Not sure what all the Cricut terminology means? Read this post to learn what does it mean to print, cut, and weed with the Cricut, plus more helpful answers to your Cricut questions.
Disclosure: Thank you, Cricut for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I figured now would be a good time to give a detailed description of some of the things you can do with your Cricut. So, what does it mean to print, cut, and weed with the Cricut?
What Machine Should I Get?
Each person needs different things, so here are a few posts to help you decide:
- What is a Cricut and What Does it do? –>Comes with free comparison chart!
- Cricut Maker vs. Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Maker Review
- Why I love the Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Joy Review and Tutorial
What does it mean to cut with the Cricut?
When you upload an SVG File into Cricut Design Space, you can tell the Cricut to either cut, score, or draw. Since cutting is the primary function of a Cricut machine, it defaults to cut images.
The Cricut can cut things like:
- Iron on
- Infusible Ink
- Foil Transfer Sheets
- Leather (Maker)
- Wood (Maker)
- Fabric (Maker)
What does it mean to print and cut with the Cricut?
I mentioned that the Cricut can cut printables, and I want to be really clear here…
The Cricut does not print printables.
You need a separate printer for that.
So what you do, is you upload an SVG File, then flatten the image and it will automatically change it to Print and Cut.
Next, you will be prompted to print your image, place your image on the mat, then the Cricut will scan the printing guides.
When I first got the Cricut, I was shocked at how accurate the Print and cut feature was. I had another machine before and it was always off, but the Cricut has never done me dirty like that.
Want more instructions on using Print and Cut? Check out these pots:
- Create Cricut Cut Files in Adobe Photoshop
- How to Design Custom Invitations in Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Print and Cut Materials You Need to Try
- Create Print and Cut Projects from SVG Files
- Create Your Own Print and Cut Stickers and Stationery
- How to Edit SVG Files for Printable Design
- How to Make Printable Gift Tags with the Cricut
- Make your own invitations from SVG Files in Cricut Design Space
What does it mean to weed with the Cricut?
If you are working with vinyl, infusible ink, or iron-on, you will need to weed a project.
This means, you have to get rid of any excess material by peeling it away from the backing of the material.
For vinyl and iron-on, I like to use one of my weeding tools.
For infusible ink, I usually use my hands, unless it’s a very tedious design.
Either way, make sure you have a weeding tool set on hand!
You can use whatever works for you. It comes with two types of tweezers, and different hook weeders.
Have any questions about what it means to print, cut, and weed with the Cricut?
Leave me a comment below! Also, check out these Cricut projects and crafts:
- Create Hand Lettered Cricut Cut Files in Adobe Illustrator
- Create Hand Lettered SVG Files with the Cricut Bright Pad
- How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space
- FREE Hand Lettered “You’re A Gem” SVG File
- Free Haunted Mansion SVG Files
- Cornhole Bags Tutorials with Free Corn SVG File
- FREE You Shuck at Cornhole SVG File
- Pin the Horn on the Unicorn Party Game
- FREE Unicorn Party Printables and Cut Files
- Make Your Own Unicorn Printable Activity
- How to Turn Kid Art into SVG Files
- Hello Fall SVG Files
- Hand Lettered Wood Sign SVG Files
- Home for Christmas SVG File
- Thankful SVG File
- Good Cheer SVG File
- FREE Spend My Life Laughing SVG File
- Free Snow Cool SVG File
- Free You Stole My Heart SVG File
- Zombie Ate My Heart SVG File
- On Today’s Menu SVG File
- Adulting Bad, Coffee Good SVG File