Cricut Print And Cut is an amazing feature when it comes to all of the things a Cricut can do. However, the print then cut Cricut feature is lacking the ability to cut a full page. Which results in the loss of a ton of sticker paper.
What Is The Cricut Print And Cut Size?
Remember before I mentioned that the ability to cut a full page was lacking as far as the print then cut feature. The actual size that the Cricut can cut once you have uploaded an image is only 6.75 inches by 9.25 inches. And a standard sheet of paper is 8.5 by 11.
So you can imagine how much you end up wasting. So once I got my Cricut Maker, I was able to come up with a little hack. To avoid wasting so much paper.
Print and cut is the ability to take a flattened image and send it to the printer. And then have the Cricut cut it out.
Printing an image using your Cricut machine allows the machine to print out registration marks. The Cricut then reads and then cuts out the perfect image.
A lot of beginners think that the term Cricut Print and Cut means that the Cricut Machine actually prints. Actually, Cricut Print and Cut means that you use a separate home printer to print. And then by putting that printed image onto a cutting mat, the Cricut will cut it.
How Does Print Then Cut Work On Cricut?
- Upload your image to Design Space, or choose 1 from Cricut Access.
- To upload click on images, and then upload.
- When the image opens click on the full-color image, not the cut image.
- Resize the image and then click on the make.
- On the next screen, depending on the material, if it requires mirroring then mirror it and click continue.
- Send it to the printer, and your printer will print it with the registration marks.
- Add it to the Cricut Mat and then choose your material.
- Load it into the machine and click go.
Cricut Print and Cut is actually a super simple process. But getting a full page is another story.
With the Cricut explore and other machines, most of us love to do projects with printable vinyl. The newer Cricut machines made things amazingly easy to expand your creativity.
When the new Cricut machines were introduced, they also introduced Cricut Design Space, Cricut Access, and Print and cut. Meaning that now you can print and cut by inserting the images into your design space layers panel. And use your inkjet printer then cutting your image with your Cricut Machine!
Print and Cut takes away the hassle of layering vinyl in your most intricate projects.
This Full Page Hack is definitely a game-changer when it comes to crafting with printable images. And even better being able to cut a full-page print then cut an image means saving money, who doesn't love saving?
I can't even begin to tell you how much waste I have had not being able to print out a full page!
The things you can cut on Cricut are only limited by your imagination. Of course, my favorite thing to do using this feature is stickers.