Print & Cut
Hello Maddalee Friends! We created this tutorial to help with using Maddalee Print and Cut Files for the Silhouette from our Maddalee Etsy Shop. Why a special tutorial for the Etsy Shop files? I am allowed to share my Silhouette Studio files for free, but I can't sell this file extension for the more complicated files that I have for sale on Etsy, Silhouette does not allow sales of their files. We use hi resolution JPG print files partnered with DXF cutting files at Etsy and it works great. No worries, the file formats that I do sell on Etsy work very easily, as shown here in this tutorial.
Clicking on each image will enlarge the detail, if it's difficult to see.
If your files are too large for the live cutting area, you can also go to an overall smaller size here with both files through this panel, just make sure the size of each file, printing jpg and cutting dxf, are the same in the width and height boxes. We create the Maddalee files so that the print and cut file sizes will resize correctly together here with the "Lock Aspect Ratio" box checked and the same width and height.
**Some of our dxf cut files lines are intentionally created to sit just inside the printed objects, creating a "bleed" for better cutting results on more solid color pieces. Line up as you would to the outline of the printed objects, leaving a slight border edge on the jpg print file. Cutting just inside the print edge creates better results on solid objects.
Good luck! Maybe you are an expert, I certainly am not but worked through a lot of issues while learning what I needed to do for these file formats. I hope it goes well the first time, if not try again, sometimes it's the littlest thing that we miss that is holding the project up. I have had many trial and error attempts the past few weeks, but now this workflow has been consistently good for me. Let me know how it goes!
Thank you so much for visiting! I'd love to keep in touch.