How To Use Cricut Print Then Cut? [An Ultimate Guide]

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November 5, 2022 by
Richie Remington

Are you wondering what is Cricut Print Then Cut and how to use it in Design Space software? You are at the right rescue place. In this post, we’ll discuss what is print then cut, whether print then cut is available for all Cricut machines, and how to print and then cut in Design Space.

Today we’re diving into the Design Space software and learning all about this handy feature. Unfortunately, the Cricut Joy machine doesn’t have a Print Then Cut feature at this time. The best thing is that you can use it with Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker models.

With this Print Then Cut feature, you can print all kinds of things on your printer using the Cricut machine. Some great project ideas include stickers, gift tags, home decorations, name tags, banners, photo booth props, birthday cards, and bag toppers.

What Is Cricut Print Then Cut?

Cricut Print Then Cut is a feature of the Design Space software where you use your printer in conjunction with the Cricut machine to print a picture, then cut it out. The Cricut Print Then Cut feature is the proprietary name of Cricut Print and Cut.

Does The Print Then Cut Feature Work For All Cricut Machines?

Here are the Cricut machines that work for the Print Then Cut feature:

  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Maker 3
  • Cricut Explore 3
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Explore Air

How To Cricut Print Then Cut In the Design Space App?

Bring some beautiful colors to your craft project with the Cricut Print Then Cut feature. Print images on your printer (inkjet only) and then cut with the Cricut machine with high accuracy.

Note: The Cricut Print Then Cut feature can be used with the Cricut Maker and Explore machines. The Cricut Joy machine can only cut and draw.

Steps To Make Images Printable

You can transform any image into printable by changing the Linetype. Use the Flatten tool from the Layers panel to transform multiple layers to print at once.

The Cricut Image Library consists of Printable images that are pre-created with designs. Those Cricut Print Then Cut designs come on the screen. They appear as a single layer in the Layers panel and have a print line type, showing that the image will be printed on your printer, then cut on Cricut Maker or Explore.

You can find the Printables option by pressing the Filter sign and checking the Printable box. Click on the Printable image, add it to Canvas, and press the Make It button to start the Cricut Print Then Cut feature.

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