Making the Design Print and Cut Correctly
To be productive, it is important to understand the steps needed to correctly design a printed
job. This chapter describes the 5 steps to follow to ensure that your printed job will be successful
the first time.
1 Check and assign the vinyl color for the job.
2 Check and assign the fills and strokes for objects.
3 Check and assign or remove the cut lines for objects.
4 Check and assign the objects in the stacking order using layers and Front and Back
5 Check and assign the combines of objects.
In addition, this chapter includes tips and techniques to solve print registration problems and
ensure that the design cuts correctly.
Chapter 23: Before Printing or Cutting, Check the Design, offers tips on how to check the
design so that when you print or cut it, you won’t waste material.
Chapter 24: Five Steps to Successful Output — Making the Design Print and Cut Correctly,
provides information on combining and filling groups of shapes, removing cut lines, and
moving objects from front to back so that you print exactly what you want.
Chapter 25: Solving Printing and Registration Problems, helps you identify the source of
problems and offers alternate design methods to overcome imperfections.
Before Printing or Cutting, Check the Design
Using the Select and View menus to check a job
When used together, the Select menu and the View menu can be useful to help diagnose and
verify job attributes before outputting the job to a printer or plotter.
The Select Menu is a quick way to verify AND select shapes with specific colors, fill types,
object types, and other attributes. Objects on hidden or locked layers cannot be selected using
the Select menu commands.
The Select Menu can also be used at a glance to identify if specific attributes are present in a job.
For example, the Process Color menu item is grayed out in the Select Menu if the job contains
no Process Color s