK.’ Watch the magic happen right now! All around the design, the Cricut will repeatedly move back and forth over that black boundary box. Following orientation, it will begin to cut.
It is simple to prepare your image, which you can put here for cutting now that we have it in Design Space! The logo needed to be 4 inches long, so the Cricut measured to make sure.
Then you will click “Make it” after sizing your image using the grid.
3. If using HTV or Iron-on
Here on Circuit design Space, you should go ahead and tell the design space that we are going to make it and the next screen you get here is a Circuit mat unless you are using an iron-on material. We are not just leaving this alone if you are using iron-on. You would see it here.
4. Print Setup
Then go to Print Setup
Then you are using printable vinyl. So, you will not be mirroring. Click to continue, and here brings up the send to the printer button. You should click that.
Then you will be sure that you selected the appropriate printer.
How many copies do you want to select there? Then you will turn it off. That will make sure that it is nice and thin and readable.
Then you will click on the Advanced Option.
When you click on the Advanced Option on your printer.
This is the box which you can see in the picture that will appear with these options. You have to select your printer here just like before, and then you are going to click on the Preference box in the general everyday printing. Then a Preference box will appear.
Then you will look at the Paper Type and when working with printable vinyl, This should be true for all printable pieces of vinyl. Then you are going to want to select the mat and the other mat inkjet papers when you do water slide and use glossy. This is the printable vinyl.
Then you are going to check the mat and then the print quality. We always just change this to allow the printer to slow down and really take its time, and you will be going to click OK.
5. Loading Paper into the Printer
Now, before pressing the print button, You should go ahead and load your printer with papers and then come to press print, OK? because it is kind of hard to see. When you go to load your paper, into your printer.
When you load your printable vinyl into the printer paper tray make sure that your circuit logo or the backside Whatever brand you are using, make sure that the backside is facing up. So that when it prints it will print on the front. Therefore, with the circuit logo facing up, you want it upside down in the paper tray, and then you load your tray. The option to be selected is the paper mat. Then you gonna click on the different options inside Letter Legal Executive.
6. Printer Paper Settings
Mostly, we want the letter. There are tonnes of options here. You selected Specialty Paper Mat and you are going to click Done.
7. Loading Vinyl onto the Mat and then Loading mat into Circuit
When you are going back to load it, you have done this a few times. You have to do it and you reload your tray. It is gonna come back to did you load specialty paper mat letter
You know, earlier picture printed that logo, then you select your printable Vinyl. When you are ready to place your printed and cut image onto your mat, make sure it is completely dry, lay your mat down because it is the stickiest of all mat, And then you can load it onto a cutting mat in the top left corner just like you would any vinyl. A standard grip works well because, in our team experience, the printable vinyl sheets are a little slick on the back.
Place your mat inside your cricut and press ‘Go’… now observe the magic unfold! The black boundary box will be repeatedly crossed by the cricut as it moves around the design. Once it is oriented, it will then begin to cut.
One of our team favorite things to watch being cut is printable vinyl, so maybe I’m just a nerd
8. Removing Vinyl from mat:
The image is ready to cut and then remove vinyl from mat, which have already been cut by the machine.
It will begin cutting that picture properly, and after cutting, you will remove the extra paper from that image.
9. Weeding Printable Vinyl:
It is time to get rid of all that extra vinyl now. You will eliminate the wasted space, leaving only your design.
The vinyl’s outer edges should be simple to peel off. Then you can go in and weed out any little a read that were left behind using a weeding tool. There are three to four places in this particular image between the logo that need to be cleaned up. But to tell what’s what, you will need to look at your image.
And then paste it where you want to stick that image. Just like the below picture.
Experience and Enjoy it!
We have experience. Our team got a printer from Amazon and used it and tested it. When we learned how to use it, That was a great experience with it. We highly recommend it to people. They should use it as a very useful thing. It is not only useful for logos, it is just an example and experiment that our team did for people. It is useful for any sort of thing or picture that you like and want to print and then cut and then paste into your mugs or other kinds of daily used stuff.
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How useful a Cricut, to print and cut:
For your cricut machine to print and cut vinyl, you need to be aware of a few things. You need the appropriate materials to get started. Select Cricut printable vinyl from the list of materials while using Cricut Maker or Explore Air.
The video below link and the usage example above both show detailed information about this product.
You will also require transfer tape, a cutting blade, and vinyl. Make sure to choose the appropriate vinyl for your project when making your selection. For instance. You will need permanent vinyl if you are creating a sign. Removable vinyl is required if you are creating a decal.
Make sure the design is compatible with the constraints of your project’s resources. When the cutting cycle is complete, carefully remove the cut pieces from the mat and place them face down on the project material.
To read the basic details, head over to guide on Sublimation Printing vs. Heat Transfer Paper Printing
Edward Brown is a seasoned expert when it comes to testing tech. From playing a prototype PlayStation One to meeting a man called Steve about a new kind of phone in 2012, he’s always hunting the next big thing at the bleeding edge of the electronics industry. After editing the tech section of Wired UK magazine, he is currently specializing in IT.