The print then cut feature in Design Space is a life saver when it comes to multicolored graphics. In today's step-by-step tutorial I'll show you how easy it is to utilize this feature along with Craftables Inkjet Printable Vinyl to create your own customized set of planner stickers.
Estimated Time To Complete: 25 mins
- Craftables Inkjet Printable Vinyl
- Inkjet Printer
- Cutting Mat
- Cricut Maker or similar machine
- Free SVG's from Craftables
Step One: Design Set-Up
When you're working with print then cut images the first thing you need to do is make sure that the images you are using are flattened into one single print layer instead of multiple cut layers.
To do this, select everything and click flatten. You can see in the layers panel to the right that one of the images is flattened into a single print layer and the other is in 8 separate cut layers.
When you click continue you can see that the flattened image is set up to print as a whole, with a registration box around it. This is what you want when working with print then cut images.
The unflattened image is set up as multiple cut images on 3 separate cutting mats. This is what you want when you plan on layering adhesive vinyl or HTV.
Once you've arranged your images on the canvas and made sure everything is flattened you can continue to the next step. The software will prompt you to print the images before cutting.
You can toggle the bleed switch depending on your preferences. I like to leave the bleed option on to create cleaner lines.
Step Two: Print Then Cut
Load a sheet of inkjet printable vinyl into your printer following the manufacturer's instructions. Just be sure to feed the paper correctly so that the print ends up on the front of the paper.
After printing, go back to Design Space and select printable vinyl as the cutting material.
Place the printed sheet on a cutting mat and load the mat into the machine. Press the start button and the machine will detect the black registration box and carefully cut around the edge of each image.
Step Three: Weed
When cutting has finished you can peel away the excess vinyl from around the printed images. Trim away the excess paper backing to create a sheet of stickers that will fit inside of your planner pocket.
Step Four: Enjoy
Now you can peel and stick your planner stickers as needed! These are stronger than standard sticker paper and can even be re-positioned without tearing.
Craftables Inkjet Printable Vinyl is also waterproof so the application possibilities are endless!
Check out some of the other posts on the Craftables Blog using Inkjet Printable Vinyl like these Laptop Decals .
About the Author
My name is Kayla and I’m a DIY loving mom of 3, living in North Carolina. I absolutely love creating! It doesn’t matter if it’s refinishing furniture or paper crafting, I love it all. I’m a former blogger for Silhouette America and current blogger for Cricut so I know the ins and outs of both machines and love teaching beginners all of the handy tips and tricks. Come visit my blog at kaylamakes.com or follow me on Instagram @kayla_made.