How many times have you loaded your material into your Silhouette and hit the send button to find that your masterpiece is all but glorious? I’m totally guilty of this too. After wasting too many sheets of vinyl and cardstock, I finally decided it was time to dig into making test cuts.
In this tutorial, I’m walking you through how to perform a test cut and also what to do if the test isn’t a clean cut.
When setting up your page, place your design towards the top of the page. Be sure to leave room at the bottom for doing the test cuts. Once you have your design all set up head over to the send page.
Choose the cut settings you think will work best for your material. In this example, I’m using Recollections Cardstock 65lb. I like using the setting called ” Cardstock Textured – 80lb” for this paper when using my ratchet blade.
When you choose the cut setting, it will automatically tell you the blade depth, speed, force, and how many passes it will take to cut.