PeaNut 439,526 September 2009 Posts: 18 Layouts: 2
Posted: 6/13/2012 4:28:41 AM
Like Plays with glue silhouette have a video on YouTube which is very good. I recently made a load of print and cut business cards for my brother, here are a small few tips I learned while making them:
1. I tend to offset the image slightly to make sure if the project gets moved during cutting it'll still cut the whole image.
2. Also what I've decided to do for my next project is use a cutting mat. I think it puts the reg marks in a slightly different place. When just cutting the card stock with no mat I had to hold every single sheet in place as it was cutting because as it cut out shapes and they fell out the rollers had nothing to hold.
3. Depending on your printer it might only work with certain types of card stock. For eg. our main home printer is a colour laser printer, it wouldnt take heavy weight card stock. It kept jamming or bending the paper badly. Instead I had to use my college inkjet printer. Which doesn't bend the card stock as bad. I would recommend a top loading printer and IMHO it bends card least. Do some test cuts with your printer and silhouette before you start planning projects.
I can't think of anything else. Let me know if you have any other questions!
There was a really great tutorial on the Silhouette blog last week (I believe) on how to use this feature. You can use ANY shape in your library and the tutorial takes you through it step by step! Easy peasy!
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