Are you having issues with the “Print” portion of Cricut Print Then Cut? Read on to see if any of this helps! This post contains affiliate links, which add no additional cost to you but help support this site.
I’ve been using the Print then Cut in Cricut Design Space more over the past few months. It is a wonderful way to customize stickers, invitations, and more. With Cricut Print then Cut, crafters can design their own items or use ready-to-print items in Design Space , print them on a home computer, and then cut them with a Cricut machine.
While I have not had too many issues with this, there have been times where the “Print” portion of the Print then Cut did not print correctly. If you are getting stuck at the “Print” phase, see if any of these tips help.
Print then Cut Calibration – Within Cricut Design Space, there is a Print then Cut calibration. This will allow you to print a test page and then cut it with the Cricut machine. The machine will cut a series of lines and ask the user a series of questions that will allow the machine to calibrate the best settings for the Print then Cut. Before doing your initial Print then Cut project, perform this calibration to confirm the best settings for the machine.
If you print the project and the alignment is off:
-Make sure that you are placing the printable paper in the printer tray the correct way. It is easy to get it confused, so double check before printing.
-If using a printer that allows for larger paper sizes, make sure that the printer settings and the Print then Cut settings have the same paper size (8.5″ by 11″).
-Try hand feeding the printable paper into the printer. If you have a dedication “feeding” tray, use that rather than the traditional paper tray.
-Print a “test” page on regular printer paper of the project. If this paper prints correctly, then the printable paper may be too thick for your particular printer. All printers and printable papers are made differently, and there are so many options that it is difficult to know which brand will work well in which printer type. But if the printable paper is too thick for your particular printer rollers, then the printable material will not feed through the printer smoothly and will not align (like in the photo above). There are many printable papers on the market, and trying a thinner one may help.
I’ve always been able to resolve any printable material problems by checking out the above tips. I hope they help if you find yourself troubleshooting any print issues with the Print then Cut.