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Cricut machines have the ability to save a crafters live and skyrocket small businesses that rely on these savvy little machines.
One neat little feature by Cricut is the Print then Cut option that is available on all Explore Air 2 and Cricut Maker models.
With a little help, you can be on your way to knowing the ins and outs of how to use the Cricut Print then Cut feature and take your crafting skill to the next level!
For another amazing tutorial on how to use Cricut print then cut take a look at this blog post.
What is Cricut Print then Cut?
What Cricut Machine is Best for Print then Cut?
Naturally, we want to what what our best option is before we make a purchase.
The scanner on the Cricut Maker is more accurate than the Air Explore 2 scanner which makes for more accurate Print then Cut sessions and also allows a wider range of materials to be accepted and cut.
What Printers work with Cricut Print then Cut?
Whats are the Best Materials to use for Cricut Print then Cut?
There are a lot of amazing options in terms of printables on the market. Cricut has a variety of adhesive vinyl, sticker paper and printable vinyl that an be used with their machines.
However throughout our research we noticed that by far the best material to use for the print then cut feature is printable vinyl – specifically matte printable vinyl, which is picked up by the scanner much better than glossy or clear printable vinyl.
You can browse our selection of printable vinyl on Amazon to get a better idea of what to use.
Setting up Cricut Print then Cut
After downloading Cricut Design Space, it up and select an image either that you uploaded or one of their complementary design files.
Print off the Image and get Ready to Cut
If this is your first time using print then cut then you will need to connect your printer to the Cricut Design Space software.
Once you click print you will be ready to cut in your Cricut machine!
Step by Step Instructions for how to use Cricut Print then Cut
2. Click the green “Make It” button. You will need to connect your computer and printer to your Cricut if this is your first time.
4. After printing you will see a black outlined box. Make sure you turn the bleed on so that Cricut can scan and ready the image in order to cut it out.
Without a Cricut machine, you will have to cut images out by hand, which is nearly impossible for intricate designs.