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Uploaded at 06/28/2015
If you have a Silhouette and haven't tried out the new PixScan mat, you are going to love it! I used the planner kit digital brushes to make a full sheet of labels to use in my planner & printed them out on both clear & white sticker sheets. I used the Pixscan to import the image into my Silhouette software & used the Cameo to cut around each label.
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I 've thought about getting that PixScan mat, but am hesitant.
@Brinkleyboy It's actually super easy to use. You just snap a photo & upload it or you can scan it. From there, just use the trace feature in the software or make your own cut lines (circles, rectangles, etc.) My issue was when I printed several sheets of the same image. My printer didn't print the second page with the exact same alignment, so I should have re-photographed my image to make sure my cut lines were in the right spot. ;) I should do a tutorial soon to show how simple it is.
Good to know. you would think you could reuse the same photo, but I guess that liitle bit makes a difference. Trouble I have is my printer quality isn't that great. What printer do you have?
@Brinkleyboy I have a basic Cannon printer - nothing special. You could always have copies made at Kinkos, etc. & then cut the images out at home? The clear sticker paper is really cool! The ink doesn't smear at all (as I guessed it might.) Your duplicate copies might be more exact with their alignment with a professional printer too?
Well, I am going to have to get that mat. Good idea to have it printed at Kinkos, but don't know if they have sticker paper!
@Brinkleyboy My local printer will use specialty paper that I bring in. I'm not sure if other places will do that as well?
I am a big fan of FedEx printing. Nearly positive you can bring in your own paper. Worst you can do is call and ask!
This is great! I have a PixScan mat and have never used it :)
@JulieCampbell Does the PixScan mat then take the place of the Print and Cut feature? Also, when you set up your page, did you draw the circles and rectangles around the words using the software, print, and then take your photo? I'm trying to decide if I want to get the PixScan vs. using Print and Cut. LOVE your idea!
@ATXmom Yes - it's similar to the Print & Cut except you can print full pages (no registration marks to have to mess with!) Here are the steps: print out whatever image you like (or stamp on cardstock, etc.) and place it on the PixScan. Snap a pic (I use my phone & you don't have to worry about things being straight) and upload it to your computer. Open the PixScan image in the Sil. software (there's a button on the top left). From there, you can trace your image or add your own cut lines (square, circle, etc.) I like to offset the traced cuts a bit to get some white space around the image. Then, just tell the machine to cut it out.
I really need to remember to use this with my stamped images. It basically would take the place of a metal die b/c you could offset your cut lines to allow for the white space around the image.
You can even put several small scraps of patterned paper on the mat & strategically place cuts, which would = very minimal paper waste. (This probably needs a visual to make better sense.)
@JulieCampbell Thank you for explaining how it works. I love the part about not having to mess with the registration marks and using the whole page. I am going to go for it! BTW I love your new profile pic. :)
Awesome. Just really really cool!
Thanks for writing out the explanation - this is so cool!
whuuuuuuuut??? How did I miss this??? JULIE! love so much!!! how clever and awesome!