Print and Cut with the Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again! It’s SHARK WEEK! So to celebrate this wonderful shark-y goodness, I’ve made a Silhouette Cameo Print and Cut tutorial that you can really sink your teeth into!

1. Open your image by going to File > Open.

2. First, you need to set up your page settings. When your document appears, the Page window will pop open on the right. Adjust these settings to Letter (or whatever size you need), Portrait, and Cutting Mat to 12×12 (or the size that you have).

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Print & Cut: How to utilize the entire 8.5” x 11” sheet of transfer paper

If you are currently printing and cutting images on your heat transfer paper using a cutter, then you probably hate the fact that you lose a good amount of your paper size due to margins and registration mark placement. Vinyl cutters need a certain amount of space for the rollers to move across the paper and grasp during cutting, which may cause your design to be smaller than you wish. When you print and then cut heat transfer paper, you must set your margins a particular distance away from the sides and top of the paper. The side registration marks need to be approximately .5”-1” away from the edges of the paper, and around the top of the paper, the registration marks need to be even further away…around 3″ to 5″!   Continue reading “Print & Cut: How to utilize the entire 8.5” x 11” sheet of transfer paper”

Why Heat Transfer Print and Cut is the Perfect Gateway to Direct to Garment

Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay back in 2004. There have been many highs and lows and today you have a wide range of choices all of which fit certain business models. The down side is the relatively high investment cost of the equipment at first which means you must have a market in place to quick realize any return on investment. So how do you get into that market and not run your self out of business first? Heat Transfers is the answer! Continue reading “Why Heat Transfer Print and Cut is the Perfect Gateway to Direct to Garment”