Watch Maasa and I talk about stickers, Print Then Cut, Design Space, and printers.
Don’t want to watch the whole video? Here are a few of the highlights.
Why is a printer with a rear feed better?
You can put heavy paper, such as 100 lb. cardstock, through it without it jamming. The paper also doesn’t curl up while going through the printer like it does when you use the main tray.
What type of sticker paper do you use?
Here is the tutorial on exactly how to set up a custom material setting in Design Space to get the perfect kiss-cut every time.
What is your favorite printer?
I love my Epson XP-15000! It’s wide-format, so it can print A3 or tabloid-size images. Design Space can do Print Then Cut in those sizes now, which is awesome. It is designed for printing high-quality photos and uses six different colors of ink cartridges.
What programs can you use to design images?
A very popular (and free!) program is Canva. You can also draw stickers in the Procreate app on an iPad with an Apple Pencil, or use a program such as Adobe PhotoShop.
It’s also totally possible to design your stickers only in Design Space.
What types of files can you upload to Design Space?
PNG and JPEG are the preferred formats for images. DS will accept GIF and bitmaps too, which I don’t recommend.
It also can use the iPhone photos format, HEICs. Those files are very big so will take a while to upload.
Of course, it also accepts SVGs. In the video, I show how to use an SVG for a sticker.
What is your favorite design space tip?
When you want to Duplicate something, hold down the ALT key (PC) or Option Key (Mac) on your keyboard.
If you click your mouse button without moving it, it duplicates it exactly on top of the original item.
If you move your mouse to a new spot and click, the item is duplicated to where you clicked at.
There’s a whole tutorial on doing this here, both on a computer and on an iPad. You can also download a printable cheat sheet from the Free Files Folder.
Save often! Design Space crashes more frequently when you’re working with Print Then Cut images.
Move the wheels on your Cricut to the sides so that you don’t get wheel tracks on your shiny paper.
Looking for more Print Then Cut and/or Sticker tutorials? Try these.
💜 How to use Print Then Cut in Design Space
💜 Create A Custom Material Setting On Your Cricut For Zicoto Sticker Paper
💜 How to use your Canva designs in Design Space
💜 Sticker and Print then Cut Live Q&A Call Replay
Still have questions? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them!