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Silhouette CAMEO Print and Cut Hack to Re-Use Pre-Printed Sheets

You know what I hate? Wasting materials!!! For instance, when you print and cut a small design on a piece of paper or sticker paper you're wasting the rest of the sheet...right?! No! I've figured out an awesome Silhouette CAMEO hack that will let you utilize the rest of that sheet for future print and cut projects!

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Okay let's take a look at this little trick using the just the Standard Matte White Sticker paper from Online Labels.
(Really this can be done with any material you print and cut on...but I love making stickers - so there you have it).

A few weeks ago I did a project in which I needed a single print and cut sticker. I printed the small sticker and then applied it to my project.  

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Then I sat there looking at the rest of the perfectly good sheet like, "I just can't bring myself to throw you out!"  That's when I realized I could add more print and cut designs to it and print and cut again and again on the same sheet...LATER!

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A few days went by and I decided to make a few more paper medallions. Again, I needed just one or two small stickers. So here's what you're going to do....keep in mind this ONLY works when using registration marks in their default position.

In Silhouette Studio open up a new work area and set the Design Page Settings to Current Printer. I also turned on the Show Print Border.

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Using the Registration Marks shortcut "M", I turned on the registration marks and added my new designs to the work space.  I made sure the designs were NOT in the same place where the sticker was already cut out of my sheet. In this case that was in the top left area. 

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Once you are sure the designs are safely INSIDE the registration mark area, turn OFF the registration marks before you print.  You already have registration marks on the sticker sheet, so you don't want to re-print them.

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Put your sheet of Matte White Sticker paper into your printer oriented exactly so the top registration marks will still be at the top and the designs will print on the correct side. 

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Once printed, remove the sticker sheet from the printer and place it on your Silhouette cutting mat.

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Go back into Silhouette Studio and TURN THE REGISTRATION MARKS BACK ON.
The Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait need those registration marks in Studio so they know to look for them on the printed material.

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From the Cut Settings window adjust your cut settings for your material.  Remember, the fine people over at OnlineLabels.com tested all of their materials with Silhouette CAMEO to find the perfect cut settings for each! You can find the full list of recommended cut settings for Online Labels products here. For Standard Matte White sticker sheets you want to use Blade depth: 2, Thickness: 3, Speed: 4.

When you're ready send the design to cut. The Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait will find the registration marks first and then cut out your NEW print and cut designs!

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And there it is..the perfect print and cut on a piece of scrap sticker paper!!!  Sometimes I even amaze myself. :)

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The beauty of this is you can keep adding new designs to new work areas in Silhouette Studio and keep re-using the same sticker sheet until you use the entire sheet!

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