Print & cut projects involve sending a project to be printed from the Silhouette Studio® program then cut from your Silhouette machine. You will use the registration marks feature to add marks to your file, print your project to your home printer, place your printed material onto a Silhouette brand cutting mat, and then load it into the Silhouette machine. The Silhouette's optic scanner will find the registration marks on your printed material and know accordingly exactly where to cut your defined lines around the printed content. All current Silhouette models have the optical sensor to accommodate the print & cut feature. Further information on the process can be found here, https://www.silhouetteamerica.com/print-and-cut
Some images offered by Silhouette America®are print & cut images, which you can identify by the "p" appearing on the thumbnail icon's bottom left corner.
A Print and Cut project is a slightly more advanced process. If you are new to Silhouette, we recommend practicing with simple designs and inexpensive materials while learning. To achieve a successful cut, the following steps should be performed exactly:
If you are on Version 4 of the Silhouette Studio software, you can also use the tutorial walk-through feature under Help>Tutorials>Print & Cut.
The following are some specific resources on how to perform a print and cut project: