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Easily Fix a Silhouette Registration Mark Sensor Error

At least weekly I get an email from someone saying they're getting a Registration Sensor Error on their Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait.

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Luckily this is one of the easiest and quickest Silhouette errors to troubleshoot.

The Registration Sensor Error is caused when the Silhouette cutting machine is looking for registration marks that are not printed on the material.

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This error is due to the registration marks being turned on in Silhouette Studio for a non-print and cut project.  For example, the registration marks are present in the Silhouette Studio work area, but the user is cutting vinyl or heat transfer vinyl.

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Since registration marks are only needed for Silhouette print and cut projects, simply turning off the registration marks in Silhouette Studio will fix the issue. To turn off the registration marks you can use the Silhouette keyboard shortcut "M" or you can go into the Page Set Up panel and from the third tab change the Style drop down to "Off."

The confusion, I believe, comes in because we do sometimes talk about registration marks in relation to vinyl.  Those are a different type of registration mark that you manually draw in using the Draw a Rectangle tool. They are specifically used when layering adhesive vinyl.

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The registration marks that cause the Registration Sensor Error are print and cut registration marks turned on within the Page Set Up panel.

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