Emailing a design made in Silhouette Designer Edition

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Posted 5/5/2014 by ripmom01 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 604,544
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Posted: 5/5/2014 2:15:11 PM
Hi. I created a poem in silhouette designer edition for a friend. I want to email it to her to ensure it is how she wanted it. How can I email it to her? I try to attach it to the email but it doesn't work.

She wants me to print it out and we will be putting it inside a picture frame, so we would be adhering it to the inside of the glass. All I know is that I have to print it out backwards. Any other tips would be much appreciated since this is only my second project.


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Posted: 5/6/2014 10:47:41 AM
Although I have never tried this I would think that if you saved the file as a studio file you should be able to attach it to an email...

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Posted: 5/6/2014 12:18:43 PM
I thought there was an option to save to a PDF from the Silhouette Software (I haven't updated to the very latest one I don't know if the newest version has that ability). Could you do that? And then to print it backwards, can you open it in Photoshop/Elements and flip the image?


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Posted: 5/6/2014 1:09:41 PM
Yes, I was going to say the same as the file to your documents, desktop, wherever you'd like.....
Then attach that file in your email.
If your friend has the studio software, she should be able to open it.

Also, if you are attaching the image to the inside of the glass, why do you need to print it out backwards? Just lay the glass in top of the regular image and it should be fine.....or is there something I'm not understanding?


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Posted: 5/6/2014 1:55:22 PM
You can take a screen shot or a "snip" of your design. If you have a Windows PC - the snipping tool is awesome. It is usually listed under accessories in your program list.

Use the Snipping Tool to select the area you want to save - you can email directly from the snipping tool.

The quality is fine for emailing/proofing, but it is not "print" quality.

If you want to output a high quality photo, you can use a PDF printer like Bullzip to output your file as a PDF, JPG, PNG, etc.

I am guessing when you say you are going to "print" - you are actually cutting vinyl? If you are going to apply it to the inside of the glass, then yes - you will need to "mirror image" it to have it apply correctly.

I will caution you - applying vinyl this way doesn't always look pretty. You will see the bubble and the sticky side of the vinyl. I prefer to apply my vinyl to the front of the glass. You can still was the glass, etc. Vinyl is very durable. It just looks SO much better applied to the outside of the glass. If you are positive you want it applied with glass over the top - get a "floating frame" that has two layers of glass. Apply it to the outside of the glass and lay the next piece of glass over the top of that.

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Posted: 5/7/2014 1:47:52 AM
There is a free software called bull zip that you can download to print to PDF. It works like a printer, but prints to a file.


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Posted: 5/7/2014 7:36:42 AM
I agree with Iowa Girl that the vinyl looks better on the front of the glass rather than on the back, with the sticky side showing.

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