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Secret to Print and Cut Registration Marks on Dark or Patterned Paper

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I hear this a lot from people...."My Silhouette has trouble detecting registration marks on dark and/or patterned paper." No worries, print and cutters, there is a secret tool that will help solve the failed registration marks detection issues you're experiencing.  I tested this out on some dark patterned paper just to demonstrate how well this method works. 
Open up Silhouette Studio and create your print and cut design like you normally would.  When you're ready, add the registration marks.

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette tutorial, registration marks, print and cut tip

All you have to do now is slide the "Thickness" bar over to the right as far as possible. The difference is minor, but significant enough that it makes it is easier for the laser to detect the registration mark on patterned and dark paper.

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette tutorial, registration marks, print and cut tip

Here's how mine looked when I printed it...

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette tutorial, registration marks, print and cut tip

I made a video just to show you how easily my machine read these marks - in one take!

Silhouette Studio, Silhouette tutorial, registration marks, print and cut tip


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9 comments

  1. Awesome tip -- thank you! I really enjoy your blog - thank you for sharing all your knowledge

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  2. I always have trouble with the registration marks on the printable canvas even though it's light-colored. I'll have to try your trick with that.

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  3. In this example the marks were not read correctly. You can tell because the cut is not in the right place. Much higher than it should be.

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    1. No, it's right. All you have to do is visually line up the flower petals and the 2nd letter "T" in word test in reltion to the green flower.

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  4. In theory sounds good, but did not work for me.

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  5. I have been trying to print on kraft paper and it prints at a slant when it cuts. The same design on white sticker paper has no issues.

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    1. Same exact thing is happening to me. Did you find a fix? Trying to do some gift tags

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  6. I have been trying to print on kraft paper and it prints at a slant when it cuts. The same design on white sticker paper has no issues.

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