If you're not familiar, read my PixScan 101 tutorial here to fully understand how it works. In a nutshell, PixScan utilizes a special mat with pre-printed registration marks that the software and machine can read to cut out a very precise design. Usually you'd trace the design in the software, but in the case of scraps, we're going to place a design instead of tracing. You'll see what I mean in a minute.
The first thing you want to do is grab some scraps and lay them on your Pixscan mat.
Snap a picture of the PixScan mat, making sure the entire mat is in the shot. Upload the photo onto you computer either by emailing the image to yourself from your phone or connecting the camera with a USB cable.
Once the image is on the computer, open up Silhouette Studio.
Click on the PixScan icon along the top tool bar. Click on Import from File > Import PixScan Image from File and navigate to the image you just saved to your computer. The image will load into the software and open up in the work area.
Once you've got your designs to be cut ready, load the Pixscan mat into the Silhouette. (I have the Portrait size mat that I am using on the CAMEO which is why it looks smaller and why I had to move my rollers.)
Send that baby to cut. Just like a print and cut, the machine will first use it's laser to find the registration marks on the mat and then it will re-set to cut.
And after I weeded....
For more on techniques found in this tutorial, refer to the following pages in
The Ultimate Silhouette Guide:
Page 104 -PixScan
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