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glitter nana Offline
#1 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:59:06 PM(UTC)
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I haven't seen this problem addressed in the recent past and wasn't sure where else to ask so thought I'd try it as a new topic.

I am considering purchasing a jpeg program that allows me to print out images on paper that are preset as to where they are printed on the paper. I would then like to cut out these images with my Cricut Expressions but am unsure if they will line up. Is there a way to set up the cutting where it will be exactly where I need it to cut?

What I am cutting are 1" circles of printed images to be used in bottle caps. Each sheet is 4 x 6 and contain 15 images, with 3 images per line horizontally and 5 images vertical line.

Has anyone ever purchased such a thing or used such paper and had success? I would like to know asap cuz I need these for a craft show and would like to get started quickly!
Thanks! BigGrin
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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:09:25 PM(UTC)
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Hi, was intrigued by your question so I cut a piece of cardstock 4 X 6 and loaded it into my Expression. I used George cartridge and used the feature fill the page. I then selected 1 inch. It cut 15 one inch circles. I am not for sure how much space you have on the sides but here is what I got. I lined up the blade at the top of the paper and even with the side. there was a 1/8 inch before the first circle cuts. at the bottom there is about a 5/8 uncut border. on the top is a 1/8 inch border and on the left side is 1/2 inch border. you might print out sample one and play with it on the Expression. If there is more of a top border, you would have to move the cutter down a little bit. that is why I suggested printing one, making a copy of it and then play around a little bit. Also there is about a 1/16 inch space between each circle. hope this helps you.

Forgot to mention, I placed the 4 X 6 sheet in the lower left hand corner of the mat then hit set paper size. I laid the paper with the 6 inch horizontal (at the top) and the 4 inch side vertical

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#3 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2013 4:45:02 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the feed back. I was planning on just printing one and seeing what happens. Since I have to purchase these as jpegs download to my computer to print out, I'm hoping the program will let me make small adjustments. But since I really want the images, if it won't line up guess I will have to either cut them by hand or purchase a single 1" hole punch. Will come back n post the outcome
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#4 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2013 4:54:11 PM(UTC)
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Use CCR. It's free and you can place the circles wherever you want them on the virtual mat and that is where they will cut on your real mat.

I did lots of projects for my niece's wedding where she had printed the info and I cut it:

the centers for the buttons:


tags with directions:


the seating chart:


There are more on my blog if you're interested.

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#5 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2013 5:53:25 PM(UTC)
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I use Cleversomedays hinged method of cutting an image. Here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rptrF5U4kfU

Because we don't always place the paper precisely on the mat or load the mat precisely the same every time, I found this method to work the best.

Mary

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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:06:30 PM(UTC)
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Could you cut them one at at time, using the "center point" function?
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#7 Posted : Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:12:19 AM(UTC)
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Why not just a 1" paper punch from Michaels or Joanns? Then you could punch however you want.
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#8 Posted : Monday, September 16, 2013 7:37:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sewnmachine Go to Quoted Post
Why not just a 1" paper punch from Michaels or Joanns? Then you could punch however you want.


..and it probably would be faster.... just sayin'...
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