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Renewal

Julie Flanagan
 

Sorry, I forgot to include my entire email address for those who want to donate via paypal: julieflanagan1@...

Thanks again!

I will send a free cutting file for those who donate!

Have a great day!!!!!

Julie


Re: Group Renewal

Betsey Kirkland
 

Hi Julie,

I need an email or phone number.  I tried to send you some money, but Paypal did not like the name.  This is what I got:
Inline image


Betsey


On Sunday, October 10, 2021, 04:09:31 PM EDT, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:


Time has come again for us to send an annual payment to Groups.io in order to continue to keep this group open, with its messages and files. Currently we have 5,328 members. If everyone gives just a little, we should be able to pay the fee when it is due on October 24. If you can send even $.50 or $1.00, it will help me pay that bill. You may send your contribution to Paypal at julieflanagan1 to help.

If you no longer wish to participate in this group, you are welcome to unsubscribe. I pay per person to keep the group going, so please unsubscribe if you no longer need cutter support. All are welcome to stay even if you cannot afford to send any money.

Be sure to post your cutter and software questions here, as I love hearing from you!

Thanks for your contributions!!!!!

Julie


Group Renewal

Julie Flanagan
 

Time has come again for us to send an annual payment to Groups.io in order to continue to keep this group open, with its messages and files. Currently we have 5,328 members. If everyone gives just a little, we should be able to pay the fee when it is due on October 24. If you can send even $.50 or $1.00, it will help me pay that bill. You may send your contribution to Paypal at julieflanagan1 to help.

If you no longer wish to participate in this group, you are welcome to unsubscribe. I pay per person to keep the group going, so please unsubscribe if you no longer need cutter support. All are welcome to stay even if you cannot afford to send any money.

Be sure to post your cutter and software questions here, as I love hearing from you!

Thanks for your contributions!!!!!

Julie


Re: Quilting stencils

Liz Ackerman
 

Check out this page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/SDIVADesigns

She does all things with Silhouette and Cricut cutters.

Liz

On 9/26/2021 2:44 PM, Joyce via groups.io wrote:
Has anyone used their Cricut Maker to cut stencils to mark a quilting design?   Not sure where to start.  Thanks 
-- 
Liz A.


Re: MTC Icon Appears On Desktop

Liz Ackerman
 

No have not ever experienced this with MTC or any other program myself personally. Do you use the Desktop to store everything? That could be the problem, I have seen this with users that insist on putting absolutely everything on the Desktop  (30+ years computer, end user, desktop ant training support. It got so bad that one IT Manager made so that each time you shut down the computer, it removed all the items except those that were put there by IT). The Desktop is not meant to be a file storage place, but I have seen horrendous problems with hundreds of icons - this will cause Windows to have issues, as when it starts up, it must resolve (validate, check) every single icon. Its going to take lots of time to start up. You have the ability to create folders for files you create, those typically would be under Documents, a folder unique to the user logged on at the time. You can then create a shortcut if you like to that Documents folder on the Desktop for quick access.

To test this, create a file in MTC and save it to C:\Users\name of logged in user\Documents. It should not appear on the Desktop at all. Problem solved.

Liz

On 9/19/2021 6:07 AM, D Butts wrote:
Has anyone experienced this?  When I use MTC 4.1 OR 4.6 and save or delete the svg, the MTC  icon appears on my desktop multiple times, and reappears even after deleting. This started about a month ago and unfortunately I am unable to reset to a prior date.

I'm using Windows 10 (Dell computer).
-- 
Liz A.


MTC Icon Appears On Desktop

D Butts
 

Has anyone experienced this?  When I use MTC 4.1 OR 4.6 and save or delete the svg, the MTC  icon appears on my desktop multiple times, and reappears even after deleting. This started about a month ago and unfortunately I am unable to reset to a prior date.

I'm using Windows 10 (Dell computer).


Re: Free Font

Julie Flanagan
 

This item was free for a limited time, which is now past.

Julie

On 09/15/2021 12:38 PM Donna Flint <cloudhuggers@...> wrote:


It says it's $6 for me.


Love-N-Stuff,

-Donna-
www.cloudhuggers.com
On 9/12/2021 1:33 PM, mimimcgill78 via groups.io wrote:



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 1:14 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

This cute font is FREE for the next 6 days. Grabnow while you can. https://www..com/product/lover"


Julie

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Recalibrate?

Betty B
 

can try --are you adding shape(white) send to back, image/text send to front, select all align centre, select all flatten, send to printer, check printer settings, unfit to page is unchecked, and your within the limit of 6.75 x 9.25


From: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io> on behalf of Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...>
Sent: September 15, 2021 2:03 PM
To: main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io <main@MTC-Tuts.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [MTC-Tuts] Recalibrate?
 
I think that may just be the result of Design Space updates. Check on a
cricut page or forum to see if anyone else is experiencing issues, and
contact Cricut themselves. Mostly MTC here and legacy Cricuts if there
are any of those users.

On 9/15/2021 6:56 AM, Cara's Yahoo via groups.io wrote:
> Hi. I’m using the same SVG as always with cricut design space but recently the cut for my circles is not perfect. The cut no longer lines up and there’s a teeny bit I need to trim off. Any ideas on why this is happening? I’m not sure how to recalibrate if that’s what needs to be done. Thanks.
> Carol
>
>
>
>
>
--
Liz A.







Re: Free Font

Donna Flint
 

It says it's $6 for me.


Love-N-Stuff,

-Donna-
www.cloudhuggers.com
On 9/12/2021 1:33 PM, mimimcgill78 via groups.io wrote:



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 1:14 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

This cute font is FREE for the next 6 days. Grabnow while you can. https://www..com/product/lover"


Julie

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Free Font

mimimcgill78
 

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 1:14 PM, Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:

This cute font is FREE for the next 6 days. Grabnow while you can. https://www..com/product/lover"


Julie


Re: Recalibrate?

Liz Ackerman
 

I think that may just be the result of Design Space updates. Check on a cricut page or forum to see if anyone else is experiencing issues, and contact Cricut themselves. Mostly MTC here and legacy Cricuts if there are any of those users.

On 9/15/2021 6:56 AM, Cara's Yahoo via groups.io wrote:
Hi. I’m using the same SVG as always with cricut design space but recently the cut for my circles is not perfect. The cut no longer lines up and there’s a teeny bit I need to trim off. Any ideas on why this is happening? I’m not sure how to recalibrate if that’s what needs to be done. Thanks.
Carol



--
Liz A.


Recalibrate?

Cara's Yahoo
 

Hi. I’m using the same SVG as always with cricut design space but recently the cut for my circles is not perfect. The cut no longer lines up and there’s a teeny bit I need to trim off. Any ideas on why this is happening? I’m not sure how to recalibrate if that’s what needs to be done. Thanks.
Carol


Re: New Guy: Call me Bob

Robert M
 

Few hours ago I looked out the winder and the sun was bright red.

Bob


Re: New Guy: Call me Bob

Robert M
 

Greetings Julie

The material used for the small parts is not critical. Cardboard, plastic, other materials will work. I use Bristol because it is handy. As for the plastic you cut, .07 is doable. I can stack if i need to.

Cheers,

Bob


Re: New Guy: Call me Bob

morganandderrickandrews
 

Hi Bob! I'm in Salt Lake City also! Maybe we should change the name to Smoke Sky City though! 😁😁😁


On Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 5:14 PM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
Welcome to our group, Bob! The type of project that you want to do can be accomplished using a number of cutters. 3-Ply Bristol board is most likely the most challenging media you would be cutting for this project. While the Cricut Maker can cut 3-Ply board with the special knife blade, it does take a while. I have never seen this type of board available in a self-adhesive format. You could apply xyron or double sided sticky tape to the back of the pieces after cutting. I have been able to cut up to 4-ply board using the deep cut blade on the Scan N Cut and on the Cricut Maker with the craft knife. Keep the speed slow. Multiple passes will be necessary. Cricut may take a lot longer, as it requires many more passes. Cricut Maker's are not perfectly precise, but likely will be close enough for your project, within 1mm. Slower cutting with multiple passes will keep your cuts more accurate, whichever machine you use.

Thin leather or bookbinder cloth should cut well on any of the cutters. 

I have cut very thin plastic up to .07 on a number of my machines with no problem. Thicker plastic and acrylic do not cut so easily with the machines. 

Your project sounds very interesting, especially since I am a musician. We look forward to seeing photos of your completed project!

Julie


Re: New Guy: Call me Bob

Julie Flanagan
 

Welcome to our group, Bob! The type of project that you want to do can be accomplished using a number of cutters. 3-Ply Bristol board is most likely the most challenging media you would be cutting for this project. While the Cricut Maker can cut 3-Ply board with the special knife blade, it does take a while. I have never seen this type of board available in a self-adhesive format. You could apply xyron or double sided sticky tape to the back of the pieces after cutting. I have been able to cut up to 4-ply board using the deep cut blade on the Scan N Cut and on the Cricut Maker with the craft knife. Keep the speed slow. Multiple passes will be necessary. Cricut may take a lot longer, as it requires many more passes. Cricut Maker's are not perfectly precise, but likely will be close enough for your project, within 1mm. Slower cutting with multiple passes will keep your cuts more accurate, whichever machine you use.

Thin leather or bookbinder cloth should cut well on any of the cutters. 

I have cut very thin plastic up to .07 on a number of my machines with no problem. Thicker plastic and acrylic do not cut so easily with the machines. 

Your project sounds very interesting, especially since I am a musician. We look forward to seeing photos of your completed project!

Julie


New Guy: Call me Bob

Robert M
 

Greetings Everyone.

My name is Robert and I live in Salt Lake city, Utah.

I will soon begin to produce more camera bellows and my recent thinking is a Cricut might be my salvation. A camera bellows requires many small rectangular parts in various lengths. I also require little triangular corner pieces. The shapes are uncomplicated; the quantity is the killer.

I will assume a Cricut might be an ideal way to produce these parts? If I can accurately cut these many parts, my time is cut in half.

Usually, I would be cutting three-ply Bristol board using sharp cutters, but something self-adhesive might serve me better. Are self adhesive materials available? Will the Cricut cut them accurately? A bellows is a two ply affair. The cut parts are glued to the light proof material and a very thin leather or bookbinder cloth covers the little parts.

The bellows is then folded and clamped to allow the bellows to hold its shape.

I have access to plastic sheet from .00005 on up. I might use this because some of this material is backed with an adhesive. Do any of you have experience cutting thin plastics?

I will defer to the wisdom of this group.

Cheers,

Bob


Re: Printers?/Re: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Prime Day 2021 for Crafters

Wendi Olmstead
 

Julie,
 
I was looking at the scan n cut.  Is it only the newest one that scans full 12x12 pages?  I wonder if your page has geeping on the sides if it would still work?  I want to digitize all my traditional CM albums.
 
I also wonder about the 12x12 prints from your Epson 7720 what you use them for?  Frames, scrapbook pages, other?  Do you ever print your own scrapbook paper or cardstock?  Does the cardstock you use have a coating on it specifically for ink jet?  Oh and I think you said yours is set up with dye ink and not pigment?  I am reading that pigment dye lasts longer.  Any opinion on that?
 
A couple of the printers I was looking at say that when you open up the area to change an ink cartridge, that it sucks a bunch of ink out of all the carts.  That might be only with Canon, I will check into that.  I guess that would not happen if it has CIS?  Which of course the new ones don't yet.
 
The paper company I shared recently also shared printing company options that use their paper.  I might look into that until the right printer shows up for me.  I do have some in my ebay watch list.  I had gotten a name from one of the scrapbook expos of a company that prints for small businesses.  Maybe that business card will turn up soon now that I remembered I had it.  
 
Kelly, when your printer comes and you start printing, let us know how you like it.
:-)Wendi
On 07/09/2021 9:45 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to get very nice prints on my Epson printers using Epson photo paper, or especially Epson Presentation paper. The problem was that it wouldn't feed Canon photo paper, which is frustrating. 
 
Thanks for the links to helpful websites. I did a lot of research before making my purchase. It is important for each person to research according to their personal needs. 
 
I agree with previous posts mentioning dedicating each printer for a specific type of ink. I converted an older printer for use with sublimation. Although I could switch out cartridges later with regular ink, that is more trouble than it is worth. 
 
Also a CIS system is great for a printer that is used a lot. I may switch over the printer that I used for sublimation to a CIS system in the future, but for as little as I use it, the cartridges are working for me. 
 
Evaluate your needs carefully. For example, if you need a large format scanner, consider purchasing a Scan N Cut. Not only do you get large format scanning functions, but you also get the benefit of a powerful cutting machine that can use SVG cutting files. Check out this post: https://cuttercrafter.com/why-you-might-need-brother-scan-n-cut/
 
Julie
 
 
On 07/09/2021 8:16 AM Wendi Olmstead <wendiolmstead@...> wrote:
 
 
In my searching I found a great resource.  It's actually a paper company for inkjet papers.  They have wonderful resources about printers, I would say poke around there before you decide what to buy.
they also gave me a tip on if you are going to buy aftermarket ink for your printer, to go to https://www.precisioncolors.com/  on that site there are some printers they tell you all the details good and bad about specific printers you are looking to use their ink for.  
I personally am now looking for a printer that will print well with out hassle on a variety of types of paper.  And a scanner separately later.  When it comes to printing digital pages I am super picky and might like the higher quality that a single function printer might offer.  I thought about what Julie said about the 7720 doing well with cardstock but not with photo paper and for $200 bucks, fine. but spending $700 plus, I want more for my money.  
Thanks again for all your help getting me going with this topic.  I am currently looking at Red River's most resent recommendations.  I'll let you all know when I decide and what I get and how I like it.
:-)Wendi
On 07/09/2021 6:59 AM Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...> wrote:
 
 

Yes you would need to flush any printer that you would be converting, if not new from the box. I am quite convinced for either sublimation or converting from pigment to dye ink, or vice versa, it's going to be a lot of work and not something that makes sense to do all the time - switching back and forth. Bite the bullet and buy one to dedicate just for that purpose makes much more sense.

Liz

On 7/8/2021 11:39 AM, dusty dusty wrote:
I heard that on these printers that are being turned  into sublimation,  it was better to buy  one that has  had no ink put it its and only use it with sublimation ink. Because regurlar ink and the sublimation ink are different. and it takes a lot of work to try to get the old ink out to put in the sublimation ink
-- 
Liz A.
 
 


Re: Printers?/Re: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Prime Day 2021 for Crafters

Wendi Olmstead
 

Thanks Julie for the tip about the Scan n Cut.  I knew it scanned but did not know you could save the scan to use for something other than cutting things out.  My last purchase was a toss up between Scan n cut and Cricut.  I ended up going with Cricut because of all the carts I already had.  But I find I am still using MTC to design and then putting it in the cricut.  
 
I am taking a break from researching this weekend, relaxing and socializing with fellow crafters.  I am the only one that is not really working on anything, yet.  I am at my computer catching up with some things that I ignored when I was hyper focusing on.  I plan to work on digital scrapbooking/designing but have not gotten to it yet.  I think I feel blocked since I have not decided on my printer yet. 
 
Do any of you have thoughts on how to get sample prints from different printers?  I was thinking of offering to pay you guys that have different printers to print and mail me a sample of the same image so I could compare.  Would anyone here be interested in doing that?  I would share a file and pay you for the paper, ink, shipping, time, etc.
 
:-)Wendi
On 07/09/2021 9:45 AM Julie Flanagan <craftymusician@...> wrote:
 
 
I have been able to get very nice prints on my Epson printers using Epson photo paper, or especially Epson Presentation paper. The problem was that it wouldn't feed Canon photo paper, which is frustrating. 
 
Thanks for the links to helpful websites. I did a lot of research before making my purchase. It is important for each person to research according to their personal needs. 
 
I agree with previous posts mentioning dedicating each printer for a specific type of ink. I converted an older printer for use with sublimation. Although I could switch out cartridges later with regular ink, that is more trouble than it is worth. 
 
Also a CIS system is great for a printer that is used a lot. I may switch over the printer that I used for sublimation to a CIS system in the future, but for as little as I use it, the cartridges are working for me. 
 
Evaluate your needs carefully. For example, if you need a large format scanner, consider purchasing a Scan N Cut. Not only do you get large format scanning functions, but you also get the benefit of a powerful cutting machine that can use SVG cutting files. Check out this post: https://cuttercrafter.com/why-you-might-need-brother-scan-n-cut/
 
Julie
 
 
On 07/09/2021 8:16 AM Wendi Olmstead <wendiolmstead@...> wrote:
 
 
In my searching I found a great resource.  It's actually a paper company for inkjet papers.  They have wonderful resources about printers, I would say poke around there before you decide what to buy.
they also gave me a tip on if you are going to buy aftermarket ink for your printer, to go to https://www.precisioncolors.com/  on that site there are some printers they tell you all the details good and bad about specific printers you are looking to use their ink for.  
I personally am now looking for a printer that will print well with out hassle on a variety of types of paper.  And a scanner separately later.  When it comes to printing digital pages I am super picky and might like the higher quality that a single function printer might offer.  I thought about what Julie said about the 7720 doing well with cardstock but not with photo paper and for $200 bucks, fine. but spending $700 plus, I want more for my money.  
Thanks again for all your help getting me going with this topic.  I am currently looking at Red River's most resent recommendations.  I'll let you all know when I decide and what I get and how I like it.
:-)Wendi
On 07/09/2021 6:59 AM Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...> wrote:
 
 

Yes you would need to flush any printer that you would be converting, if not new from the box. I am quite convinced for either sublimation or converting from pigment to dye ink, or vice versa, it's going to be a lot of work and not something that makes sense to do all the time - switching back and forth. Bite the bullet and buy one to dedicate just for that purpose makes much more sense.

Liz

On 7/8/2021 11:39 AM, dusty dusty wrote:
I heard that on these printers that are being turned  into sublimation,  it was better to buy  one that has  had no ink put it its and only use it with sublimation ink. Because regurlar ink and the sublimation ink are different. and it takes a lot of work to try to get the old ink out to put in the sublimation ink
-- 
Liz A.
 
 


Re: Printers?/Re: [Special] [MTC-Tuts] Prime Day 2021 for Crafters

Julie Flanagan
 

I have been able to get very nice prints on my Epson printers using Epson photo paper, or especially Epson Presentation paper. The problem was that it wouldn't feed Canon photo paper, which is frustrating. 
 
Thanks for the links to helpful websites. I did a lot of research before making my purchase. It is important for each person to research according to their personal needs. 
 
I agree with previous posts mentioning dedicating each printer for a specific type of ink. I converted an older printer for use with sublimation. Although I could switch out cartridges later with regular ink, that is more trouble than it is worth. 
 
Also a CIS system is great for a printer that is used a lot. I may switch over the printer that I used for sublimation to a CIS system in the future, but for as little as I use it, the cartridges are working for me. 
 
Evaluate your needs carefully. For example, if you need a large format scanner, consider purchasing a Scan N Cut. Not only do you get large format scanning functions, but you also get the benefit of a powerful cutting machine that can use SVG cutting files. Check out this post: https://cuttercrafter.com/why-you-might-need-brother-scan-n-cut/
 
Julie
 
 

On 07/09/2021 8:16 AM Wendi Olmstead <wendiolmstead@...> wrote:
 
 
In my searching I found a great resource.  It's actually a paper company for inkjet papers.  They have wonderful resources about printers, I would say poke around there before you decide what to buy.
they also gave me a tip on if you are going to buy aftermarket ink for your printer, to go to https://www.precisioncolors.com/  on that site there are some printers they tell you all the details good and bad about specific printers you are looking to use their ink for.  
I personally am now looking for a printer that will print well with out hassle on a variety of types of paper.  And a scanner separately later.  When it comes to printing digital pages I am super picky and might like the higher quality that a single function printer might offer.  I thought about what Julie said about the 7720 doing well with cardstock but not with photo paper and for $200 bucks, fine. but spending $700 plus, I want more for my money.  
Thanks again for all your help getting me going with this topic.  I am currently looking at Red River's most resent recommendations.  I'll let you all know when I decide and what I get and how I like it.
:-)Wendi
On 07/09/2021 6:59 AM Liz Ackerman <ackerliz@...> wrote:
 
 

Yes you would need to flush any printer that you would be converting, if not new from the box. I am quite convinced for either sublimation or converting from pigment to dye ink, or vice versa, it's going to be a lot of work and not something that makes sense to do all the time - switching back and forth. Bite the bullet and buy one to dedicate just for that purpose makes much more sense.

Liz

On 7/8/2021 11:39 AM, dusty dusty wrote:
I heard that on these printers that are being turned  into sublimation,  it was better to buy  one that has  had no ink put it its and only use it with sublimation ink. Because regurlar ink and the sublimation ink are different. and it takes a lot of work to try to get the old ink out to put in the sublimation ink
-- 
Liz A.
 

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