Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cricut Machine Settings Guide

Good info from the Chirp and certainly worth passing along however I must throw in a disclaimer as every machine seems to be different. Example: my friend Debi's machine cuts paper on blade depth 4 and mine cuts paper on blade depth 2. Hers, cardstock = 6 and sometimes you need to cut it twice, mine will cut cardstock at 4.

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From Brittany in the Chirp:

Settings guide for favorite materials

Scrapbook Paper and Cardstock - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Low), Pressure 5 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1

Bazzill, textured paper/cardstock - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 1 (Min), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 1

Fabric (0.023"/0.58mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1
Note: Use a thin iron-on interfacing with the fabric, set the iron at its highest temperature setting. Apply direct heat and pressure to flocking for approximately 30 seconds. Peel protective liner when cool. Wash and dry garment inside out.

Magnet (0.035"/0.080mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 4

DCricut Stamp Kitspacer Stencil
(0.0155"/0.40mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 2 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2
Note: Adhesive is repositionable. Replace liner to protect adhesive during storage.

Chipboard (0.059"/1.50mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 5
Note: A fresh mat is needed to hold material. Small pieces of chipboard may require tape to stay in place.


Emboss (0.0160"/0.41mm thick) - Standard Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 5 (Max), Blade Depth 6, Multi Cut 2

Stamp (0.0415"/1.05mm thick) - Deep Blade Machine Settings: Speed 3 (Med), Pressure 4 (High), Blade Depth 5, Multi Cut 1
Note: Use a fresh mat to keep material firmly in place.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks Linda, always appreciate all the work you put into keeping us informed!! I read the list and it includes "emboss" on the list...can you tell me how you emboss on a cricut? Thanks and bless~

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  2. mary, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKt8wx5rAPY ~linda

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  3. I definitely agree about each cricut being different. My sister and I bought ours from the same shop at the same time and, right from the start, they didn't work on the same settings for cutting card.

    Sylvia

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  4. Linda, I am having a very hard time cutting out very detail images. No matter what size or setting I set my machine on it seems like it damages the image????? Any help would be helpful..Thank you Rose

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  5. Rose, it may just be your machine. I have a friend who has one of the very first baby Cricuts and it won't cut paper worth a toot. I think it's just worn out! It may just be time for a new one. =( ~Linda

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  6. Linda, my favorite kit from Lotts To Scrap About is Waterproof. My granddaughter loves to play in the rain wearing her yellow slicker and boots. This will make a great page for her ongoing scrapbook.

    Jackie
    craftylady33160@yahoo.com

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  7. I did see the pages on Lots to Scrap About and their pages are great,, love the easter egg hunt one, so cute
    Judy

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