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Print and Cut Silhouette Troubleshooting: Lines Not Printing

Print and cut, troubleshooting, lines not printing, Silhouette tutorial, Silhouette Studio

The Silhouette Print and Cut tool is one of my favorites features of the die cut machine. It can also be one of the most frustrating when things don't go right.  I was recently creating a print and cut design from scratch.   The tooth fairy receipt, which is part of my tooth fairy kit, prints with several blank lines that need to be filled out by the tooth fairy.  However, I forgot a key step in the design process and the first time I printed the receipt the lines next to 'name', 'age' etc did not show up.   So now I'm here to tell you why the lines aren't printing on print and cut and how to fix it in Silhouette Studio.


Print and cut, troubleshooting, lines not printing, Silhouette tutorial, Silhouette Studio

Here's how my design looked in Silhouette Studio. Totally looks like the lines are there, filled in, and will print, right? That's what you'd think...

Print and cut, troubleshooting, lines not printing, Silhouette tutorial, Silhouette Studio

The problem is the line actually has no weight to it.  I know that because unless I manually change it, the Studio default settings give lines a '0' weight as indicated by the "Line Thickness."

Print and cut, troubleshooting, lines not printing, Silhouette tutorial, Silhouette Studio, line thickness

To get the lines (those that are simply straight lines or those that are part of a shape like the squares) to print, you need to plump up their thickness.  On every line I changed the thickness to ".05"  And now the lines will print.

Print and cut, troubleshooting, lines not printing, Silhouette tutorial, Silhouette Studio, line thickness

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