Insert Image Overview

This video covers the basics of the insert images screen in Cricut Design Space.

Insert Image Overview

How to Change the Color of Images that Will Be Cut

Learn how to change the color of images that will be cut. In Cricut Design Space, the online design software for Cricut Explore, images are separated and placed on mats based on color. This tutorial teaches you how to select colors to match the materials you will cut.

How to Change the Color of Images that Will Be Cut

Calibrating your machine for Print Then Cut - Windows/Mac computers

Print Then Cut calibration ensures your machine cuts precisely along the edge of your printed images. Find step-by-step instructions below. 

 

  1. Sign in to Cricut Design Space and click on the account menu (three stacked lines in the upper left corner). Select "Print Then Cut Calibration." The Print Then Cut calibration window will appear. 

    Account Menu_Print then Cut Calibration

  2. Select the printer you would like to use and click "Print."

    Choose printer

  3. Place the printed calibration sheet onto the cutting mat, positioning it in the top left corner of the mat. Click "Continue."

    Place sheet on mat and click continue

  4. Ensure that your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker is powered ON and connected to the computer via USB cable or Bluetooth pairing. In the next screen, select your machine from the drop-down menu, select the appropriate material setting, load the mat into the machine, and press the flashing "Go" button on the machine. 

    Cut Calibration screen_Set Load Go

  5. The machine will begin to scan the sheet for the calibration markings. Once done it will cut around the small square near the center of the sheet. Without unloading the mat, look at the cut to see if the cut touches the printed line all the way around. If it does, click "Yes" in Design Space, then "Continue" to proceed to the next step. 

    Test Cut 1st question

    Note: If you click "No," Design Space will proceed to the next step in an effort to get the cut closer to the line. Once that is complete, you will be guided through the calibration once more to fine-tune it. 

  6. The machine will begin the calibration cuts along the top and side of the page. Once done, and without unloading the mat, look closely at the lines along the top and side of the page. Some will not touch the printed lines, and others will. Design Space will ask you to select which number and letter cuts are closest to the center of the printed lines. Click "Top" to select the number of the line for which the cut is closest to the center of the line, then click "Right" to select the letter of the line for which the cut is closest to the center of the line. When you are done, click "Continue."

    Calibration cut responses

  7. The machine will then perform a confirmation cut around the large rectangle on the sheet. When it is done, unload the mat, remove the calibration sheet and respond to the final question in Design Space. If you are happy with the cut, mark "Yes," then click "Continue" to proceed to the final calibration screen. 

    Confirmation cut answer

    Note: If you click "No," you will be guided through the calibration process again to refine it.  

    Refine Calibration

  8. Click "Save & Close" to save the calibration settings. 

    Save Calibration settings

  9. You are ready to Print Then Cut! 

 

If you need assistance with Print Then Cut calibration, please contact our Customer Care team through one of the options below for help. 

Customize Your Project

This tutorial teaches you how to use the Layers panel in Cricut Design Space, the online design software for Cricut Explore. Take a tour of the tools in the Layers panel: Slice, Weld, Attach, Detach, Flatten, Contour, Group, Ungroup, Duplicate, and Delete. Find out how to change the line type to Cut, Write, Score, and Print then Cut plus how to change the color of images on the design screen.

Layers panel
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Customize Your Project

Make It Now Projects Overview

The basics of our "Make It Now" projects including Cards, Scrapbooking, and Home Decor, all from professional designers that you can use.

Make It Now Projects Overview

Custom Material Settings

In this video, you'll learn how to create and use custom material settings for your Cricut Explore machine.

Custom Material Settings

Saving a Project

In this video, you'll learn the details about saving projects in Cricut Design Space.

Saving a Project

How to Use Glitter Vinyl and Strong Grip Transfer Tape

Cricut® Glitter Vinyl lets you create easily removable glitter stickers and decals, lettering, wall décor, and more for a variety of beautiful projects. With so many glittery colors from bold brights to shimmering metallics, you’ll find the perfect color to impact any project.

How to Use Glitter Vinyl and Strong Grip Transfer Tape

The Mat Preview in Cricut Design Space is for final edits and changes before sending your project to your Cricut cutting machine. This overview shows you how to make adjustments for optimal results. Here, you can choose the number of copies to cut, arrange images for maximum material use, mirror the mat for iron-on images, and more.

Mat Preview Overview

Paper Tips & Tricks

The Smart Set dial on your Cricut Explore personal cutting machine has options for cardstock, light cardstock, and paper. In this video, you'll find out how to determine which paper weight to use and what grip mat is needed for the supply you're using. We'll also show you all the paper tips and tricks we know so you can do it at home with your Cricut Explore.

Paper Tips & Tricks