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Cricut Print And Cut Full Page Work Around

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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.

stickers scattered on a table with a full page of stickers next to it

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.

close up of cricut print then cut sticker

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.

stickers scattered on a table with a full page of stickers next to it

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! 

stickers scattered on a table with a full page of stickers next to it

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.

stickers scattered on a table with a full page of stickers next to it
Yield: 1

How To Do Full Page Cricut Print And Cut

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

One of the best features of the cricket family of products. Is the Cricut print and cut feature. But what if you could do a full page print and cut?

Instructions

  1. Tape off your Cricut Mat
  2. In design space create a box that is 8.5 by 11.5
  3. Load your mat into your machine and cut out the box
  4. Weed out the excess tape and set aside
  5. Create your image with registration marks in Photoshop at the top and bottom of your image (see video for how to do this)
  6. Save as a png with a transparent background
  7. Print the image from photoshop and set aside
  8. In Design Space, load your saved image as a cut file/image
  9. Resize the image to 8.5 by 11
  10. Click "make it"
  11. Place your printed image into the box you made on your mat, do this carefully so that it lines up correctly
  12. Load into your cutting machine
  13. Cut based on the medium you are using
  14. Remove and weed

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Michael Kloth

Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Thank you. This is by far the best tutorial I've found for getting around the print and cut size limitation. One question - why are the registration marks necessary since you are not using the print and cut interface? Thanks again!

Kandice Johnston

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Thank you so much for this! I hate having to watch 30 minute videos and trying to click over parts I know I can miss. Sometimes I just want something I can speed read. This article is exactly what I needed. Thank you!

Estelle

Sunday 12th of September 2021

This sounds like it would save so much paper, but do you have a video for this process? Also, did you have a video for step 5, or is it something meant to do a google search for?

Nicole

Sunday 6th of June 2021

You are brilliant! I've been trying to make a "cricut sized" print and cut of custom calendar white board stickers and design space can't handle it as the file is too big! I'm off to photoshop! They really should sell a specialty mat for this. I'm thinking of using foam or something thicker for the edge...

Jamela Payne

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Thank you!

Nicole

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Can't wait to try this. I think I need a mat dedicated to it!

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