Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cricut Print Then Cut Now Available for iPhone & iPad Apps

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Cricut Print Then Cut is now available with the latest update to the iPhone & iPad App.

This is one of the few features that wasn't available, but Cricut has been quick to introduce new features with each update since the release of the App earlier this year.

For this feature to work you will need a printer that is AirPrint enabled.  My Canon has AirPrint, but I currently have it disabled as I have my printer wired to my AirPort Extreme and until now haven't needed to use it as my computer prints via the AirPort Extreme.   I may have to look into getting a second printer now that I can print from the App.  I use my iPad for almost all my Cricut cuts and my machine is not in the same area of the house as my main printer.


Once I updated my App I quickly tried out the feature in my App without doing the actual cut.  Since I've used Print Then Cut in the past I knew how it would turn out.

I love how easy the iPad app is to use and use it probably 99% of the time.

From the Design screen I tapped the image icon in the bottom left corner to bring up all the images in Design Space.




I scrolled down until I came across these images with the little printer icon in the corner.  
I selected the Snowman from the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.

Once I had it on my Design screen I selected Send to Mat at the bottom right.






 The Snowman shows up on the cut screen and I am able to choose how many to cut and whether to keep the Bleed feature on (I recommend it - that way there won't be an outline around your image)





I then selected the Print icon at the bottom right and tapped on Select Printer.  If my AirPrint was enabled I would have been able to print out my image then would tap on the Go icon on the bottom left and load my cardstock into my Explore and proceed with my cut.  

Super easy and I can't wait to get everything all set up so I can Print Then Cut with my iPad and Cricut Explore.