Sunday, February 15, 2015

5 Minute Tutorial - Print Then Cut A White Background

It's Sunday, so I have a new 5 minute tutorial for you. This is how to have a white background with your print then cut. It is quite easy, so lets get started.

Find the image you want to use. I am using image #M3EA6B from Art Philosophy. I want the tag to be long, not wide, so I rotated the image 90 degrees. Remember, the little "flower" next to the box is an easy rotate. Just click which rotation you want and it will rotate for you.

 Choose your text. Make sure to change the justification to center. It looks more pleasing this way. But it is your choice.

Change the size of your tag. If you rotated the image like I did, remember that when you are sizing the image. I chose the width to be 3 inches, but since the image is rotated, it will be 3 inches high. Size the text to fit inside the tag.

Here is the important part. Click on the tag and change to white.

Select all and flatten. You do not need to attach, flatten will do that for you.

Double check on the preview mat that it is set to print then cut.

Here is what it will look like once it is printed. Don't be afraid, You will not see the tag at this point. And it does not actually print the white, it will only print colors.

Here is the magic. Once it cuts, you will see the image. You can now print with white all you want.

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  1. I am following your tutorial but once I get to my mat preview, I only see the printer icon and no scissor icon. I'm able to then print but my Cricut never flashes for me to cut!

    1. I'm having the same issue. Once I get to the mat preview I only see the printer icon.