Cutting images larger than 12×24 on a Cricut machine can be a bit tricky, but with a few tips and tricks, it’s not impossible to achieve. The key to success is knowing what materials will work best and how to properly prepare them for cutting.
The type of material you use will have an effect on the success of your larger cuts. Materials such as cardstock, thin foam sheets, vinyl, and iron-on are all great choices for larger cuts because they are thin enough to fit through the machine’s cutting blade without jamming or tearing.
Once you’ve chosen the right material, it’s important to make sure it is properly prepared before placing it in the Cricut machine. Make sure that the material is cut to size and that there are no jagged edges or corners that could get caught in the blades.
Also, make sure that you have the correct settings for your particular material on the Cricut software before beginning your cut.
Another trick that can help make larger cuts easier is using transfer paper. Transfer paper is a special type of adhesive paper that allows you to transfer images from one surface onto another without having to worry about smudging or fading. This makes transferring large images from your computer screen onto cardstock or vinyl much easier and more accurate.
Cutting images larger than 12×24 on a Cricut machine may seem like a daunting task at first, but with the right materials and preparation it can be done easily and accurately. By choosing materials such as cardstock, thin foam sheets, vinyl, or iron-on and using transfer paper if needed, you can create beautiful projects with your Cricut in no time!