Print & Cut Phone Case – part 2

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PART 2 – This is a continuation of yesterday’s post — so if you missed it — click here!  After creating these cute phone case files — its time to cut!   So, here are 4 more that I created & am ready to print!

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 10.46.10 AM You simply select “Send to Printer” in your Silhouette Studio.  I love my Epson printers – The colors are so clear & vibrant — I have more than one, but my favorite is the Epson Artisan 1430 (which prints up to 13″ wide), and Epson Artisan 50.   But I also have a little one that’s portable – Epson 410.  This one doesn’t give you quite the print of the other two, but its portable, wireless — and less expensive!   The other key to nice prints, is the paper that you use.  I used the Epson Premium Photo Paper – Luster.   When you are ready to print, be sure to select the type of paper that matches what you are in using – -in the Preferences Settings!

Once your page is printed, simply place it on your Silhouette mat & load it to the Cameo —


Be sure to select the correct settings.  Since there is no setting for Photo Paper, I start with the Cardstock settings & select Double Cut!  Just to be sure it cuts completely through!

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NOW you are ready to cut!!   In a perfect world, once you “Send to Silhouette”, the Cameo should register your Print & Cut registration marks, and begin cutting.  BUT — as many of you know — that doesn’t always happen — and you receive the dreaded “Registration Failed” message!!!


When this happens – -Don’t panic!   First, be sure that you have plenty of light on our Cameo.  The lid needs to be open & I often shine a light on the unit.  There is an optical scanner that reads the registration marks, and it needs light to see them.  If you have done this, the next step is to click on “Retry Manually”.  When you do that, a window appears that has 4 directional arrows.



With those 4 little directional arrows, move your blade housing until it is positioned EXACTLY above the black square on your registration marks.  Now click REGISTER  (be sure to select Register & not Start!)


At this point, the Cameo should begin to register again & cut your file appropriately!   Sometimes when all else fails, I shut down both the Cameo & Silhouette Studio on my computer.  Open the file & try again!   It works every time!

So now — go forth & create phone cases of all kinds!  I’d love to see you post them on my Facebook page – -or any other project you are working on!  Until next time — Terri

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