Day #3 Christmas Crafting – Using the Replicate Tool

replicateWow!  These December days seem to go by so quickly, as we prepare for Christmas!  So, here’s a little tip that I hope will make things a little easier for you!   I love the Replicate Tool in Silhouette Studio.   Here’s a link to an earlier post about the Center of Rotation in this window, and today I’m going to show you some additional features there!

I’m making some labels for Christmas envelopes & gift giving, so I purchased this design in Silhouette Studio Design Store to print on the Gold Printable foil paper from Silhouette.   You will notice that it indicates that it is a Print & Cut file.

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Since this is a Print & Cut design, the first thing that I did is set up the design space for Print & Cut.  Since I am printing on an 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet, I adjust the workspace & add turn on the Print & Cut Borders.  This helps to be sure you don’t place designs outside of the printing & cutting areas.   Next, in the Print & Cut window, turn on the Cameo registration marks.

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I then sized the design down to the size that I wanted.   I wanted to fit as many designs on the page as possible, so I opened the “Replicate window” and with the design selected, clicked on “Fill Page”.  This is what the software loads into the workspace.   You can see that it only fits 8 designs, and I thought I could fit more on the page!

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So, I deleted all but one of the designs, and with that design selected, I clicked on the “Row of Three” icon to produce this result:

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Now, with all three selected, I clicked on Column of Three to now fit 9 labels on then page.

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But, I felt I could fit a few more!  So, I opened the Rotate window, and with a little nudging & rotating, I was able to fit a total of 11 labels on the page, within the Print & Cut Borders — A lot better use of the Printable Foil than the default “Fill Page” icon!

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That’s it!  Now you are ready to cut!  Hope using the  Tools in the Replicate Window help you make a more efficient use of your materials.  You will notice that the cut lines of these designs are basically touching one another — Just to note, they cut out perfectly every time!

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Day #3 – Crafty Deal of the Day:    I often am asked what type of printer I use to get such great results.  While I have several printers, my go to printer is the Epson Artisan 1430 or Epson Artisan 50.  They both produce awesome results with Print & Cut.    The great thing about the 1430 is that it has a wide printing capacity & can print a full 12″ wide page!  So, take a look at these printers & maybe Santa will put it under your tree!

Happy Printing!  Until Next time — signature1000-2

 

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Comments

  1. Sheila Lazarus says

    Thank you so much for this great information. I’ve never used the print and cut feature before and didn’t think I would. You have given me inspiration.

    Thanks

  2. Traci Rickert says

    This is a great tutorial and really love the sticker…want to do these too but have a question…the green border on the print & cut…did that print on the foil b/c your stick still looks gold. Assuming the white part doesn’t print at all hence the gold foil showing through? Please advise as I have some of this paper and would love to create these stickers too! 🙂

    • Traci — So glad you like the tutorial & want to make the labels! To answer your question, yes – the green did print, however its very light. It has to do with my printer settings, I guess. You are right, the white allows the gold foil to show through. The green just doesn’t show up very well in my photo! Hope you get to make your stickers, too!