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Cut & Print File Formats

Cut & Print File Formats

Understanding cutting and printing file formats, which ones are included with my designs and details on how to use each one. If you have purchased any of my designs or grabbed any of my freebies, then chances are you've noticed all the file formats that I offer with each design. You may be asking yourself, why all the file choices and why would anyone need a file type other than the SVG or DXF file to use with their Cricut or Silhouette machine and software? If so, that is a great question and I will touch base on all of that.

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The following file types are what I include with each of my designs. I like the thought of knowing that my customers can purchase their favorite designs and be able to do so many things with them because of the different file types I offer.

  • Ai Files - this file type is used in Adobe Illustrator where you can cut from (if your software plugin supports Ai) or you can save as another file type to suit your needs within the Ai software.
  • EPS Files - this file type is used in either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop (recommended for experienced users)
  • SVG Files - this file is used in many graphic software programs such as Slhouette Studio Designer Edition or higher, Cricut Design Space, Sure Cuts Alot, Brother ScanNCut and more.
  • DXF Files - this file type is used in Silhouette Basic Edition. (this is the free edition)
  • JPEG Files - this file is used to print the image as you see it. In the crafting world this file is typically used for dark fabric iron on transfer paper, just be sure to read the instructions on the transfer paper you choose.
  • JPEG Mirrored Files - this file type is mirrored, when using most iron on transfer papers it will require a mirrored image to print. Typically mirrored designs are used with light fabric iron on transfer paper, just be sure to read the instructions on the transfer paper you choose.
  • PNG Files - this file type is typically used for clip art, but has a tone of other uses. This file type is also great to use for many things on line. It has a transparent background, so you can use them as digital stickers. You can print them on different types of paper to use for many things.

Although there are many other file types out there, these are the ones that I think are most important to a crafters needs.

If you don't already own a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine, you will not regret purchasing one, they are so fun to have and you can make so many things as well as make money with a craft business.

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